1998 News Story

Internet providers to be announced soon

President of the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Dr. Saleh Abdulrahman Al-Athel said today that the names of the licensed Internet service providers (ISPs) will be announced on October 19, 1998. He added that 41 companies had completed the procedures to receive an ISP license. Local access to the Internet is expected to be launched by the end of this year, during the Islamic month of Ramadan. The private-sector Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) will link ISPs with the Internet facility at KACST.