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Zain Kuwait tests LTE

Zain Kuwait beats rivals Wataniya and STC to test LTE in Kuwait

Zain Kuwait tests LTE
Zain has taken an early lead with LTE in the Middle East.

Kuwaiti mobile operator Zain has achieved data transmission speeds of 150Mbps during LTE trials, the company said.

Zain, which is the first telecom company to start work on LTE trials in Kuwait, has already conducted tests in some of its other markets, including Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The operator was also the first telco in the Middle East to make a test call using LTE in Bahrain, in April 2010.

Khaled Al-Omar, CEO, Zain Kuawait, said that LTE would allow its customers to download "mega files" and watch live TV over the internet on mobile devices.

"Through this [LTE], we will be able to increase the connection capacity in a manner that allows us enjoy the best mobile telecommunications network in Kuwait," he said.

Zain competes with Wataniya and STC in Kuwait.

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