Saudi Communications Commission announced the introduction of roaming prices among Gulf states

Apr

2

2016

Communications and Information Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia announced the start of the first phase of reduced retail prices for roaming services between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which approved the activated starting on April 1 / April 2016.

The Ministerial Committee for Communications and Information Technology of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which comprises Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, at its 24 to the Bishop of wholesale and retail of outgoing and incoming calls and receive calls and data services and SMS rates.

Body in and explained a statement her to the upper limit of price applies to all providers of mobile communications services in the Gulf Cooperation Council ( GCC ) , as amounting to 0.975 SAR for outgoing calls within the country of roaming in the GCC countries, and 2.4 SR International outgoing calls for the GCC countries while roaming in the GCC countries.

The upper limit of the price of 1.31 riyals for incoming calls while roaming within the GCC countries, and 0.3 riyals per outgoing SMS messages while roaming within the GCC countries, and 4.875 Real data while roaming within the GCC countries.

The Commission emphasized that the subscriber is free to use roaming services payment system, according to consumer prices Unified roaming in the GCC countries, or selecting the appropriate subscriptions him Kbaqat roaming offered by mobile telecommunications service providers.

Commission expected to have a significant impact in the growth of the size of the use of data services after the start of the application of the GCC agreement to organize GCC roaming prices.

It is noteworthy that this agreement is an extension of the efforts of the Ministerial Committee for Communications and Information Technology of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and coordinate continuously with regulators in the telecommunications GCC sector, providers of mobile communications services.

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