x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

New regulations 'will stunt internet growth in Arabian Gulf'

International internet regulations due to be announced in Dubai this year will stunt the growth of the web in the region, an expert says.

International internet regulations due to be announced in Dubai this year will stunt the growth of the web in the region, an expert says.

Dr Michael Kende of the consultancy Analysys Mason will outline his concerns tomorrow in a global teleconference. Dr Kende is the author of a new paper on the subject, published by the company.

The plans are being drawn up by the UN's International Telecommunication Union ahead of the World Conference on International Telecommunications, to be held in Dubai in December.

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