The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
is releasing the ITU's flagship ICT
statistics report on "Measuring the Information Society 2011", which will
take place on Thursday 15 September 2011 at 1330hrs at the 9th floor of the
Ministry of ICT, the Government Complex, Chaengwattana Road.
The 2011 edition of Measuring the Information Society features the latest ITU ICT
Development Index (IDI), which captures the level of advancement of ICTs in 152 countries worldwide and compares progress made between 2008
and 2010. The report also features the ICT Price Basket (IPB), which combines fixed-telephone, mobile-cellular and fixed-broadband tariffs
into one measure and compares 2008 and 2010 data across countries.
This year’s report will include a special focus on broadband, looking at speed, quality of service and international bandwidth available in
different countries worldwide and how this is impacting broadband take-up in the developed and developing worlds. A new analysis of the
digital divide among Internet users will examine how factors like age, gender, educational level, and urban/rural location affect people’s
ability to get online.
Please confirm your attendance to Ms. Wachira Woramanakul (Wachira.Woramanakul@itu.int),
Tel: +66 2574 8565, Fax: +66 2574 9328, as soon as possible but not later than
13 September 2011.
Anything related to the Press &
Media, please contact Mr Sanjay Acharya, ITU Media Relations and Public
Information, Tel: +41 22 730 5046, Email: