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End 2012 data are published in the 17th edition of the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database.
ICT Facts and Figures 2013
The ICT Facts and Figures features the latest estimates for ITU’s key telecommunication/ICT indicators.
Global ICT developments
In 2013, the number of mobile-cellular subscriptions reaches 6.8 billion, corresponding to a global penetration of 96%. Almost 40% of the world’s population is using the Internet.
The World of ICTs
The statshot is produced bi-monthly and highlights the evolving ICT landscape.
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Download the key 2006-2013 ICT data for the world, by geographic regions and by level of development, for the following indicators
ctive mobile-broadband subscriptions
ixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions
ouseholds with a computer
ouseholds with Internet access at home
ndividuals using the Internet
Time series by country
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Percentage of individuals using the Internet
Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions
Core indicators on
access to and use of ICT by households and individuals
Gender ICT statistics
ITU Historical Statistics (1849-1967)
Buy the database
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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 2012 for around 140 telecommunication/ ICT statistics.
Released on 6 December 2013.
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, the one stop-shop for ICT information that provides telecommunication/ICT indicators and statistics, regulatory and policy profiles and more.
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As the UN specialized agency for ICTs, ITU is the official source for global ICT statistics. Find out more about how we produce and disseminate data, our main events and products.
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ICT Statistics Home Page
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ICT FACTS & FIGURES
GOOGLE DATA EXPLORER
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is produced bi-monthly and highlights the evolving ICT landscape. The latest statshot compares
the global cost of broadband
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ICT Facts and Figures
features the latest estimates for ITU’s key telecommunication/ICT indicators.
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Explore and visualize key ICT indicators with
Google Public Data Explorer
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Links to national ICT data
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