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  • Arab internet users expected to soar to 197m by 2017

    The number of internet users in the Arab World is expected to reach 197 million by 2017, a penetration of over 51 percent from 32 percent in 2012, according to the first ever Arab Knowledge Economy Report.

    The study, jointly carried out by Madar Research & Development and Orient Planet, focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the region's economy along with the opportunities and risks associated with it.

  • Broadband penetration rates rise in Arab region

    Qatar leads the fixed line broadband penetration as a percentage of population in the Arab World in 2007, according to research firm Arab Advisors Group.

    "While absolute broadband penetration in the Arab World may seem low by industrial countries standards, the effective household broadband penetration is much higher. This is related to higher number of people per household as well as line sharing," said Jawad J. Abbassi, founder and general manager of Arab Advisors Group.

  • Effective frameworks to enhance digital economy in Arab world explored

    Internet usage, big data, cybersecurity, business usage of ICT and the empowerment of citizens across the Arab world were some of the key themes explored at the E-government Roundtable, held as part of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai Tuesday.

    The event was led by experts from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), showcasing its efforts to support the enhancement of an innovative and progressive digital Arab region.

  • Int’l Reports Reveal Widening Gap in Digital Services across Arab Countries

    Data representing Arab countries’ digital infrastructure and internet services showed great differences when going from one country to another.

    While Gulf states carry on steady progress in the realm of digital development, some countries maintain a fair standing, and other troubled Arab countries suffer from a catastrophic deterioration by both regional and international standards.

  • 'Arab world should resort to mobile health'

    With the doctor-patient ratio in the Arab world standing at one to 10,000, the region should resort to mobile health, an expert said on Wednesday.

    Citing the example of Germany, where the ratio is one doctor for 600 patients, Fahed Al Oreifi, a consultant at the Saudi-Based Mobile Health Management Company Ltd., said Arab states should focus on mobile health.

    Also known as mHealth, mobile health refers to the practice of medical and public health supported by mobile devices. mHealth applications include the use of mobile devices in collecting community and clinical health data, delivery of healthcare information to practitioners, researchers, and patients, real-time monitoring of patient vital signs, and direct provision of care (via mobile telemedicine).

  • 11 Arab countries have already launched e-Government portals

    By end of September, 2009, 11 Arab countries had an electronic government portal, these are; Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia and the UAE. In a new report, the Arab Advisors Group profiled and analyzed the Arab e-Government portals and their varying degree of progress and sophistication.

    A new report "E-Government Initiatives in the Arab World 2009" was released to the Arab Advisors Group's Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers on November, 12, 2009.

  • Arab countries: Forum via Internet to follow e-government programmes

    The Regional Arab Bureau of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will soon form a work group to create a forum via the Internet to establish communications and follow-up the e-government programmes in the Arab countries.

    The e-government is an essential instrument that Arab countries should approve in order to guarantee the right of Arab nationals to have access to communication facilities. It was a major consensus arrived by regional Arab Bureau of International Telecommunications Union, (ITU).

  • Arab Governments Innovate Services to Drive Smart Cities and Global Competitiveness

    Visionary Leaders Leverage Technology to Fuel Citizen-Centric Delivery of Government Services Across Healthcare, Education, Job Creation, Travel; Smart City Technology Market to Reach USD 20.2 billion in 2020: Navigant Research

    Arab governments are adopting innovative government services to drive Smart Cities and global competitiveness, according to new reports by the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government and SAP .

  • Arab internet woes

    Why, with such a young population, is the Arab world still lagging behind when it comes to the digital revolution? Less than four per cent of people in the Arab world are internet users, according to ITU data. The penetration rate is just 3.7% - in a region with an 8.59% penetration in landline subscribers, and 14.51% in mobile subscribers.

    In an interview with AFP, the ITU's regional representative, Ibrahim Haddad, blames infrastructure issues, poverty and illiteracy, particularly digital illiteracy.

  • Arab Ministers of Communication Ratify New Strategy of Communication

    Council of Arab Ministers of Communication and Information ratified Wednesday the Arab new strategy for communication and information from 2007 to 2012.

    Concluding its exceptional session held at headquarter of the Secretariat General of Arab League with the participation of the Syrian Minister of Communication and Technology Amro Nazir Salim, the Council agreed to restructure the council of Arab Ministers of communication.

  • Arab region:Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government white paper on mobile and internet usage trends

    The Internet continues to be one of the key drivers of economic and social development in the Arab region, transforming and redefining commercial transactions and people-government interactions; and influencing societal dynamics.

    To better understand the critical changes that the internet is spawning and their impact on society, the economy and governance models at a regional level, the Governance and Innovation Program at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government’s (MBRSG) in cooperation with Bayt.com, has launched the second edition of a regional white paper series on the latest internet and mobile usage trends in the Arab region.

