New service to provide speed of 100 gigabytes
KUWAIT CITY, July 7: Kuwait is on its way to become “a country with the strongest and fastest Internet in the Arab world” through the use of optic fiber cables, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting a source close to the Sate Ministry for Services. The source pointed out that majority of the advanced countries provide Internet with a speed of 50 gigabytes, whereas the ministry will provide 100 gigabytes starting from August.
The source told the daily that implementation of the high speed Internet project will start in Ahmadi Governorate — Egaila, Funaitees and Fintas on the seaside; 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 new services will also be provided in certain areas in Hawally Governote, such as Bayan, Mubarak Al-Abdullah, Sadeeq, Mishref, Maidan Hawally and ministerial zone in South Surra. In Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate, the areas include Adan, Qusur, and Messila (B). In Jahra Governorate, the areas are blocks three and four in Naseem as well as blocks eight, nine, 10 and 11 in Saad Al-Abdullah. In Farwaniya Governorate, Ardhiya Industrial and storage areas will be covered; whereas in the Capital Governorate, Jaber Al-Ahmad will be covered.
The source added the second phase of the project will cover all other areas by September including Sabah Al-Salem, Amghara Industrial Area and North Suleibikhat.
Meanwhile, the source revealed that the ministry in charge of this project is facing some obstacles in its bid to enable all areas in the country to enjoy the new services. These obstacles include lack of cooperation of some residents in Sabah Al-Ahmad with the technicians and experts from the ministry during the process of laying down fiber cables. The source called on the residents to cooperate with the technicians for their areas to be provided with the fastest Internet. He cited other obstacles like soil piles and debris from newly constructed buildings, affirming that efforts and cooperation are ongoing to remove piles of soil and debris for the technicians to complete their work as soon as possible.