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CITC Coordinates with Operating Companies to Rationalize open Internet | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh- An official in one of the companies operating telecommunication services in Saudi Arabia confirmed that the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) coordinated with Saudi telecommunication companies to set controls that lead to rationalizing internet consumption, which is reaching very high limits; thus, affecting the delivery of services for the rest of the customers.

The official, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Asharq Al-Awsat that these measures taken are considered normal in light of high consumption and exaggerated internet services.

The official stressed that this move is positive and has significant implications on internet services provided by companies with competitive prices.

He implied the necessity of committing to this corrective step by the operating telecommunication companies in Saudi Arabia.

Moreover, CITC did not respond to Asharq Al-Awsat’s inquiries regarding the content of its decision to compel telecommunication companies working in the country not to give its clients internet services without limiting the size of data loading, “unlimited internet.”

Meanwhile, one of the operating companies in Saudi Arabia notified its clients that based on the decision issued by CITC; it will not be able to provide them with unlimited internet connection services.

On the other hand, “Zain” Telecom Company tweeted that it will continue to provide its clients with the unlimited service despite the Commission’s decision issued.

Previous years have witnessed unusual level of consumption that reached high levels, which demanded the intervention of the Communications and Information Technology Commission, the organizing arm to adjust the consumption.