Batelco, the Kingdom’s leading digital solutions provider, signed a partnership with Seef Properties, Bahrain’s leading property management company, paving the way for the launch of ‘Bahrain WiFi’ across the three Seef Malls located in Seef District, Muharraq and Isa Town.
The signing ceremony was held at Batelco’s headquarters and included Batelco Bahrain’s CEO Eng. Muna Al Hashemi and Seef Properties CEO Ahmed Yusuf.
Bahrain WiFi aims to position the Kingdom of Bahrain as ‘one home with internet access’ and is currently available across a number of Hotspots including shopping malls and key commercial and touristic areas.
The service, available to the public, will provide the most convenient service to Bahrain’s population and visitors. Any WiFi enabled devices will be able to connect to the Bahrain WiFi Landing page and benefit from a limited daily complimentary allocation, following which they will be directed to the Bahrain WiFi portal with easy payment options to continue using the service. Batelco’s mobile customers will be automatically connected to the service whenever they enter one of the WiFi Hotspots.
“Batelco is focused on demonstrating the Company’s commitment to developing Smart City solutions which helps to maintain the Kingdom’s leading position on the global telecom map,” said Batelco Bahrain’s CEO, Eng. Muna Al Hashemi.
“This service allows the public a seamless and hassle free access to the World Wide Web in an era where online connectivity has become a need and a necessity. The thirst for internet anywhere and everywhere is growing and at Batelco we aim to provide an innovative solution that caters to the needs of the end-users,” she added.
Commenting on the announcement, Seef Properties CEO Ahmed Yusuf said: “Launching this service throughout our shopping malls elevates the communication standards in Bahrain to be on par with international markets that provide smart solutions to their residents and visitors across key commercial locations.”
“The three Seef Mall venues are leading family destinations for shopping and entertainment in the Kingdom and we welcome scores of visitors and tourists daily. Providing such services is in line with our overall strategy to provide a unique shopping experience for the entire family under one roof,” he added.
Batelco has always embedded innovation as central to its strategy and since the Company’s inception has been connecting people and places via the most up to date telecommunications services, to upgrade their world and deliver a first class customer experience. The launch of Bahrain WiFi combined with the rollout of Batelco’s Superfast fiber network provides the most advanced digital platform for consumers and business in Bahrain.