The UAE is the first in the Arab world and regionally in terms of communications indicators
The UAE 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 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 telecommunications infrastructure in the countries of the world, as it is a major potential for innovation and an important component in creating an innovative environment.
The country 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), as these indicators measure the percentage of domain registration in the countries of the world, and indicate the volume of movement and technological interaction in Countries, which creates a fertile environment for innovation.
The 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 distinct experience and 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 sectors State vitality. "
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