Today, The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announced the most improved companies in Internet services provided for users in the Kingdom during the fourth quarter of 2019, as part of the indicators of the “Meqyas” report, which aims to monitor the overall level of Internet service quality provided in the Kingdom on a quarterly basis.
The report findings showed an increase in the overall rate of performance of mobile Internet speeds, reflecting the continuous development of telecommunications and information technology infrastructure in the Kingdom.
The findings, which are accumulated by analyzing tests made by Internet users through the "Meqyas" smart device application, has also showed that Saudi Telecom Company (STC) achieved the highest average pf mobile Internet download speed of 52.7 Mbps between all service providers, an improvement of 16.1% compared to its performance in the previous quarter. While the average mobile Internet download speed for Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) reached 40.5 Mbps, an improvement of 4.4%.
Furthermore, Saudi Mobile Telecommunications Company (Zain) reached 39.9 Mbps, with an improvement of 23.1%, which is the highest improvement rate between all services providers in the Kingdom compared to the previous quarter.
The “Meqyas” report was launched in 2018, by CITC to focus on an overview of the fixed-line and mobile internet performance across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In an effort to identify possible improvements, improve the quality of Internet services and enhance competitiveness between companies providing services.