Saudi Arabia

Mobily, Zain pay first instalments for 1800MHz concessions; CITC lifts OTT VoIP ban
CITC to lift ban on OTT VoIP by 20 September
Mobily inks multi-vendor agreements to upgrade mobile network
ITC embarks on USD930m broadband project
Rural broadband coverage project is 50% complete
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
CITC submits a request for determining GO’s licensing fees
Zain Group reports flat net income in 1H17
MCIT to provide USD720m for STC’s fibre-optic rollout
STC’s 1H17 net income up 6.6% to USD1.3bn
Mobily reports SAR353m net loss in 1H17
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
GO Telecom secures 700MHz, 1800MHz frequencies
STC, Zain, Mobily awarded additional spectrum
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
CITC imposes fines on STC, Mobily for breaching regulations
GO Telecom terminates its agreement with ZTE Corp
STC to provide 60% of funding for state-backed fibre-optic network
STC reports 21.3% y-o-y rise in profit in 1Q17; inks USD2bn fibre deal with government
Currency devaluations, intense competition affect Zain Group’s 1Q17 financials
CITC imposes ownership limits on pre-paid SIMs
Mobily’s revenues, EBITDA decrease in 1Q17
GO Telecom reports a 23% improvement in revenues in FY2016/17
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
STC, Huawei trial Massive MIMO in Dammam
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
GO Telecom unveils a new restructuring plan
CITC awards broadband expansion project to Zain Saudi
CMA approves GO Telecom’s capital cut proposal
Nokia inks MoUs with STC, Zain to develop 5G, IoT technologies
Mobily narrows net losses by 81% in 2016
Zain selects Ericsson to transform infrastructure; Cisco, STC ink managed services agreement
Mobily signs a new technical services agreement with Etisalat
CITC issues unified concessions to Mobily, Zain
Zain Saudi, Nokia trial advanced 4.5G features
Zain Group’s 2016 revenues down 4% y-o-y
GO Telecom recommends 60% capital cut to cover losses
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Zain Saudi, Huawei sign five-year managed services deal
Mobily signs a USD2.1bn loan with six banks
STC revenues up 2.4% in 2016; SAR600m loan offered to Oger’s Turkish unit
Fingerprint registration scheme affects Mobily’s revenues in 2016
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Etisalat Group, Mobily end management agreement
Mobily secures SAR2bn credit facility
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
M2M Monthly: a guide to recent machine-to-machine and IoT developments
CITC fines trio for violating telecoms regulations
CITC invites bids for a broadband satellite licence
STC’s largest shareholder denies plans to divest stake
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Zain Saudi ordered to pay USD58.5m to Mobily
Zain Saudi planning to launch fibre services
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
STC mulling an option to raise stake in Oger Telecom
Saudi quartet receive unified telecoms concessions
Mobily net income tumbles in 3Q16 as revenues decline
STC’s losses widen in 3Q16 due to biometric registration process
Nokia and STC deploy 4.5G technology across Saudi Arabia
Zain Saudi to leverage utility's 51,000km fibre network
CITC extends mobile licences, to award unified concessions
Mobily to introduce 4x4 MIMO over TD-LTE network
Zain Saudi secures USD600m loan to repay previous borrowings
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Etihad Atheeb, ZTE sign backbone upgrade agreement
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
CITC starts disconnecting unregistered SIMs
STC’s revenue up 6.6% in 1H16
Mobily reports net profit of SAR35.4m in 1H16
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Zain KSA secures SAR2.25bn loan from four banks
Nokia, STC trial ‘MulteFire’ technology
Zain Saudi launches tri-band LTE-A in Jeddah
Zain Group’s revenues, subscribers down in 1Q16
Mobily reports improved EBITDA, net profit in 1Q16; STC’s revenues up 2%
STC introduces VoLTE services
