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'SAMENA Daily' News

Rural broadband coverage project is 50% complete
Category: Policy and Regulation
Publishing Date: August 10, 2017

A broadband project aiming to provide high-speed internet access to households in sparsely-populated areas across the Saudi Kingdom is 50% complete ahead of schedule, according to telecoms regulator the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC). A total of 70,000 people across 13 governorates in Riyadh, the eastern region, Al-Jouf and the Northern borders region have benefited from the improved connections, following the broadband rollouts.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in March 2017 the CITC awarded Phase I of the broadband coverage expansion project to Zain Saudi Arabia. Under the contract, the operator is set to increase high-speed broadband coverage in the Kingdom’s underserved areas to 70% by 2020.

Source: https://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2017/08/10/rural-broadband-coverage-project-is-50-complete/
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