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Nokia and Ooredoo Telecom have entered into an agreement where Nokia will be supplying Ooredoo Kuwait 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) equipment for the operator’s customer premises.

An early adopter of FWA, Ooredoo is now offering 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 fiber network to premises not easily connected with direct fiber lines. This development will support the Ooredoo to significantly increase its fixed broadband customer base across the country.

Nokia’s self-installable 5G FWA gateway incorporates Wi-Fi 6 with self-optimizing mesh technology to optimize 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.”

Meanwhile, Rima Manna, head of the Middle East market unit, Nokia MEA, said, “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.”

Ooredoo Kuwait was awarded the “Best Internet Service Provider” at the annual Service Hero Awards for the year 2020 in recognition to the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers. The company remained focused on launching new and innovative products for its customers, signing an MoU with the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) to develop digital services, products and solutions that contribute to enriching customer experiences.

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