CITC imposes fines on STC, Mobily for breaching regulations

24 May 2017

Saudi Arabia’s telecoms watchdog, the Communications and IT Commission (CITC), has imposed fines of SAR15 million (USD4 million) on local telecoms operators Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) for a number of violations. Mobily was fined SAR10 million for launching an illegal promotion and for its failure to comply with CITC’s National Numbering Plan, while STC was ordered to pay SAR5 million for launching an illegal promotion campaign, SAR50,000 for its failure to comply with the regulator’s rules on five client complaints and SAR10,000 for failing to submit information required by CITC.