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Telecommunications in Kuwait

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



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 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


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