Mobily networks record 273% data volume growth this hajj

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Mobily announced that its network in the Holy Sites has registered a 273 percent growth in data volumes that were transmitted during 2013 Haj season compared to the same period of 2012.

The company added that it has succeeded to handle millions of local and international outgoing calls thanks to its steady infrastructure and to the recent network upgrades that were conducted in the Makkah and the holy sites.

Earlier, Mobily announced that its network witnessed a massive increase in the number of the international inbound roamers reaching a 56 percent increase and succeeded to record 500 percent growth in the usage of WhatsApp while other social media platforms witnessed a massive increase as twitter recorded 234 percent increase while Skype registered 400 percent increase compared to the same period of 2012 Haj season.

As part of its social responsibility program, Mobily enabled free Internet access for all pilgrims through its Wi-Fi network in in the holy sites.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette.

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