Information Society Statistical Profiles 2009

Arab States

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This report highlights the latest ICT developments in the Arab States and presents key statistical indicators for each country. The report also features a regional analysis of the ITU ICT Development Index (IDI) and the ICT Price Basket, two ICT benchmarking tools that were launched in March 2009.These include timely and effective market liberalization, high-speed network deployment and providing an enabling environment for the migration to next-generation infrastructure and services.




This section highlights key findings and draws conclusions, with a view to providing recommendations that policy makers could implement to enhance the development of the information society in the Arab States and increase access to ICT services. Policy recommendations are mainly focused on identifying and assessing possible ways of enhancing digital inclusion, while in parallel facilitating the transition to the next-generation telecommunication environment.


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