More than 99 per cent of individuals in the UAE have mobile phones, but only 46 per cent of households have fixed line phones.

The statistics were released by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) following a survey of information technology (IT) and telecoms services in the UAE.

The survey also found that 63 per cent of household have an internet connection, of which 88 per cent are broadband connections. The most popular internet based activities undertaken in the UAE are e-mailing and visiting social networking sites.