CITC, Zain complete rural broadband project ahead of schedule

8 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has revealed that Phase I of the country’s broadband coverage expansion project has been completed one month earlier than scheduled, the Saudi Press Agency reports. The project – covering more than 140,000 citizens in 13 provinces – was awarded to Zain Saudi Arabia in March 2017. Under the contract, the operator is set to increase high-speed broadband coverage in the Kingdom’s underserved areas to 70% by 2020.