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VIVA, STC officially launch 4G LTE roaming services – First 4G LTE roaming deal between Gulf operators

June 16, 2014

KUWAIT: VIVA, Kuwait's fastestgrowing and most developed telecom operator, announced yesterdaythat it has officially launched 4G LTE roaming data services with Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC). Through this launch, both STC and VIVA Kuwait's customers will enjoy very high speed connections, making it the first 4G LTE roaming agreement between Gulf operators.

Commenting on this successful launch, Eng Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Badran, VIVA's Chief Executive Officer said: "We are very pleased to launch this service to both VIVA and STC customers across the region. This agreement is the first of its kind between Gulf operators, and it reinforces VIVA's leading role in presenting its customers with the latest in telecommunication services. It also reaffirms STC's leadership in the field of international roaming services and highlights its dedication to provide the best services, supported by the company's immense infrastructure. This agreement will enable roaming customers of both companies to enjoy mobile internet over LTE network to get the same experience locally and while roaming. VIVA continues to innovate and create new services that utilize the latest technologies for them to have the same experience unsurpassed data speed both in Kuwait and while roaming on STC's network.

In October 2013, VIVA was awarded the 'Best LTE Deployment' award by the' Telecoms World Awards – Middle East'. The award highlights VIVA's outstanding efforts to provide an integrated and complete internet solution that allows customers to enjoy uninterrupted data streaming, and its commitment to offering its customers the latest in the world of technology. VIVA made this evident with its recent announcement regarding its network upgrade to LTE Advanced, the next generation of LTE technology that can provide higher speed and better customer experience. VIVA is the fastest-growing telecom operator in Kuwait. Launched in december 2008, VIVA makes things Possible for its customers by transforming communication, information and entertainment experiences.

The company has rapidly established an unrivalled position in the market through its customer centric approach. VIVA's quest is to be the mobile brand of choice in Kuwait by being transparent, engaging, energetic and fulfilling. VIVA continues to take a considerable share of the market by offering an innovative range of best value products, services and content propositions; a state of the art, nationwide network and world-class service. VIVA offers internet speeds of more than 100 Mbps, due to the implementation of the most advanced fourth generation (4G LTE) network in Kuwait resulting in superior coverage, performance and reliability.

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Source: Kuwait Times

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