Viva Bahrain launches home broadband 5G network

27 Jun 2019

Viva Bahrain, the Kingdom’s third largest mobile network operator, has announced the launch of its home broadband 5G network through new add-on plans and 5G-enabled devices. Speaking at the launch of the service, which offers download speeds of up to 1Gbps, Viva CEO Nezar Banabeela claimed: ‘Driving Bahrain’s digital telecommunications future with investments in revolutionary technologies and applications has been the forefront of VIVA Bahrain’s ICT services. The start of our 5G commercial journey is a milestone for us towards this direction as we pave the way for future connectivity and add it to the Kingdom’s leading 4G network.’ According to the company’s website, a 5G add-on for its home broadband plan is priced at BHD5 (USD13.2) a month, with rental of the 5G Home device costing an additional BHD12.5 a month.

As previous reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Viva announced the completion of 5G readiness in selected locations across Bahrain in February 2019, before signing an MoU with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei later the same month in preparation for a nationwide launch by June.

Bahrain, stc Bahrain (formerly Viva)