The Communications and Information Technology Commission revealed a number of qualitative leaps achieved by the telecommunications and information technology sector in 2019 with the aim of building and strengthening the infrastructure and improving the quality of service so that modern technologies can be deployed and user experience be improved, including the number of towers that support fifth generation technologies reaching 5,200 base towers in more than 30 cities around the Kingdom.
This technology will contribute to providing digital infrastructure for many innovative services in addition to enabling the fourth industrial revolution and adopting emerging and modern technologies.
These achievements also included the Kingdom's second ranking in the list of G-20 countries for the total allocation of frequency bands identified globally for the provision of mobile communications services, and according to reports and statistics on the allocation of frequency bands by G-20 countries. The Kingdom was second after Japan ahead of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Canada, and the rest of G-20 countries as the total frequency bands allocated to provide communication services reached (1110) MHz.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) commended the kingdom's regulation of the telecommunications and information technology sector which achieved an advanced position in the indicators of global competitiveness as the Kingdom advanced (16) positions globally in this regard.