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Ooredoo Kuwait accelerates 5G network deployment with Infovista partnership

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Essa Haider, Director Network Planning & Design, Ooredoo Kuwait (Image credit: Ooredoo Kuwait)

A long-standing partner of Infovista, Ooredoo Kuwait has previously used its network testing portfolio to help the operator optimise mobile network quality and application performance by measuring end user experience.

Ooredoo Kuwait has announced it is accelerating the deployment of its 5G network, by collaborating with Infovista and using the Infovista radio planning portfolio to upgrade over 2500 sites across Kuwait.

Tough 5G competition

Infovista is supporting major 5G trials and deployments with mobile network operators and vendors of 5G networks worldwide, so it’s a strong partner for the operator, who has some tough competition in Kuwait, where the telecom industry is relatively mature and advanced.

The newly extended relationship will see Ooredoo Kuwait deploy the Infovista Planet solution – radio frequency planning software and optimization solution - as a single network-planning tool across its business, for collaboration, continuity, and efficiency. 

Optimising 5G site investment

"“Reduce time to market along with optimizing our 5G site investment.”

Essa Haider, Ooredoo Kuwait.

“The Infovista Planet solution will support Ooredoo Kuwait across our 5G planning and deployment phase allowing us to reduce time to market along with optimizing our 5G site investment. Our relationship with Infovista spans many years and this expansion is based on the technical strength of the solution and Infovista’s long term vision towards a full network automation lifecycle solution which we strongly support,” said Essa Haider (pictured), Director Network Planning & Design, Ooredoo Kuwait.

Infovista Planet solution leverages crowdsourced datasets, including a large volume of social media data, for traffic map creation to help Ooredoo Kuwait reach an unmatched level of accuracy when it comes to precise planning for densification to meet the needs of its customers across the country.

Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

Ooredoo Kuwait was one of the first operators to do a pre-commercial 5G launch in 2018, followed by the first international 5G video call in the MENA region, between Ooredoo Kuwait and Ooredoo Qatar. The operator is also the first in Kuwait, and among the first in the Middle East, to deploy Dynamic Spectrum Sharing to fast track the deployment of its 5G network.

“We are pleased to extend our relationship with the Ooredoo Kuwait to assist in delivering a streamlined 5G rollout and looking forward to collaborating in the future to deliver the automation needed to power its next generation 5G use cases,” said Faiq Khan, managing director, East Europe, Asia and Africa at Infovista.

Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 17 years experience in the publishing industry. Since launching www.digitalcameraworld.com, she’s been freelancing, and working for some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including T3.com and TechRadar.com and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. A regular contributor at 5Gradar, Rachael is following the 5G market closely. Find out more at www.rachaelsharpe.com