Mobily launches WiMAX in four cities

3 Sep 2008

The Saudi cellular operator Mobily has launched a new WiMAX service for residential users in four major cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Khobar. This is Mobily’s first WiMAX launch since taking over ISP and WiMAX licensee Bayanat al-Oula in September last year. Mobily says subscribers can expect download speeds of up to 2Mbps on the service which is branded broadband@home. The service costs SAR250 (USD66.56) a month, with free connection. A free wireless modem is being offered to all new customers during the month of Ramadan. Mobily says WiMAX coverage will eventually be expanded across the whole Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat)