First in the Arab world, regionally and globally in 5 main indicators

The UAE is among the top 10 in the global competitiveness of telecommunications

The UAE is the first Arab, regionally and globally in the "mobile phone subscriptions index".

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The Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics revealed that the UAE topped the world in a number of global competitiveness indicators for the telecommunications sector, and came among the top 10 globally in a number of other key indicators related to the sector for the year 2021.

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The center explained that the UAE came first in the Arab world, regionally and globally in the "mobile phone subscriptions index", according to the e-government survey issued by the United Nations in 2021, and it also topped the Arab, regional and global levels in the "mobile broadband subscriptions index", according to the global competitiveness report issued by the Economic Forum. It topped the Arab, regional and global levels in the "mobile phone subscriptions index" (subscriptions per 100 population), according to the "Social Progress Index" report.

The Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics revealed that the UAE topped the Arab, regional and global levels in the "mobile phone network coverage index as a percentage of the population", according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum, and it also topped the Arab, regional and global levels in the "Wireless Broadband Subscriptions Index". According to the “e-government survey” issued by the United Nations in 2021.

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According to the center, the UAE topped the Arab and regional levels, and came second globally in the "mobile phone subscriptions index per 100 people", according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, issued by the World Economic Forum. According to the Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum.

The UAE also topped the Arab world and ranked eighth globally in the "Indicator of Financing Technological Development", and topped the Arab and regional levels, and ranked ninth globally in "supporting the legislative environment for the development and application of technology", according to the book "Digital Competitiveness" issued by the International Institute of Management.

It also topped the Arab and regional levels, and ranked 10 globally in the "e-government services index", according to the "e-government survey" issued by the United Nations.

The UAE ranked fifth in the world in two indicators: the “Internet usage index” according to the “Welfare Index” report issued by the “Legatum Institute,” and the “Internet Users Index,” according to the “e-government survey” issued by the United Nations.

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The "Competitiveness and Statistics" report pointed out that the telecommunications sector emerged in the sixties of the last century, but it quickly witnessed successive developments, to form an active element in advancing the overall development in the country over the past five decades, and it was also able to consolidate the state's competitiveness among the world's most prepared countries. Preparing for the digital future.

He explained that the number of mobile phone subscriptions in the country rose from 13,700 in 1987 to 18,278,817 at the end of 2020. Internet subscriptions in the country also increased from 1,202 thousand in 2008 to three million and 245 thousand in The end of 2020, with a growth rate of 170%.

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Fixed telephone line subscriptions in the country increased from 26,200 in 1975, to 2,380,860 in 2020.

The report pointed to the great development witnessed by fixed telephone lines, reaching 120,600 subscriptions in 1980, a few years after the establishment of the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, and then it continued to rise to 1,461,000 subscriptions in 2010, a few years after the establishment of the Integrated Telecom Company “du”.

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