CITC one of the world’s most developed 5G regulators: ITU

SourceSaudi Gazette
CountrySaudi Arabia

Saudi Gazette reportRIYADH — In a recent report, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) hailed the impressive and rapid development of the Communications and Information Technology sector, in Saudi Arabia, pointing to the role of the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) as the regulator of the sector.The Saudi model is a pioneer in transforming regulating the communications and information technology sector, notably among the most mature category (5G), the report stated.The ITU report pointed out that Saudi Arabia is continuing to prioritize the rapid growth of its ICT sector and pursue sustainable economic diversification as part of its Vision 2030.“A new strategy bringing government agencies and the private sector together as well looking into new and emerging technologies have been critical elements of the Saudi Arabian regulator’s journey,” the report added.The report said that the CITC is stepping up to meet the 5th-generation regulation challenge with an ambitious new digital transformation strategy with a guiding vision of a “connected nation for a thriving digital economy.” “Their vision also emphasizes safeguarding the more...