Zain will be the first telecom company in Kuwait to launch apps for 5G

KUWAIT: Zain CEO Eeman Al-Rowdan speaks to the media yesterday.

KUWAIT: Zain CEO Eeman Al-Rowdan stated yesterday that Zain will be the first telecommunications company in Kuwait to launch the applications for 5G network which is scheduled for next month.

Making a statement following Zain’s launch of zBot, Rowdan added that the next development stage of the mobile network is 5G when customers will experience high-speed internet for the very first time. 5G is the future of wireless technology offering ultra-low latency. It almost has the internet speed of fiber optic.

She noted that the company has been working for more than a year to shift to the digital world. “Zain recently launched a new brand called ‘Zain Life’, which includes a wide range of innovative and flexible home security services and solutions to improve the customer experience,” she said.

Rowdan expressed pride in launching zBot which is based on artificial intelligence (AI), the first of its kind in Kuwait, which has been fully implemented by the company’s team, pointing out that in the near future several new applications will also be introduced.

“Zain will launch and test new applications such as smart parking, and smart buildings, aiming to save energy and electricity, enhancing the operational efficiency by achieving the optimal use of natural resources,” she said.

She said that Zain will be participating in the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) this year, and new products and applications will be introduced in line with Zain’s Vision and Kuwait’s Vision for 2030.

About the date of launching of 5G in Kuwait, Rowdan pointed out that it depends on the infrastructure that has been implemented for the network. This has also been tested successfully recently and the trial will be completed in 2019. The telecommunications industry is also waiting for the launch of devices that are compatible with 5G network. “Zain is ready to deploy 5G service next year once the equipment that can run the 5G service is available,” she added.

By Faten Omar

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