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The communications and information technology sector in the Arab world



1.Emirates
According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2019 issued by the World Economic Forum, which is considered one of the most important global competitiveness reports that countries rely on to measure the performance of their sectors, the UAE's communications and information technology sector has made a leap in the global ranking from (6) to (2).
The telecommunications sector also ranked first among other sectors in the country in the level of progress in the global ranking.
The report measures the efficiency and competitiveness of the telecom sectors in the countries of the world through the axis of adoption of information and communication technology (ICT adoption), which includes a number of indicators of global competitiveness that measure the performance of countries in this sector.

2.Qatar
To start, it is necessary to emphasize what Qatar enjoys:
Qatar topped the MENA region in terms of the volume of private sector investments in technology, as it ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa in government purchases of advanced technology and mobile penetration, and also ranked first in the development of 5G services.

3.Kuwait
Kuwait is a large information technology market, growing steadily and expanding more and more. Computer sales and supplies reach $ 100 million annually, and there are 500,000 subscribers (20% of the population) on the Internet renewing their subscriptions every month, while computer presence in the country is estimated at one computer in every home out of three homes in Kuwait, and 77% of sales The sector goes to government departments

4.Saudi Arabia
There is no doubt that the tremendous development witnessed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in all fields is considered one of the things that everyone feels, whether on the political, economic or social level, and this development came as a result of the wise political will that leads the Kingdom to be one of the largest global economies and to be at the highest level In terms of services and capabilities, and therefore digital technology came at the forefront of these developments that the Kingdom is witnessing at the present time and more and more development is expected.

5.Bahrain
The advent of modern technology has pushed Bahrain to new heights. The Kingdom has kept pace with the wave of change brought about by the "technological revolution" in the past seven decades. Today, Bahrain is considered as one of the most advanced and developed countries in the Middle East. The rapidly growing technology sector over the past few decades has changed the lives of people in Bahrain.

6.Sultanate of Oman
The Sultanate stresses the importance of harnessing information technology for sustainable development
In the context of the Sultanate’s government endeavoring to keep pace with the rapid developments in the field of information and communications technology, the Omani Broadband Company was established which aims to create an integrated national broadband network to keep pace with the present and future large demand. The government also established the National Center for Information Safety in the year 2011 which aims to provide an information environment Safe for visitors and users of both government and private websites.

7.Algeria
Algeria, thanks to its strategy to develop information and communication technologies, managed to impose itself as one of the most vital countries in this field. Indeed, Algeria made significant progress in the framework of its policy to build the information society and the digital economy by improving its position with nine ranks within the classification prepared by the International Telecommunication Union in its decision regarding the information society.

8.Jordanian
The communications and information technology sector is one of the main pillars of the Jordanian economy, and this sector has been, and remains, the focus of attention, as efforts continue to strengthen Jordan's position as a key player and a leading exporter of specialized solutions in the field of communications and information technology. Over the past years, the sector witnessed remarkable growth, with its contribution to GDP reaching 12%, and in 2015, the revenues of the information technology sector grew to exceed $ 600 million, while the total revenues of the telecommunications sector reached more than $ 1.35 billion .

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