Looking at Internet and Mobile App Trends in Kuwait

Looking at Internet and Mobile App Trends in Kuwait

  • December 22, 2017
  • Mobile App

The Technology Penetration in Kuwait

Every market is looking for opportunities fitting to the needs or emerging trends. The advent of smartphones and its penetration to the masses have opened up new channels of commerce and transaction across the globe. Each business be that trading, finance, automotive, food or any other there is a big need to differentiate in the offerings and bring value to the customers. Beyond considering as a value ad, it sometimes has become a basic need to have a website or a mobile application for the business.

In fact, there are lots of business which have its main platform of transaction as Mobile or web. In this article we shall analyze the trends in Middle East, especially Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia in internet and Mobile app based businesses and helping to find the right technology partner in selecting the development company for mobile apps or website in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE

It is important to understand some key statistics of internet usage in the Region

  1. Internet penetration in the Middle East and North Africa is 39%.
  2. The UAE has the highest internet penetration rate at 75%, followed by Kuwait at 64% and Qatar at 61%. Egypt has the lowest rate in the region at 26%.
  3. 53% of e-commerce spenders in Kuwait and 49% in Lebanon used e-commerce for money transfer, while in the UAE, 54% of e-commerce users bought airline tickets, and Egypt marked an aggressive number of 35% for online auctions, versus the second highest being of 6% in Saudi Arabia.
  4. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have the highest rates of smartphone penetration at 63% and 61%, respectively, while Egypt has the lowest at 5%
  5. 87% of internet users across the Middle East and North Africa access the internet from home.

Stats Info Courtesy : https://www.wamda.com/2013/03/13-stats-about-internet-usage-in-the-middle-east

Kuwait has three mobile operators (Zain, VIVA, and Ooredoo), offering services on one of the most advanced mobile networks in the Middle East. The total mobile cellular telephone subscriptions account to 8,719,000 – a 240% penetration among the population. 100% of land area and population is covered by mobile network, while 4G LTE network has 97% coverage. The LTE coverage in Kuwait is 4th highest in the world, behind South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.



Adoption and availability of new technologies in Kuwait was ranked above average with scores above 5. Kuwait’s IT market is rapidly changing and there is increased demand for the latest technologies (such as analytics, mobility, and cloud services). Oil and gas, telecom, and banking organizations have always been ahead on the IT maturity and adoption curve, and even now are taking the lead in the adoption of advanced technologies.


How to find the Best company for Mobile Application or Website Design


The technology services ecosystem in Kuwait, Saudi and UAE caters to Large government projects to startup web and mobile apps development and website design projects. The organizations are looking for companies with good track record and physical presence in the region. Emstell Technology Consulting has been one of the best technology and software companies operating in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE offering high quality Mobile Application Development in IOS and Android platforms for Businesses and Startups.

Emstell with Offices and operations in Kuwait, Saudi and UAE ensures direct connection with the customers enabling seamless communication throughout the project. The project Management team in Emstell comes with over 20+ years of combined experience in advanced technology projects in mobile apps and web design. The technical quality and User experience of the mobile apps, websites and web applications are so important in the delivery model of Emstell, and that makes Emstell as the Best Mobile Application Development and Website Design company in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

The Emstell team is very active in providing consultations in various technology domains such as Mobile apps development and website design for companies and startups across multiple business domains. Emstell also have a specialized Software Testing and Quality assurance division to ensure the quality of projects as well as working on third party independent software function testing, security Testing and Performance testing of the systems.


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