By Telecom Lead Team: Batelco, a broadband services
provider for in Bahrain, has launched Broadband for All in a new prepaid
initiative. Working with Aptilo Networks, Batelco will offer high-speed
broadband service 1Mbps speeds for two Bahraini dinar (BD2).
There will be no subscriptions and monthly rental
obligations to Batelco’s broadband customers.
The service utilizes the Aptilo Service Management
Platform for service management and policy control. The platform
facilitates scalable service delivery, administration and monitoring. Aptilo
is a provider of systems to manage data services for wireless networks,
including mobile data offloading and now also for prepaid xDSL.
Broadband for All is available through Batelco’s
consumer fixed-line connections. All Batelco’s consumer fixed lines
are broadband-ready meaning there is no need to subscribe or pay monthly fees.
Batelco is offering two prepaid card denominations – BD2
with usage of 1GB valid for a 24-hour period and BD4 with usage of 2GB valid
for seven days. The telecom operator plans to offer more
denomination/usage options in the near future.
Batelco has introduced this service as broadband is now
considered a necessity in people’s lives and not simply a luxury for some,”
said Batelco General Manager Media Relations Ahmed Al Janahi.
Customers need a Batelco fixed line and any ADSL router
to start using the service with a Broadband for All prepaid
card. The Broadband for All prepaid cards are available at all
Batelco Retail Shops and from Batelco’s 3rd party distributors which are
located all over the Kingdomo of Bahrain.
For more than ten years the Aptilo Service Management
Platform has been the leading solution for delivering carrier-class Wi-Fi
services, which today is in operation with 90+ operators in 60
countries. It was only natural for us to also offer this for prepaid
ADSL as the sign-up models are very similar,” said Torbjorn Ward, CEO, Aptilo
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