Ooredoo Kuwait and Nokia boost home internet with 5G FWA

14 May 2021 | Capacity team

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Ooredoo Kuwait has teamed up with Nokia to boost its home internet service with 5G Fixed Wireless Access.

Nokia’s self-installable 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) gateway incorporates Wifi 6 with self-optimising mesh technology and advanced antenna designs for better coverage.

An early pioneer 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.

Essa Haider, director of network planning and design for 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.”

Ooredoo Telecom, the first to introduce innovative digital services in Kuwait, has announced its collaboration with Nokia, a trusted partner for critical networks, in which Nokia will be supplying Ooredoo Kuwait 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) equipment for the operator’s customer premises.

The partnership will support Ooredoo to significantly increase its fixed broadband customer base across the country. Nokia’s self-installable 5G FWA gateway incorporates Wifi 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.

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.”