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Communications & Digital Infrastructure Agency

10 Dec 2017

Vision:
Development of the digital infrastructure by setting policies and regulations, and stimulation of investment to enable the ICT sector to play its pivotal role in economic and social development.
 
Mission:
  • Realizing sustainable growth in the ICT sector, thus stimulating investment in innovation and digital infrastructure
  • Stimulating and deploying broadband services, thus realizing the economic and social development
  • Developing and monitoring the technical indicators of the national infrastructure, thus ensuring their reliability and capability to cope with growing national needs
  • Supporting execution of national infrastructure projects, and coordinating with the relevant authorities
 
Objectives:
  • To  legislate the ICT sector policy
  • To build a database for the ICT market to enhance the decision-making process
  • To enable introduction of future technologies
  • To deploy broadband in the urban areas via fiber-optic networks
  • To deploy wireless broadband in the remote areas
  • To set technical indicators for the ICT infrastructure
  • To develop infrastructure continuity frameworks
  • To overcome obstacles and expedite execution of infrastructure projects in accordance with the plan
  • To report on the performance of infrastructure project

 


Tasks:

1- For market policies and economics:
  • To develop the ICT sector’s strategy and initiatives to achieve sustainable growth in the market
  • To set and implement the ICT sector’s policies that ensure economic growth and wider impact
  • To study the prospective economic implications of the proposed regulatory policies and procedures prior to approval
  • To set economic and competitive indicators for the ICT sector
  • To stimulate investment in innovation and the digital infrastructure
  • To stimulate demand by developing a strategy to support and finance future projects
2- For stimulation of broadband deployment:
  • To stimulate and support investment in the delivery of broadband services
  • To tender for the projects of the Universal Service Fund and broadband services
  • To manage fiber-optic deployment projects
3- For infrastructure quality:
  • To set technical indicators for the ICT infrastructure
  • To monitor and study the reliability of the national infrastructure
  • To adopt and stimulate modern technologies
  • To ensure localization and security of intertraffic
4- For support to infrastructure execution:
  • To coordinate with the relevant authorities
  • To support infrastructure projects
  • To monitor the performance of infrastructure project

 

 

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