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Kuwait

Kuwait has an open economy in which petroleum accounts for nearly half of GDP. Kuwait experienced rapid economic growth over the last several years due to high oil prices and in 2008 posted its tenth consecutive budget surplus.

  • Population: 2,691,158 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 541,000 (2008)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 2.907 million (2008)
  • Internet hosts: 2,305 (2009)
  • Internet users: 1 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

MoC Kuwait Type Approval

The Ministry of Communications issues type approval for terminal equipment. Approval is based on review of foreign standard test reports. A local applicant is required.

Compliance International can help you complete type approval in Kuwait with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process. We can provide the required local applicant for clients who lack a local presence.

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

MoC Kuwait Type Approval

The Ministry of Communications issues type approval for terminal equipment. Approval is based on review of foreign standard test reports. A local applicant is required.

Compliance International can help you complete type approval in Kuwait with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process. We can provide the required local applicant for clients who lack a local presence.

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products:

At this time there is no approval required for this type of product. However, regulations and requirements do change, so please contact us to confirm.