The UAE ranked first in the Arab world and the fourth in the world in the "launch and use of 5G networks," according to the global connectivity index «The Connectivity Index» issued by «Carphone Warehouse» specialized in technology comparisons.

The country also ranked third globally in the overall ranking in the index, which measures the level of communication in the countries «Most Connected Countries» through four themes: mobility infrastructure, information technology, global communication, social communication.

According to the TRA, this achievement is the result of unremitting efforts by the telecommunications sector in general and the TRA as the main driver for the launch of the fifth generation in the country. In recent years, TRA has worked in cooperation with operators to increase the readiness of the telecommunications sector to introduce this modern technology to the country. Contributes to the global leadership of the UAE so that the UAE will be the first to deploy and operate 5G networks.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, General Manager of Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, said: `` A few days ago, the UAE ranked first in the Arab world and 12 globally among the most competitive countries in the digital competitiveness index for 2019, and currently we are in the first place in the Arab world and the fourth globally in the use and application of 5G, Ahead of the most developed countries. ”

He added that «the new achievement confirms that the UAE is on track to complete the digital transformation and enter the era of artificial intelligence and the fourth industrial revolution».

Mansouri pointed out that «the fifth generation is the main nerve of the future, and is the real basis for the leaps of civilization that the world will see in the next few years».

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) started implementing and using IMT2020 technology, known as the fifth generation, at the end of 2017, as the licensed operators of the telephone networks started to prepare the infrastructure to deal with the requirements of the next phase, including the use of harmonized spectrum bands, and the development of the infrastructure. Infrastructure of the ICT sector.