Viva Bahrain has signed a System and Network Transformation contract with Chinese vendor Huawei to upgrade the network infrastructure of Mena Telecom (Menatelecom). The contract comes after Viva Bahrain reached an agreement in January 2018 with Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain) to acquire 100% of the shares of Menatelecom. In the agreement made between Viva and Huawei the two companies will aim to enhance the experience of Menatelecom subscribers by upgrading all elements of its network. The project is estimated to last for a period of six months and will cover core, RAN, transport network and IT infrastructure. Viva stated that the project will also include a series of network expansions and will introduce ‘the latest wireless radio technologies as part of Viva’s 5G readiness strategy.’ In addition, Viva says it aims to make various upgrades to its VoLTE technology.