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what is the best internet provider for gaming in Kuwait?

asked May 9, 2016 in Technology by A.D.M

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answered May 9, 2016 by Flavio_coelho (220 points)
I prefer to go for Zain as currently I am using it .. I get the most download speed average of 3.5 Mbps per second..
commented May 9, 2016 by anonymous
I find Mada internet very useful. Never did I face any issue with this service provider, also gets good speed for gaming
commented Jul 4, 2018 by anonymous
MADA uses Zain for their internet.
answered May 9, 2016 by anonymous
The best one is the fastest and most stable provider in your area.  Your job is to research and test what best works in your area.
answered May 9, 2016 by T
Anyone can suggest the best internet provider in Fintas?
answered May 9, 2016 by anonymous
Qualitynet gaming is pretty consistent.
answered May 9, 2016 by Toneriko
Could someone recommend the best provider for the Salmiya area. Ideally I'm looking for good speed and a high monthly usage rate ;). Thanks
commented Jan 27, 2017 by TG
Oooredoo hands down
commented Jan 24, 2018 by anonymous
Dont listen to him.  Ooredoo is the worst of the worst.  Kuwait’s internet is already horrible, ooredoo makes it feel like you are in rural Vietnam .
commented Feb 1, 2018 by Kuwait_Anon
True that..
commented May 29, 2018 by anonymous
Depends on the area you're living in, for me I'm in block 3 and I've tried the 3 and the best one is definitely gonna be Zain.
answered May 9, 2016 by anonymous
Try https://opensignal.com/ zoom down to your area and see which Telecom has the tower closest to your place. It has a mobile app too. Incidentally, I was using Zain but the signal strength dropped as they moved the tower to another building. Now I am using Viva and getting better speed than what Zain was giving. Somehow, Zain works better in one room and Viva in the other. Never tried Ooredoo. Gaming is decent too, my son is first one to complain otherwise.
commented May 10, 2016 by Aalita (490 points)
very useful site!
commented Aug 8, 2018 by Sunny
This is the best bet to find the best network in your own area!!
commented Aug 14, 2018 by anonymous
Try Zain or Viva. Oreedoo is really bad
answered May 10, 2016 by anonymous
I tried Zain router, fastteleco, gulf net and kems.
Best one is Kems as I'm going with 25 MB speed. Some games might get laggy but overall it's good.
I don't recommend going with telecom companies as their services are expensive and pretty limited. Always go with DSL!
commented Mar 17, 2017 by Your best option
KEMS is discusting I'm using it now we paid 10MB and it doesn't even get 1 MB mada is better please don't get it get mada it's way better my friend has it and it's sooooooo stable for games and research please get mada for gaming
answered Aug 6, 2016 by Some Random Dude
Ooreedo 4G+ is pretty fast and consistent.
The latency is not too shabby either I'm always gettin less than 100ms download and upload speeds of 14.2mbps and 10.4 respectively
answered Aug 6, 2016 by Toneriko
My building (Salmiya) has fiber built in (Gulfnet) and I generally get 14.8 Mbps down with a 3ms ping. I play with friends from the UK (Halo, Destiny, Overwatch etc and on Xbox One, PS4, PC) and it's pretty stable...
commented Oct 9, 2016 by Mozee
how is that even possible? salmiya does/should not have access to fiber optics since the ministry did not switch it on for the area
commented Oct 9, 2016 by Toneriko
Maybe it's not fibre but that's what the building admin said they had when I signed up. I'm relatively new to Kuwait so I don't know the ins and outs of what the ministry has or hasn't done but I'm learning fast not to trust anything on face value... ;)

Perhaps it's just fast DSL?

Here's a speedtest done just now: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5701655620
commented Nov 13, 2016 by Sha (260 points)
That is strange. There is no fiber in Salmiya yet
answered Nov 13, 2016 by abdullah
zain or viva which is better in saad abdullah
answered Dec 1, 2016 by designic
hello guys,
i got this page/post while i am searching google for low ping, because i want to find internet provider using good gaming route for Europe.

many people and most of them have no knowledge about how the gaming connections is work!
it's not about the speed, the speed making your ping high most of the time, that's why expert users using special router for gaming to control the ping. i know it doesn't make sense but believe me and you can try it by yourself.

let me explain something for gaming online

you most have minimum speed 3mb download 3 mb upload (you don't need more).

how to you connected to games servers (i mean the routing and how many hub and throw who!)

what is your Jitter and what is your BufferBloat.

now lets take about Jitter and BufferBloat, if there are bad i mean high that's mean you can't even play Angry Birds because the Jitter show you how your internet connection is stable and the BufferBloat show you when you are using the speed how the ping will be high or low!

you can test your internet provider throw DSLreports to check the BufferBloat.
you can test your ping too in ping-test website and select UK or Germany from the map.

don't test your internet in speed-test website only and you think it's good for gaming if yes! you are totally wrong.

because PING is KING not the speed.

i have WIMD 16mb/16mb internet connection
and i have Gulfnet DSL 13mb/1mb
and i have Fiber from Fastelco 100MB/100MB

the best is Gulfnet DSL can you imagine that!
why Gulfnet is the best for gaming! well let me explain why:

Routing, what is routing??? i said route not router focus now....

the route is mean how you are connected to the games servers for PC/Consoles like Playstation4 and Xbox One.

most of Kuwait companies using the worst internet routing and how they let you connect to the whole world, for this example lets me tell you how you are connect to EA company, EA company is the USA and the ping with EA is 80ms, but!!!!!
how we are connect to that server! here is how Fastelco using that route
Kuwait > Jeddah > Marseille > Frankfurt 2 hubs > Netherlands > UK > India > UK > USA > Netherlands > USA.
again.... this is EA server routing.
now try to trace google DNS and you will get UAE > India.
the worst ping is with UAE because the cable throw the sea,, cheap.

did you know about that? no you don't,,, you can trace the game server ans see it by your self trace every single IP/hub in trace and you will see that Kuwait internet is really really bad for gaming and also streaming because the jitter is high and the BufferBloat too.

