Ooredoo operates in 12 markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. In Kuwait, the company prioritizes capturing data growth, growing information communications technology (ICT) capability and increasing operational efficiency. Ooredoo Kuwait provides mobile, broadband Internet and corporate managed services. The company’s subscriber base in the Kuwait market was 2.4 million as of October 2015. Revenues increased 11% and EBITDA increased 30.9% year-to-year for the first nine months of 2015.
Ooredoo Kuwait’s plan to continue this strong performance includes increasing efficiency and reducing the time to deliver new services to market by outsourcing its infrastructure to Huawei. However, the company’s outsourcing agreement is no ordinary contract. Ooredoo is outsourcing both its IT and network operations to Huawei with the plan to unite the two organizations and build a common infrastructure using the latest innovations of network functions virtualization (NFV) as well as network and IT operations