Saudi Arabia

Mobile Apps Ban to Be Lifted From the 20th of September

Internet voice and video calling apps such as Skype, Viber, and WhatsApp will be unblocked in Saudi Arabia next week.

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al Sawaha announced on Wednesday the lifting of a ban on mobile phone applications, effective from this coming Wednesday.

The minister said that service providers had confirmed their commitment to enable all customers to use the applications to make voice and video calls of the highest quality and that they will review all applications so as to meet the requirements periodically.  

Al-Sawahah thanked the CITC and telecom companies for developing their technologies in line with the latest trends in the communications and information technology sector and providing the best services for users.