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Batelco launches mobile peering in the MENA region

Manama, Bahrain: Batelco, part of the Beyon Group, announces its latest service “Mobile Peering” which is available on Manama IX (MN-IX) for members of the platform. Batelco is the first in the MENA region to offer a Mobile Peering service, which is an open interconnecting solution, enabling mobile operators and Internet Packet Exchange (IPX) providers to securely exchange their global mobile roaming data.The many benefits of this service include enhanced network efficiency and reduced latency by establishing direct connections between mobile providers on MN-IX. Exchanging mobile traffic directly with other mobile networks results in a better roaming experience for the mobile operators’ end users. Additionally, the mobile peering service eliminates the need to pay a third party to carry mobile data traffic, hence reducing overall costs, which can be passed on to the end-users, leading to more competitive mobile roaming data plans.Batelco continuously aims to diversify and add services to its portfolio, to offer their customers a suite of services that caters to their evolving needs. Batelco’s vision behind Manama-IX is to be the leading IX in the MENA region and to contribute towards the development of Internet connectivity services across the region.
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Batelco opens three standalone telecom digital shops to serve customers 24/7

Batelco, part of the Beyon Group, has unveiled new standalone Digital Shops at three key locations around the Kingdom of Bahrain. Designed with the customer in mind, the Digital Shops give access to Batelco services around the clock to suit customers’ busy lifestyles, enabling them to complete transactions conveniently in just a few minutes.The Digital Shops give access to a wide range of Batelco services, including the ability to instantly register and activate a new Postpaid or Prepaid line and receive a new SIM card, as well as subscribe to Home Fiber Broadband services with just a few easy steps. Customers can also complete package upgrades, SIM/eSIM replacement, and check device availability. Everyday popular transactions are also part of the Digital Shop capabilities, such as paying bills and refilling vouchers. General Manager Consumer Division Aseel Mattar said, “We are proud that Batelco is the first in the Kingdom to launch these standalone telecom digital shops, an exciting milestone in line with our commitment to innovation and customer-centricity.”“With the rapid advancement of technology and the growing demand for digital interaction, Batelco recognizes the need for accessible telecom services. The launch of these state-of-the-art digital shops aims to elevate the customer’s digital experience by ensuring our customers can access Batelco’s services at their convenience, with no time constraints.”“By leveraging cutting-edge technology and advanced user experience design, Batelco is creating a seamless and immersive retail experience that aims to exceed customer expectations. We look forward to delighting our customers and setting new industry standards," Mrs. Mattar added.Batelco’s Digital Shops are located in Al Alawi Complex Carpark, In & Out Petrol station in Hidd, and The Station in Janabiyah, all operating 24/7.
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Beyon announces the biggest ever investment in digital infrastructure in Bahrain

Dubai: Manama, Bahrain: Beyon has announced a major investment of more than USD 250M in state-of-the-art digital infrastructure helping to support the acceleration of Bahrain’s digital transformation and the growth of the country’s digital economy, in a press conference attended by Beyon Chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.The Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) General Director Mr. Phillip Marnick and SEA-ME-WE 6 Management Committee Chairperson Mr. Yue Meng Fai were also in attendance at the event, which took place at Centraal, Beyon Campus, Hamala, Kingdom of Bahrain on May 16th, 2023.During the event, Beyon CEO Mikkel Vinter announced that Batelco, part of the Beyon group, has joined the SEA-ME-WE 6 (Southeast Asia - Middle East - Western Europe) consortium, which is building a 21,700 km-long undersea telecommunications cable system connecting Bahrain with 14 other countries.Additionally, Batelco is investing to build a regional subsea cable, the ‘Al Khaleej’ Cable which the Company will fully own, enhancing the region’s data exchange. Beyon’s CEO also announced Data Oasis, which will be the biggest technology hub in the Kingdom of Bahrain and include a newly built advanced Data Centre for the Company.SEA-ME-WE 6 Superhighway Connecting the Middle East to Southeast Asia and Western EuropeThe SEA-ME-WE 6 cable system, offering one of the lowest latencies available between the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Western Europe will significantly boost Beyon’s global network infrastructure. SEA-ME-WE 6 will have the capability of transferring more than 100 terabits per second. The new subsea cable will create a layer of network diversity and resilience for the heavily used routes connecting the Middle East towards Europe and Asia.Al Khaleej Cable, the Company’s Fully Owned Subsea CableBatelco is also investing in the Al Khaleej Subsea Cable, to extend from Bahrain to other regional countries including Oman, UAE and Qatar. This fully owned subsea cable will help to diversify routes and augment international connectivity for the region.Beyon Data Oasis Announced Incorporating Advanced Data CentreAnother major initiative supporting the ever-growing data movement was also announced. Beyon is developing Bahrain’s biggest and most advanced Data Centre that will be located within Beyon Data Oasis, being developed on a 140K Sq. Mts. site located in the south of Bahrain.Beyon Data Oasis will incorporate the SEA-ME-WE 6 and the Al Khaleej cables into the Data Centre, therefore enabling hyperscalers and businesses to access seamless integrated solutions and helping to strengthen Bahrain’s position as a leading regional technology hub.Furthermore, the new Data Centre will feature multiple Megawatt power capacity and utilize clean power technologies provided by the Company’s Solar Park, aligning with its sustainability plans to increase alternative power sources.Beyon Chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa praised the major announcements that were made today, noting that a robust connectivity infrastructure is central to the growth of the digital economy and that these major initiatives will support the acceleration of the digital future for Bahrain in line with the Kingdom’s vision 2030.Beyon CEO Mikkel Vinter said, “Beyon is delighted to join hands with other leading international communication companies and join the SEA-ME-WE 6 cable consortium which will support and strengthen connectivity in the region.”“We are also pleased to reaffirm our commitment to building state-of-the-art facilities that help to attract global tech companies plus leading local and regional companies, by building Beyon’s new Data Centre, which will be the biggest in Bahrain.”“Our significant Investment, the biggest of its kind in Bahrain’s history, reflects the immense importance we place on meeting the requirements of the business industry and our commitment to supporting the growth of Bahrain’s digital ecosystem,” he added.The TRA General Director Phillip Marnick who attended the event said, “This is a very important announcement that will have a significant impact on the development of a robust digital connectivity infrastructure for the Kingdom of Bahrain.”“The deployment of advanced technologies for citizens, residents, and businesses gives them access to the latest communication solutions, and also further enhances Bahrain's position as a leading digital hub.”SEA-ME-WE 6 Management Committee Chairperson Yue Meng Fai said, “We are very happy to welcome Batelco to the consortium, which will directly connect Bahrain to the cable and enhance the overall coverage of the SEA-ME-WE 6.”“With millions of people living and working remotely today, this new cable system will support all partners to provide superior broadband access along this multi-regional data superhighway, enabling them to meet and exceed capacity demands of their customers. By building more capacity and flexibility we are ensuring readiness for future needs.”In addition to Beyon in Bahrain, the SMW6 consortium includes its sister company Dhiraagu in the Maldives and additionally Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company, Bharti Airtel (India), China Unicom, Djibouti Telecom, Mobily (Saudi Arabia), Orange (France), PCCW Global, Singtel (Singapore), Sri Lanka Telecom, Telecom Egypt, Telekom Malaysia, Telin (Indonesia) and Trans World Associates (Pakistan).The SEA-ME-WE 6 submarine cable connectivity to Bahrain and Al Khaleej Cable are expected to be completed by Q2 2026.
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Beyon announces appointment of Faisal Qamhiyah as CEO

