Domestic mobile roaming initiative begins operations

1 Sep 2021

The ‘Local Roaming’ (national mobile inter-network roaming) initiative backed by Saudi Arabia’s Communications & Information Technology Commission (CITC) has been launched under an agreement between the Kingdom’s three main cellcos Saudi Telecom Company (stc), Mobily and Zain. A press release on Zain’s website confirms that the first phase of the domestic roaming service was launched as planned in the Asir region, giving mobile users access to any available network in the event of coverage gaps on their own provider’s network. It is expected that the service will eventually cover around 21,000 villages and settlements spread over 147 governorates throughout the Kingdom, including desert zones.