ITU forum stresses importance of ICT measurement in region


Dubai / WAM
The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) regional forum on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) measurement was held on Wednesday in Dubai.
Aimed at enhancing the countries’ capabilities in the region to produce ICT related statistics on internationally agreed standards and national methodologies and indicators, the forum witnessed a significant presence of high-level officials and national experts in this field.
In his welcome speech, Majed Al Mesmar, Acting Director-General of the TRA, said, “In the UAE, we put exceptional importance on the global indexes in various fields, especially those issued by the ITU. Our wise leadership ensures that these global indicators are our compass to strengthen our efforts towards enhancing competitiveness, through deriving 70 national objectives, many of which are based on these global indicators, in addition to mobilising all government and national efforts to achieve these objectives by the UAE Golden Jubilee, within the UAE vision 2021. One example is our keenness to be ranked among the top ten countries in the global Network Readiness Index, and to be ranked first in the Online Service Index, OSI.”

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