The Information Technology Authority (ITA) conducted the Second Survey of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Access and Usage by Households and Individuals in 2016 as an accompanying survey with the Comprehensive Households Survey conducted by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The data of ICT survey was collected during the period of April to August 2016. It is worth to mention that ITA carried out the first standalone survey during the year of 2013.
Conducting this survey is very important to assess and benchmark the usage of ICT in the society to enhance and drive the ICT initiatives and to achieve the goals of e.Oman Strategy. This measurement also helps to benchmark Oman’s status against a number of ICT indicators regionally and internationally.