Zain Kuwait tests 4.5G mobile tech

Zain Kuwait tests 4.5G mobile tech
(L-R) Li Dafeng, Huawei and Eaman Al Roudhan, Zain Kuwait.
Published: 27 December 2015 - 6:19 a.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer

Zain has tested 4.5G mobile broadband technology in Kuwait. The test, achieved in partnership with Huawei, saw the operator’s network reaching speeds of 1 gigabyte per second (1 Gbps).

Zain expects this latest technology to spearhead the next phase of the mobile evolution by enabling customers to enjoy faster data rates and intelligent services.

Over the last year, 4G LTE network traffic has started to dominate the total traffic consumption worldwide as content streaming, ultra-high definition video and e-commerce tools see customers spending more and more time surfing the mobile world.

Zain’s latest testing of the 4.5G mobile broadband technology is a step towards delivering customers faster speeds, lower latency and better functionality than the best 4G technologies currently available.
Eaman Al Roudhan, Zain Kuwait’s chief executive officer, said: “In line with our strategy to place customers at the forefront of our priorities, we were keen on being the first in the region to build the necessary expertise to test this advanced technology and achieve the successful results we saw in preparation to launch it commercially.

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