Minister slashes internet fees in Kuwait

Subscription fees for broadband to be cut by 40%

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Minister slashes internet fees in Kuwait Domestic internet connection costs are to be cut by at least 40% in Kuwait.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  September 27, 2012

Internet users in Kuwait are set to benefit from major price cuts.

Salem Al-Othainah, Kuwait's minister of communications and acting minister of social affairs and labour, this week issued a decision that obliges internet providers to slash subscription fees for domestic connections by at least 40%, according to a report from Kuwait Times.

It is the second time that Al-Othainah has called for price cuts for internet services.

The report added that Al-Othainah's decision will prevent the bandwidth cap policy for Wi-Fi services.

The maximum subscription fee for domestic internet services, after the decision, were set as KD 48 for one MB/sec, KD 77 two MB/s, KD 104 for three MB/s, KD 130 for four MB/s, KD 148 for five MB/s, KD 156 for six MB/s, KD 183 for seven MB/s and KD 200 for eight MB/s, the report added.

The timeframe for the implementation of the decision was not specified.

1824 days ago
Vinod Mehra

Good initiative but the announced charges are still higher by industry standard. And economy should understand that increased usage of Internet reflects increased momentum in the economy.

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