Batelco and Gulf Bridge International (GBI) Strengthen Partnership

October 31, 2019

The Collaboration between Batelco and Gulf Bridge International (GBI) ensures the delivery of enhanced solutions between the Middle East and Europe. Mutually benefiting the customers of both companies

Batelco, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider and GBI (Gulf Bridge International), a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler, have reaffirmed their long standing partnership during a meeting at Capacity Europe 2019. Europe’s largest event uniting the Global Connectivity industry, Capacity Europe took place at InterContinental London – The O2, from 28 to 31 October.

Batelco and GBI are strengthening their relationship and taking it to the next level by boosting their collaboration goals to ensure delivery of accelerated connectivity between Bahrain and Europe for the customers of both companies. Businesses and end users will experience optimized performance when using applications and services including Cloud, content and communication solutions. Furthermore, the collaborative efforts will lead to improved competitive prices which will benefit customers of both GBI and Batelco.

Batelco CEO Mikkel Vinter said, “We are delighted to continue with our long standing and fruitful partnership with GBI and build on the sound platform that we have developed over the years, further enabling us to leverage on the partnership to deliver enhanced connectivity between the Middle East and Europe and deliver high performance services for our customers.”

Batelco Chief Global Business Officer Adel Al-Daylami added, “The strong connectivity supported by GBI helps us to fulfil high internet and data demands regionally and globally for our customers. Furthermore, the capacity and diversity of routes available through the partnership supports our objectives and vision for the growth of Global Zone, the neutral transit zone, and Manama IX, the carrier neutral internet traffic exchange platform, both located in the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

The combination of GBI’s network boosted by Batelco’s Gulf Network (BGN) served to support Batelco’s comprehensive plans which are designed to deliver a robust national and international infrastructure. Both the GBI and BGN Networks are supported by Batelco’s 24/7 Network Operations Centre (NOC).

GBI CEO Cengiz Oztelcan commented that GBI is excited to witness the evolution of the partnership with Batelco and looks forward to continuing with the close working relationship to deliver value for customers.

“We are committed to delivering exceptional digital experiences for our mutual customers and their end users, across the business and consumer space. Together with Batelco, we are helping to shape the digital future of the Middle East. This partnership marks the first step, of many on our journey to achieving our goals outlined in GBI’s Strategy 2022.” Mr. Oztelcan added.

Batelco’s efforts and plans are focused on the expansion of its global network and development of strong partnerships with leading organisations, to deliver innovative solutions and support the growing economic diversity of the Kingdom.