Nokia announced Batelco, a telecom operator in Bahrain, has chosen the Nuage Networks’ SD-WAN 2.0 solution to support cloud connectivity, automation and digital transformation services for its enterprise customers.
Batelco serves corporate and consumer customers — offering fixed broadband and mobile communication services as well as digital services, such as data center and cloud, internet and e-commerce services — in the MENA region.
Batelco is now enhancing its digital offering with SD-WAN services, which use software-defined networking (SDN) over any kind of wide area network (WAN), connection to allow its customers to leverage new cloud and IoT-driven business applications.
The Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution will enable Batelco’s enterprise customers to reduce IT admin costs by managing their entire corporate networks – including branches, data centers and public cloud – using one, unified dashboard. The dashboard will allow customers to manage key functionalities, such as user access, security as well as quality and performance parameters, across the entire virtual network.
Abderrahmane Mounir, GM Enterprise, Batelco, said: “Our enterprise customers are moving to the cloud, IoT and machine learning technologies. The Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution will enable us to cost-effectively support them with an agile, open and cloud-based network service.”
Sunil Khandekar, CEO, Nuage Networks, said the Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution will provide a powerful platform for offering digital services to support cloud connectivity, automation and network segmentation. Batelco’s SD-WAN services will be a big boost to the digital transformation of MENA businesses.
Photo (left to right): Bader AlKhalifa, GM Corporate Communications and CSR, Batelco; Abderrahmane Moniur, GM Enterprise, Batelco; Danny Atme, head of the Customer Business Team, Middle East Growth, Nokia; and Roque Lozano, vice president of IP & Optics for Middle East and Africa, Nokia.