Zain Partners with Huawei to Build LTE Network in Kuwait

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Huawei and Zain have jointly announced the successful launch of a commercial LTE 1800MHz network that covers the entire of Kuwait. Zain and Huawei expanded their LTE partnership after the deployment of GSM and UMTS networks in Kuwait.

On November 21, Zain launched LTE services under the banner of "Wiyana Connect LTE", a newly-built LTE network that realizes Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) as a LTE voice solution.

The partnership includes agreements on a series of products, solutions, and services for terminal, radio access, and core network operations and management. Huawei has also provided Zain with its cutting-edge SingleRAN solution that is capable of converging GSM, HSPA+, and LTE standards into a single network.

"Our successful partnership with Zain for GSM, UMTS, and now LTE, demonstrates the effectiveness of Huawei's SingleRAN solution. The solution continues to help operators simultaneously manage the challenges of operating multiple networks while meeting growing mobile broadband demands," Said Mr. Ali Shi, President of Huawei Middle East Region.

In addition to the current LTE agreement, Zain Kuwait and Huawei have partnered on a number projects including a managed services agreement in 2011 where Huawei contributed to improvements in the cost, efficiency, and reliability of the operator's network. Today, Huawei continues to provide managed services to Zain Kuwait.

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