Viva plans to roll out nationwide 5G in Kuwait
VIVA, Kuwait’s telecom operator, has announced the establishment of a 5G Innovation Center, with the aim to explore, develop, and launch new 5G use cases in Kuwait by 2019 in partnership with Huawei. Currently VIVA is already in action to rollout a nationwide 5G network with over 1000 5G NR sites supported by a massive device ecosystem of more than 100K devices including 5G CPEs, setting the benchmark as one of the largest 5G commercial rollouts in the world up to date. The 5G innovation center comes to enforce VIVA’s 5G business strategy execution and will open the door for new business models such as ultra-broadband, IoT, and smart city services.
On this occasion, Eng. Zarrar Khan, VIVA’s CTO said: “Two months back, VIVA celebrated its 10th year anniversary, the growth we witnessed in the past represents an amazing success story. We provided best in class Telco services to our customers, invested in latest cutting edge technologies, and boosted Kuwait leadership in ICT era. Moving forward, we intend to position VIVA as first operator in the world to deliver true 5G NR experience, with the planned nationwide coverage, our clients will have access to 5G networks and experience new services. The establishment of the 5G innovation center will help us to drive digitalization across vertical sectors, Industries from telemedicine to smart cities to public safety will thrive with the support of 5G infrastructure. The networks will enable new revenue streams, enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and ultimately uplift the standard of living across Kuwait.”