Information and Communication Technology, ICT, a section in the UAE has received a lot of progress in worldwide ranking from the 6th to 2nd, according to the Global Competitiveness Index, GCI, 2019.
This report is considered to be one of the most important global competitiveness reports that countries depend on to measure the performance of their sections.
The ICT section was ranked first among other sectors in the country in the level of growth in the global ranking. The GCI also checks the efficiency and competitiveness of the ICT sectors globally through the “ICT adoption” pillar, which includes a various number of global competitiveness indicators that measure performance.
The UAE remained the first globally in the mobile broadband subscriptions index, in addition to the second position in mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions. The UAE moved to the fourth position in fiber Internet subscriptions, and fifth in the rate of Internet users.
The UAE gained 35 ranks in fixed- broadband internet subscriptions and reached the 27th position globally.
Commenting on these achievements, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, he is the Director-General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, said, “The UAE’s achievements in global indicators are milestones towards the goal we all seek to achieve the country’s global leadership in all fields, especially the ICT sector due to its exceptional importance as key of progress in all sectors.” “In the UAE, under the directives of the wise leadership, we are excited to create and provide an advanced infrastructure that will achieve the highest positions in the ICT indicators. We are working to create suitable circumstances to accommodate advanced technologies, including Artificial Intelligence technologies and the Internet of Things, in order to reach the principle of sustainability and gain the happiness of society,” he added.