Over 99% of UAE population own mobiles, TRA study

63% households have web access, 55% residents use social networking sites

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Over 99% of UAE population own mobiles, TRA study TRA's Director General Al Ghanim says that the ICT services usage survey provides a realistic picture of the development achieved in this sector during the recent years.
By  Nithyasree Trivikram Published  December 28, 2010

Over 99% of individuals in the UAE have mobile phones, while only 46% of households have fixed line phones, according to a recent survey by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) that examined the usage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services in the UAE.

The survey states that 63% households have internet access among which 88% have broadband connection. It also shows that a majority of broadband users subscribe to lower speed packages.

HE Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General, TRA, said: "The survey results provide a realistic picture of the development achieved in ICT sector during the recent years." The survey examined many factors that covered different ICT areas including the extent to which households and individuals in the UAE have access to ICT services, and the extent to which households and individuals in the UAE use, in terms of time and spend.

The survey also stated that the most popular internet based activities undertaken in the UAE are emailing, and visiting social networking sites with about 55% of individuals having set up a profile on a social networking site.

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