Saudi Network Banned from Selling PrePay SIM Cards

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Saudi Arabia based mobile network Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has been ordered by the telecoms regulator to suspend sales of new prepaid SIM cards.

The company said that the ban is a temporary one and will remain in place until it fully meets the prepaid service provisioning requirements. The requirements include the CITC decision that links prepaid SIM re-charge to the customers ID number.

In a statement, Mobily said that the financial impact of such decision will be insignificant, especially that the revenue drivers and growth areas for Mobily are the data, corporate and postpaid revenues.

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