CITC’s free local roaming service is available in Riyadh, Al-Qassim villages

September 16, 2021

RIYADH — The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announced the completion of the local roaming service in the villages.

The CITC confirmed that the second phase of the service has started to cover villages in the Riyadh and Al-Qassim regions.

The Commission added that the second phase of the local roaming service will cover 2,315 villages in Riyadh region, and 572 villages in Al-Qassim region.

The launching of the second phase of the local roaming service came following the launch of the service in its first phase in the Asir region.

The CITC confirmed the completion of the service in 21,000 villages covered by telecommunications services in the rest of the regions in the Kingdom by the end of 2021.

It is noteworthy that The CITC had launched the signing of a commercial agreement between Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) and Mobile Telecommunications Company Saudi Arabia (Zain) for the launch of the local roaming service last August.

The local roaming service aims to enable service providers to benefit from the telecommunications networks of others and also to help them meet the requirements of the beneficiaries through it, as it supports the empowerment of digital transformation in the villages of the Kingdom

The local roaming service includes all services such as (voice services, Internet services, short text messages “SMS”).

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