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CAS issues details of telecom trends in Kuwait for 2022

The latest official data from the Central Administration of Statistics in Kuwait has shed light on the telecommunications trends in the country for 2022.

According to Al-Anba daily, Kuwaiti citizens and residents made approximately 13.3 million international phone calls, totaling about 42.2 million minutes marking a significant increase from the previous year, with a 47% rise in call volume and a 24.3% increase in call duration.

Top Countries Receiving Calls — The top 10 countries receiving international calls accounted for about 17.08 million minutes. Saudi Arabia led with 33% of the minutes, followed by Qatar, the United States, Kiribati Island, Sao Tome and Principe, and India.

Mobile Phone Subscriptions — The data reveals that about 17 out of every 100 people in Kuwait own two mobile phone lines. By the end of 2022, there were approximately 5.58 million mobile cellular subscriptions, with prepaid subscriptions (3.985 million) outnumbering postpaid subscriptions (1.596 million).

Mobile Broadband Data (Router) — The number of subscribers to mobile broadband data (router) reached about 2.144 million, indicating a significant reliance on mobile data for internet access.

Fixed Broadband Subscriptions — There were around 62.56 thousand fixed broadband subscriptions for individuals and 13.68 thousand for companies. Additionally, digital subscription line technology subscribers amounted to about 19.15 thousand.

Mobile Phone and Internet Penetration — Out of every 100 people in Kuwait, approximately 116.5 individuals have a mobile phone subscription, with 33% having postpaid lines and 83% having prepaid lines. Furthermore, 45 out of every 100 people have mobile broadband data (router) subscriptions, and 161 out of every 100 people have internet subscriptions through mobile phone companies.

These statistics highlight the growing reliance on telecommunications services in Kuwait, with significant usage of both mobile and fixed broadband internet services.

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