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VIVA Bahrain Joins Bridge Alliance

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VIVA Bahrain Joins Bridge Alliance

10 July 2014 – VIVA, the leading telecom operator in the Kingdom of Bahrain and a subsidiary of STC Group, has joined Bridge Alliance as the newest alliance member with the aim to leverage collaboration in regional enterprise mobility and M2M services. The addition of VIVA Bahrain brings Bridge Alliance to a total of 36 operator members with a combined customer base of over 670 million mobile subscribers.

Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, CEO of VIVA Bahrain said, “We have joined Bridge Alliance with the aim of strengthening our reach and offerings to the business sector. We are confident that by collaborating with its listed operators we will continue to remain at the forefront of market and technology developments. This membership allows us to continue providing enterprise customers with full visibility and central management of their mobile workforce.”

“Being part of Bridge Alliance enables our members to develop their MNCs and M2M businesses across multiple countries, enhancing their market position and gaining competitive advantage through our innovative pricing, solutions and propositions,” added Alessandro Adriani, CEO of Bridge Alliance.

About Bridge Alliance

Bridge Alliance is a partnership of 36 leading mobile operators, namely, Airtel (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Airtel subsidiaries in Africa: Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), AIS (Thailand), CSL (Hong Kong), CTM (Macau), Globe Telecom (Philippines), Maxis (Malaysia), MobiFone (Vietnam), Optus (Australia), SingTel (Singapore), SK Telecom (South Korea), STC (Saudi Arabia), SoftBank Mobile (Japan), Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan), Telkomcel (Timor-Leste), Telkomsel (Indonesia) and Viva (Bahrain and Kuwait).

A combined customer base of over 670 million and an extensive footprint allow members to leverage the collective strengths of the alliance to develop and launch innovative roaming and enterprise solutions. Bridge Alliance operates through a Singapore-incorporated joint venture company, Bridge Mobile Pte Ltd. For more information, visit www.bridgealliance.com.

About VIVA Bahrain

VIVA Bahrain is a fully owned subsidiary of the Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) and launched its commercial and wholesale services in March 2010 with the aim of transforming the telecommunications landscape in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Backed by unrivalled experience, knowledge and vision, VIVA Bahrain today owns and operates the newest, most reliable and diverse state-of-art telecommunications infrastructure in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Its national network covers all the critical areas in the Kingdom and is extended to have a diverse and redundant access crossing the border with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offering services over STC’s largest national and regional network.


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