April 30, 2012
Economic impact, Harmonisation
800 MHz, 2600 MHz
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) would receive considerable socio-economic benefits from the release of harmonised spectrum in the 700/800 and 2.6 GHz bands for use by mobile operators to deliver next-generation mobile broadband services.
In particular, KSA would see:
Any delay in the release of this harmonised spectrum would have a significant impact on these benefits. A five-year delay in the release of harmonised spectrum would reduce the total GDP gain over 2013-2025 to just SAR 96 billion, and reduce the number of jobs created to 75 000.Back