Commission Expands Into The Stars with New Name

The Communications and Informations Technology Commission (CITC) of Saudi Arabia has officially changed its name to Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST). On November 11, 2022, Decree No. 235 was published transferring the space regulatory sectors to the Commission, and subsequently the name was changed to reflect the integration of the space sectors into the communications and technology sector.

The new Communication, Space & Technology Commission was established under the dame of Saudi Communications Commission pursuant to the Council of Ministers Decision No. 74 dating 5/3/11422H. The new Commission has been entrusted with new tasks related to information technology under the Council of Ministers Decision No. 123 dating 21/5/1423H. This was because the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques understood the importance of keeping in tandem with the massive developments in the field of telecommunications and technology on an international level. Which is constantly updating regulatory standards to optimize safety, effectiveness, and competitiveness. The new technologies open up new avenues for the investment environment for this sector fueling the innovations that will fundamentally change the infrastructure and regulations of telecommunications within the Kingdom.

According to Cabinet Decree No. 705 dating 27/12/2443H, the supervision of the postal sector was transferred from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to the Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services in addition tot he Latter’s responsibilities, in order to achieve the 2030 Kingdom’s vision of establishing itself as a global logistic hub. The title change to Communications, Space & Technology Commission is in recognition of the importance of integrating communications, space, and technology harmoniously to achieve this goal.

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