Batelco Group today is a well diversified regional telecommunications operator with a market leading position in the Kingdom of Bahrain, our home market, and a strong and growing presence across the MENA region and neighbouring markets of opportunity where we continue to build our footprint and offering.
In a highly dynamic industry and in the competitive regional markets in which we operate, the ability to innovate and achieve excellence continues to define success. As a result, these pursuits remain the cornerstone of our strategy and drive our efforts to ensure that Batelco Group's customers, through the products, services and care we provide, are at the forefront of connectively -- now and in the future.
In addition to working diligently to deliver value to customers, we are equally dedicated to delivering value to our shareholders. In fact, we believe that the two go hand in hand. Therefore, to meet our obligations to customers and shareholders alike, we are always looking for new and exciting opportunities to grow and further diversify our business - particularly in the mobile, broadband and adjacent ICT sectors. At the same time, we continue to work hard - year in and out - in order to achieve maximum synergies and value from our investments and what is a growing portfolio of existing businesses and markets of operation.
We thank our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities in which we operate for their continued support and the role each plays in making Batelco Group one of the Middle East's leading and most dynamic telecommunications providers.
Mohamed Bin Isa Al Khalifa
Group Chief Executive
Bahrain Telecommunications Company BSC