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Saudi Arabia to widen broadband services

Saudi Arabia's telecom regulator is planning to introduce high-quality broadband services with government support, Arab News has reported. According to the proposed scheme, telecom firms will be asked by the Telecoms and Information Technology Commission to provide broadband services with a minimum speed of one megabyte to 95% of internet users in the country, Abdul Rahman Al-Jaafari, CITC governor said. The project would be included within the development plan from 2013 to 2015, he said.