الاتصالات الهاتفية في منطقة الرياض
دراسة في جغرافية النقل
دراسة مقدمة إلى قسم الجغرافيا في كلية العلوم الاجتماعية
بجامعة الإمام محمد بن سعود الإسلامية لنيل درجة الدكتوراه
عيدان بن محمد بن تركي العلياني
عبد الله بن صالح الرقيبة
الأستاذ بقسـم الجغـرافـيا
1431هـ - 2010م
The dissertation tackles the Riyadh District telephone system from a spatial perspective. The main objectives of the work are to conveniently determine the most salient characteristics of the telephone networks; the distribution of its constituents; closely follow-up it; development both quantitatively and qualitatively. Further, the study targets those spatial variables that are impacting the distribution of telephone network components along with thorough analysis of the interaction of those components with each other. Such tasks were quantatively and statistically worked out via the adoption of computer assisted SPSS programs. The main outcomes are as follows:
Riyadh district is primate when compared to other Districts. The majority of telephone services concentrate at it.
Another salient outcome is the competency of telephone services in terms of cost and quality due to the STC'S privatization to the field of telephone service provision, broke the ex-monopoly of STC for the market on the other hand.
Hence services are better and the quality of services is genuinely enhanced.
Consequently, Riyadh city topped all Saudi cities as regards telephone network centrality with the least number of edges. Presumably, the city's terrain proved to be of profound impact on the telephone network distributions. Others spatial attributes of Riyadh have their influence on the site of a particular item of (T.S) at one area or another. Subsequently some of (T.S) such as fixed telephone and mobile telephone tend to dominate in Riyadh city whereas other types of communications such as Radio and microwaves prevail at rural areas and distant desert sites. Additionally, the research found a positive relation between telephone network and road distribution. However, some recommendations are suggested unique among these is to increase the number of telephone distributing posts (TDP) in Riyadh city and other Riyadh district's provinces. These (TDPs) should well be connected to all schlements in the aim of completing the network, and add support to the high speed ADSL. Additionally physical factors need be given full consideration when locating telephone botches and cabins. Instances of these physical and climatic factors is to locate such bothers and cabins at sides that keeps them away from sun rays and anti- to winds and our cements along with avoiding sandy sites. Finally, it is advisable to coordinate between the activities of all ministries and ageneses as regards telephone system in the aim of enhancing the services and save lost money and true.