Batelco Bahrain, Ericsson to Develop 5G & NB-IoT Use Cases

Batelco Bahrain, Ericsson to Develop 5G & NB-IoT Use Cases Image Credit: Ericsson

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.

Eng. Al Hashemi, CEO, Batelco Bahrin
Through this collaboration with our trusted partner, Ericsson, we aim to step ahead in to the future of the connected devices as a technology leader and empower the transformation of our industries and society.

Rafiah Ibrahim, President, Ericsson Middle East and Africa
As 5G technology expands and evolves over the coming years, collaboration amongst the industry players  is key to set the foundation for the Networked Society, where anything that can benefit from a connection, will be connected.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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