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Technology & IT | Monday 25 December, 2023 9:46 am |

Saudi Arabia ranks 2nd among G20 in ITU’s ICT Development Index 2023

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced that the Kingdom achieved second place among the G20 countries in the ITU’s ICT Development Index (IDI) 2023, advancing 10 places ahead of the G20 countries in the index.


The IDI reflects Saudi Arabia’s strong ICT infrastructure and the affordable and reliable services, which directly contribute to the development of the national digital economy, attract investment and increase the size of Saudi ICT market, the Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CITC) said in a statement.


Moreover, the index highlights Saudi Arabia’s commitment to develop its ICT infrastructure and services to boost economic growth and create opportunities, which places the Saudi ICT market as the largest and the fastest growing in the MENA region.


Meanwhile, it reflects the robust and developed digital infrastructure, with an increase of %99 of Internet penetration rate in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, it contributed to the goals of Vision 2030 to achieve international leadership in digital growth by investing more than SAR 93 billion as total capital investments in the digital infrastructure over the past six years, which placed Saudi Arabia among the leading positions in international indicators.


The index monitors the economies of 169 countries to measure their progress in ICT services through two main pillars ‘universal connectivity’ and ‘meaningful connectivity’, and evaluate some factors such as providing a high-quality infrastructure, as well as maintaining a safe and secure internet for everyone.






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