|14 January, 2020

Saudi's CITC calls for applications to issue licences to foreign mobile virtual network operators

This decision will play a role in achieving Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030's objective

Image used for illustrative purpose. A staff works at Rakuten's network facility for its under-construction mobile network in Tokyo, Japan, February 20, 2019.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A staff works at Rakuten's network facility for its under-construction mobile network in Tokyo, Japan, February 20, 2019.

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

DUBAI- Saudi's Communication and Information Technology Commission has called for applications to issue foreign mobile virtual network operators' with licenses, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

"This decision will play a role in achieving Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030's objective to increase the dynamism of the information technology and communication sector (ICT) through the use of digital technologies, while further developing the Kingdom's knowledge-based economy," it said.

(Reporting by Stephen Kalin, editing by Louise Heavens) ((asma.alsharif@thomsonreuters.com; +20225783290; Reuters Messaging: asma.alsharif.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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