The Communications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority confirmed that the UAE will remain at the forefront of countries supporting the telecommunications sector and digital transformation in the region and the world.
This came on the occasion of the TRA’s celebration of the “World Telecommunication and Information Society Day”, which comes this year under the slogan “World Telecommunication Day, Information Society and Exploration of Tomorrow’s Technology”, which falls on May 17 of each year with the aim of raising awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other technologies can provide. Information and communication for societies and economies in bridging the digital divide.
The celebration included the organization of a conference and exhibition of new and future technologies in fixed and mobile networks and environmental sustainability in the communications and information technology sector, in addition to a number of targeted workshops, with the participation of Huawei and a committee of international experts, and it will last for two days.
The UAE has maintained its first position in the Arab world in the development of digital government, digital services, digital participation, data and communications infrastructure, according to the Telecommunications and Digital Government Authority.
On the sidelines of the conference, Eng. Mohamed Youssef Al-Ramsi, Deputy Director General of the Telecommunications Sector at the Authority, said that the UAE has proven its global leadership in the communications and information technology sector by establishing the first Internet city and the first e-government, and leading it to advanced positions in relevant global indicators.
Thanks to this infrastructure, the UAE ranked first in the world in fiber optic access to homes, internet speed, information network usage and many other indicators, Al Ramsi added.
Al-Ramsi pointed out that the UAE’s experience in communications and digital transformation has become at the service of brothers and friends, so that they can benefit from it, and the country remains open to advanced global experiences to benefit from.
Al-Ramsi explained that the world annually celebrates the “World Telecommunication and Information Society Day” on May 17 of each year to commemorate the signing of the first international telegraph agreement in 1865.
He added that over the course of 158 years, the world has witnessed tremendous changes, and technologies have also witnessed very large leaps, but one fact has remained constant and is becoming increasingly clear, which is that communications were and will remain the backbone of development and progress in human life.
He explained that the world is becoming more certain that there is no development without advanced communications, while workers in the telecommunications sector continue their noble humanitarian mission to enhance communication between people and facilitate their mission in creating more opportunities.
Al-Ramsi stressed that the telecommunications sector continues its vital mission to contribute to bridging the digital divide to reach a connected, interconnected and prosperous world, as figures still indicate that more than a third of humanity is deprived of smooth access to the Internet.