Printer Friendly

Batelco to phase out telex service.

Byline: Manama

Batelco has announced that its telex service, which has been in operation for more than 30 years, will be phased out by the end of the year.

In spite of a number of challenges, including a lack of support from the Telex System providers and extreme difficulty in sourcing spare parts for this legacy system, Batelco had continued to offer the service to fulfil its customers' needs, said a statement.

However, recently the existing switching system for the service has now become totally obsolete making it impossible for Batelco to continue delivering a satisfactory service.

"We have explored many options including purchasing a new system to provide the service. Unfortunately, the cost of a new system combined with the small number of Batelco customers who still use the service, has made this option not commercially viable," said Batelco Group general manager, Media and Government Relations, Ahmed Al Janahi.- TradeArabia News Service

Copyright 2008 www.tradearabia.com

Copyright 2009 Al Hilal Publishing & Marketing Group

Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company
COPYRIGHT 2009 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:TradeArabia (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Nov 15, 2009
Words:173
Previous Article:Smith & Nephew unveils new Diabetes solutions.
Next Article:IPA, Sharjah KWB discuss co-operation.
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2015 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters