This chapter includes the following articles.
With Kuwait’s national strategy focused on establishing the country as a global and regional knowledge and communications hub, ICT development has gained significance in the country’s shift away from an economy based on hydrocarbons. The adoption of 5G technology has been key to achieving these goals, as is the earmarking of financial and human resources to create a wider and deeper IT ecosystem. Technology start-ups are being encouraged, and private sector jobs and initiatives are seen by the government as an important part of the drive to diversify the economy while attracting higher levels of international investment. This chapter contains an interview with Salim Al Ozainah, Chairman and CEO, Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority.