Viva Bahrain, a unit of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), has announced the completion of its nationwide rollout of 42Mbps Dual Carrier HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+) mobile broadband technology, several weeks ahead of schedule. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the DC-HSPA+ service was launched by Viva in May 2011, offering a range of wireless USB dongle modems supporting full mobility alongside the option of home or office routers. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Viva entered the Bahraini 3G market in March 2010 over a commercial HSPA+ (21Mbps) network providing national coverage, which reached 97.2% of the population by June 2011.
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