Hamadoun Toure (R), Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), speaks during a press conference as Mohamed al-Ghanim, Chairman of the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WICT-12) listens on during the final day of the WCIT-12 in Dubai, on December 14, 2012. A controversial new global treaty on telecom regulations was signed by 89 ITU member states despite US objections to potential regulation of the Internet. (AFP/Getty Images)
Vicious competition and a saturated marketplace have made life tough for Saudi Arabia’s third mobile operator, Zain KSA. But the appointment last year of one of the kingdom’s top telecoms figures, Sheikh Farhan Al Faisal Al Jarbaa, has helped the firm turn its fortunes around.