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Oman’s Information Technology Authority  (ITA) as an organization is highly interested in utilizing statistics and developing its own database serving the community by better planning and distinct services as an outcome.

ITA dedicated the Department of International Relations and Information to deal with statistical issues. ITA works intensively to provide the vital statistics of IT in Oman where various surveys have been done by ITA aiming at exploring the status of IT access and use by different sectors such as households and individuals, business, education and public Institutions. ITA has been cooperating with the UN and the Global Community to develop unified indicators and definitions for the IT sector.

In this regard, ITA strictly follows the “Core ICT Indicators” that have been developed by the members of the partnership on Measuring ICT for Development: the Eurostat, the International Telecommunication Union  (ITU), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Institute for Statistics  (UIS), the World Bank ,the United Nations Regional Commissions, the the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-ESCWA).

The following ICT statistics are collected by ITA

  • ICT Access to, and Use by Households and Individuals
  • ICT Usage in Government Survey
  • ICT Use by Businesses
  • ICT Access and Usage in Higher Education


For the first time in the Sultanate, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) conducted its survey on the 'Access to and Use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by Households and Individuals 2013'. The survey covered 11,000 randomly selected households across the Sultanate, taking into consideration urban and rural localities. This publication presents the survey findings and most important related information.



The ITA has launched its second statistical publication for ICT Surveys conducted during the year 2012 which measure the Access to and use of ICT in Government, Higher Education, General Education and Business Sector

Download (PDF) of  ICT survey Results 2012

Download (PDF) of the Core ICT Indicators, 2010 from partnership on measuring ICT for development.


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