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Lightspeed Communications brings 80mbps internet to Bahrain
Date: Wed, Nov 16th, 2011 12:00:00 am

Manama: Lightspeed Communications has announced the successful testing of a new technology that would enable the company to provide its customers with internet speeds of up to 80mbps on a wired reliable connection.

“Thanks to our affiliation with Orange we were able to benefit from the group knowledge, expertise, and support in order to qualify, test and begin the roll out of Internet connections over VDSL2.” Said Mr Philippe Baudin, CEO Lightspeed Communications

This news followed the completion of a workshop done by Orange Labs here in Bahrain for Lightpseed Communications’ staff. “This technology is ideal for Bahrain, a small country with high density of population in some major cities, making the reach of higher speeds possible to a larger number of the population.” Commented Konrad Dabrowski, Orange Labs representative. “We believe that this technology will be a great success in Bahrain bringing high value for the market”

“We are committed to the Bahraini telecom market bringing new innovative solutions and technologies that would at the end benefit our customers” Elaborated Mr Baudin “Not only will this technology allow us to provide higher speeds of Internet to business customers but also to home users. Providing higher and better experience in both upload and download speeds.”

VDSL2 is widely deployed in the world from the USA to Australia. The technology proves to be very popular in Europe where it experienced a quick up take over the past 5 years. It has been deployed by Orange in Poland and is under trial in other affiliates.

The roll out of the new services will commence in the near future in private developments and continue through the coming year.