A report issued by the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (STC) for mobile use among pilgrims during the pilgrimage season. The most popular programs by the pilgrims are published through YouTube and Snapchat.
According to the report, about 600 million calls were made locally and internationally during the pilgrimage season in Mecca and Madinah. The success rate of the calls recorded 99% of the success of these calls, depending on 13000 mobile stations for the second, third and fourth generation services. Number of mobile subscribers in Saudi Arabia is 75 million subscribers.
According to the report, during the pilgrimage season, there were an average of more than 2 million foreign telecoms connected to local networks out of a total of 8.7 million subscribers during the pilgrimage season. The most foreign segments were from Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia, while data consumption during the pilgrimage season in both Mecca and Madinah more than 20 thousand terabytes, an increase of 68% over the same period last year.