Kuwait ICT

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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.

 

Strong economic growth, rising personal incomes and increased access to next-generation technologies have created significant opportunities in Kuwait’s IT industry. While the country is working to keep up with some of its regional peers in IT uptake, its market holds considerable untapped potential as the government pushes to expand fibre-...

 

Already a regional leader in 4G LTE development, Kuwait will soon see even more sophisticated service offerings as telecoms operators move to establish LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks. Offering twice the speed of existing LTE networks and superior connectivity, LTE-A is set to become a significant growth generator in Kuwait’s already-mature...

 

IT service sales are poised to undergo significant growth, driven in part by rapid uptake of cloud computing technology. As companies look to modernise and cut costs by consolidating and streamlining IT operations, cloud computing has become one of the largest demand drivers in the IT services segment. Cloud computing in Kuwait has grown in...

 

As the first GCC nation to break its single-operator monopoly, Kuwait’s telecommunications industry has evolved over the past 15 years into one of the region’s most mature and technologically advanced. The private sector has invested heavily in the latest mobile technology, including 4G LTE, and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), with these services moving...

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