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UAE makes big leap in ICT competitiveness

DUBAI, November 11, 2018

The UAE has made a big leap in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), according to the recent Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum (Davos) 2018.
 
The country has advanced 18 places in "ICT Adoption” from 24th to 6th place globally. This theme measures the efficiency of the telecommunications sector in countries through a number of global competitiveness indicators.
 
The report also showed that the UAE has ranked first in the world in the Global Competitiveness Index for mobile broadband subscription rate, and ranked second globally in the mobile subscription index.
 
These results reflect the significant progress made by the UAE in ICT, which is the outcome of TRA's diligent work, guided by the directives of the country's wise leadership, said a TRA statement.
 
"Such results also reflect the effectiveness of strategies adopted by the UAE in the fields of ICT, Artificial Intelligence and the Fourth Industrial Revolution," it said.
 
Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA director general, said: "These results reflect the great efforts made by the TRA, in collaboration with its public and private partners, in the development of the ICT sector, guided by the directives of the wise leadership, which has provided us with a roadmap to reach the sky. The remarkable success that the UAE is witnessing these days is the fruit of many years of planning and hard work. 
 
"Today, we are in the world’s top rankings in various technical and economic fields. We launched Khalifa Sat and have the Hope Probe, our own project for discovering Mars. Today, we are hosting ITU's Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18), the most important ICT event. The UAE is not only involved in shaping the future, but also promotes happiness and prosperity around the world through a comprehensive sustainable development based on a well-established future knowledge economy,” Al Mansoori said.
 
The TRA continues to work with operators to raise the country's ranking in global competitiveness indicators by continuing to develop the telecommunications sector and its infrastructure, providing the best services to subscribers, and regulating and facilitating the entry of state-of-the-art telecommunications technology to the UAE, thereby contributing to its global leadership in this sector. - TradeArabia News Service



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