Kuwait’s Ministry of Information has become the first government body to employ 5G wireless technology, touted as the ‘next generation’ of mobile communication, in conjunction with local telecom operator VIVA.
The initiative supports His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s vision to build a new Kuwait, where high-tech infrastructure abounds, Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri said in a statement.
He described the measure as an effort to embrace cutting-edge technology, citing an ongoing 5G trial period as per the instructions of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
On the joint endeavour, VIVA CEO Mazaid Al-Harbi said the company is proud to join forces with a prominent government body, helping equip the Ministry of Information with cutting edge technology.
The 5G wireless technology will be a useful tool for the Ministry of Information as it continues its extensive coverage of local events, he added.