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Connect Arab Summit 2012

Connecting the Unconnected by 2015. ICT Adoption and Prospects in the Arab Region

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This report has been prepared as a background document for the ITU Connect Arab Summit, which takes place in Doha, Qatar from 5 to 7 March 2012. The main objective of the report is to provide an overview of the deployment and adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the Arab region, and to carry out a needs assessment that will help policy makers in the Arab States to identify key ICT areas that require future action. The report in particular focuses on the ICT issues identified by the Arab States regional initiatives adopted by the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10), such as broadband access, digital broadcasting, opensource software, Arabic digital content and cybersecurity.

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Country-level analysis of ICT regulation, adoption and projects

The following section provides for each of the 21 Arab countries an overview of the ICT market and presents ongoing ICT projects in the five areas identified under the ITU WTDC-10 Regional Initiatives for the Arab region: broadband access networks, digital broadcasting, open-source software, Arabic digital content, and cybersecurity.

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