New Internet And Mobile Stats

In their quarterly newsletter released today, the Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) published some interesting statistics about mobile and Internet use in Saudi Arabia. Here’s a quick summary:

  • There are currently 54.5 million mobile subscribers. The mobile penetration rate is 187.5 percent
  • Internet penetration increased from 5 percent in 2001 to 50.7 percent by the end of the first half of 2012
  • Number of internet users is 14.7 million in total; 12.62 million of them are on mobile broadband