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The first MVNO in Kuwait, Virgin Mobile Kuwait, has been officially launched, over a year after it received its approved operating license from the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA).

Under the arrangement, Virgin Mobile Kuwait will operate using stc’s network, with stc acting as a Host Facilities Based Provider “FBP”. Releasing its fully digital app-based proposition in Kuwait, this milestone makes Virgin Mobile Kuwait the first MVNO to enter the market and the fourth service provider in the country. This is also a testament to the evolution of Kuwait’s telecom industry for innovative new mobile services.

In line with the Virgin Mobile MEA's focus on sustainability, Virgin Mobile Kuwait customers will receive a biodegradable SIM card when they sign-up.

Commenting on the launch of the first MVNO in Kuwait, Erik Dudman Nielsen, Founder & Group CEO at Virgin Mobile MEA said that this is “another step in our regional expansion plans, bringing high-quality, digital services to the community.”

Wafra International Investment Company, Impulse International for Telecommunications, and Virgin Mobile MEA provided the funding for the first MVNO in Kuwait to operate.

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