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Zain continues drive towards 5G following network readiness for commercial launch

Zain continues drive towards 5G following network readiness for commercial launch

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Zain, a leading digital service provider in Kuwait, has continued preparations for the commercial operation of 5G by the launch of its 5G Internet bundles for postpaid customers.

The launch comes after the company’s announcement last month of the full readiness of its network for the commercial launch of fifth generation wireless technology (5G) to be the first operator to offer 5G technology in the GCC region via the Kuwaiti market with nationwide coverage of all areas.

Last May, Zain unveiled that it succeeded in designing an integrated network for 5G services built on a world-class infrastructure. This came after the official announcement made by Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) to grant Zain the needed licenses for telecom operators to launch 5G services in the Kuwaiti market.

This technology will contribute to fully launching Zain’s potential within the digital community and further reinforcing its leadership in the ICT sector. Starting from Saturday January 15, Zain temporarily changed the name of its network to ‘Hello 5G’ for 48 hours in commemoration of the commercial launch of the service.

Zain offers 5G Internet bundles for its postpaid customers through a number of flexible bundles starting at KD 45 monthly with 500 GBs and a 5G BOLT router. The company also offers many other 5G Internet bundles with varying caps that reach up to 4 TBs monthly to suit customers’ different personal and business needs.

Zain also offers a variety of additional products and services that offer users the ability to enjoy the revolutionary features of 5G technology even more, including the TP-Link deco-mesh Wi-Fi zone extender, which provides customers with full coverage across their home, as well as other entertainment and gaming devices that can be added to the 5G bundle for an ultra high-speed Internet experience.

Zain has always been one of the first companies to offer the latest generations of telecommunications technologies. As the telecom sector is currently directing towards Digital Transformation with significant pace, it is evident that current mobile telecom networks will not be capable of satisfying the future needs of the sector with what is currently available. For that, Zain’s impending commercial launch of 5G services comes to keep up with the fast-paced and ever-evolving lifestyle patterns of the community on all levels.

The revolutionary fifth generation wireless technology (5G) offers endless applications that can be summarised in three main uses. The first use is enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), which can be considered a direct extension and progression of the current 4G LTE networks, offering faster connections, higher throughput and more capacity.

The second use is Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLCC), which means a 5G network is reliable for mission critical applications that requires uninterrupted and robust data exchange. The third use is Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC), which will be enabled by 5G networks to serve as an infrastructure and an enabler for the new applications that are expected to mature in the near future.

With the widespread use of smart devices, the increasingly fast-paced direction towards smart lifestyles, as well as the lucrative opportunities presented by digital services particularly in the profitable business sector, mobile operators are encouraged to reinforce their investments in the telecom sector.

Reports and forecasts refer to the huge potential that will be offered by 5G technology, as well as the many opportunities it will offer for the various industries, such as e-commerce, retail, government transactions, energy, public and safety facilities, healthcare, public transportation, media, entertainment and financial services. Furthermore, 5G services will enhance essential services, and will further push the telecom sector to a new phase of growth.

5G technologies will offer ultimate access, where people and smart devices within the community will communicate with each other in entirely new fashions. The flow of information will be smooth and continuous, while the highest degrees of coverage and unlimited speeds will be possible with this generation of networks.

The real value of digital information lies not just within the information itself, but rather in the new innovative services that can be obtained from them. The nourishment of digital economy will be possible, as well as achieving positive change in manufacturing methods, current lifestyles, and more. All this will ultimately enhance the lives of people for the better.

 

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