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.



Market overview

The Arab States are part of an emerging and fast developing region, which is characterized by a wealth of natural resources and ongoing institutional reforms of both the public and private sectors (e.g. market liberalization). Undoubtedly, information and communication technologies (ICTs) are one of the key economic platforms for growth in the Arab States, and several developments have been taking place in this area over the past years.


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