Company Info

Founded: 10 October 1997
Website: www.wataniya.com
Address: Wataniya Tower, Ahmad Al Jaber Street
613
Kuwait City
Kuwait
Phone: 965 805555
Fax: 965 2423369

National Mobile Telecommunications Company - Kuwait

National Mobile Telecommunications Co (Wataniya) was commercially launched in 1999 as the first privately owned operator in Kuwait. In March 2007, Qatar Telecom (Qtel) acquired 51 percent of Wataniya Telecom shares from Kuwait Projects Company Holding (KIPCO) group.

Wataniya has been a force in increasing the mobile market penetration in Kuwait (which currently stands at over 93 percent) and has expanded into the MENA & Asia regions, driving operations in Kuwait, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria and in 2007 in Palestine.

Wataniya Telecom’s first investment outside Kuwait was in 2002, with the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in the Tunisian operator Tunisiana. The regional expansion was followed in 2003 when it won a licence to operate a mobile network in Algeria.

Earlier this month, the company unveiled its Maxpress initiative, allowing customers to use their monthly usage to earn additional credits which can be used the following month.

Palestinian potential

10 years ago

Three's a crowd

11 years ago

News of 2007

12 years ago

Topping the bill

12 years ago

Size matters in Saudi

12 years ago

Battle of the bands

12 years ago

Coming of age

12 years ago

Greenfield prospects

12 years ago

Wataniya pushes KSA

12 years ago

Telcos

12 years ago

Rude health

12 years ago

Leading edge

12 years ago

Self improvement

12 years ago