Mobily has delivered 60% of the population gatherings to be covered within the two projects of the Universal Service Fund (VII and VIII) signed with the CITC to develop 31 provinces in the central and western regions within the CITC plans aiming to provide telecommunications and data services to many of the villages and remote hamlets with low population density, as part of the great efforts made by the government towards the deployment of communications and information technology services throughout the Kingdom, and enhancing the transformation into electronic government, and to support the national economy and the transition to a knowledge-based society based on access to communications and Internet services.
The Project VII of the Universal Service Fund aims to develop voice communications and broadband services in 12 provinces in Riyadh region and 13 provinces in Qassim region. This project includes the provinces of Ermah, Al Majma’ah, Zulfi, Shaqraa, Thadiq, Al Ghat, Dawadmi, Afif, Al Gweiyyah, Riyadh, Huraymila, Dharmah, Al Deriyya and Murat in Riyadh region , and the provinces of Buraidah, Unaizah, Ar Rass, Al Mozneb, Al Bekeereyya, Al Badaei, Al Asyah, Al Nabhaniah, Uyun Al Jiwa, Riyadh Al Khabra, Al Shomasia, Uklat Alsughoor and Darbah in Qassim region. For this end 216 towers were constructed, and 197 existing towers were upgraded to serve 1147 population gatherings representing more than 60% of the targeted overall population gathering required to be covered.
Whereas project VIII of the Universal Service Fund aims to develop voice communications and broadband services in 6 provinces in Mecca, namely Al Khorma, Taif, Raniah, Terbam Al Moyah, and Meesan. 137 new towers were constructed and 80 existing towers were upgraded to serve 759 population gatherings representing more than 60% of the overall targete population gatherings to be covered within this project.
It is noteworthy that Mobily played a leading role in executing CITC universal service projects in its first phase, after the company won this project which included the provinces of Khulais and Al Kamel in Makkah region and the province of Mahd Al dahab in Medina, which Mobily managed to implement this earlier than the specified time.