Wataniya sets 1 August as launch day

19 Jul 2005

Wataniya International will launch its new GSM-900 network on 1 August, giving the population of the Maldives, for the first time, a choice of network providers. Kuwait-based Wataniya has pledged to invest USD40 million in the network to give it national coverage. On launch, the newcomer will compete with Dhiraagu, which had around 134,000 wireless customers at the end of March.