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Gulf States to Lower Roaming Charges by 50% as of Feb., SPA Says

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Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Gulf Cooperation Council countries will lower charges for mobile roaming calls by more than 50 percent as of Feb. 1, the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Shubaily.

Mobile telephone operators agreed in a meeting held in Riyadh earlier this month to abide by retail prices for roaming calls within the six-nation group the news service added, citing al-Shubaily. The GCC includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mourad Haroutunian in Riyadh at mharoutunian@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Shaji Mathew at shajimathew@bloomberg.net

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