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ITU Publications : Development (ITU-D)

The ITU is the leading publisher of telecommunication technology, regulatory and standard information. Over 4'500 titles in printed form and growing  number on CD-ROM, DVD and Online.

Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)

The role of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) is to facilitate and enhance telecommunication development through advice and direct technical assistance. Sector activities range from policy and regulatory advice, advice on the financing of telecommunications and on low-cost technology options, assistance in human resource management, and the development of initiatives targeting rural development and universal access. Throughout all these activities the Telecommunication Development Sector and its executive arm, the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), maintain a strong emphasis on brokering partnerships with the private sector, with a view to harnessing the commercial drive of industry to the needs of developing nations.

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 Recent ITU Publications from Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)
eHealth and innovation in women's and children's health: A baseline review
March 2014  New!  

Improving the health of women and children is a global health imperative, reflected in two of the most compelling Millennium Development Goals which seek specifically to reduce maternal and infant deaths by 2015. This joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), based on a 64-country survey, demonstrates - as never before in such detail - the vital role that information and communication technologies (ICTs) and particularly eHealth are playing today in helping achieve those targets. It demonstrates how, every day, eHealth is saving the lives of women, their babies and infants in the some of the most vulnerable populations around the world, in a wide variety of innovative ways.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries (SMS4DC) - Version 4.1
2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has released the fourth version of a harmonized, efficient, automated technical and administrative tool for spectrum management in developing countries under the brand name SMS4DC (Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries). Version 4.1 contains updates of the frequency allocation tables of ITU Regions 1, 2 and 3 (based on Article 5 of the Radio Regulations 2012) and the import from terrestrial BR IFIC (works with BR IFIC version 2739 and after). Also it contains addition of an interface with the Appendix 7 software module provided in the ITU-BR Space software tools for calculation of the coordination contours of the Earth stations, and a reporting mechanism with some general statistics reports. SMS4DC is sold as an integrated software package on CD-ROM in English and French, containing the software, a user manual and a digital terrain map of the world.
Available inCD/DVD   electronic file
Other editions:   2012   Edition 2009   Edition 2006   Edition 2008  
World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14): Final Report
no image available2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The sixth World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14) took place in Dubai () from 30 March to 14 April 2014. The Final Report contains the Dubai Declaration, the Conference's contribution to the ITU Strategic Plan for the Telecommunication Development Sector, the Dubai Action Plan (DAP) focusing on the programmes and regional initiatives, and the resolutions approved by the Conference directed towards the purposes and objectives of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector for the four-year period 2015-2018.
Available inCD/DVD   paper  
Other editions:   Hyderabad, 2010   Doha, 2006   Istanbul, 2002  
Yearbook of Statistics - Telecommunication/ICT Indicators - 2003-2012
39th Edition, 2013  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This is the 39th edition of the Yearbook of Statistics. The data included in the Yearbook have been collected and processed by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) from replies received to ITU questionnaires sent to telecommunication ministries or regulators and national statistics offices. As such, the ITU Yearbook of Statistics provides the most authoritative source of data about the evolution of the telecommunication sector, the availability of ICTs in households and usage of ICTs by individuals. Published December 2013.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   38th Edition, 2012   37th Edition, 2011   36th Edition, 2010   35th Edition, 2009   34th Edition, 2008   33rd Edition, 2007   32nd Edition, 2006   31st Edition, 2005   30th edition, 2004   29th edition, 2003  
World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database CD-ROM

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17th Edition, 2013  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database on CD-ROM contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2012 for around 140 telecommunication/ICT statistics covering fixed telephone network, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet, 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. For the June release, data for 2012 are available for selected indicators such as fixed-telephone subscriptions, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, international Internet bandwidth, fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions and percentage of individuals using the Internet. Data for over 200 economies are available. Important: Please note that since ITU relies primarily on official country data, availability of data for the different indicators and years varies.
Available inCD/DVD