Ooredoo in Kuwait, formerly known as Wataniya Telecom, is the second largest mobile carrier in the country, and a member of the Qatari-owned Ooredoo Group. Commercially launched in December 1999, the company provides mobile, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of customers and businesses. Wataniya Telecom rebranded to Ooredoo in 2014 after becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qatar Telecom (Qtel) in 2012.
Ooredoo Group is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Ooredoo Kuwait provides 2G GSM services over the 900 and 1800 MHz bands, and launched 3G UMTS services in February 2006 over the B1 (2100 MHz) band. 3G was further expanded in 2013 with the implementation of HSPA+, along with a B8 (900 MHz) service. The company commercially launched 4G LTE services over B3 (1800 MHz) in July 2013. The company later activated LTE-A in March 2015 aggregating B3 with B20 (800 MHz) to provide peak data rates up to 185 Mbps.
On June 5th 2018 the company announced the activation of its first 5G base stations in Kuwait City, claiming peak data rates up to 10 Gbps. Technology details are not yet available.
4G LTE Network Information
Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
|Evolution||Status||Active [Launched 2013-07]|
|Max. MIMO||Max. Modulation|
|LTE Band||Channel Width||Status|
5G NR Network Information
Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
|Type||Status||Active [Launched 2018-06-05]|
|Max. MIMO||-||Max. Modulation|
|NR Band||Channel Width||Status|