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The report assesses the level of openness of the internet in 10 countries, across three indicators: regulation around net neutrality, openness of fixed markets, and openness of mobile markets.


  • Of the 10 countries observed, five have been ranked as "open;" four have been judged as "partially open;" and one (Saudi Arabia) has been considered "unopen," due to a lack of competition and poor regulatory safeguards for end users.

Features and Benefits

  • This report assesses the level of openness of the internet, and enables a comparison between different countries.
  • It enables to assess the role of competition and regulation in affecting the openness of the internet in fixed and mobile markets.

Key questions answered

  • What is the level of openness of the internet in the 10 countries studied?
  • How is the openness of the internet affected by regulatory and competitive constraints in each country?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Internet Openness Indicator: 2018

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