The UAE is the first in the Arab world and regionally in a number of indicators related to the telecommunications sectors

The United Arab Emirates maintained its Arab and regional leadership in a number of indicators related to the telecommunications and information technology sectors, according to the Global Innovation Index Report for the year 2020, which included results related to global competitiveness indicators for the communications and information technology sector.

According to the report, the UAE ranked first in the Arab world and regionally in the Communications and Information Technology Index, the Internet Access Index, and the Internet Use Index. These indicators measure the progress and development of the communications infrastructure in the countries of the world as a major enabler of innovation and an important component in creating an innovative environment.

The UAE also ranked first in the Arab world in the General Internet Domain Names Index and the Local Internet Domain Names Index, which is expressed in the UAE by the symbol /.ae/. These indicators measure the percentage of domain registration in the countries of the world and indicate the volume of movement and technological interaction in the countries, which is what makes A fertile environment for innovation.

Regarding these results, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, said: “The UAE continues its global leadership in the communications and information technology sector by achieving advanced positions in competitiveness indicators that measure the progress and development of the sector’s infrastructure. We have experienced in recent months the fruits of many years of Accumulative work to develop the sector and raise its readiness for the future in cooperation with our strategic partners, and the Emirati experience in overcoming the current circumstance was clear in terms of being a pioneering and distinguished experience and it provided a smooth transition to virtual activities such as remote work, distance learning, digital trade and digital government services, and thus the continuation of the work of many vital sectors In the state. "

He stressed that the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, under the guidance of the wise leadership, worked on laying down plans and strategies for developing the communications and information technology sector and achieving leadership in this main sector.

He added that our wise leadership and its insightful vision realized the importance of the communications and information technology sector, and therefore its directives were clear to develop and support this sector. The UAE was a pioneer in all stages of work through successive generations from communications systems to the fifth generation networks that are being deployed to be an entry point to the era of the smart city and the fourth industrial revolution. He pointed out that the authority was keen to deliver Internet networks to all regions of the country in a way that ensures that all residents have access to communication services, the Internet, and electronic and smart services.

These results are a continuation of a series of positive results achieved by the telecommunications sector in the United Arab Emirates and confirm the leadership of the UAE in the world in the pursuit of digital transformation and entering the era of the fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.

The United Arab Emirates had achieved first place in the Arab world and fourth in the world in launching and using fifth generation networks, according to the Global Connectivity Index, as the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority began implementing and using IMT2020 technology, known as the fifth generation at the end of the year. 2017.

The authority conducts periodic surveys of the quality of services of telecom network operators in the developing regions of the country with a focus on testing, measuring and analyzing the level of service quality in those areas, in addition to the new ones, in order to identify weaknesses and address them in coordination with the telecom service operators in the country as part of the "coverage" initiative. Launched by the authority in 2015 with the aim of reaching customer satisfaction and happiness.

The UAE has also achieved the first place in the Middle East region in the field of switching to the sixth version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6), according to the statistics issued by the RIP NCC, Akamai Technology Company and Google, and the transition towards the sixth version of the Internet Protocol helps Internet service providers. In providing services in addition to its great positive impact on the application of the fifth generation technologies of mobile phone networks and digital transformation in the country, the importance of implementing the new version of the Internet Protocol comes as a result of the great scarcity of Internet protocols and the inability of the fourth version of the protocol / IPv4 / to meet the increasing demand in light of The exponential growth of the Internet.

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