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28 April, 2021

UAE Globally Ranked #1 in ICT Indices

The Telecommunications & Digital Government Regulatory Authority report for 2020 ranked UAE as the #1 globally among Information Communication & Technology (ICT) indices.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, head of the UAE Digital Government and director-general of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority released the report titled “UAE is a pioneering country in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector 2020”.

The report, which measures global competitiveness, tracked the subscriptions to mobile, broadband, Internet and mobile services from around the world. In the competitiveness index, UAE ranked #1 in the mobile phone subscriptions index and the mobile broadband internet subscriptions index.

The report also ranked UAE as #1 in the rate of mobile subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, public-private partnership in technology and the impact on technology development.

In addition, the UAE was also ranked #1 in competition in internet and telephone sectors, purchase of advanced technology products by the Government, speed of mobile broadband and the fiber-to-home penetration rate.

The Government representative added that the results were attributed to several years of effort across planning, strategy, infrastructure development and implementation in the ICT sector by the UAE Government.

In 2020, the UAE ranked #1 on regional and Arab indices of ICT Access Indicator, ICT Use Indicator and ICTs pillar.

 

Source: khaleejtimes

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