Fiber Optics An Essential Part Of Smart Cities Projects , Vision 35
The State of Kuwait has set plans to use fiber optic networks as an essential part of developing smart cities in the country as well as aiding the state’s development scheme “Vision 2035”. Fiber optics applications could be used in various domains especially within the development of telecommunication, the internet, and Information Technology (IT).
The main focus of fiber optics in Kuwait is to establish a link between Kuwaiti residential areas as well as public and private entities. The Ministry of Communication is handling the installation of the fiber optic networks via a threephase process. Currently there are around 122 housing units benefiting from fiber optics in the first two phases, while future plans will include around 120 housing units in various governorates. Speaking to KUNA on the issue, Director General of the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) Qusai Al-Shatti said that fiber optics technology was an important tool to measure the success of any given economy.