Small cell solution provider, ip.access, has secured a multi-million dollar small cell contract in Bahrain with Batelco, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading integrated communications operator. The deployment will support Batelco's 3G enterprise segment, as well as its residential and SoHo indoor deployments across the region.
Batelco have also commenced a LTE Lab trial with a view of rolling out ip.access LTE small cells during 2015.
Muna Al Hashemi, A/CEO, Batelco
Acknowledging the role of the small cell in delivering guaranteed indoor coverage and capacity for key customers. Small cells give the flexibility to provide coverage exactly where our customers need it and mean we can maintain high quality of service levels at all times and in all locations. Throughout our selection and evaluation process, it was important to work with a vendor that could deliver not just best in class technology for small cells across all our different use cases but could also work seamlessly with Batelco and our existing suppliers to integrate the solution with our network.
Simon Brown, CEO, ip.access
This is more evidence of ip.access growth in the region and a confirmation in our ability to deliver an end-to-end solution across the full range of public and private access small cells is paying dividends. This experience of delivering and managing the mass-market roll-out of small cells means that we understand this layer of the network better than anyone else, and that enables us to bring that experience and expertise to bear in all our global deployments.