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Juniper Networks to upgrade STC’s backbone
CITC adopts new guidelines on interconnection, access to physical facilities
Saudi Telecom’s revenue up by 11% in 2015
Saudi cellcos in discussion to create JV tower business
Mobily curbs 2015 losses by 30.6% to SAR1.1bn
GO Telecom reports net loss of SAR85.46m in 9M15
STC’s 2015 net profit down 14.8% to USD2.48bn
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Mobily reports net loss of USD42m in Q3 2015
GO Telecom reports net loss of SAR36.6m in 1H15
STC reports 21% slump in profits to USD619m in 3Q15
CMA suspends trading in Mobily’s shares
STC planning to invest USD1bn in networks in H2 2015
GO Telecom reports net loss of SAR40.2m in 1Q15
Trading in Mobily’s shares resumes after company publishes H1 2015 financial report
STC’s 2Q15 net profit down 8.7% to USD682.1m
Zain Saudi launches LTE-A using CA in 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands
Zain Saudi, Nokia complete FDD-LTE carrier aggregation project
CMA suspends trading in Mobily’s shares yet again
Zain Saudi slashes mobile tariff following introduction of new MTRs
STC, Etisalat sign partnership agreement
Saudi market regulator refers Mobily to public prosecutors; Saudi firm to sell its telecoms towers
Zain Group’s revenues, profit down in 1Q15 due to struggling Iraqi operations
Arabsat, KACST sign USD650m satellite deal
Mobily reports 87.7% decline in net profit in 1Q15
GO Telecom curbs net loss in FY2014/15
STC’s revenues up 15.7% in 1Q15
STC selects Ericsson’s IP network solution
STC to adopt Ericsson’s Radio Dot System
Mobily explains restated financial results; CMA to allow trading of its shares from 5 March
CMA suspects Mobily of violating listing rules
Mobily said to have launched a tender for tower sale
Mobily restates 2014 net losses; CMA suspends trading of its shares
CITC cuts MTRs to SAR0.15, fixed termination rates down by 30%
Zain Group’s 2014 revenue, net profit falls on ‘foreign currency revaluation’
Zain may sell mobile transmitter towers in some of its markets
CMA approves Zain Saudi’s capital cut
Mobily’s 2014 profit down 96.3% on higher expenses and lower revenues
Zain Saudi narrows net loss by 23% in 2014
GO Telecom’s revenue down 2% in 9M14
STC Q4 net profit slumps 33% on higher expenses
STC to book USD166m gain in 4Q14 on land transfer
Nokia Networks, STC showcase TDD-FDD aggregation
Lebara launches MVNO services in Saudi Arabia
Mobily expands coverage in central, western regions
Mobily, Zain Saudi proceed with arbitration
Mobily expands fibre-optic network to 20 cities
Zain Saudi says Mobily’s claims are unfounded
Mobily requests arbitration in payment dispute with Zain
Zain Saudi proposes capital reduction to improve financial position
CITC consults on interconnection, access to physical facilities guidelines
Mobily selects Nokia Networks for network expansion and managed services deal
Saudi bourse regulator to investigate Mobily over earnings error
Mobily profit down by 71% y-o-y in 3Q14
GO Telecom 1H14 profit on the rise following STC deal; Mobily requests temporary suspension of share trading
STC adopts Juniper Networks’ managed network services solution
STC sees 34.6% increase in net profit in 9M14
Zain Saudi narrows losses by 19% in 9M 2014
STC extends partnership with Ericsson
STC launches ‘Advanced Solutions’
Mobily offers free Wi-Fi in more than 1,300 locations
VMMEA launches MVNO services in Saudi Arabia; Jawraa looking to expand to other Arab states
Launch of Saudi MVNOs postponed to 4Q14
Saudi consultative council urges CITC to reduce telecoms tariffs
Mobily and Batelco in 4G LTE roaming agreement
Mobily reports 5.8% revenue growth in 1H14 while net profit slumps
GO Telecom’s net profit up to SAR60.43m in 1Q14
STC reports 96% surge in net profit in 2Q14
Zain Saudi curbs loss by 11% in H1 2014
Mobily signs agreement for vendor financing
Zain Saudi Arabia inks supply contracts with five vendors
STC will not compensate users in Eastern Province for network outage
GO Telecom signs IRU agreement with STC
Zain, Nokia demonstrate Liquid Application solution
