Article 2: Definitions
The terms used in these regulations shall have the same meanings that are stated in the Communications and Information Technology Act, its executive regulations, and CITC regulations; The following words and expressions shall have the meanings associated with them unless the context requires otherwise:
- The Kingdom: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- CITC or “Commission": Communications and Information Technology Commission.
- Content provider: any person that makes and provides information, content (e.g., web pages, blogs, videos, etc.), applications or services over the internet.
- Differential pricing: when the same or similar products or services are offered to end-users at different prices; this includes zero-rating or sponsored data.
- End-user: a natural or legal person who uses the retail internet services.
- Internet Access Services (IAS): a publicly available communication service that provides end-users access to the internet.
- Internet traffic management: the process of managing or optimizing internet traffic to ensure service quality and protect network integrity, and may include but is not limited to prioritizing, throttling or delaying internet traffic.
- Service provider: any entity licensed by CITC to: (1) provide telecommunications or internet services to the public and (2) operate a network used by that person or another person to provide telecommunications or internet services to the public, or both.
- Specialized internet services: internet services other than internet access services for specific information, content, applications or services, that require optimized internet quality to meet its operation requirements.
- Sponsored data: a service that allows content providers to sponsor the data usage to access their content on behalf of end-users.
- Zero-rating: providing a different data allowance to the traffic associated with certain content.