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This article was published on January 24, 2010

    Bahrain gets its third mobile operator: VIVA

    Bahrain gets its third mobile operator: VIVA
    Fawzi Rahal
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    Fawzi Rahal

    Based in Dubai, Fawzi Rahal is the Editor of The Next Web Middle East and Regional Communications Director at G2. Follow him via Twitter. Yo Based in Dubai, Fawzi Rahal is the Editor of The Next Web Middle East and Regional Communications Director at G2. Follow him via Twitter. You can reach Fawzi at [email protected].

    VIVA LOGOVIVA has been chosen as the name of Bahrain’s third mobile services operator.

    A Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) subsidiary, VIVA is getting ready to launch its commercial services in the coming weeks.

    The name seems to be the new trend for STC subsidiaries operating in the region, as they’ve already used this name in their launch of VIVA Kuwait in 2008.

    While I’m personally not a fan of vague names that are not even of the region, it definitely beats names like Etisalat, Mobily and Wataniya!