CITC extends deadline for MVNO licence applications to 7 July; VMMEA secures USD15m funding
Mobily announces losses following cancellation of GO Telecom IRU agreement
Mobily’s acquisition of GO Telecom called off
Mobily, Alca-Lu deploy virtualised radio access network
Etihad Atheeb posts net loss of SAR249.27m for FY2013/14
STC passes 900,000 households with FTTH
Mobily completes due diligence for GO acquisition
SITC shareholders to receive SAR1.05bn in compensation
STC doubles profit to SAR2.4bn by end-March 2014
Mobily’s revenue up by 12% to SAR6.2bn in 1Q14
GO Telecom reports net loss of SAR67.6m in 1Q 2014
Zain Saudi limits net loss to SAR318m in 1Q14
CITC to re-tender third MVNO licence; Zain left in limbo
GO Telecom gains access to Mobily's fibre-optic network
Lebara launching Saudi MVNO in Q2
CITC announces several new projects under the USF
Virgin Mobile MEA to launch services in Saudi Arabia in 1H14
Mobily, Etisalat ink agreement on LTE roaming
Mobily, NSN to upgrade 3G and 4G networks
Mobily signs two agreements for vendor financing
STC, Ericsson partner to boost mobile broadband services in Saudi Arabia
Mobily, Ciena provide advanced business connectivity in Saudi Arabia
STC launches LTE-A in Saudi Arabia
STC renews managed services contract with NSN
Mobily postpones acquisition of GO Telecom with another 90 days
Zain Group reports 3.9% drop in 2013 revenues
Lebara to launch services over Mobily’s network in 1Q14
Mobile subscribers down 10% due to immigration crackdown
NSN awarded new contract in Saudi Arabia
GO Telecom announces SAR66.4m net loss in 4Q13
STC reports 37% surge in net profits for 2013
Zain Saudi curbs net loss by 5.6% in 2013
Mobily announces 11% rise in profit for FY2013; conducts 1Tbps transmission trial with Ciena
STC to provide telecoms infrastructure to Medina KEC
Users report Viber is back; still banned, says CITC
Zain picks Ericsson to implement billing solution
Mobily, shareholders extend deadline for GO takeover to January 2014
STC awards contracts to Huawei, Comptel
Mobily, Finnish minister review investments
Zain Group reports flat revenues in 3Q13
GO announces 45.7% drop in profit to SAR42.84m
STC acquires Bravo
Zain, SLA Mobile launch direct operator billing platform
STC reports 73% surge in profit to SAR3.4bn
Mobily posts 8% growth in revenue to SAR6.4bn
Zain Saudi reports 7% growth in revenues to SAR1.6bn in 3Q13
Mobily provides free Wi-Fi in Eastern Province
STC selects Cisco for MPLS system upgrade
Alca-Lu and Zain Saudi complete testing of ‘ultra-broadband’ access network
STC boosts its network capacity by 30%
Quartet team up for Gulf fibre network
Mobily selects Ericsson to expand its network in Saudi Arabia
STC claims 76.1% 4G network coverage
ITC inks IPLC/MPLS agreement with PCCW Global
Mobily and Huawei launch 400G core network solution
Etisalat’s Bayanat Al-Oula inks MoU with GO’s main shareholders
STC inks supplementary deal with Jabal Omar Development project
STC in row with banks over restructuring of USD1.2bn loan
Batelco’s revenues climb 10%, subscribers up 24%, following Islands consolidation
Zain extends its SAR9bn loan maturity to June 2018
Zain Kuwait profit plunges 27% to KWD113m
STC revenue up 4% to SAR22.9bn in 2Q13
Etihad Atheeb posts net loss of SAR67.5m
ITC and Huawei in partnership to upgrade core network
Zain Saudi reports loss of SAR370m in 2Q13
Mobily’s revenues reach SAR5.97bn in H1 13
Mobily signs loan agreements with Finnvera and EKN
Saudi Telecom expands networks
Saudi Telecom expands FTTH coverage
Mobily inks contract with Emaar Economic City
ITC and Du sign PoP agreement
Mobily inks deal with Nokia, Ericsson for USD650m
Etisalat’s Bayanat Al-Oula to acquire GO Telecom; waiting for CITC approval
Zain extends the repayment of USD2.4bn loan until 31 July
CITC shortlists three companies for MVNO licences
Ericsson to manage Zain’s field operations in Saudi Arabia
CITC hikes the penalty for selling unlicensed SIM cards
Viber plans to bypass Mideast service ban
Zain Saudi secures a fresh SAR2.25 billion three-year loan
CITC bans Viber; Skype and WhatsApp next?
Saudi Arabian government orders liquidation of SITC
Saudi Mobily in talks to acquire a stake in Atheeb (GO)
Zain Saudi to defer payment of USD1.49bn in licence fees
Waseela awarded turnkey microwave network contract in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has some of the highest mobile charges in the world
Mobily, Ericsson to upgrade EPC network in Western region
Etisalat completes tests of VoLTE and eSRVCC
Five companies in running for MVNO licences
CITC to introduce new digit to area codes
SITC’s licence revoked
CITC ordered to allow free roaming
Zain Saudi Arabia delays repayment of USD3bn to 29 May
STC posts 38.5% fall in first quarter profit
Saudi Arabia's Mobily beats profit forecasts with 11% rise in Q1 profit
STC offers 'International Control' service for fixed lines
Five said to be shortlisted for Saudi MVNO concessions
CITC seeks to clamp down on VoIP and messaging services
Iran, GCC states agree multi-band mobile spillover pact
STC signs FTTH deal with KACST
Middle East tycoons stump up for Virgin action
STC targets 90% LTE coverage
Virgin Mobile MEA hopes to win MVNO licence
Data services boost Mobily sales
STC's Q4 net income hit by one-time charges
Saudi regulator accepting applications for MVNO licences
Mobily signs network expansion deals with Ericsson and Huawei
Zain Saudi inks interconnect deal with MoC Kuwait
Zain Saudi extends loan for the sixth time
STC and Viva announce 4G roaming
Saudi operators worried over new SIM registration rules
Zain Group bails out Saudi unit with USD231m loan payment
Mobily and GO sign MoU covering integration of services
Zain Saudi extends loan for a fifth time
Mobily banned from selling pre-paid SIMs; LTE coverage up to 85%
Mobily plans bonus share issue
STC reports strong growth
Zain Saudi extends USD2.6bn loan
SITC fined by Saudi markets authority
Mobily expands TD-LTE to 31 cities
Mobily and IBM announce SAR1 billion tie-up
Batelco’s net profit, EBITDA, revenues fall
Etisalat may increase Mobily stake
Zain increases stake in Saudi subsidiary to 37%
Late flurry covers Zain Saudi's rights issue
STC posts healthy second quarter results
Slow take-up for Zain Saudi's rights issue
Mobily reports 22% increase in Q2 net income
Huawei eyes managed services deals with Etisalat, Saudi Telecom
Zain Saudi starts rights issue
Saudi regulator moves to block illegal pre-paid SIM use
Qtel offers to take 100% of Wataniya in deal valued at USD1.9bn
Zain Saudi Arabia contracts NSN for 4G rollout in Jeddah
Virgin, FRiENDi merge regional MVNO ops
STC adds 4G coverage across 1,500 sites
Zain Saudi plans share capital reduction and rights issue
STC and NTT sign new interconnect agreement
STC adds new 3G/4G mobile data tariff
Mobily chooses Ericsson for EPC upgrade
Mobily prepares for MVNO deals with Xius contract
STC awards Huawei metro WDM deal
UAE’s Du considers plan for Saudi MVNO licence
STC and Mobily to push on with fibre rollouts
STC reports 60% rise in Q1 net profit
Mobily already in talks with prospective MVNOs
Signs of improvement at Zain Saudi
Mobily sees 21% increase in Q1 profit
Telecom Egypt and STC discuss collaboration
Mobily and KT Corp agree to cooperate
Saudi regulator expects 12% growth in ICT spending this year
STC upgrades and expands with NSN
Mobily deploys M2M solution from Gemalto
STC would welcome MVNO partner
ITC upgrades VSAT services
Zain in talks to refinance USD2.5bn loan
Djibouti Telecom, STC Group sign accord
GBI cable ready for service
Mobily signs SAR10bn loan refinancing deal
Ericsson wins 4G contract with STC
Saudi regulator to proceed with pre-paid registration scheme
Qatar makes direct approach for Oger Telecom
Candid Mobily admits to LTE spectrum shortfall
Telcos reveal 4Q11 results to local bourse
Alca-Lu snags STC LTE contract for eleven northern cities
Saudi operator receives green light for share issue
STC ups stake in UAE digital media group Intigral
Regional players eye up two of Saudi’s three MVNO concessions
STC expands LTE: deploys 200 base stations across five cities
MCIT plans to license first three MVNOs in 2012
STC plots Middle East acquisitions in 2012
Batelco, KHC abandon Zain Saudi deal
Optimistic Batelco says Kuwaiti court ruling will not affect Zain Saudi deal
Zain launches third Saudi LTE network of the week; due diligence expected to conclude by end-September
Mobily launches LTE; becomes first operator in MENA to introduce 4G services
STC launches LTE one day after Mobily
Zain taps Alca-Lu for major IP backhaul upgrade
STC Q2 profits rise 9%; Zain Saudi posts loss of SAR448 million
STC inks 1,000km fibre deal with Olaya Real Estate
Bayanat Al-Oula awards USD107 million fibre contract to four international firms
Zain Saudi Arabia deal to be completed within two months
Mobily, Alca-Lu confirm trial of ‘100G’ bandwidth solution
Zain opening books to Batelco within days
Zain Saudi targets 15m users by 2015
Mobily expects to agree STC tower-sharing deal by end-2011
STC keen on new acquisitions; South East Asia and Middle East targeted
Batelco, Zain deal on the rocks? Batelco demands management rights
ITC launches IPO; 35 million shares up for grabs
Zain Saudi reports 36% rise in Q1 revenues
CMA approves ITC plan to offer 35% of shares in an IPO
Kingdom Holding, Batelco to start due diligence for 25% Zain Saudi stake
Mobily plots 3Q11 LTE launch
GO taps ZTE for Metro Fibre Ring
Zain accepts joint bid from KHC and Batelco for Saudi unit
Zain rejects all three bids for Saudi unit; Etisalat due diligence not extended?
STC denies accusation made by Atheeb Telecom
Mobily signs LTE and WiMAX deal with Samsung
To Kingdom come; KHC extends offer for Zain Saudi Arabia until 16 February
Batelco submits bid for 25% stake in Zain Saudi Arabia
STC unveils FTTH service Verve; download speed of 100Mbps available in Kingdom for the first time
Saudi Telecom, Mobily consider cell tower merger scheme
Prince Alwaleed lodges Zain Saudi bid; due diligence in Etisalat, Zain deal extended to end-February
STC and Novatel launch joint dual-carrier HSPA+ network
Mobily and Zain announce improved 4Q10 results
Bravo selects Huawei to boost infrastructure efficiency
Regulator seeks approval for 'high-quality broadband' scheme; fines cellcos over 'unlicensed' SIM cards
ITC fibre project to commence in February; four year time-frame mooted
Zain awarded rural expansion contract by CITC
Mobily launches new business IP voice service
Mobily plans LTE launch in mid-2011
Zain picks UBS to sell Saudi unit; shareholder threatens legal action to derail Etisalat deal
STC selects Alcatel-Lucent for GPON rollout
STC reports 38.3% increase in Q3 revenues
Batelco and Qtel interested in Zain's Saudi unit?
Mobily wins SAR50 million contract to bridge broadband gap
IPTV arrives for Saudi broadband users
USD1bn Saudi fibre network contract won by Korean consortium
STC announces 31% drop in Q2 net profit
Zain Saudi Arabia announces increased revenues
Mobily announces 33% income increase in 2Q10
Cellcos fined SAR5 million after international roaming dispute
Mobily registers 49% jump in net profit
Huawei bags STC LTE deal
STC reports 29% drop in 1Q net profit
Zain Saudi Arabia posts Q1 loss of USD177m
Mobily continues wireless broadband growth
Etisalat to boost Mobily stake
Mobily completes WiMAX coverage of Riyadh
Alcatel-Lucent to Support STC’s LTE trial
Mobily offers 21.6Mbps across HSPA+ network
STC picks Ericsson for LTE
Zain contracts Motorola for LTE
Bridgewater and Mobily collaborate
Zain misses loan commitments
STC 4Q net profit up 154%; Zain report losses
Mobily 4Q net profit up 35% y-o-y
Mobily launches HSPA+
Bayanat rolls on with WiMAX rollout
Mobile subscription up to 41.1 million in 3Q09
Mobily expands 3.5G with Ericsson
STC third quarter net profit down 20%
Mobily: 3Q09 net profit up 49.7%
STC contracts Alcatel-Lucent for broadband expansion
STC contracts Huawei for HSPA+ upgrade
Bayanat Al-Oula expands WiMAX coverage
Mobily seals Qualcomm agreement
Etihad Atheeb launches WiMAX in Al-Medina
Mobily boosts 3G coverage
ZTE to deploy WiMAX network for Atheeb
Bayanat Al-Oula extends WiMAX with Samsung
Etihad Atheeb ends STC monopoly; launches WiMAX
Zain successfully trials HSPA+
STC technical glitch halts MNP service
ITC seals deal to boost international connectivity
Mobily boosted by revenue growth
Zain Saudi reports first quarter losses
STC hit by exchange rates in first quarter
Etihad Atheeb receives its licence
SAR435 million network expansion for Mobily
Mobily launches HSUPA
STC slashes internet tariffs as it prepares for competition
STC: Crisis? What crisis?
Saudi cellco sees stronger than expected sales
Mobily’s Q4 profit up 51%
Etihad Atheeb opens USD80m IPO
Mixed fortunes for Saudi operators
Saudi Zain signs a million subs in first month
Wireline licensee looks to USD3bn rollout
Mobily IP network
Mobily buys another ISP
STC sets up mobile content JV
STC sees profits fall
Mobily profits beat forecasts
Mobily improves roaming
STC cuts workforce; Mobily capital plan approved
Mobily launches WiMAX in four cities
Zain launches new network
STC pays for United front
STC cuts call charges as more competition looms
Saudi Zain to launch, fast
STC completes first phase of WiMAX rollout
Mobily sees 47% rise in 2Q profits
STC profits up 24%
Mobily buys another ISP
Bravo launches new services and rate plans
Mobily says investments reach SAR7 billion
Batelco announces USD1 billion investment plan
STC, Mobily see profits rise
Hits Telecom considers USD300m rights issue
Etisalat offloads Mobily shares
Zain receives licence to operate in Saudi Arabia
Mobily flotation
Mobily signs contract for managed services
Mobily doubles subs in 2007
Atheeb inks deal with Motorola for WiMAX network
Wataniya Telecom Algeria to break even
CITC publishes market statistics for 2001 to 2006
Zain Saudi Arabia network to cover 53% of population at launch
Batelco plans 4Q launch
Mobily’s Bayanat deal sealed
Mobily in deal with Ericsson
Mobily outsources network operations
Zain awards 2G/3G deal to Motorola
Wireline licensees given final approval
IPO attracts more than five million investors
Saudi Zain signs national roaming deal with Mobily
Zain sees profits within three years
Zain’s Saudi launch now set for 2H
Cisco given a slice of KAEC
Mobily expands international link
Good year at Mobily
STC agrees to buy Oger stake, sees 10% rise in profit
Bravo pushes hybrid service
Nokia wins Zain deal
Motorola wins with Mobily
Wi-Fi Mecca mesh connects pilgrims
STC launches Nokia wireless e-mail
Mobily selects Huawei to build nationwide IP backbone to support 3G
Saudi Zain IPO to raise USD1.9 billion
Mobily plans USD1 billion expansion
Vivendi closes in on Oger Telecom stake
Mobily embarks on secondary 3.5G rollout
Mobily offers cheaper calls from home
Zain Saudi Arabia to launch by mid-2008
Mobily doubles HSDPA speeds
Mobily’s profit climbs 43.3%
STC launches local services for foreigners
Mobily buys WiMAX firm
Regulator acts against spam SMS
Mobily offers MNP
Saudi WiMAX contract won by Huawei
STC to borrow USD14 billion for international expansion, says report
Batelco announces regional investments; warns of over-regulation
Mobily continues 3.5G expansion; launches unlimited mobile TV
STC reaches 15.5 million subs
Mobily reports massive jump in profits
STC reports another fall in profit
MTC gets official approval for bid
HITS to raise USD300m from equity sale
Fixed line licences to be issued
Mobile penetration climbs but broadband hampered by lack of availability
Saudi MTC granted licence, promises IPO
MTC shares see record trading
Mobily earmarks USD267m for 3G
Mobily improves
Three wireline winners
Saudi regulator expects more than one fixed line winner
STC reports largest profits drop for four years
Three in the running for wireline licence
ITC gives investment total
STC goes for WiMAX
MTC wins Saudi wireless concession
MTNL and Orascom lose out in Saudi wireless bid
Mobily signs largest syndicated Islamic loan
Saudis get ten offers for wireline licence
Saudi concession attracts nine bids
MTN back on acquisition trail in Middle East
Mobily prepares PTT
Mobily expands
Government boosts investment opportunities
4Q profit falls at STC
Wataniya boosts Bravo interest
Bayanat awards mobile WiMAX contract
Turkcell confirms Saudi interest
Multiple mobile subscriptions popular in Saudi Arabia
Mobily continues network expansion
Sales up at Mobily
STC boosts capacity
Motorola gets Mobily deal
Mobily extends 3G deal
No new licences in 2006
STC selects Siemens
STC signs USD53 million customer services deal
Mobily renews roaming
Nokia bags radio and HSDPA network deal from Saudi Telecom
STC expands HSDPA deal
Mobily gets HSDPA
STC awards nationwide 3G contract to Huawei
3G switch-on for STC
Orascom interested in Saudi licence
Ten potential bidders for Kingdom’s new fixed, mobile licences
Saudi Telecom’s Q1 profit up 13%
Saudi Arabia to licence new operators this year
Intel offices get WiMAX
Mobily plans fibre rollout
Saudi Telecom 4Q profit nearly doubles
Etisalat, ITPC and STC team up for FOG2 submarine cable
Saudi Arabia sets liberalisation schedule
STC breaks eleven million barrier
Saudi Arabia completes twelve-year quest to join WTO and commits to further liberalisation
STC selects Alcatel for ADSL expansion
Riyadh questions appeal of second fixed line licence
Mobily deploys Aperto system in five cities
Mobily hits one million user mark: announces expansion plan and new offers
STC reports strong profits for 1H
Kingdom gets iDEN network
STC receives 3G licence
Mobily ready for launch
STC signs deal with Mako for security services
Mobily planning rights issue
Saudi firm to launch Kingdom’s first MMS service
FALCON flying high in Saudi
Saudis get DSL-in-the-sky
Mobily to launch in June
STC selects Narus’ IP Platform to curb illegal VoIP traffic
STC reports 20% profit growth in Q1
Crackdown on cameraphone porn: guilty face 1,000 lashes, jail sentence or stiff fine
New licences could be distributed in 2006
Etisalat aiming high
Saudi Telecom posts 2004 profits of USD2.5 billion
STC preparing for competition
STC and Etisalat sign GSM roaming agreement
Huawei wins GSM contract
STC picks ZTE for WiLL
Ettihad Etisalat IPO descends into chaos
Investment continues in Saudi cellular sector
Etisalat outlines Saudi network rollout plans
Camera phones can be harmful to health
Etisalat announces Saudi investment plans
Etisalat consortium raises USD2.35 billion for mobile network
2G licence supplemented by 3G concession
Etisalat set to win coveted GSM concession
Vodafone and Bouygues thrown out of GSM auction
América Móvil to keep Alo PCS?
Prince Alwaleed eyeing second GSM concession
Second GSM operator to enter mobile market
Maxis drops out of licence race
Eleven to take part in GSM auction
Seven in frame for Kingdom’s second GSM licence
Nokia completes upgrade of STC’s GSM network
Profits soar at STC
STC invites GSM operators to build networks
Government invites consultation on licencing process
Mobile market to be opened to competition in 2004
Lucent facing bribery allegations
Oversubscribed Saudi Telecom IPO a huge success
Saudi government launches STC privatisation