Zain is not a provider oredo not a provider viva also and wimd and mada,,, they all using qualit-net and fatelco :)

now Gulfnet is the best,,, why! because they are using direct route for UK and Germany and i pay only 8KD :)
i paid 3600KD for fastelco to get fiber in Surra city and they are using TATA company to link me to the world

TATA is india company located in india, so we are connected to the games servers UK/Germany/USA by TATA that's why we have high ping got it now!

so the only way you can play gaming online is using PC gaming because you can use VPN and change your location to get stable connection but the ping will be the same.
commented Jun 22, 2017 by designic
I didn't lied!
When they have an issue with international provider that mean you know nothing about the internet....
If you just check all providers in Kuwait they have the same issue MR!

That issue is from FALCON Company, The only and the one cable Ministry of Communication have, In Kuwait we have only 1 provider to link us with the world, And if FALCON cable goes down! everything going down and there is no plan B or backup! Welcome to Kuwait aaaaaaand  Ministry of Communication don't want to sign with any new provider and i think you know why! (It's just like Mafia Business) and they want to own everything! Got it now!

Stop complaining we are in the same country
commented Jul 1, 2017 by H-13
Ok then I must ask your opinion on the matter, what should I do with their issue? And second are there any other companies in Kuwait that are not effected by the issue? And my 3rd question is was Gulfnet the best in Kuwait and are they still the best compared to other ISP's? And also why haven't you been uploading on your youtube channel I'm a fan of your work. And also 3la rasi wala for replying to what I said I'm just a guy looking for answers and a solution to what I should do for the time being.
commented Aug 16, 2017 by anonymous
Can you please test the ping of this address(  and tell me how much ping do you get?
commented Aug 16, 2017 by anonymous
hey buddy, here
Minimum = 185ms, Maximum = 186ms, Average = 185ms
my connection is Fasttelco
commented Aug 16, 2017 by anonymous
this server based in Canada (Gameloft) so 185 is normal
answered Jul 18, 2017 by anonymous
qualitynet :)
answered Jul 18, 2017 by Abdullah Alaazmi
this is my result http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/6465116099

i think no one will beat it :D
commented Aug 16, 2017 by anonymous
Which connection do you have?
commented Aug 16, 2017 by anonymous
WOOOOOOW what is that!! LOL
commented Aug 30, 2017 by Abdullah
your connection please? <3
commented Jan 31, 2018 by ZeroDeaths
I beat your dl speed buddy.
answered Sep 3, 2017 by Yash
Which ooredoo router is good for gaming
answered Jan 23, 2018 by anonymous
they're  all garbage.
answered Jan 24, 2018 by anonymous
In Kuwait
LTE, DSL, FIBER = dialup speed

Internet has been absolutely horrible for the past week (every provider).  Did a fucking shark eat the cable again?
commented Feb 1, 2018 by anonymous
as said by reddit, a whale
answered Jan 31, 2018 by JB5
Hey there,
Recently a lot of people were asking about the best isp for gamming in Kuwait well, I guess it has to be qualitynet as they do provide separate gamming packages and fiber networks and on the other hand
Fasttelco and Kems are also pretty good as both provide lower pings and fastelco offers consoles with internet while all of the listed isp provide fiber & ADSL
answered May 28, 2018 by anonymous
I have Zain INTERNET he gives me 40 + Mbps !
its really good for gaming  IN Minecraft game he gives me 100 ping
answered Jun 15, 2018 by Awwa
Zain is great in hawalli very bad in salwa.i heard about speed being company specific and area specific which reminds me of lebanon as there they justify it by the economy and geography but in kuwait it is very confusing to need to investigate and do trial and error until u get a decent knowlwdge and acceptable speed. Please if u mention ur area and company name and ur feedback it would help and make these companies improve
answered Jul 2, 2018 by Wicknvape
I have been with Fasttelco for couple of months now and i am a heavy gamer. so Latency and ping is most important so as streaming and stability of the internet connection. i live in Salway with a fiberoptic connection.
every month they have to have an issue and the internet is cut off.
I have to remember paying the bill otherwise they cut off the internet. they dont have such a thing as a msg to remind you to pay your bill.
Best i can get is 20 MB up and down.
I want something better as for ping is very important.
commented Aug 7, 2018 by Sh
Having a higher ping doesnt make you a better player. A fiber ping should work fine.
answered Aug 6, 2018 by anonymous
answered Aug 8, 2018 by Sunny
It's very difficult to find the best provider in an area. It's mostly how many towers the provider has nearby where you live.

In my building (Salmiya near 5th ring rd papa johns) Viva is the worst, no signal or speed what-so-ever but at my cousins house a few blocks down, it's the fastest ever.

Try using the "Open-Signal" app on your phone, also, if possible, try to borrow some of your friends sim cards for each, ooredoo, viva, zain, etc and check in your area which gets the strongest signal. Then make your decision based on that.

Good luck!!
answered May 29 by anonymous
Quality net is the best I play games in 70 ping avg some times it gets to 64’60 if nobody of my family uses it soo..... i think it’s the best u can get at Kuwait at this time
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