Communications and Information
Technology Commission was established under the name of (Saudi
Communications Commission) pursuant to the Council of Ministers Decision
No. (74) dated 5/3/1422H. The name was changed after the Commission was
entrusted with new tasks related to information technology to become
(Communications and Information Technology Commission) under the Council
of Ministers Decision No. (123) dated 21/5/1424H.
The vision statement of the
Commission is "Universally available, high quality and affordable
communications and information technology services".
The Commission enjoys the
juridical personality and financial independence to achieve its
objectives stipulated in the Telecommunications Act, its Bylaw and the
Ordinance of the Communications and Information Technology Commission.
The Government of the Custodian
of the Two Holy Mosques has understood the importance of keeping pace
with the huge developments in the field of telecommunications on
international level which leads to regulatory changes in the competitive
and investment environment of this sector, and how these developments
create fundamental changes in the infrastructure and regulation of the
telecommunications sector in the Kingdom.
the light of this attention by the Government, the Royal Decree No.
(M/12) dated 12/3/1422H was issued to approve Telecommunications Act
and the Ordinance of the Saudi Communications Commission which were
issued by The Council of Ministers Decision No. (74) dated 5/3/1422H
These legislations aim to
face the challenges of the coming stage in the field of
telecommunications, and creating a competitive environment based on
equity and transparency emerging from it provision of high quality
universal telecommunications services at affordable prices, activating
the role of the private sector and motivating its investments in that
Due to the importance of the
role of the Information Technology and its adherence with the
successive developments in the telecommunications world, the Commission
was entrusted with new tasks related to information technology whereas
the Council of Ministers Decision No. (133) dated 21/5/1424H was issued
changing the name of the Saudi Communications Commission to become
(Communications and Information Technology Commission) and amending the
Commission Ordinance to be consistent with the new name and to be added
to its tasks stipulated in the Ordinance.