Microwave Journal

Zain Kuwait Selects NEC Femtocell Solution

May 27, 2011

Zain Kuwait, a leading telecommunications operator across the Middle East, has selected NEC Corp.’s Femtocell solution to enhance the indoor mobile experience of its enterprise and consumer customers. The operator plans to launch Kuwait’s first commercial high-speed, high-quality Femtocell service to its enterprise customers this year.

NEC is providing Zain Kuwait with an end-to-end Femtocell solution that includes NEC Femtocell, and Femtocell gateway systems that connect to the operator’s existing core systems. Customers can install the Femtocell with no intervention from the operator due to its ‘plug and play’ capability.

Zain Kuwait CTO, Yaqoub Khajah, commented, “We are confident in NEC’s Femtocell solutions and the implementation happened over a very short period of time. The success and first rate support from NEC in Kuwait, has lead us to consider introducing Femtocell solutions to our operation companies in the Middle East.”

“NEC is honored to be selected for Zain Kuwait’s first commercial contract for Femtocell solutions,” said Toshiya Matsuki, General Manager of the International Sales and Operations Business Unit. “NEC’s Femtocell solution will allow Zain Kuwait to differentiate from other operators by providing their customers with premium mobile services.”