Lebanon leapfrogs in digitizing according to the ICT, on the right track towards becoming a digital hub

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The International Telecom Union, ITU (which is the equivalent of the United Nations for Telecom) released its yearly report for 2012

This report is the reference in the ICT world as it measures the progress of all countries according to a global index.

The 2012 ITU report states that out of 157 countries Lebanon is the country with the biggest improvement in the ICT Developement Index

In 2012 Lebanon’s IDI value increased by 0.75 points. Lebanon global rank improved from the 61st worldwide to 52nd.

In the Arab countries we are only ranked just one spot after Saoudi Arabia

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Further more Lebanon is one of the star countries of the report as it mentions many times the leapfrogs achieved by our country during 2012

This is a medal of honor for Lebanon’s hard working teams at the Ministry, Ogero, Alfa and Touch and is something for our supporters in the digital community to be proud of.

It is not at all a sign that the ministry’s job is done but definitely a sign that we’re on the right track towards becoming a digital hub

You can download the ITU report on the MOT website mpt.gov.lb

Here are some abstracts from the report:

“Lebanon is the country with the highest annual increase in the 2012 ICT Development Index”.

“Lebanon now ranks 52 worldwide in the 2012 ICT Development Index”.

“Lebanon was able to effectively translate infrastructure improvements into services progress between 2011 and 2012″.

“Lebanon has seen a 236% increase in wireless broadband penetration from 2011 to 2012″.

“Lebanon has seen a 240% increase in wired broadband penetration from 2011 to 2012″.

“Lebanon has seen broadband costs drop by over 70% from 2010 to 2012″.

 

source: Telecom Minister’s announcement

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