Jan 09, 2014

VIVA launches Bahrain’s widest 4G LTE Network

  • Widest network coverage across the Kingdom
  • Simplified 4G LTE access via add-on for all mobile and home broadband plans
  • Free trial period for business and individual customers until end of February 2014

As the Kingdom’s market-leading innovator with the fastest and most reliable network, VIVA Bahrain has yet again broken new ground with the launch of its much anticipated 4G LTE service. The company’s state-of-the-art 4G network boasts speeds of up to 100 Mbps with the widest coverage across Bahrain, offering customers an exceptional experience and enabling them to enjoy real-time video, media streaming and downloading. Announcing the launch of 4G LTE services, Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, VIVA CEO said, “The launch of 4G LTE network is one of our biggest milestone achievements, aimed at providing our customers with the best broadband experience possible, and enabling them to stay connected like never before – uploading, downloading with superfast speeds. We have always been committed to putting our customers first and hence, through targeted innovations and sustained investments, we are consolidating our lead in the broadband segment and catering to their interest with the best value-added products with unique features and benefits. Adding further, Mr. Wetaid said, “We were the first to introduce a 42Mbps HSPA+ network making it the fastest mobile broadband for home, business and mobile users alike. We have taken our time to launch 4G LTE to ensure that the quality of our network, the offer and above all, the customer experience, exceeds the exemplary performance already offered by our 3G+ network. As we continue to expand and enhance our network offerings, we would like to thank various governmental organizations for helping us achieve this milestone.” VIVA customers can take advantage of 4G LTE services for free from January 6th until the end of February 2014 after which the service is available as an add on for just BD 5. For business customers, the 4G LTE service will be available with a highly-flexible Quality of Service (QoS) feature. It will offer advanced bandwidth on an efficient and reliable network for users with a super high-speed experience that can be accessed even during peak usage times. The 4G LTE business service will be available for trial during the same period and as an add-on for business plans by the end of February. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid continues, “We have made subscribing to our 4G LTE service as simple as dialing a short code with instant connectivity for customers to experience the exceptionally high speed technology.” Our 4G LTE offering incorporates the fastest home broadband service with a comprehensive and holistic offering to cater to our customers evolving needs in both mobile and data services. This further enhances our positioning as the ‘broadband provider of choice’ and fulfills our aim of becoming a total telecom provider offering both mobile and fixed-line services.” “The foundation of today’s 4G announcement is our best-in-class network. With the 4G launch, we will be enhancing our customers’ broadband experience with access to our fast network and any-time connectivity.”


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