Viva Bahrain launches nationwide LTE-A network

20 Jul 2017

Viva Bahrain has announced the commercial launch of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services, taking ‘a significant step’ towards creating a future Giga network in the Kingdom, Zawya writes. Viva Bahrain’s new network – which offers download speeds of 225Mbps – is currently available nationwide, with all eligible subscribers with LTE-enabled devices able to access the upgraded speeds for free. Viva Bahrain’s CEO Ulaiyan Al Wetaid said: ‘With our continual investments in innovation and collaboration of technological services in Bahrain, we are now taking an enormous step towards the 5G era. As the frontrunner in the Kingdom’s telecom sector, adoption to advanced LTE network is an integral part of our mobile network modernisation, which enables us to meet the demands of the local population with access to mega speeds and high-quality customer experience. This sets a strong foundation for the deployment of our 5G services in the near future, while also uplifting Bahrain’s capabilities to be an ICT powerhouse.’

Bahrain, stc Bahrain (formerly Viva)