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|17 October, 2018

Kuwait launches third phase of fiber optics project

Contract signed with an international consulting firm to study, design and prepare documents for the fiber optics project

image used for illustrative purpose Fiber optic cables carrying internet providers are seen running into a server room at Intergate.Manhattan, a data center owned and developed by Sabey Data Center Properties, during a tour of the facility in lower Manhattan, in New York, March 20.

image used for illustrative purpose Fiber optic cables carrying internet providers are seen running into a server room at Intergate.Manhattan, a data center owned and developed by Sabey Data Center Properties, during a tour of the facility in lower Manhattan, in New York, March 20.

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KUWAIT - Kuwait's Minister of State for Housing Affairs Dr. Jenan Boushehri signed a contract on Wednesday with an international consulting firm to study, design and prepare documents for the third phase of the fiber optics project.

The Ministry of Services said in a press statement that it got mecessaru approvals from Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT), the Fatwa and Legislation Department and State Audit Bureau (SAB).

The Ministry's Director of Public Relations Department Ahmad Al-Husseini said that the third phase of the fiber optics project is to replace the internet network from copper cables to fiber optic cables, covering the remaining areas of Kuwait. 

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