5G to reach new heights in Bahrain

5G to reach new heights in Bahrain

Bahraini operator VIVA Bahrain has not only announced the launch of its home broadband 5G network, VIVA 5G, but is helping to bring 5G to a new 46-storey building.

VIVA Bahrain offers its 5G home broadband with state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor routers, providing an enhanced streaming and gaming experience. Customers can subscribe to the 5G network as an add-on to their home broadband package.

VIVA Bahrain was the first operator in Bahrain to commercially pilot 5G back in June 2018, with a major showcase in Bahrain City Centre. Now, however, another project may soon see 5G reach new heights in the kingdom after VIVA Bahrain and real estate operator Al-Tijaria Bahrain announced a strategic partnership that will include the deployment of the telecom operator’s ICT solutions and infrastructure in Al-Tijaria Bahrain’s Symphony Tower project.

VIVA Bahrain will be equipping the 46-storey Symphony Tower – situated in the Diplomatic Area – with advanced mobile coverage solutions, including gigabit passive optical fibre networks, enabling residents to subscribe to advanced and high-speed broadband services. Symphony Tower will in fact be the kingdom’s first residential building to support the evolution of 5G through Huawei’s in-building LampSite solution, which, says VIVA Bahrain, boasts ultra-fast user experience, easy management and the best indoor experience.

Symphony Tower, scheduled to be completed in the last quarter of 2019, will feature 351 freehold apartments and a variety of amenities, including a six-floor car park with a total of 468 parking slots, with dedicated floors for a fitness centre and swimming pools – and, of course, VIVA ICT solutions and infrastructure.

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