Businesses’ adoption of and the economic impacts of ICTs have been improving in recent years, but a gap still exists Businesses’ adoption of and the economic impacts of ICTs have been improving in recent years, but a gap still exists

TRA UAE has signed agreements with the operators, Etisalat and du, as a part of its plan to achieve the objective of the UAE national vision 2021 to raise the country's ranking among the top 10 countries in the “National Readiness Index” (NRI) in the World Information Technology report. 

H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General said: “Our country is following the path of the global developments in the ICT world by preparing plans, equipping teams and coordinating with all federal and governmental entities as well as the private sector institutions. In order to achieve global leadership and optimal use of technology, and the realisation of the leadership vision in achieving the national agenda indicators of the 'UAE vision 2021' in creating a sustainable environment and an integrated infrastructure.”

Rank of the UAE in terms of network readiness over the recent years

Year     Rank

2016     26/139

2015     23/143

2014     24/148

2013     25/144

2012     30/142

The Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum, is based on reliable data from  the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Bank and the United Nations. The NRI is a measure of the willingness of countries to use ICT in four areas: the political and regulatory framework, the business and innovation.