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More than 7,400 employees to provide telecom services during Hajj
August 18, 2018

The total number of employees providing ICT services for this year’s Hajj was 7,411, according to the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) data.
The 24/7 services are supervised by the Communications and Information Technology Commission in accordance with authorized service providers.
The number of branch offices of telecom services reached 69 offices in Makkah this year, and the total number of 2G, 3G and 4G cell towers was 15,972, to ensure"...

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Ooredoo introduces special Hajj passport for travellers to Saudi Arabia
August 12, 2018

With hajj season approaching, Ooredoo has introduced a new Hajj Passport offer for customers travelling to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage. For just RO10, travellers can rest assured that they will stay connected with their families back home during their ten-day trip, with a generous 2GB data and 100 voice minutes, including local and received calls as well as calls to Oman.

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Govt agencies owe STC over SR18 billion in unpaid bills
August 8, 2018

Government departments and agencies owe nearly SR19 billion to Saudi Telecom Company by the end of 2017, according to a statement issued by the state-owned telecom giant.

Authorities in the country have set up a committee to study ways and means to tackle the issue while the General Auditing Bureau (GAB) wanted an explanation from STC for the huge amount of unpaid bills.

A report issued by the company’s general assembly, which met"...

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GSMA Announces Latest Event Updates for 2018 “Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership With CTIA”
July 28, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- The GSMA today announced several additions to the Mobile World Congress Americas event line-up, including new speakers in the conference program, additional participating companies and exhibition experiences, and new programs and events. The show will take place in the Los Angeles Convention Center from September 12 -14, 2018.

“With"...

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Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia’s Market Share Increases by 27 Percent
July 23, 2018

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), has increased its market share in the MEA by 31.25%, according to the GFK May 2018 report, showing strong device performance and steady growth in the region. In May 2018, GFK reported that Huawei CBG market share in the Middle East and Africa was 21%, an increase of 31.25% when compared with the brand’s market share in December 2017. Huawei’s value share also increased 35.7% from December 2017, rising to 19% in May"...

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KSA sets bar for quality of service in communications, IT sector
July 19, 2018

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has released an update to regulate the quality of services by telecommunications service providers (TSP) in the Kingdom.

The update includes standards and indicators that assess the quality of service and enables consumers to view comparative quality-of-service information on the following services: Internet, mobile phones"...

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