Saudi Arabia jumped 10 ranks to achieve 2nd place among the G20 countries according to ITU’s ICT Development Index (IDI) 2023, which monitors the economies of 169 countries to measure their progress in ICT services through two main pillars ‘universal connectivity’ and ‘meaningful connectivity’, and evaluate the some factors such as providing a high quality infrastructure, as well as maintaining a safe and secure internet for everyone..

The IDI reflects Saudi Arabia’s strong ICT infrastructure and the affordable and reliable services, which directly contribute in the development of the national digital economy, attract investment and increase the size of Saudi ICT market. 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. It reflects the robust and developed digital infrastructure, with an increase of %99 of Internet penetration rate in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, contribute to the goals of Vision 2030, to achieve international leadership in digital growth, by investing more than 93B SAR 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 ICT Development Index (IDI) is published by the ITU to monitor the progress of the ICT sector since 2009, while providing inclusive and transparent data and methodology submitted by Member States and experts in the field. 
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  • Publish Date:
  • 24/12/2023
  • Corresponding:
  • 11/06/1445