Motorola, Inc. today announced the deployment of a nationwide 3G mobile broadband network in Kuwait for MTC Kuwait, an MTC Group Operation, including High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) to further increase download speeds and improve the user experience of new services.
"Enhanced speed, quality and variety are what our mobile-centric subscriber base is looking for in Kuwait when it comes to broadband services," said Mr. Barrak Al Sabeeh, general manager of MTC Kuwait.
"Motorola's high performance network solution will enable MTC to provide customers with a compelling portfolio of services such as video conferencing, which is steadily gaining popularity here in the Middle East," added Al Sabeeh.
HSDPA delivers high speed mobile access, thereby enabling the delivery of innovative solutions and applications to consumers and enterprise users, which is a focus market segment for MTC Kuwait.
"With the new HDSPA deployment, MTC customers who opt for 3G services will benefit from faster download speeds and capacity for streamed content. MTC will now be among the first telecom operators in the Middle East to provide these services. MTC has enjoyed a strong relationship with Motorola for over a decade, and only works with selected suppliers worldwide," continued Al Sabeeh.
"This is a significant deployment for us in the region and clearly reflects Motorola?s growing success in the Middle East and the technical strength of our UMTS and HSDPA solutions. We remain committed to supporting MTC Kuwait in providing wireless subscribers in Kuwait with these services, while building its brand and helping to drive new revenue opportunities through increased subscriber usage and loyalty," said Ali Amer, vice president, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Networks & Enterprise.
This new network will enable MTC Kuwait to address new opportunities for multi-media services, expanding capacity, availability and broadband capabilities to support more voice and data transmission in Kuwait.
A portion of revenue on this contract was recognized in the fourth quarter of 2006.