Manama, Bahrain: Beyon Board of Directors has confirmed the appointment of Faisal Qamhiyah as CEO of Umniah in Jordan, following a meeting of the board of directors on Tuesday, May 9 at Beyon’s campus in Hamala. Umniah is part of the Beyon Group.Mr. Qamhiyah, who was appointed as Acting CEO of Umniah in November 2022, has employed his extensive experience gained over 20 years in the telecommunications and investments sector, to accelerate the implementation of the 5G project, making Umniah the first Jordanian telecom operator to deploy this service in Jordan.Prior to joining Batelco, part of the Beyon Group in 2012, Mr. Qamhiyah held the CFO role at Umniah, and among his earlier roles, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Zain Jordan and Director of Investments at Ern Capital. Mr. Qamhiyah is a Board member in several of Beyon’s telecoms, technology and digital companies in Europe, Asia and the Gulf region.The Board of Directors conveyed their best wishes to Faisal Qamhiyah in carrying out his new responsibilities and their confidence in his abilities to lead Umniah and achieve its business goals.
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Beyon Connect and B2Brouter partner

MENA: Beyon Connect, part of the Beyon Group, has announced a strategic partnership with B2Brouter, a prominent global player in the e-Invoicing market. The purpose of the partnership is to provide an e-Invoicing platform and technology services to small and medium sized companies in the MENA region, where e-Invoicing is set to become mandatory in many countries.Beyon Connect is planning to launch OneExpress in the coming months to provide businesses with access to cutting-edge e-Invoicing technology and support services. This will support organisations with complying with regulations, while optimizing their invoicing processes and reducing costs.B2Brouter is well established in Europe and Asia, with over 150,000 customers using its easy-to-use e-Invoicing solutions to streamline their invoicing and e-commerce processes. By partnering with Beyon Connect, B2Brouter will bring its expertise and established platform to the GCC and MENA regions, which represent a huge potential market for e-Invoicing services as the tax and e-Invoicing regulations in the region align with global standards and frameworks, such as Peppol.Beyon Connect CEO Christian Rasmussen commented on the partnership saying, "We are excited to partner with B2Brouter enabling us to bring our e-invoicing platform OneExpress powered by B2Brouter’s established technologies, to the MENA region.”"Our goal is to help businesses in the region grow and thrive both locally and globally, and the potential synergy between OneExpress and our trusted OneID and OneBox platforms will allow secure communication of critical eDocuments with verified entities.""We are thrilled to partner with Beyon Connect to bring our e-Invoicing solutions to the MENA region," said Oriol Bausa Peris, CEO of B2Brouter. "Our partnership will enable us to expand our reach and help more businesses streamline their invoicing processes, increase efficiency, whilst remaining compliant with the relevant regulations and global standards."