In Kuwait’s bid to modernize its technological facilities from flight services to electronic documentation, it is but only logical and practical to boost the country’s internet speeds in order to become the best in this regard at least in the Arab world.
The Kuwaiti government recognizes, through the State Ministry for Services Affairs, that a large majority of the technologically advanced countries provide internet speeds of at least 50 gigabytes, but the ministry aims to set a feat of providing internet speeds of up to 100 gigabytes through the use of fiber optic technology in the country starting next month.
Kuwait Targets to Become the Arab Country with the ‘Fastest’ Internet
According to a reliable source affiliated to the ministry in-charge, the implementation of the first phase of the high-speed internet project will take place in the Ahmadi Governorate — Egaila, Funaitees and Fintas situated by the seaside; then Abu Futaira; blocks one, two and four in Mangaf; the entire Mahboula; blocks a1, a2 and a3 in Khairan resort; West Abu Futaira; Khairan, new Khairan, and South Sabahiya.
The upcoming services will also be made available to certain parts of the Hawally Governote, such as Bayan, Mubarak Al-Abdullah, Sadeeq, Mishref, Maidan Hawally and the ministerial area in South Surra. In Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate, the areas to be covered include Adan, Qusur, and Messila (B).
The areas being targeted in the Jahra Governorate include blocks three and four in Naseem, as well as blocks eight, nine, 10 and 11 in Saad Al-Abdullah. In the Farwaniya Governorate, the Ardhiya Industrial and storage areas will also be included; and finally, Jaber Al-Ahmad in the Capital Governorate, will be covered as well.
The source further explained that the second phase of the project will cover all other areas including Sabah Al-Salem, Amghara Industrial Area and North Suleibikhat by September.
However, the source pointed out that the ministry in charge of the project is already experiencing some challenges on its bid to improve internet services in all areas of the country because of the lack of cooperation from some of the residents in Sabah Al-Ahmad with the technicians and professionals laying down the fiber cables to get the project rolling. Other challenges which hamper the process of installment of the fiber cables include soil piles and debris from newly constructed buildings. However, the ministry affirmed that joint efforts and cooperation from local government units are offered to the technicians working on the project to get the work done as soon as possible.