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Kuwait
Kuwait
Level of Competition 2016
ServiceCompetition
Local servicesMonopoly
Domestic fixed long distMonopoly
Inter-national fixed long distMonopoly
Wireless local loopPartial competition
Datan/a
DSLPartial competition
Cable modemn/a
VSATMonopoly
Leased linesMonopoly
Fixed Wireless BroadbandPartial competition
MobilePartial competition
Pagingn/a
Cable TVn/a
Fixed satMonopoly
Mobile satMonopoly
GMPCSn/a
IMT 2000Partial competition
Internet servicesPartial competition
Inter-national gatewaysMonopoly
Scientific Institutions

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Safat
http://www.kisr.edu.kw

ICT Statistics 2015
Population 3'583'399
GDP$ [2012] 183'219'310'563
Fixed-telephone 13.40
Mobile-cellular 163.15
Mobile-broadband [2010] 58.10
Individuals using the Internet 77.52
Fixed-broadband [2014] 1.38
Households with computer [2013] 80.66
Households with Internet [2013] 59.14
Tariff Policies 2015
Cost model to determine prices of regulated services
  • Yes
Accounting separation situation
  • No plans for the time being
Type of costs on which the cost model is based
Traditional Retail services Traditional Wholesale services
Historical costs
Current costs
Other
Cost allocation methodology
Traditional Retail services Traditional Wholesale services
Fully Distributed Costs (FDC)
Long-Run Incremental Costs (LRIC)
Other
Approach applied
Retail services Wholesale services
Top-down
Bottom-up
Hybrid
Other
Regulatory Information 2016
Regulatory Authority

Name Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority
Address Al Dhow tower, floor 25
City Kuwait City
Phone +965 22966034
Fax
Email y.alsalem@citra.gov.kw
Website

Policy Maker

Name HE Salim M Alozainah, Chairman and CEO
Address Al Dhow Tower - floor 25
City Kuwait City
Phone +965 22966034
Fax
Email s.alozainah@citra.gov.kw
Website

Status of the main fixed-line operators
OperatorStatus
Ministry of CommunicationsState-owned
Internet Service Providers (4): Qualitynet, Fasttelco, Gulfnet, & Kems Fully private

 

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