RIYADH: Subscribers to Saudi telecommunications networks enjoy a 400 percent increase in data volume and a 200 percent increase in audio bandwidth over Internet users around the world, according to Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper on Friday, November 24.
These percentages are the outcome of a recent government study on broadband fair usage policies that is generally applied by international telecommunications companies.
Telecom companies have allocated 30 gigabytes per month to their customers, i.e., 1 GB per day, while the volume of data specified in the broadband fair usage policies in Saudi Arabia is 90 GB per month for mobile audio credits, or a daily usage rate of up to 3 GB, the study revealed.
The data bandwidth is 180 GB per month, with a daily usage rate of up to 6 GB.
The monthly data bandwidth allocated to subscribers of telecommunications companies in Saudi Arabia per month is huge.
It allows subscribers to view the full length of 720 hours of audio bandwidth in Snapchat and 1,440 hours of data per month, or watching YouTube videos for up to 360 hours, browsing Instagram for 630 hours or 423 hours for Skype.
The space allotted for data bandwidth allows viewing YouTube for up to 720 hours, or 1,260 hours for Instagram, or 846 hours for the Skype.