CITC fines trio for violating telecoms regulations

1 Dec 2016

Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has imposed a number of fines on three operators for unspecified violations of the telecoms legislation, with its decisions upheld by the court of appeals. Saudi Zain Arabia was fined SAR1.79 million (USD470,000) for not enforcing a ruling by the regulator, and an additional SAR500,000 for ignoring another decree. Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) was fined a total of SAR240,000 for overlooking two separate rulings by the CITC, while Saudi Telecom Company (STC) was fined a total of SAR40,000 for two different violations.