Posted by : Aahil Shaik
Friday, June 23, 2023
With over 10,500 WiFi points, Communications announces its operational plan for Hajj
The Communications, Space and Technology Commission announced that the operational plans for the communications and technology sector were prepared for the Hajj season this year 2023 (1444 AH). With unrestricted support and empowerment from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and the follow-up of the Minister of Communications and Information Technology. Follow Saudi Expatriates channel on imo messenger
Dr. Muhammad bin Saud Al-Tamimi, the governor of the Communications, Space and Technology Commission, was briefed on the sector’s preparations for this year, which will see the return of pilgrim numbers to what they were before the pandemic, as the infrastructure equipment has been doubled at high rates compared to the year 1440 AH (2019) in numbers.
– He stressed that the equipment of the service providers included the allocation of more than 6,000 communication towers in the cities of Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, and the holy sites, with an increase of up to 74%.
– In addition to increasing the number of 5G towers by 1205%, bringing their number to more than 2900 towers, and providing more than 10,500 WiFi access points in Makkah, Madinah and the Holy Sites, an increase of 118%.
– He highlighted that these efforts are in accordance with the directives of the wise leadership in looking after the pilgrims and made this noble mission at forefront of its priorities and interests.