The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) issued the “Regulations of Accessing Locally Hosted Internet Content” document, which aims to develop a world-class Internet ecosystem to promote the Kingdom’s role as a regional and global hub for accessing  Internet content, elevate services reliability, and enhance the user’s experience. 

CST highlighted that the Internet content covered includes all forms of data and services that are accessible via the Internet and are hosted inside the Kingdom such as video streaming, online games, content provided through social media applications, and more. These regulations aim to contribute to enhancing access to Internet content hosted in the kingdom, in addition to facilitating the provision of connectivity services according to the highest service standards. 

These regulations will contribute in accessing locally hosted  internet content in the Kingdom, as well as the provision of connectivity services. The document applies to facilities-based unified license service providers and fixed telecommunication service providers.

This regulatory document is part of the CST’s regulatory role in the ICT sector to raise the efficiency of infrastructure and services, as well as to improve the Internet users' experience and provide  them at the highest quality levels in accordance with the best International practices. 
  • Publish Date:
  • 30/11/2023
  • Corresponding:
  • 1445/05/16