Harman Patil

Telecommunications in Kuwait

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Telecommunications in Kuwait provides information about the telephone, Internet, radio, and television infrastructure in Kuwait.

Contents

Telephones

Telephones - main lines in use: 514,700 (2011), 510,300 (2005)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 4.9 million (2011), 2.7 million (2007)

Telephone system:

  • general assessment: the quality of service is excellent
  • domestic: new telephone exchanges provide a large capacity for new subscribers; trunk traffic is carried by microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, open-wire and fiber-optic cable; a cellular telephone system operates throughout Kuwait, and the country is well supplied with pay telephones.
  • international: linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); linked to Bahrain, Qatar, UAE via the Fiber-Optic Gulf (FOG) cable; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia; satellite earth stations - 6 (3 Intelsat - 1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean, 1 Inmarsat - Atlantic Ocean, and 2 Arabsat)
  • country code: 965
  • Broadcast media

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 6, FM 11, shortwave 1 (1998)

    Radios: 1.175 million (1997)

    Television broadcast stations: 13 (plus several satellite channels) (1997)

    Televisions: 875,000 (1997)

    Internet

    Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 5 (2011) Which are: Fasttelco, Gulfnet, KEMS, Mada, and Qualitynet

    Internet users: 1,925,956 or 74.2% of the population (2011), 700,000 (2005)

    Top-level domain: .kw

    References

    Telecommunications in Kuwait Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Vellanakalude Nadu
    Ricardo Cantú Garza
    Svetlana Cherkasova
    Topics