Menatelecom awards LTE contract to Huawei
- Bahrain: Monday, January 21 - 2013 at 16:54
- PRESS RELEASE
Menatelecom, an investment subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain) and a regional pioneer in the world of high-speed telecommunications, has signed an official contract with Huawei Technologies to deploy its latest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Customers in the Kingdom of Bahrain will have access to one of the most advanced broadband technologies in the world, enabling them to experience broadband speeds in excess of 100Mb in addition to advanced voice services across the Kingdom. With Huawei's vast technological experience and progressive capabilities, Menatelecom will be soon break new barriers in broadband offerings.
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has already deployed many of the region's first LTE networks over the past years and has launched a total of 64 commercial LTE networks globally. As part of the agreement with Menatelecom, Huawei will supply full end-to-end solutions based on TDD LTE technology. The contract also covers transmission, core network and CPE mobile broadband terminal, as well as complete Managed Services for network operation and maintenance.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Abdul Razak Jawahery said, "We feel a great sense of pride when it comes to Menatelecom's achievements, we are the leader in acquiring the latest telecommunication technologies and we will be the first country in the world to launch a nationwide 4G LTE service which is in line with the Kingdom of Bahrain's aspiration of being a leader in the telecommunication technology arena".
Mr. Guan Jun, Huawei- VP Middle East, , commented "Menatelecom's 4G LTE project is a major milestone in the Kingdom of Bahrain's investment in telecommunication technology. Our collaboration with Menatelecom is a strategic investment that we believe can bring lasting value to both consumers and enterprises across the Kingdom of Bahrain. Huawei has a thorough understanding of Menatelecom's current needs and its vision for the future, we are looking forward to working together closely in opening up new opportunities within Bahrain's telecom market."
Menatelecom's LTE service will allow residential customers to choose various 4G LTE devices to connect their Smart phones, tablets and laptops. While enterprise customers can boost their efficiency and productivity by providing super fast connectivity solutions and advanced business services with unlimited downloads. In addition to VPN solutions; Carrier Pre-Select Service (CPS); International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC); International Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Data Centre Hosting to name a few of the solutions offered, all this is monitored by a Network Operations Centre working 24/7 to ensure a seamless operation, supported by a dedicated business helpdesk.
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