Thursday, October 1, 2020

Batelco and Ericsson Conduct First 5G Trial in Bahrain

**Trial aims to drive innovation for IoT applications on 5G mobile network technology **

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider, and Ericsson, a world leading telecoms technology provider have joined forces to successfully conduct the first-ever 5G trial in Bahrain at Batelco’s Headquarters in Hamala, as part of the Batelco and Ericsson 5G Forum.

The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications H.E. Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Batelco Chairman Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, EGovernment Authority CEO Mohammed Al Qaed, members of Batelco’s Board of Directors and executive management and officials from Batelco and Ericsson attended the prestigious event.

The trial aims to drive innovation for IoT applications on 5G mobile network technology based on the market requirements in Bahrain. The trial demonstrated 5G capabilities in a real world environment and over a live network, including tests on speed, latency and beam steering, reaching a record speed of 25 Gbps.

The 5G trial system also demonstrated a vast improvement on performance in comparison to current 4G networks. It was conducted in line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030, which was launched by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to provide a clear direction for the continued development of the Kingdom’s economy and, at its heart, is a shared goal of building a better life for every Bahraini.

Batelco Bahrain CEO Eng. Muna Al Hashemi said: “The trial was a demonstration of our commitment to ensure that we are offering the very best telecommunications services and digital solutions, as well as providing a digital backbone for the Kingdom of Bahrain as it moves to life in the Networked Society of the future.”

During the Forum, a variety of discussions took place enabling Ericsson to present the latest technology trends, and for Batelco management to experience these technologies through demos, which addressed 5G, IOT, key industry use cases, the cloud and digital transformation, amongst others.

Ericsson Market Area Middle East and Africa President, Rafiah Ibrahim said: “Today’s successful trial prepares Batelco’s network for a 5G future. It is another demonstration of our long standing partnership market with significant milestones to date. I am confident that we will continue to collaborate with our valued customers to deliver high quality end-to-end network performance in Bahrain and further demonstrate our commitment to Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030.”

According to Ericsson’s 5G Business Potential Report, 5G has the potential to drive USD 600 million in 5G opportunities for 5G players in Bahrain. For consumers, it will bring new applications like augmented reality and 4K video streaming, whereas industries will likely benefit from innovative IoT applications like smart transport and remote healthcare.

During Gitex 2016 in Dubai, Batelco and Ericsson signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at driving innovation and early IoT applications on 5G mobile network technology based on the market requirements in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

MOST READ

REACH Behavior and Development Center opened

Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Mutawa has inaugurated the "REACH Behavior and Development Center for Children with Autism and Developmental Delay", the...

BRAVE CF and BTEA partner for Kombat Kingdom series

BRAVE Kombat Federation, the biggest sports-brand in Bahraini history, is partnered up with the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority to showcase to BRAVE Nation...

The 90th National Day of Saudi Arabia is Hailed!

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leadership and people celebrated, the 90th National Day of Saudi Arabia, on September 23rd, after the historical announcement of...

Bahraini hero Hamza Kooheji beats Aidan James and edges closer to a BRAVE CF title shot

Bahrain’s own Hamza Kooheji earned perhaps the biggest victory of his career as he walked away with a split decision win over Aidan James,...

BeAware App to Offer Coronavirus PCR Test Certificate Service

The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive, Mohammed Ali Al Qaed announced today that the “BeAware Bahrain” App will begin providing a Real...

Bahrain’s presence in the European Market to Achieve The Kingdom 2030 Vision

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs has received, in the presence...

Business ventures from Thailand continues in The Kingdom of Bahrain

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 that has unleash an economic downfall, Thai business collaborations continues, expanding business ties between The Kingdom of BAHRAIN...

UoB Students Can Pay for Courses and Buy Textbooks Online Via Bahrain.bh!

A busy academic year ahead, compounded with the pressures of maintaining social distancing, may find some students feeling overwhelmed. Such challenges have been a...

Four Square brings an Immersive 3D Visual Experience at the Mall of Dilmunia!

Four Square Media & Display Solutions Co brings to Bahrain an immersive experience at The Mall of Dilmunia! Four Square was founded in the year...

STAR Quiz Challenge 2020 resurfaces in an all-new avatar

Calling all quiz enthusiasts... the wait is over! Star Plus, the region’s leading television channel, is proud to announce the commencement of the 10th...

SCH president visits SMC

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH)’s President, Head of the National Taskforce to Combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lieutenant General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al...

NSSA announces NASA SpaceApps Challenge

The National Space Science Agency (NSSA) has announced its online registration for university and high school students to participates in the NASA Space App...

HH Shaikh Nasser says Hussain Al Rashid is a “True Champion” and an “Example to Follow”

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs has published a video on his...

BeAware App to offer coronavirus PCR test certificate service

The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive, Mohammed Ali Al Qaed announced that the “BeAware Bahrain” App will begin providing a Real Time...

Batelco’s Initiative to Waive 500 SME’s Broadband Bills for Three Months Much Appreciated by Business Sector

A number of business owners have extended their appreciation to Batelco for the financial support towards their fixed internet cost for 3 months in...