Zain Kuwait has launched an LTE-based home broadband internet service under the ‘BEAM’ brand, promising download speeds of up to 40Mbps, the Kuwait Times reported. Two post-paid BEAM packages both offer unlimited data (20Mbps for KWD25 or 40Mbps for KWD40 monthly) on a 24-month contract, whilst Zain customers also get a free BEAM home router and complementary portable LTE Hotspot device with free 50GB monthly data. Installation is also free. Coverage for the BEAM service initially includes ‘areas between the first and fifth ring roads’ of Kuwait, with additional areas to be added in due course.
Zain Kuwait has also announced a partnership agreement with Microsoft to offer various cloud-based services to large enterprises and SMEs, reports Arab Times Online. Under the partnership, Zain will combine its own products and services with Microsoft’s cloud solutions into one offering, with the aim of enabling businesses ‘to drive digital transformation by better engaging their customers, empowering employees, optimising operations and transforming their products and services’.