4 Jan 2016
Zain Kuwait has achieved download speeds of 1Gbps in a trial of a 4.5G technology over its LTE mobile broadband network, in cooperation with equipment vendor Huawei. Eaman Al Roudhan, Zain Kuwait’s CEO, said: ‘Earlier this year, we teamed up with Huawei to trial and implement 4.5G services on our network in Kuwait, and we were pleased with the successful results we accomplished today. With the implantation of further tests in the near future, we will be better prepared to launch 4.5G technology commercially within the next three years as soon as compatible devices are available in the market.’ Through its strategic partnership with Huawei, Zain is also planning to provide voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and machine-to-machine (M2M) services, going forward.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Zain Kuwait commercially launched its LTE network in November 2012; the 4G network currently covers 100% of the population.