Zain Kuwait, one of the leading mobile operators in the Middle East, said its 5G traffic accounts for more than 40 percent of its total wireless traffic.
Zain Kuwait started deployment of 5G networks in 2018. After two years of development, 5G services have entered a period of high growth. Users are continuing to develop rapidly, and the proportion of 5G traffic has also been increasing continuously. This has resulted in positive revenue and profit growth for the operator.
Zain Kuwait has achieved the 5G subscriber penetration ratio of 23 percent, and the average DOU of its 5G subscribers is five times higher than that of its 4G subscribers. Zain Kuwait’s mobile network also recorded revenue and profit growth of 4 percent and 13 percent year-over-year in Q2 2021.
This is an outstanding achievement especially when there is no population dividend and the expatriate population in country has been continuously decreasing.
Zain started 5G C-band construction in 2018. In Q3 2019, Zain completed coverage of major urban areas. By early 2020, Zain achieved 1:1 construction ratio with its LTE network.
Zain was the first operator to commercialize 5G networks in Kuwait. Zain provided the most extensive 5G coverage and best services owing to its focus on network construction. Zain has reached 100 percent coverage within six months of the commercial launch.