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The escalating demand for mobile devices, video, and social networking is established to urge the total of Internet users in the Middle East and Africa to 425 million by 2019, accounting for 27% of the regional population, information revealed.

UAE exemplary for digital industries

UAE exemplary for digital industries

In Middle East and Africa, IP traffic will multiply six-fold by 2019, a compound yearly progress rate of 44%, and the UAE, which has one of the highest Internet access rates in the region, is preferably placed to further digital trades and society.

Social networking will be the most highly-penetrated residential Internet service in the Middle East and Africa, with 176 million users, or used by 81% of total residential Internet users.

According to a multinational technology firm, features approximated to impel traffic progress include worldwide increases in Internet users, faster broadband speeds, personal devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, and the adoption of highly-developed video services.

As for the consumers, industries and societies in the UAE head towards the digital epoch with the Internet of Everything attaining thrust. For the clients and the industry ecosystem as entirety, they are looking forward for continuing to give details on these trends, the challenges they bring, and the massive breaks ahead. Entering into an active technological period and the quick upsurge in connected gadgets will help a broad range of businesses, as well as education, healthcare, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, government, oil and gas, sports and entertainment, in terms of enhanced efficiency, diminished costs, and, most important, progress of the lives of people.

Internationally, the average fixed broadband speed will augment two-fold from 20.3 Mbps in 2014 to 42.5 Mbps in 2019. Annually, the average worldwide permanent broadband speed increased 26% from 16 Mbps in 2013 to 20.3 Mbps in 2014. From a regional perception, Asia Pacific and Western Europe maintain to head the world in fixed broadband network speeds.

With 24 billion networked gadgets/connections approximated online by 2019, compared with 14 billion in 2014, service provider networks must adapt to an influx of sophisticated devices. These gadgets consist of smartphones, tablets and Internet enabled ultrahigh definition TVs, with M2M connections and wearable like new smart watches and health monitors.

By 2019, more than 14% of monthly IP traffic will get from cellular connections, and 53% of monthly IP traffic will come from Wi-Fi connections internationally, making distinguished and mobile policies more significant for all service providers. The Internet of Everything trend is proving substantial development as M2M connections will over triple in the next five years rising to 10.5 billion by 2019. There will be major IoE adoption across several business verticals plus connected home conceptions.

Mohamed Dekkak

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