Batelco Bahrain CEO Eng. Muna Al Hashemi attended the opening ceremony and addressed the audience at MEET ICT & BITEX 2017 which is taking place at the Gulf Convention Centre from 7 to 9 February under the patronage of Minister of Transport and Communications H.E. Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed and organised by BTECH (Bahrain Technology Companies Society) and Worksmart.
Eng. Al Hashemi outlined a number of Batelco’s recent solutions highlighting its Mobile Payment Solution, Connected Vehicles and Cloud Solutions.
Batelco recently launched EasyPay, the first of its kind Mobile Payment Solution. The new service allows customers to shop simply by tapping their mobile phones at the checkout counters of participating merchants. The launch is a key milestone for the Bahrain retail market, potentially revolutionising customer shopping experiences with secure, real-time payments now possible directly from their mobile phone.
The Company’s Connected Vehicle Solution, a complete transportation security solution designed particularly with the requirements of the education and transportation sectors in mind, has been widely taken up by establishments in Bahrain since its launch in the middle of 2016. The solution is aimed at equipping vehicles, such as school busses, with cameras, sensors, GPS tracker, sound level detector and object count and furthermore the solution is self-powered through the use of solar panels.
As the innovation driver in Bahrain, Batelco was the first in the Kingdom to launch a series of locally hosted cloud-based services and in addition, Batelco collaborated with industry leaders to offer customers a wider portfolio of Cloud services. All are solidified by Batelco’s widely acclaimed ICT services. To suit the organisations’ diverse needs, Batelco offers enterprises the ability to fully customise the specifications for these services.
MEET ICT is an annual event that attracts all IT and ICT companies to share the latest trends and technologies. It hosts several activities such as exhibits, workshops, business matching sessions and meetings that aim to enhance the experience of the participants and enable them to exchange knowledge and ideas on different platforms.
Eng. Al Hashemi said, “Being a leading player in the ICT market we are now also developing new services and solutions in line with the new digital age and will remain focussed on meeting our pledge to provide our business customers with the best-in-class relevant solutions in order to help them grow and optimize their businesses.”
Through its support for this key technology conference and exhibit, Batelco reiterates the alignment of its goals to those of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s and emphasises its support towards the digitisation drive in Bahrain.