Saudi Arabia Wins WSIS Prize 2021

Tuesday 1442/10/6 - 2021/05/18
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Riyadh, May 18, 2021, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia won the World Summit prize of the Information Society (WSIS) 2021, awarded by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), for its Free Wi-Fi initiative which aims to improve the quality of life and spread the internet services in public places.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's achievement, represented by STC, Mobily and Zain, comes within the initiative's role in achieving the strategic goals of the telecommunications sector to enable the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's transformation into a digital society as one of the main pillars of achieving the Saudi Vision 2030.
The results were announced during the opening of WSIS 2021, which was held virtually today, in the presence of ITU Secretary General Houlin Zhao and representatives of the WSIS member states, as well as the Saudi Governor of Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi.
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