Kuwait ICT Articles & Analysis

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Chapter | ICT from The Report: Kuwait 2016

Kuwait’s traditionally telecoms-led ICT sector saw developments in the past year that could encourage continuing expansion in telecoms and spur progress in the industry. While three telecoms operators continue to compete for the country’s high-value consumer market, they have also partnered with global ICT firms to expand their enterprise businesses. The government, for its part, has taken on...

 

Regional and global trends indicate people are conducting an increasing number of transactions over digital networks and storing more of their data online. This has shifted the security requirements of governments, corporations and citizens alike, as high-profile security breaches at large corporations and government offices around the globe...

 

The ICT market in Kuwait has grown at a rapid pace over the past decade. Access to the internet, and mobile communications technology in particular, has accelerated rapidly since the government liberalised the sector in the early 2000s, adopting policies and regulations to encourage greater competition and private sector participation in the...

Mobile operators in Kuwait are expanding domestic 4G LTE mobile broadband services in a bid to shore up profits and subscriber numbers, against a backdrop of falling international revenues.  

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Kuwait 2015

Access to the internet, especially via mobile devices, has accelerated rapidly in Kuwait since the government liberalised the telecoms and IT sector in the early 2000s. The nation now has one of the highest smartphone penetration rates in the region, at 69% of the population in 2014 after seeing 40% growth on the previous year. As one of the first GCC nations to embrace competition by allowing...

Key changes to the legislation governing Kuwait’s foreign investment policy are already yielding significant results across the country’s ICT sector, led by the market entrance of an industry giant.