Ooredoo Telecom has announced its collaboration with Nokia, in which Nokia will be supplying Ooredoo Kuwait 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) equipment for the operator’s customer premises. Ooredoo will now offer the Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway as a premium internet device for residential and business customers.
Ooredoo Kuwait is using FWA to extend the reach of its fibre network to premises not easily connected with direct fibre lines. This will support the company to significantly increase its fixed broadband customer base across the country.
Nokia’s self-installable 5G FWA gateway incorporates Wi-Fi 6 with self-optimising mesh technology to optimise performance in real-time and includes advanced antenna designs with higher throughput and better coverage resulting in improved customer experience and a lower operational cost for Ooredoo.
Commenting on the partnership, Essa Haider, Director of Network Planning and Design, Ooredoo Kuwait, said: “5G Fixed Wireless Access is essential for Kuwait’s economic growth and diversification, and we’re delighted to be partnering with Nokia for this.”
Rima Manna, Head of the Middle East Market Unit, Nokia MEA, added: “We are extremely proud to have been selected by Ooredoo to offer our FWA FastMile solution to customers who want a great experience and easy installation. With this significant deal, we strengthen our partnership with Ooredoo Kuwait and looking forward to working with the operator more closely to deliver compelling 5G experiences to its customers.”