The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) fined more than SR40 million ($10.67 million) fines on a number of Saudi telecom operators such as stc, Etihad Etisalat Co. (Mobily), Mobile Telecommunication Company Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA), and Etihad Jawraa Telecommunications and Information Technology Company (Lebara Mobile KSA) for not complying to the kingdom’s telecommunications law.
The breakup of fines for the faulting companies are as follows: STC fined SR31.4 million, Mobily SR1.2 million, Zain KSA SR996,000, and Lebara Mobile SR366,000. Other operators were fined SR6.16 million.
The violations included making promotional offers in violation of CITC’s decisions, using frequencies without licenses, failing to comply with the CITC’s decisions with regard to a number of user complaints, using violating SIMs, failing to provide CITC with information required within the specified deadlines.
Other violations included causing damage to public telecommunications networks by disconnecting a communication cable, delivering Spam messages, and providing SMS service without valid license