du, Batelco partner for VPN services

Batelco has entered into a partnership with UAE telecoms company du, to further enable both parties to extend corporate VPN solutions between their respective markets.

This agreement will provide state-of-the-art, end-to-end MPLS VPN services to Bahrain and UAE-based businesses that wish to establish secure inter-office connectivity between both locations.

“This strategic bi-lateral understanding is an important addition to Batelco’s portfolio of OSS agreements, which enable us to extend our Global IP VPN solution to our international customers through our partner’s reliable, state of the art network,” said Adel Daylami, general manager Enterprise, Batelco Bahrain.

“Accordingly, the benefit of Batelco and du’s shared network can be extended to our international customers.”

“This  agreement complements Batelco’s range of global connectivity services such as Global IP-VPN, IPLC, Global Satellite services and a Global Datacenter that not only enhances efficiency by offering seamless, secure and dedicated interconnectivity but also the reliable support of a professional team working 24×7 in one of the regions most sophisticated NOC’s (Network Operation Centre’s).”

“We are pleased to offer a carrier grade MPLS VPN solution to our UAE-based business customers, as well as providing our carrier partners with a one-stop-shop solution for transit services into Bahrain,” added Farid Faraidooni, chief commercial officer, du.

Signing this agreement with Batelco will allow bi-lateral Data IP Services to be sold between Bahrain and UAE, as well as providing one-stop-shop transit services to Batelco’s carrier partners.

The partnership comes in line with Batelco’s International Carrier Relations (ICR) strategy, which focuses on the interconnection of GCC regional carrier MPLS networks in order to expand the company’s IP Data Services reach to all major GCC countries and provide seamless MPLS VPN services.

Among the key benefits of the service for Batelco’s carrier partners in Bahrain are seamless IP data services between Bahrain and the UAE, greater reach in the respective markets for data service connectivity, competitive pricing (dependant on volumes and commitment) and a one-stop-shop offering for the advantage of all parties, where Batelco is the GCC partner of choice for services into UAE.

In addition, Bahraini-based enterprise clients will benefit from the extension of carrier grade VPN to their UAE-based office, a multiple-purpose service offering to cater to different office applications, and competitive pricing, as well as a one-stop-shop offering, where Batelco is the partner of choice for global VPN solutions.

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