Saudi Arabian telecoms watchdog the Communications and IT Commission (CITC) has introduced several projects under the Universal Service Fund (USF), for the provision of telecoms services in 28 locations in the provinces of Medina, Ghazala, Asir, Jazan and Tabuk. According to a press release, the CITC has received bidding documents from all companies eligible to participate in these projects – Saudi Telecoms Company (STC), Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Zain Saudi Arabia (formerly Saudi MTC) and Atheeb Telecom (GO). The projects will include the provision of voice and data services to six remote locations in Medina, Ghazala (one), Asir (five), Jazan (eleven) and Tabuk (five), covering a combined population of 13,500 people.
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