Kuwait launches first Mobile Virtual Network Operator

Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) announced Sunday the launching of the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO).

The license for the first virtual operator, aimed at attracting foreign investors, to be run by Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA) and Kuwait Telecom Company (STC), the authority said in a statement to KUNA, adding that this step will boost competition in Kuwait’s market.

It will also provide multiple new services in Kuwait with competitive prices, as well as provide job opportunities for both citizens and expats, CITRA noted.

The license does not rely on infrastructure but rather on direct contract with a licensed telecommunications company in Kuwait, to buy its services as a whole and resell them to individuals, it said.

CITRA was established in 2014 and is tasked with supervising the communications field, protect clients rights and organize networks.

Source: Kuwait News Agency