  • Arab States Research and Education Network officially launched at Arab League Headquarters in Cairo

    ASREN is established as a legal entity under the auspices of the League of Arab States and the UN GAID to help secure sustainable e-Infrastructures across the Arab world

    Under the patronage of the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, HE Mr. Amr Moussa, the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) was officially inaugurated during its founding meeting held December 8th-9th and presided by HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of the ASREN Board, at the Arab League Headquarters.

  • Arabische Länderdomains: Der Browser liest von rechts nach links

    Im Herbst hatte die Internetverwaltung Icann die Einführung von nichtlateinischen Länderdomains (ccTLSd) angekündigt. Drei arabischsprachige Staaten haben das nun als Erste eingeführt. Die komplett in Arabisch geschriebene URL wird von rechts nach links gelesen.

    Als erste Länder haben Ägypten, Saudi-Arabien und die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate Länderdomains (Country Code Top Level Domain, ccTLD) in nichtlateinischen Buchstaben eingeführt. Nutzer in den Ländern können nun Domains registrieren, die vollständig aus arabischen Buchstaben bestehen.

  • Citizen Engagement and Public Services in the Arab World: The Potential of Social Media (1)

    The Arab Social Media Report series, produced by the Governance and Innovation Program (Mohammed Bin Rashid –School of Government) aims to informal better understanding of the impact of social media growth on development and governance in the Arab region by exploring the following key questions: What are the penetration trends of social networking services in the Arab region? What is the growth rate, and what is the demographic and gender breakdown? What factors affect the adoption of these platforms in different Arab countries (e.g., income, youth population, digital access, Internet freedom, etc.)? What is the impact of these phenomena on citizen engagement and social inclusion? What is the impact of the new social dynamics influenced by social media on innovation and entrepreneurship in Arab societies?

  • Digital transformation of Arab world uncovered in Digital Arabia Network [#DAN] MENA Roadshow

    Lebanese startup scene attracted 10% of investment deals in MENA region in 2018

    The Digital Arabia Network (DAN), in partnership with the Beirut Digital District (BDD), hosted a MENA Roadshow on February 6, 2019, in collaboration with the Lebanese League for Women in Business and the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Lebanon. The results of DAN’s first year project were unveiled, highlighting digital transformations across the Arab world, in innovation, education, business, media and research.

  • Digital transformation of Arab world uncovered in Digital Arabia Network [#DAN] MENA Roadshow

    Lebanese startup scene attracted 10% of investment deals in MENA region in 2018

    The Digital Arabia Network (DAN), in partnership with the Beirut Digital District (BDD), hosted a MENA Roadshow on February 6, 2019, in collaboration with the Lebanese League for Women in Business and the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Lebanon. The results of DAN’s first year project were unveiled, highlighting digital transformations across the Arab world, in innovation, education, business, media and research.

  • E-Government portals are available in 15 Arab countries

    By late 2010, 15 Arab countries had electronic government portals, these are; Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen. In a new report, the Arab Advisors Group profiled and analyzed the Arab e-Government portals and their varying degree of progress and sophistication.

    A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes and profiles the Arab e-Government Initiatives. The report covers 19 countries in the Arab World: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

  • Enhancing network security to promote E-exchanges in Arab world

    The Arab Forum on “ Security of E-exchanges and Public Key Infrastructure” called for holding activities that meet the needs of the Arab region in the sector of e-exchanges and public key infrastructure.

    Experts in certification, e-security and e-trade and exchanges attended the Forum organized in Tunisia by the Arab Organisation of Information and Communication Technologies (AOICT) under the aegis of the Arab League and with the support of the Islamic Development Bank.

  • Erste arabische Länderdomains aktiviert

    Erstmals Länderdomains in nichtlateinischen Buchstaben

    Zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte des Internets können seit Donnerstag länderspezifische Top-Level-Domains (IDN ccTLD) in nichtlateinischen Buchstaben abgerufen werden. Ägypten, Saudi-Arabien und die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate sind die ersten Länder, deren Länderdomains auch in arabischer Schrift registriert werden können.

    Die zentrale Internet-Adressverwaltung ICANN habe die ersten drei nichtlateinischen TLDs in die DNS Root Zone implementiert, war zuvor am Mittwoch in einem Eintrag im ICANN-Blog zu lesen.

  • Good governance and the Arab states

    Good governance is one of the cornerstones of economic and social development. The launch, under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah, of the Dead Sea Conference on “Good Governance for Development in the Arab countries” on Feb. 6, 2005, was both a historic moment and a dramatic demonstration of the determination of Arab governments to work together on fundamental measures to raise living standards in the Arab world.
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