To date Huawei has launched more than 28 joint innovation centers worldwide in addition to 16 global research and development (R&D) centers. Huawei annually invests an average over 10% of its total annual sales revenues into R&D, with approximately 70,000 of its more than 150,000 employees worldwide currently engaged in R&D activities.
"As a provider of the fastest mobile broadband services to customers across Kuwait, Zain has succeeded in evolving various generations of world-class technologies in order to provide its customers today with an expansive coverage network and high-speed LTE access," said Mr. Yaohong during the MoU signing ceremony. "Huawei is honored to have forged a long-term strategic partnership with Zain in the field of mobile broadband - both in Kuwait and across the Middle East region. Based on a mutual dedication to addressing customer needs, we are confident that this latest Joint Innovation Center will help bring the world's most advanced telecom services and applications to more people anytime, anywhere."
Zain had initially partnered with Huawei in launching LTE services in Kuwait under the banner "Wiyana Connect 4G LTE" in November 2012. Zain and Huawei expanded their LTE partnership after the successful deployment of earlier 2G & 3G networks in the country.
Zain's current nationwide LTE network provides customers in Kuwait with the fastest mobile Internet speeds in the country, enabling a number of high-performance mobile applications and multimedia services including video conferencing, high-definition content transmissions, high-speed video downloads, and social networking platforms.About Zain Zain is a leading telecommunications operator across the Middle East and North Africa providing mobile voice and data services to over 41.4 million active customers as of 30 June, 2012. With a commercial presence in 8 countries, Zain operates in the following countries: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and South Sudan. In Lebanon, the company manages 'touch' on behalf of the government. In Morocco, Zain has a 15.5% stake in Wana Telecom, now branded 'INWI', through a joint venture. Zain is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (stock ticker: ZAIN). For more, please email email@example.com or visit: http://www.zain.com http://www.facebook.com/zain http://www.twitter.com/zain http://www.youtube.com/zain About Huawei