CITC to stop the sale of unlimited Internet cards

Updated 27 September 2016

CITC to stop the sale of unlimited Internet cards

JEDDAH: The Communications and Information Technology Commission has decided to stop the sale unlimited Internet cards starting next week, and will apply the decision to all service operators, informed sources reveal.
In the first phase, the decision will be limited to pre-paid cards, but will not included billed or post-paid mobile packages, nor DSL services linked to fixed phone lines.
The aim of the move is to ration the use of the network, in turn reducing pressure on networks and enhancing services for customers. This comes after operation signals indicated a rise in network usage exceeding global averages.
The decision has been heavily debated on social media sites over the past few days.
This comes as the Saudi Telecommunications Company also stopped unlimited Internet packages, according to the company’s Twitter account, while Mobily and Zain confirmed the service and packages would resume.
The Communications and Information Technology Commission has remained silent about the decision, in turn intensifying debates and discussions on social media.


Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin. (SPA)
Updated 25 min 23 sec ago

Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

  • Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin

BEIJING: Three books on Saudi classical literature, which were translated into the Chinese language, were launched at a ceremony organized by the Beijing Teachers Qualification Publishing House.
The event was held in cooperation with the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge in Riyadh, and the Department of Arabic Language at Beijing University for Foreign Studies.
It was attended by the Saudi ambassador to China, Turki Al-Madi, the president of the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge, Dr. Yahya bin Junaid, and Chinese officials. Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin.