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As part of MCIT’s efforts to develop digital infrastructure in remote areas,

Al-Swaha announces completion of extending broadband services to Al-Jumoum villages

02 Jan 2018
Al-Swaha announces completion of extending broadband services to Al-Jumoum villages

Highlighting a step forward in Saudi Arabia’s plans to expand the broadband internet services to 70 per cent of the Kingdom’s remote areas by 2020, His Excellency Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has announced today the completion of the high-speed home broadband network project for Al-Jumoum district in Makkah Province.

The project is part of MCIT’s efforts to develop a digital infrastructure in villages and contribute to the development of an innovative environment in the Kingdom. It also marks a digital leap in enhancing e-government services in key sectors such as education and healthcare.

During his visit to Al-Jumoum, Eng. Al-Swaha witnessed the launch of broadband internet services at speeds of 10 Mbps in the villages of Rahat and Muddrika. On this occasion, Al-Swaha said that the Ministry is keen to activate partnerships with the private sector and encourage investments in developing the digital infrastructure to ensure the best quality of service to the members of the Saudi society.

As part of the ministry’s efforts to extend seamless connectivity throughout the country, in line with the National Transformation Program 2020 and Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, communication and internet services have been provided to more than 4 million residents in over 17,000 communities in the regions of Northern Borders, Jouf, Hail, Tabuk, Qassim, Riyadh, Madinah, Makkah, Eastern Province, Asir, Baha, Najran and Jazan.

Minister of CIT MCIT Vision 2030 National Transformation Program 2020

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