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 Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Saudi Arabia's Mobily says that it has upgraded 40 more of its base stations in the Eastern Region to support higher mobile data speeds. The upgrades included sites in Dammam, Khobar, Dhahran and the Jubail Industrial City and the Dammam Port, as well as the towns of Sihat, Qatif and Kalabia in Ahsaa.

The company has also launched a new USB modem, the Connect Plus, that can also be used as a mobile phone to make calls and send SMS messages. It can also play MP3 files, be used as a storage device, and do Bluetooth exchanges.

In related news, Mobily's CEO, Engineer Khalid Al Kaf, has told Zawya that Mobily's network is now the world's busiest in data transfer, with more than 31 terrabytes exchanged daily.

Estimates from the Mobile World analysts are that the operator ended Q1 '09 with around 15.5 million customers, of which around 7.4 million are using its 3G network.

Source: Cellular News.

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