Bahrain-based telecommunications company and the national broadband network, Bahrain Network (BNET) has won the 2022 Middle East Technology Excellence Award in the Telecom Infrastructure category.
Organized by the Institute of Middle East Excellence Award, the honor acknowledges and recognizes leading companies in technological innovation in the Middle East region.
One of the most recognized awards on a regional and global scale for corporate, government leaders, and key decision-makers, the Middle East Technology Excellence Award is conferred upon companies that have implemented the most innovative and successful technological initiatives and projects that provide digital solutions, services and strategies that promote business and build modern standards of governance and institutional excellence for the region’s future in accordance with international standards.
The honor is a result of BNET’s efforts to achieve the separation project from Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) which included the breakup of Information Technology, finance, broadband services, staff and data separation.
The implemented separation project followed a carefully developed medium to long-term strategy driven by the Fifth National Telecommunications Plan that was issued by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to accelerate the growth and attractiveness of the telecommunication sector, encourage sustainable and effective competition and ensure the provision of quality services to all licensed operators in the Kingdom.
“We were pleased to receive the award, which confirms the Kingdom of Bahrain position as a leading destination in the ICT sector in the Middle East and North Africa and crowns our efforts in developing and maintaining the Kingdom’s fiber optic infrastructure.”
The BNET CEO also commended the support of the Transportation and Telecommunications Minister, during the implementation of the separation project.
Mr. Aldoseri used the opportunity to compliment the support and directives that BNET had received during the phases of the separation project from BNET Chairman, Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and Batelco Chairman, Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and the support of staff from both organizations.
Their guidance and support resulted successfully in completing the separation process, the first of its kind in the Middle East.
“Winning the excellence award from a reputable institution that conducts research and studies for the best leadership and creative achievements in the Middle East, while adhering with the key international standards, is an honor for us,” the BNET CEO remarked while further adding that, “We also affirm our commitment to continue investing and devoting all efforts to strengthen our dear kingdom’s position as a regional and international leader in information and communication technology regionally and internationally.”
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