The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day witnessed the emergence of many of the achievements made by Saudi Arabia in the communication and information technology indicators, which brought about a remarkable and clear development in 5 different indicators, which are: the Global Speed Test Index, the E-Government Development Index, the Network Readiness Index, the Global G5 Experience Assessment Index and the Digital Competitiveness Index. .
The Kingdom has ranked 5 in the world out of 140 countries in the Mobile Internet Bandwidth Speed Index and has advanced 7 ranks in 2021 compared to its performance in 2020. It has also advanced in the e-government development index to climb 9 places in 2020 from its ranking in 2018, achieving the 43rd place in the world among 193 countries according to the report issued by the United Nations on monitoring and evaluating governmental procedures.
The National Center for Measuring the Performance of Public Agencies “Adaa” stated that the communications infrastructure index is one of the most important indicators emanating from the e-government development index, as the Kingdom jumped 40 places to rank 27th in the world out of 193 countries. On the other hand, the Kingdom’s ranking in the Networked Readiness Index, which assesses countries’ economies to benefit from information and communication technology, has risen 4 places from 2020.
According to the results of analyzing the measurements of the fifth generation networks (G5) and their speed in the world, according to the report issued by Open signal 2021, Riyadh ranked third in the world, and the Kingdom ranked 6 in the world among the countries that have the fastest data download speeds in the fifth generation networks. With regard to the Global Digital Competitiveness Index for 2020, the Kingdom advanced 5 places to reach 34th out of 63 countries, as this indicator is important for exploring digital technologies as a major driver of economic transformation in business, government and society.
These results achieved by the Kingdom are due to the clear impact of Vision 2030, which was reflected positively on international indicators in various fields, as the Adaa Center works to monitor and follow up those indicators that contribute to enabling decision-makers to develop the performance of public agencies and the ability to global competitiveness. The “Adaa” Center is keen on continuous cooperation with all government agencies and providing them with the necessary support in analyzing the performance of indicators to ensure the Kingdom’s continuous progress in its international indicators.
The Adaa Center created an electronic platform for international performance that enables public agencies to monitor the Kingdom’s performance and compare it to 217 countries. The platform gives a comprehensive view of more than 700 global measurement indicators through 12 measurement axes that represent a reference for international classifications and highlight comparisons of countries ’performance in all fields and monitor them in a manner Cyclic.