Over the past few years, CITC's reports and ICT forums on the state of ICT have spurred the public's interest and initiated discussions on appropriate measures to overcome gaps in information and communication technology (ICT) adoption and use in society through creating a sense of urgency of key ICT opportunities and challenges amongst key stakeholders.See Pictures from ICT Forum 2015
The Saudi ICT sector has expanded significantly over the past ten years. In 2012, ICT sector spending reached SAR 94 billion, recording 13.9% annual growth, and reached approximately SAR 102 billion in 2013, recording approximately 14% annual growth. Over the next five years, the ICT market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1% to exceed SAR 138 billion in 2017.
Mobility connects all aspects of Saudi life, from family and friends, to government, to national and international commerce. A mature mobility ecosystem can provide substantial benefits. It can make government and business services more accessible to consumers. It can increase efficiency and revenues for enterprises. It can create new business opportunities for small and large businesses.