Number: 6/1440
Issue Date: 04/04/2019
Expiry Date: 13/06/2019
Category: Regulatory
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) is announcing the release of a Public Consultation on the proposed update to the regulatory and licensing frameworks for the ICT sector in the country.
In light of current and anticipated future developments, and under the goals of enhancing Saudi Arabia’s ICT market environment, investment attractiveness, level of competition and for further liberalizing the ICT sector in Saudi Arabia, CITC has undertaken a detailed review of the current industry and regulatory environment and is in the process of updating the regulatory and licensing frameworks to align with international best practices

CITC invites all stakeholders and members of the public, including private individuals, public organizations and commercial entities (together, the Respondents) to participate in this Public Consultation process. Respondents who wish to express opinions on the Public Consultation Documents are invited to submit their comments in writing to CITC. CITC is under no obligation to adopt the comments of any Participant

All comments must be received by CITC no later than 10/10/1440H 3:00 PM, corresponding to 13/06/2019G.

Comments filed in relation to the Public Consultation Documents may be submitted to one or more of the following addresses:
  • By E-mail to: frameworks@citc.gov.sa 
  • Or delivery (hard and soft copies) by hand or by courier to:
    Office of the Governor,
    Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)
    Corner of Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Road and Imam Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Road Alnakheel Quarter
    P.O. Box 75606
    Riyadh 11588
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Q & A

What are the public consultations documents intended for?

They aim to provide the CITC with the relevant visions to update the regulatory framework, licenses and related procedures in order to strengthen the ICT market in the Kingdom and raise the level of competition.

What are the public consultations document consist of?

1/ Main Public Consultations document.  2/ Folder containing set of Annexes to the Public consultation document.

What are the most important amendments in the public consultations documents?

Due to the multiple amendments in the document, it is best to look at it in detail, but in general, the amendments vary in depth and include a number of key regulatory documents, it also includes amendments in the classification of telecommunications services licenses and how the CITC deals with them.

Why is there a need to develop the regulatory framework?

As time progresses, the gaps in a number of CITC's regulations have widened due to changes in technology and services, consumer needs, market development, and vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2030. According to CITC's strategies, some changes represent the need to complete the shift to technology and service neutral approach.

How to submit your comments?

Your comments on the Public Consultations can be sent to frameworks@citc.gov.sa Also Delivery of the hard and soft copies by hand or by courier to: Office of the Governor, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) Corner of Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Road and Imam Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Road Alnakheel Quarter P.O. Box 75606 Riyadh 11588 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia An editable soft copy of the responses must be provided to the email provided above

What is the deadline for submitting the responses?

The responses must be submitted no later than 10/10 / 1440H corresponding to 13/6/2019.

Can documents be discussed with the Commission to clarify some points that may need something?

The CITC will hold a workshop on 24/4/2019 to clarify any issues or topics related to the documents.

How to communicate with the CITC during the public consultations period?

You can communicate through the above mentions workshop or through email (frameworks@citc.gov.sa). These FAQs will be updated when there are additional clarifications that the CITC wishes to provide to the public.





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