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Definitions & standards

A key area of ITU's statistical work is related to harmonizing telecommunication/ICT data and developing international definitions, standards and methodologies. To this end, ITU works closely with other regional and international organizations and bodies, including the UN, Eurostat, OECD, the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development and experts from countries. ITU’s methodological work to harmonize telecommunication/ICT indicators, develop international definitions and standards is carried out through its Expert Groups and the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium.

Expert Groups

Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI):
 
The Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI) was created in May 2009 with the mandate to revise the list of ITU supply-side indicators (i.e. data collected from operators), as well as to discuss outstanding methodological issues and new indicators. EGTI is open to all ITU members and experts in the field of ICT statistics and data collection. It works through an online discussion forum and occasional face-to-face meetings. EGTI reports periodically back to the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS). 
Expert Group on ICT Household Indicators (EGH):
 
The ITU Expert Group on ICT Household Indicators (EGH) was established in May 2012 to review the statistical indicators for measuring ICT access and use by households and individuals. It is open to all ITU members, and to ICT experts and statisticians familiar with data collection on these indicators. EGH works through an online discussion forum and can hold occasional face-to-face meetings. Reports of the EGH will be presented periodically at the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS).