NEW REPORT INDICATES HIGH INTERNET CONNECTIVITY IN UAE

A new Gallup report has found that the global average for home Internet access is currently running at just 32%. Only 23 countries reported connectivity of 80% or more. In the UAE, where researchers worked from a sample of 2,000 Emiratis and Arab expatriates in 2011, 85% of the Arabic-speaking population in the country had an Internet connection at home. By comparison, only 80% of the population were connected at home in the US, with 84% online in the UK. 

The UAE has a bit more connecting to do to get into the top five next year spots currently taken by Sweden (93%), Singapore (93%), Denmark (92%), the Netherlands (91%) and New Zealand (89%).

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