Bahrain’s Batelco has announced the commercial availability of enhanced mobile broadband services with theoretical maximum downlink connection speeds of up to 42Mbps on its HSPA+ network. Alongside the upgrade to dual carrier HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+) standard, Batelco has launched new mobile broadband packages with unlimited monthly data usage for smartphones, tablets and laptops, available to new and existing post-paid subscribers. The telco has also introduced a new line-up of devices capable of supporting its new higher data speeds for its ‘O-Net’ mobile broadband users. The three unlimited post-paid packages start from BHD8 (USD21) per month, and all allow access to the 42Mbps network, with each tier allowing a different data threshold before the connection speed is throttled to 512kbps (downlink)/128kbps (uplink). Subscribers to the BHD8 package have a monthly threshold of 4GB, BHD10 packages users get 7GB of unthrottled usage, and the top-tier BHD11 option throttles speeds after 8GB.