Batelco, a telecom operator in Bahrain has selected Huawei’s distributed access platform MA5800 to drive broadband network deployment.
As a result of this development, Batelco is now able to support 500 Mbps broadband access, successfully providing ultra-broadband services for high-end users in the south of Bahrain. It is the first time that Huawei’s MA5800 platform has been used for scaled network deployment in the Middle East.
Batelco plays a leading role in providing data communication services in Bahrain and is dedicated to designing complete digital home solutions for users. Recently, Batelco provided 500 Mbps broadband services and Batelco TV services for residents in the high-end community of Durrat Al Bahrain in the south of Bahrain.
Batelco plans to roll out these services across its national broadband networks in the near future. Based on the MA5800 platform that supports high-bandwidth, Batelco provides users with multiple smart home services, including high-definition (HD) videos, seamless home Wi-Fi coverage, and other combined packages.
Based on the distributed architecture, the MA5800 platform provides a switching capacity 5 to 10 times larger than that provided by a traditional access platform. 16,000 families can watch 4K videos at the same time through one MA5800. In addition, the innovative Flex-PON solution effectively supports the smooth evolution of 10G PON and 40G PON, meeting enterprise requirements for 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps access in the future. This has helped Batelco win high-end enterprise users.
Muna Al Hashemi, Batelco Bahrain CEO, said, “These reliable and high-speed (500 Mbps) networks can meet multiple demands from our customers. They can experience various Internet services such as ultra HD (UHD) movie downloading, online gaming, and large-size file uploading.”
Feng Nan, Huawei Bahrain Country Manager, said, “It’s our honor to provide high-quality broadband services with Batelco. With the arrival of the Gigabit era, Huawei will continue to understand customer’s demands and make innovations, supporting Batelco to achieve business success.”
In the deployment of next-generation Gigabit access networks, the distributed access platform MA5800 is recognized by operators all around the world. It has become one of the best choices for many operators especially for commercial NG-PON projects.