15 Aug 2017
Kuwaiti operators Zain, Ooredoo (Wataniya) and Viva have announced the commercial launch of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) interconnection between the three networks. The GSMA-led collaboration will offer a seamless and direct local VoLTE-to-VoLTE HD voice experience between Zain, Ooredoo, and VIVA customers, providing a fully-operational and stable interconnect experience during phone calls on supported devices. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in March 2017 Zain and Viva revealed the successful establishment of VoLTE interconnection in partnership with Huawei. The duo claimed that the initiative was the ‘first VoLTE interconnection in the MENA region’.