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STC’s Viva launches mobile payments solution in Kuwait

STC’s Viva will launch a mobile commerce solution in Kuwait the operator announced today, using a platform provided by Irish firm Macalla.

STC VIVA logo The third mobile operator, which only launched services in December last year, will provide payment services in Arabic and English directly to Viva subscribers and also via its dealer and agent network.

Rollout is being undertaken on a phased basis, and service channels will include mobile, kiosks and online, with supporting payments done by mobile wallet, cash, debit or credit card.

STC operates telecom networks in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, South Africa and Malaysia, and will launch a mobile network in Bahrain, but has not stated yet whether it will extend the service to its other subsidiaries.

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