Publish Date:    13/12/1440 Hijri      Corresponding:   13/08/2019

​The use of Information and Communication Technology  services (ICT), during this season of Hajj 1440-2019, witnessed  a significant rise; the average number of subscribers reached nearly [4.6million] per day, the number of voice calls exceeded [364] million, and the total data consumption during the entire season exceeded [38.9 thousand] terabyte, with a rise  of [% 27] compared to last year, according the statistics issued by CITC  about the ICT services consumed in Makkah Almukarramah, Al Madinah Almunawarah and Holy sites throughout Hajj season1440-2019.

Implementation of daily measurements showed that the Internet average download speed is [44] Mbps in Makkah Almukarramah with a rise of [67%] compared to last year. While in Madinah it reached [48.14] Mbps with a rise of [54%] compared to last year, due to availability of advanced infrastructure for communication networks and massive increase of their capacity.
It is noteworthy that ICT authorities  have implemented several operational plans and procedures performed for this season of Hajj, providing guests of Allah with world –class telecommunication services, to let them connect with their families easily and comfortably.  Furthermore, they had several specialized field teams equipped with the technical capabilities, for supervision of all telecom services in Makkah Almukaramah, Al Medina Almunawarah and their devoted air, sea and land ports, to be at the pilgrims’ service.
Meanwhile, CITC Governor, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Salem Alruwais, congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense- May Allah protect them-On the success of the ICT sector’s operational plans and procedures  for this season of Hajj, mentioning that it would not have been possible without the ultimate support and guidance of the wise leadership, the continuous guidance and follow ups of HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee,  HRH Prince Khaled Al Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region, and Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, and HE Eng. Abdullah  Bin Amer Al Sawahah, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Chairman of the CITC.
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