Mobile operator Viva Bahrain offers the widest 4G coverage in the country according to an audit from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). At the end of 2014 Viva’s 4G network covered 99.7% of the Bahraini population, ahead of rival operators Zain Bahrain (96.2%) and Batelco (91%). Viva’s 4G coverage in capital city Manama was rated at 100%, while the operator offered 99.9%, 99.2% and 99% coverage in the central, northern and southern regions, respectively.
The operator also performed well in the TRA’s quality of service (QoS) checks, ranking top in terms of voice quality, with a score of 97.4% for setting up and holding calls. Meanwhile, Viva’s 4G network recorded a 98% success rate in terms of maintaining a video stream for two minutes.