Kuwait Telecommunications Company (VIVA) was established in 2008 as a subsidiary of STC Group the world-class digital leader in the region, providing innovative services and platforms, and enabling the digital transformation of the region. VIVA is a leading brand in the telecommunications industry that launched its operations in The State of Kuwait in December 2008. With a share capital of KD 50 million, VIVA was listed on the Boursa Kuwait in December 2014.
VIVA has always aimed to support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for Kuwait 2035, in positioning Kuwait as a major financial and commercial hub in the region. Throughout a decade of excellence in service, transparency and proactivity, and as the fastest-growing and most advanced telecom operator with the largest 5G network in Kuwait, VIVA’s customer base has proudly exceeded 2.1 million.
VIVA strives to provide its customers with a unique pool of products and services that satisfy their aspirations and cater to their needs. VIVA offers numerous opportunities in the fields of telecommunications, entertainment, information, digital and data transfer services, and delivers a distinguished customer experience around the clock.
VIVA has succeeded in attracting private sector investments, driving the economy and re-positioning telecoms as one of the most vital and active sectors in the evolution of global technology, providing the best wireless coverage in Kuwait, and playing a key role in improving the nation’s urban infrastructure.
Since 2008, VIVA’s accomplishments have transformed the Kuwaiti telecom market, including changing wireless pricing models and fees. In 2016, VIVA entered the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and in 2017, it was recognized as Kuwait’s fastest mobile network, winning Ookla’s Speedtest Award. In 2018, VIVA became the first network to offer its customers 5G service and to enable enterprises in mobility. VIVA has invested in building the most advanced network, and proudly owns more than 1100 sites covered by the 5G service in the Kuwait.
Additionally, VIVA succeeded in creating job opportunities and focusing on Kuwaitization (more than 65% of VIVA’s workforce is Kuwaiti citizens), by attracting top talents through partnerships and collaborations in the Kuwaiti market. VIVA is committed to a rich Corporate Social Responsibility ‘CSR’ program and has launched multiple initiatives for supporting talent and skill development. VIVA focuses on driving social awareness through working with sport academies and sponsoring Kuwait’s premier soccer league, educational and internship initiatives, and healthcare programs.