The Saudi Telecommunication Group provides integrated mobile, fixed and broadband communications services to over 126 million subscribers in 10 markets including Saudi Arabia. Headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Telecom Company(STC) is the largest telecommunications company by market capitalization, total revenue and number of employees in the Arab State region. Strong leadership coupled with strategic investments have increased shareholder value and enabled STC to provide 98% coverage and the introduction of new products and services (3G, 3.5G, LTE, Blackberry, IPTV, MMS) in Saudi Arabia while successfully expanding into foreign markets (Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Turkey, Malaysia, Lebanon, and Jordan). STC has also been recognized as an industry top performer by winning prestigious awards such as the King Abdul Aziz Quality Award, Transparency Award for Saudi Stock Companies and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has assigned STC strong (A+) and (A1) ratings to making STC the first telecom company in the region to attain this strong rating, and one of the top five rated telecom companies in the world. With a very strong balance sheet, modern network facilities, a customer centric organization and a committed work force, STC will continue to grow and expand both locally and internationally.
In March 2009, STC Group attained the 3rd Mobile Operation license in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This led to the launch of VIVA, the new telecom company in Bahrain, on March 3rd, 2010. VIVA brings a fresh approach in Bahrain pushing towards the best customer experience, keeping its customers engaged and informed while undertaking a strategic dedication towards the development of Bahrain's telecom infrastructure and keeping a true commitment towards the community with highly developed CSR programs and advanced transparent processes as it engages its strategy with Bahrain's 2030 Vision.