Networking research for the Arab world

Basem Shihada, Tamer Elbatt, Ahmed Eltawil, Mohammad Mansour, Essaid Sabir, Slim Rekhis, Sanaa Sharafeddine

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THE ARAB REGION, composed of 22 countries spanning Asia and Africa, opens ample room for communications and networking innovations and services and contributes to the critical mass of the global networking innovation. While the Arab world is considered an emerging market for communications and networking services, the rate of adoption is outpacing the global average. In fact, as of 2019, the mobile Internet penetration stands at 67.2% in the Arab world, as opposed to a global average of 56.5%.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-119
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 22 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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