In this fast-paced digital world, a reliable and high-speed internet connection is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Whether it’s for remote work, e-commerce, entertainment, or staying connected with your loved ones, a seamless internet experience has become a fundamental requirement.
There are so many ways that internet quality can be enhanced such as hosting caches, peering directly with content originators, leveraging 5G services, investing in digital infrastructure and data exchange platforms. ‘Caches’ in simple terms can be thought of as quick access storage that store frequently used information such as data, images, videos, and websites so that our devices can retrieve them quickly when needed. This helps to reduce the time it takes to access data, allowing our devices to run smoothly and efficiently, while also helping to reduce the latency and improve the speed of internet services, as data is transferred quicker and more efficiently.
Establishing direct and remote connections with big content providers, such as ROBLOX, Valve, Twitch, Daily Motion, among others and hosting on-premises content and platforms of top content originators such as Google, Facebook, and Netflix can deliver content to customers faster and more efficiently, resulting in a better quality of service and experience. In the context of digital content delivery, the closer the content is located to the end users, the faster it can be accessed and consumed, improving the overall efficiency of the internet experience.
In today’s increasingly connected world, the importance of access to a robust digital infrastructure, cannot be overstated and is essential in fostering a thriving digital ecosystem. It’s important for providers to stay at the forefront of new technology deployment, and this can be supported through continuously Investing in new infrastructure such as internet exchange platforms, data centres and 5G networks which are designed to support high-bandwidth applications, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT), among others.
Batelco, part of the Beyon group, has been investing in and exerting consistent efforts across all these areas to enhance the quality of services, solutions and experience for its customers by adopting various strategies and implementing the latest technologies to ensure access to the highest-quality range of services.
Batelco peers directly with content originators and hosting caches, provides fiber to home (FTTH) services, and is deploying 5G networks on a ongoing basis, helping to enhance the speed, reliability, and efficiency of internet services for Batelco’s customers.
Furthermore, Batelco has invested in developing Manama IX and Global Zone which play a huge role in Batelco’s local, regional and international delivery of services. Manama-IX acts like a neutral and open platform for Internet Service Providers, Content and cloud providers and other stakeholders to exchange Internet traffic locally in Bahrain. Global Zone offers a wide range of services including managed hosting, virtual point of presence, internet and international connectivity. The efforts of Manama-IX and Global Zone have not only strengthened Bahrain’s digital infrastructure but also attracted international investment and fostered the growth of a vibrant technology ecosystem.
In addition, the Company has state-of-the-art Data Centers which are equipped with cutting edge infrastructure and adhere to stringent security and compliance standards, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical data.
All these efforts have helped to cement Batelco’s position as a leading provider of internet services in the region, and the company’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction is a key focus.
An Article by Sara Ebrahim – Core Network Engineer at Batelco