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The UAE is first in the Arab region in launching 5G according to reports

According to the Global Connectivity Index, the UAE is first in the Arab region and fourth globally in launching 5G

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The UAE is ranked first in the Arab Region and fourth globally in  the launch and use of 5G networks, according to the Global Connectivity Index (The Connectivity Index), issued by Carphone Warehouse, specialized in technology benchmarking.

The UAE is also the third globally in the overall ranking of the index, which measures the Total Connectivity Rating (Most Connected Countries) through four pillars: the movement infrastructure, information technology, global connectivity and social connectivity.

This achievement is the result of the efforts of the telecommunications sector in general, and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) as the main driver of the launch of the 5G in the country. In recent years, TRA has worked in cooperation with operators to raise the telecom sector readiness to enter this state-of-the-art technology, which contributes to the UAE's global leadership and makes it first to deploy and operate 5G networks.

In this context, H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, said: “The UAE is reaching positions and achievements on daily basis, which confirms its leadership and global competitiveness. A few days ago, the UAE has been ranked first in the Arab Region and 12th globally among the most competitive countries in the Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2019. Today, we are ranked first in the Arab Region and fourth globally in the use and application of 5G, ahead of the most advanced countries in the world. We will continue to strive for the lead with determination and strength, guided by the directives of our wise leadership, to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 and the National Agenda Goals.”

H.E. Al Mansoori indicated that this achievement shows that the UAE is on track to complete the digital transformation and enter the age of Artificial Intelligence and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He added: “5G is the key to the future, and the main foundation for civilization milestones that the world will witness in the next few years. In the UAE, in the light of these facts, it is evident that we need to accelerate strategies and plans of 5G in terms of foresight, analysis and planning, in preparation to the transition from smart government to a full intelligent lifestyle where machines, devices and places connect in all directions to serve humanity. We have established the 5G Committee, in conjunction with the launch of the UAE 5G Strategy, which has held regular meetings with all sectors to identify their needs in relation to supportive operations for their activities in the ICT sector, to provide coverage and hardware support for 5G projects nationwide.''