World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database 2014
December 2014 Edition
Released on 23 December 2014
The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database on CD-ROM and online contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2013 for more than 150 telecommunication/ICT statistics covering fixed-telephone networks, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet (including fixed- and mobile-broadband subscription data), traffic, staff, prices, revenue, investment and statistics on ICT access and use by households and individuals. Selected demographic, macroeconomic and broadcasting statistics are also included.
Please note that since ITU relies primarily on official country data, availability of data for the different indicators and years varies.
Data for over 200 economies are available. Notes explaining data exceptions are also included. The data are collected from an annual questionnaire sent to official country contacts, usually the regulatory authority or the ministry in charge of telecommunication and ICT. Additional data are obtained from reports provided by telecommunication ministries, regulators and operators and from ITU staff reports. In some cases, estimates are made by ITU staff; these are noted in the database.
This database uses the latest version of the World Bank’s *STARS* data retrieval system, WIN*STARS v5.0. It has an improved user interface, better navigation and display of HTML pages, the ability to launch Adobe PDF and MS Excel files within the browser, percentage change and index functions, multidimensional “pivot-table” view and export, multiple country table views, combined definition, source, and footnote information, mapping, map printing and saving, a choice of data selection techniques, and several data export formats.
The database is available either for one-time purchase (single issue) or as an annual subscription. The one-time purchase is available either via the CD-ROM or as a download via the Internet. The annual subscription is available either via the CD-ROM or via the Internet and can be accessed for a period of one year starting from delivery of the access key. The subscription service is available for single-user or multi-user licenses.
Updates and revisions of the data will be posted to the ITU website every six months. Subscribers are entitled to BDT ICT Data and Statistics (IDS) reference services such as clarification of data, sources and methodologies used.
The database is available either on the basis of a single edition or as a yearly subscription:
- Click here to buy the CD-Rom (single edition or annual subscription)
- Click here to buy the online database (single edition or annual subscription)
Next edition: June 2015