The Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC) and the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) in Oman have started to conduct a survey to measure the access to and use of ICT by households and individuals in 2020.
The survey is part of a continuous practice for future improvement and planning.
A random sample of individuals of 18-years-old and above will be interviewed through telephone calls representing Omani and non-Omani in all the Sultanate governorates.
The survey seeks to identify the percentage of the access to the Internet by households and individuals as well as the main reasons hindering them from accessing the Internet. It will also measure the extent to which individuals use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc.
The survey is expected to provide significant indicators about the percentages of those who own and use computers, smartphones and its different applications, along with the levels of main skills in using ICT such as sending emails, using simple mathematical formulas in the computational programmes like Excel, in addition to measuring the level of advanced skills such as creating PowerPoints and using programming languages.