Zain first operator to offer 5G in Kuwait

Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, is the first operator to offer 5G technology in the GCC region via the Kuwaiti market with nationwide coverage of all areas.

The company announced the readiness of its network for the commercial launch of 5G services after the official announcement made by Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) to grant Zain the needed licenses for telecom operators to launch 5G services in the Kuwaiti market.

CITRA has specified the 3.5 GHz C-BAND bandwidth for the operation of 5G technology in Kuwait, a step that will allow a great leap for the advancing of the Kuwaiti telecom sector, especially that it coincides with the country’s preparations for the “regional corridor” telecom project.

Zain Vice-Chairman and Group CEO Bader Nasser Al Kharafi expressed his gratitude and utmost appreciation to the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al Saleh for the state’s support represented by CITRA.

Commenting on CITRA’s decision to grant 5G technology licenses, Al Kharafi said, “We are proud to be the first operator to offer 5G services in the GCC region and Kuwait, a crucial step that will allow us to offer the most innovative products and services to our customers in consumer, business, IoT, and smart cities sectors.”

Al Kharafi added: “we heavily invested in developing our network to keep up with the latest advances of the ever-changing telecom technologies worldwide. It is true that such investments came at a high cost, but Kuwaiti people and all those who reside in Kuwait deserve the best services and the most advanced technologies out there.

Speaking about 5G services, Al Kharafi said, “We have been preparing for this step throughout the past two years by developing the infrastructure of our 5G network, as well as implementing many expansion projects for fiber optic networks.”


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