Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider and Ericsson have joined forces to collaborate on the development of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) use cases.
The primary objective of this collaboration is to develop a joint understanding of 5G use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios, as well as to evaluate performance and applicability of potential 5G key technology components.
Under this agreement, Batelco and Ericsson will jointly recognize and develop proof of concept for feasible use cases to meet the needs of industries in Bahrain. They will also collaborate on corresponding vertical use cases and will implement narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) for massive machine-type communication while advancing cloud architecture to enable 5G and NB-IoT technologies.
The two partners also aim to trial 5G capable radio technology and 5G Plug-in software in the existing 4G networks.