The UAE is seeking to develop information technology in the coming years
The UAE enters the second fiftieth of its centenary, and it holds the global leadership in the communications and information technology sector, and takes responsibility for preserving these achievements and consolidating and sustaining a culture of excellence and creativity in this sector as the main engine for all future development processes.
The international competitiveness lists were documented by the end of 2020, which monitors the quality and development of the telecommunications sector and network readiness. The UAE ranked first in the world in 12 competitive indicators that measure the quality and development of the telecommunications sector, and was among the top five countries in 30 international competitiveness indicators.
The recent reports of global innovation indicators, the International Telecommunication Union and the World Economic Forum recorded that one of the main factors enjoyed by the UAE business environment, which has one of the best communication networks in the world, is its innovation flexibility in facing challenges such as what has been achieved in its record success in facing the challenges of the pandemic Covid 19 and its transformation into an additional engine in the vision of the wise leadership of the requirements of sustainable development. These indicators measure the progress and development of the communications infrastructure in the countries of the world, as it is a major enabler of innovation and an important element in creating an innovative environment.
The data of the UAE leadership in many axes showed that the telecommunications and information technology sector in the country plays a pivotal role in achieving the national agenda of the UAE Vision 2021 and enables digital transformation and the entry of modern technology to the country, especially fifth generation technology, by providing services and solutions supported by artificial intelligence, and big data to make the country The United Arab Emirates is a leading country in spreading 5G technology.
His Excellency Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Head of the Digital Government of the Emirates, believes that with the beginning of the second half of the country's centennial, the image of the federal performance in the past five decades appears consistent in the clarity of the leadership's vision of the importance of the communications and information technology sector in building the state of model and message.
One of the first steps taken by the state to support companies operating in the field of leadership and enhancing the role of technical progress in sustaining economic growth was the establishment of free zones such as Dubai Internet City in 1999, Dubai Media City in 2000, and the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in 2005.
In 2013, the leadership launched the UAE smart government, and in 2014 it was followed by the establishment of the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation to stimulate the culture of innovation in the government sector, by setting up an integrated system for innovation so that it becomes a fundamental pillar of the UAE government that enhances its competitiveness so that it is in the ranks of the most innovative governments. World level.
In 2011, Abu Dhabi was declared the first capital in the world to be covered by a fiber-optic network, and a fiber-optic network was connected to homes. The UAE was the first to introduce 3G and 4G mobile phone networks in the region. It was also one of the first countries in the world to start testing the fifth generation networks, and for it it invests in the latest solutions and future technologies, whose international leadership has been devoted to events such as the GITEX technology exhibition platform and Expo 2020 and the Corona pandemic during 2020 came with new challenges that revealed the critical importance of the telecommunications sector in facing crises And mitigating its economic consequences, by giving telecommunications companies more experience in the dynamic management of data traffic, and facilitating the government, companies and institutions a better understanding of the challenges of working remotely due to the availability of modern communication systems and the UAE’s distinction in the indicators of mobile phone coverage and subscriptions to broadband internet.