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Saudi Arabia to become Gulf's first wireless society

india Updated: Mar 07, 2010 13:37 IST

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Saudi Arabia is on track to become the first wireless society in the Gulf, with more residents expected to sign up to broadband internet on their mobile devices than on personal computers in the next year.

The Saudi telecommunications market will become increasingly competitive this year, with new promotions for mobile broadband devices expected to flood the market, a report in The National reported today.

"Kingdom's telecoms sector is in a privileged position compared with other operators in the Gulf, as the country will continue to benefit from stable population growth, high disposable income and better economic prospects," said Simon Simonian, a telecommunications analyst.

Mobile represents about 80 per cent of Saudi Arabia's 52.3-billion riyal telecoms market and had sales growth of 10 per cent last year.