Axiom re-applies for Zain Saudi MVNO licence

Thursday 10 April 2014 | 12:12 CET | News
Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission's (CITC) will re-tender an MVNO licence to use Zain Saudi's network, nearly a year after naming UAE-based retailer Axiom Telecom as the provisional winner, Reuters reported. The CITC did not say why it was re-tendering the licence but Axiom CEO Faisal al-Bannai told Reuters the firm had been unable to submit a document that the regulator required. He said Axiom has resolved that issue and would be submitting its tender in the next 48 hours.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Axiom Telecom / CITC / Lebara / Mobily / STC / Virgin Mobile / Zain Saudi Arabia
Countries: Saudi Arabia
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