Saudis Enjoy 400 Percent More Internet Data Than Global Average: Study

Published November 29th, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Internet data users in Saudi Arabia enjoy 400 percent more in data volume and 200 percent more in audio bandwidth, according to a new report. (File photo)
Internet data users in Saudi Arabia enjoy 400 percent more in data volume and 200 percent more in audio bandwidth, according to a new report. (File photo)

Subscribers to Saudi telecommunications networks enjoy 400 percent more in data volume and 200 percent more in audio bandwidth compared to Internet users around the world, according to a study published by Saudi daily newspaper Al-Eqtisadiah.

The percentages above are the outcome of a government study on fair broadband usage policies that is generally applied by international telecommunications companies.

Telecommunications companies in Saudi Arabia allocate 30GB per month each customer, or 1GB per day, while the volume of data specified in the broadband fair usage policies in Saudi Arabia is 90GB per month for mobile audio alone, or a daily usage rate of up to 3GB, the report revealed.

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The data bandwidth is 180GB per month, with a daily usage rate of up to 6GB.

The monthly data bandwidth allocated to subscribers of telecommunications companies in Saudi Arabia per month is huge. It allows subscribers to view the full length of 720 hours of audio bandwidth in Snapchat and 1,440 hours of data per month.

With this amount of bandwidth, customers in Saudi Arabia can watch YouTube videos for up to 360 hours, browse Instagram for 630 hours or use Skype for 423 hours.


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