Kuwait’s Zain Group picks Huawei to accelerate 5.5G innovation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Kuwait-based mobile telecommunications company Zain Group has chosen Chinese multinational technology company Huawei to accelerate the transition from 4G to 5G including 5.5G innovation to improve customer experience across multiple regions.

According to the company statement, Huawei will support Zain Group to optimize its network architecture to extend 5G capabilities to support IoT, Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications, uplink centric broadband, real-time broadband communication, harmonized communication, and sensing.

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“Zain aims to provide a seamless converged experience for customers on 5G. Therefore, Huawei’s network technologies will play a big part in user migration, 5.5G innovation, and intelligent network development fast-tracking the introduction of new digital services. Zain Group will work closely with Huawei to provide the required technologies that enable us to further advance AI and digital solutions that could immensely benefit our customers across multiple markets.”

The two companies will also work together to define autonomous driving network-level criteria and explore new use cases, as per the statement.

Mr. Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei Wireless Product line, said that, “As a global ICT and network technologies provider, Huawei is committed to support Zain to achieve their strategy aimed at providing a seamless converged experience for customers. In the past year, Zain ranked as number one in terms of 5G offload ratio and proved to be one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East.”

“In the future, 5G needs to support multi-dimensional services such as AR/VR, cloud gaming, passive IoT, autonomous driving, and so on. Therefore, both parties will need to pursue even deeper collaboration. In addition, Huawei’s autonomous driving network (ADN) capabilities are supporting Zain to improve network efficiency and serve society more efficiently,” Mr. Chaobin added.

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