VIVA Kuwait

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Country/Region

Company Name

Kuwait Telecom Co KSCP

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

04

3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Kuwait Telecom Company, trading as VIVA Kuwait is a mobile carrier operating in Kuwait. The company is a fully owned subsidiary of the Saudi Telecom Company Group (STC) and began its commercial service in December 2008.

VIVA operates a 2G GSM service over 900 and 1800 MHz and 3G services on B1 (2100 MHz) which it upgraded to HSPA+ shortly after launch in January 2009, and again in April 2012 to DC-HSPA+. The company launched 4G LTE services in March 2013 over the B3 (1800 MHz) band, upgrading to LTE-A in September that year.

VIVA 5G Strategy

VIVA announced the implementation of 5G technology on its network in June 2018. Details have not yet been made available.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2009-01 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2013-03]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation -
Carrier Aggregation - Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
10 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Active [Launched 2018-06-07]
Max. MIMO - Max. Modulation -
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus