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Introduction

Although Saudi Arabia has one of the highest penetration rates for mobile services in the Middle East, the adoption of LTE services is slow due to restrictions on the growth plans of the operators.

Highlights

  • The CITC completed the public consultation on the regulation of wholesale local voice call termination rates for both mobile termination rates (MTRs) and fixed termination rates (FTRs).
  • In a new decision issued in 2016, the CITC published rules for interconnection and for access to physical facilities.

Features and Benefits

  • Outlines the relevant regulated markets and the dominant players in these markets.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in Saudi Arabia.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels in Saudi Arabia?
  • What are the current telecoms regulation and policies in Saudi Arabia?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • National roaming

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service obligation

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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