The UAE came second in the list of Arab countries regarding the number of Internet users per every thousand, according to the 2007-2008 UN Human Development Report. Kuwait came second, Kuna reported.
The UAE topped the Arab world in the number of internet users per every thousand users, but was placed second behind Bahrain in the use of cellular phone. It was also second behind Lebanon in the use of fixed line telephones, according to 2005 statistics.
The report, issued by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), showed that the UAE topped all Arab countries in the area of worldwide web access, with 308 users per every 1,000 persons, Kuwait was placed second with 276 per 1,000 persons, followed by Qatar with 269, then Bahrain with 213.
Lebanon had the fifth position with 196 users per every 1,000 persons, Oman; the eighth position with 111 users, and Saudi Arabia; the 11th position with 70 users per every 1,000 persons.
In the field of cellular phones, Bahrain topped the Arab world with 1030 subscribers per every 1,000 persons, followed by the UAE at the second position with 1,000 subscribers, Kuwait at the third position with 939 subscribers, followed by Qatar with 882 subscribers, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Oman trailed with 575, 566 and 519 subscribers respectively.
With regard to fixed-line telephone, Lebanon topped the Arab world with 277 telephones per 1,000 persons, followed by the UAE with 273 telephones, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia with 270, 253, 201 and 164 respectively, while Oman came 12th with 103 telephone lines per 1,000 persons.