UAE: Dubai ICT Articles & Analysis

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What type of impact can an extensive offering of e-government services have, and how will you focus your efforts in terms of government integration?

By investing in building infrastructure, Dubai aims to support the local and regional telecoms industry and the broader knowledge-based economy. The value of these investments is significant: the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) estimates that the sector accounted for 4.9% of UAE GDP in 2011. The true value is far higher as...

Developing a cadre of highly qualified professionals to drive innovation and lead progress remains one of the biggest gaps and potentially greatest hurdles for Dubai’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The government has acknowledged this gap and has embarked on several initiatives to bolster education and training in the...

Boasting almost 13m mobile telephone connections, 1.9m fixed telephone connections and nearly 1m internet users, according to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), the UAE has one of the biggest telecoms industries in the MENA region. The sector plays an important role in the country’s economy, contributing almost 5% of GDP and...

Many of Dubai’s aspirations to develop further as a knowledge-based economy hinge on building core infrastructure to support businesses and the growing economy. Information and communications technology (ICT) is central to this strategy, particularly as the emirate is focused on leveraging its tourism, finance, media, and transport and logistics...

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Dubai 2013

Dubai is well placed to capitalise on emerging trends in the ICT sector to drive economic growth. Indeed, information and communications technology is central to the emirate’s strategy to develop further as a knowledge-based economy. As a result, IT expenditure is expected to continue to expand rapidly, with a compound annual growth rate exceeding 11% until 2016. Digital storage solutions,...