Fiber Optic Penetration

Details of the organization
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Fiber Optic Penetration
The UAE has embarked on a number of ambitious projects to develop the performance of the IT and telecommunications infrastructure and ultimately facilitate reach by replacing copper-based wires with fiber optics. The country also is leading the world in the use of fiber optics. Very soon, Abu Dhabi will be the first capital in the world to entirely depend on fiber optics. Since its inception, the TRA has followed a visionary strategy in support of the ICT sector in the UAE by safeguarding competition, providing fair access to the domestic infrastructure, and ensuring the optimal use of natural resources through implementation of best practice in every area.
National implementation:
Ongoing from

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Enabling environment
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No