Wataniya Telecom Launches Limited LTE Service in Kuwait
Published on: 20th Jul 2013
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Kuwait's Wataniya Telecom has announced the launch of its LTE based 4G network, although it is currently limiting access to modems and routers at the moment.
The company said that it has spent USD350 million modernising its network and preparing for the LTE launch. By the end of the year, the 4G service will be covering most of Kuwait.
Customers can access 4G internet on fixed and pocket routers for a monthly subscription of just KD 17 with a total usage of 60 GB per month for 12 months (30 GB as the main pack plus customers get 30 GB Night Pack for free every month).
Customers can test the 4G service for free as a trial for 7 days prior to subscription without any commitments.
Wataniya Telecom's CEO, Engineer Abdulaziz Fakhroo said "We are glad to announce the launch of the 4G network that will provide competitive internet speeds and a seamless experience to our customers who have been waiting for it. Having this service available to our customers has been a priority to us and will continue to be."
There was no indication as to when the company will allow smartphones to access the LTE network.