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The GSMA, an international industry trade body, forecasts that 14% of the world will have adopted 5G technology by 2025, led by the US with an adoption rate of 49%. However, Kuwait has frequently punched above its weight in the adoption of telecoms technology and enjoys some of the world’s highest mobile penetration rates. In line with its...

 

In what ways is the country developing and applying the smart city concept?

 

The government’s New Kuwait 2035 strategy has signalled ICT development as a key pillar that is expected to attract investment and boost the local economy. While government data does not collate information for the broader ICT sector, it does show the contribution of the telecoms sector to GDP. In 2016 telecoms accounted for 7.7% of non-oil...

 

What incentives exist for international oil companies to develop innovative and advanced technologies in the upstream segment?

 

With no fresh surface water and an average rainfall of just 110 mm per year, Kuwait depends heavily on desalination to meet its fresh water requirements. Rapid growth in the country’s resident population, coupled with some of the world’s highest per capita consumption levels, has fuelled demand and contributed to a serious water problem. As...

 

In early 2019 contracts could be signed for a 1-GW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Kuwait, marking a significant step forward on emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah’s pledge to generate 15% of the country’s energy needs from clean, renewable sources by 2030. While the oil-producing country may wish to play its part in...