Just-ITC, the fast growing Dubai-based telecom consultancy company, has announced that it is now a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ‘Development Expert’ Study Group. 

This international study group works towards developing relevant and meaningful indexes and rating methods to measure the development of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sectors across the globe.  

The indexes reflect the real development of the ICT sector by taking into consideration global ICT trends as well as social, economic and environmental aspects.

From 2009 to 2017 the ITU published the ICT Development Indexes ( IDI), a composite index designed to allow assessing and comparing the state of ICT development within and between countries. 

Steve Barnett, Managing Director of Just-ITC, said, “The need to continuously monitor and improve the measurement methods and update indexes is immense to cope with fast technological developments. Digital transformation and advanced wireless connectivity is spreading rapidly and countries realize the importance of ICT as an enabler in sustainable development.”

He added, “We are honored to be a member of the ITU Development Expert Study Group and we will work collaboratively with peers and various stakeholders to implement the new indexes which are planned to be announced mid-2020.”