Kuwait Telecommunications Co, with the Brand name “VIVA Kuwait” was established as the third GSM Operator in Kuwait with Saudi Telecom (STC) as its Strategic Partner holding 26% stake in its capital. STC has signed a long term Management and Operations contract with the Company.
VIVA launched its commercial operation on Dec 3, 2008 with a highly successful Number Management Campaign which netted almost quarter million customers in its first three months of operation. It provides Services in 2G, 3G and HSPA+ technology levels. VIVA infrastructure for Mobile Broad Band is equipped for 21.6 Mbps all across the network and for 42.2 Mbps in the whole urban area. VIVA has been able to acquire 20% of market share of an extremely competitive market.
ISO certification was awarded to the Technology division of the Company in April 2010 and to the whole Company in April 2011. Implementation of Green Technology, wherever feasible, has been already identified as a 2012 target.
VIVA is quite involved in the CSR activities in Kuwait. In addition, VIVA is the official Sponsor of Kuwait Football team for the World cup qualifying tournament.