Zain Buying Out Mada

Zain originally has a 40% or 60% stake in Mada Communications, and it seems they are in the works to make it 100% at this stage. Mada has gotten a lot of good press for their WiMax services which they launch just before summer and the turbulent times of the Data Caps. Overall people are happy with their current services with Mada, they do have their issues when they update the towers, some times it increases speeds and sometimes they decrease the speeds drastically. Overall I think they have somewhat evened out, getting between 5 – 8 MB which is honestly really good but not the initial 10 – 11 MB that we used to get. The way their current system works is that they have a unit attached to every Zain Tower in a concentrated area that they cover, and each one has about a 2KM radius, that is why it is very different from location to location. Their Mada also provides other services but thats for corporate services that they give primarily to Zain. So it makes sense that Zain wants to buy them out but the question is will things change for the users?

Now the item in Question… Data Caps?

Since Zain has them, will they be applied under new management, what are exactly the implications we face. I’m not sure if the management will change but I do know how Zain are about their branding, what is theirs has to adhere to their rules. The system that Mada uses won’t put stress on Zain’s current 3G data network so I hope that they would let Mada’s current policies of no capping to continue and hopefully expand on it. Its always good to see services improve and expand and I hope its the case with this.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. never knew that Zain owns part of Mada. well i think its a smart move. eventually even all telecommunications will be through the internet VOIP. all u’ll need is to be connected.

  2. damn! that sucks! they’ll change the policies for sure and apply the caps! there’s an official rule from the MOC stating no more data caps, and Zain don’t give a damn along with Wataniya and I think VIVA too… so yeah that sucks!

  3. I love my Mada router and I don’t want things to change :(

  4. Dave

    Its evolution, when somebody sees somthing good and working they want to buy it and make it their own….. to bad because once zain gets it I see it going downnnn hill. :(
    Also if you get any more info on the hostile takeover (joke) please let us know.

  5. Laila

    I did some investigation regarding this subject and it turned out that they are talking about buying out Mada Jordan NOT Mada Kuwait :)

  6. @xmido – Lol

    @QABAQ I قبق – Very true!

    @Kal – Well hopefully something can be worked out!

    @elwehbi – It is a good product!

    @Dave – That is true!

    @Laila – Good to know! So how does that Affect the Mada in Kuwait? Whats the difference between them!

  7. ًI believe its simply a logistical move. whether it’s true or not we’re yet to find out.

    I know one thing though, as long as Mada’s WIMAX isn’t classified as “mobile” broadband then the rules set by the ministry will most definitely apply and Caps will be considered a violation.

    Think of it like AT&T’s mobile and internet broadband variations, they got a huge CAP limit (300GB+) and yet their mobile network falls short to 10 or so GB Cap.

    Regardless, this is Kuwait; anything could happen :)

  8. I hope they move us forward not backward. I have better speeds on my mobile in London than I do in my home here.

  9. Carlos

    Zain need to stay out of Mada business. I like my Mada and I wanted the way it is

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