WSIS Prizes Contest 2021 Nominee

KSA Free Wi-Fi


Description

Providing free wi-fi services to public by having public wi-fi hotspots across the cities, with an aim to improve quality of telecom services available to public in Saudi Arabia. CITC launched In partnership with key service providers to provide 60,000 Free access points across Saudi Arabia where there is an expected impact (Direct) and (Indirect) on both consumers & operators. The objective is to provide internet access to all in Saudi Arabia and promoting better life within the Kingdom as this will increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet within Saudi Arabia. This is also aligns with Kingdom’s push to develop the country as a tourism hub, hence, by allowing visitors to access free wi-fi, it will also promote and help the tourism industry indirectly.

Project website

https://www.citc.gov.sa/


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development 2021
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Coverage
  • Saudi Arabia

Status

Ongoing

Start date

15 November 2020

End date

Not set


Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Youth
  • Older persons
  • Women
  • Indigenous and nomadic peoples
  • People with disabilities
  • The unemployed
  • The poor
  • Migrants
  • Refugees and internally displaced people
  • Remote and rural communities
  • Visitors to KSA

Sustainability

Service providers continuing to provide the service


WSIS values promotion

The Free wifi it will improve quality of life in KSA . As well it will enable service providers to optimize there networks utilization (Fixed & Mobile) and achieve Efficiency of resources uses.


Entity name

STC, Zain ,Mobily

Entity country—type

Saudi Arabia Private Sector

Entity website

https://www.citc.gov.sa/

Partners

STC, Zain ,Mobily