ITU Regional Development Forum for Arab Region

7-8 November 2023

The ITU Regional Development Forums for Arab Region (RDF-ARB) provides an opportunity for high-level dialogue between the Telecommunication Development Bureau, Member States and ITU-D Sector Members , primarily on the implementation of the Regional Initiatives. 

RDF-ARB promotes multi-stakeholder partnerships among Member States, industry, academia, civil society, the UN system as well as regional and international development agencies and organizations, on specific regional telecommunication and ICT matters.

Last Updated Date:29-08-2023

  • 30,384Average Monthly Ridership, July 2023
  • 84,295,268Total Passengers (Feb 2015 – July 2023)
  • Ridership941,894Total Monthly Ridership (July 2023)
  • 77,463General Cargo, Aug 2023
  • 36,649Container Throughput, Aug 2023
  • 71Total Vessels, Aug 2023
  • 100Percentage of Population covered by 5G Network (2022)
  • 83Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)
  • 100Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)



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