Viva Kuwait and Huawei sign 5G advancement MoU

16 Dec 2019

Viva Kuwait, a subsidiary of Saudi Telecom Company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China’s Huawei Technologies aimed at advancing 5G solutions ‘with the objective of supporting the business growth in B2B, B2C and B2H [‘Business-to-Human’], moreover to develop IoT solutions and 5G ecosystem in Kuwait’. The agreement is described as ‘a road methodology promoting synergies and best practices in line with the digital transformation to deliver outstanding services to Viva customers not limited to consumers, home and enterprise’. Huawei’s Ryan Ding added: ‘We appreciate the trust Viva Kuwait has shown in selecting Huawei to launch the nationwide 5G services, as it will bring VR, AR, and other ultra-HD video services such as Mobile Video 3.0 to VIVA customers. 5G in particular also promises to accelerate Kuwait’s digital transformation to various industries from oil/gas industry to smart cities to public safety and achieve new business growth for all participating parties.’

TeleGeography notes that Viva Kuwait claimed ‘nationwide’ 5G network coverage in October, following its commercial launch of 5G smartphone packages in late July.