Saudi Arabia ranked second among G20 countries for telecoms expansion

Saudi Arabia has succeeded in increasing the average speed of mobile internet services substantially. (Shutterstock photo)
Updated 12 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia ranked second among G20 countries for telecoms expansion

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has been ranked second among the G20 group of leading nations for the development of its telecommunication services.

According to global radio spectrum allocation reports, the Kingdom made the largest breakthrough among G20 countries in terms of the amount of radio spectrum awarded to operators in globally identified frequency bands for public mobile telecom services.

Since the end of the second quarter of 2019, the Kingdom has been positioned behind Japan in the sector’s league table.

The Global Broadband Speed Test, Speedtest.net, recently revealed that the Kingdom had succeeded in increasing the average speed of mobile internet services from 9.2 megabits per second (Mbps) at the end of September 2017, to 37.5 Mbps by the end of May this year. 

 

 


King Salman speaks to China’s Xi on the telephone

Updated 20 September 2019

King Salman speaks to China’s Xi on the telephone

  • Xi told King Salman that China condemned an attack on the country’s oil facilities
  • He also called on all parties to avoid taking steps that would escalate the situation

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, Saudi Press Agency reported. 
Xi told King Salman that China condemned the attacks on Aramco oil facilities that took place on Sept. 14 and called on all parties to avoid taking steps that would escalate the situation. 

He added that the attack is a “serious violation of the security and stability of Saudi Arabia,” and that China stands with the Kingdom.

The Chinese president also thanked King Salman for the positive measures Saudi Arabia has taken to ensure the continuation of oil supplies.