Zain Kuwait, the country’s largest mobile operator in terms of subscribers, has announced the successful trial of what it claims to be ‘the first ever [use of] voice-over-Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) technology in Kuwait’. The trial took place in partnership with equipment vendors Huawei and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN). According to a company press release, the company tested VoLTE in a live environment in order to showcase the technology’s superior calling capability, ahead of a promised commercial launch, which will take place in ‘due course’. Zain is planning to introduce the technology on a commercial basis as soon as VoLTE-enabled handsets become available.
Zain Kuwait CEO Omar Al Omar said: ‘The successful completion of Kuwait’s first VoLTE call by Zain with our global technology solution providers Huawei and NSN gives further support to our strategy to bring the best technology to the country in a timely fashion.’