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[January 18, 2014]
Batelco signs MoU with Huawei [Daily Tribune (Bahrain)]
(Daily Tribune (Bahrain) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Batelco, Bahrain's leading integrated communications service provider, has announced the signing of a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Huawei on the sidelines of the BIAS 2014. Batelco Chairman Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and Huawei VP Middle East Huang Ji signed the MoU which involves the delivery of 4G for Batelco's subsidiary SURE Telecom in Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. This MOU is a follow up with an agreement signed by Shaikh Hamad and Huawei Middle East President Shi Yaohong, during the Bahrain-China Business Forum held recently in Beijing, China. Under the agreement, Huawei will deliver and integrate 4G LTE base stations into SURE's network. By implementing Huawei's cutting-edge SingleRAN solution, SURE is integrating its existing GSM/HSPA networks and the new LTE network onto the latest generation network. Huawei's Wireless SingleRAN, EPC and IMS networks will enable a wide variety of high-performance mobile applications and multimedia services, including video calling and conferencing, high-definition content transmissions, high-speed video downloads and uploads, and faster access to social networking platforms. The delivery of 4G will provide SURE's customers a superior mobile and fixed broadband experience, allowing them access to the world's most advanced broadband technology. Shaikh Hamad said that Batelco very much appreciates the role that Huawei, as a leading communications technology solutions provider, plays in supporting the delivery of services for Batelco's customers, and the two companies now deepen their strategic alliance in developing future projects within Bahrain and across the globe.
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