Focus Areas - ICT Statistics

Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, world
Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, world
Individuals using the Internet (%), world

ICT Statistics

A collection of key telecommunication/ICT indicators for about 200 economies worldwide is included in this section of the ICT Eye, covering: 1) statistics on telecommunication/ICT infrastructure and access and 2) statistics on access to and use of ICTs by households and individuals.

The data are collected directly from governments by means of annual questionnaires sent to the agency in-charge of telecommunications/ICT and to the national statistical offices. The data are verified and harmonized to ensure international comparability and compliance with international standards as outlined in the ITU Handbook for the Collection of Administrative Data on Telecommunications/ICT, the Core list of ICT indicators developed by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development and the ITU Manual for Measuring ICT Access and Use by Households and Individuals.

ITU statistics are also disseminated through the ITU Yearbook of Statistics and the ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database, both published annually and widely respected as the world's leading sources of ICT statistics. For more information visit the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Statistics website, at

Key data facts for the world


Year Classification *
Fixed-telephone subscriptions 
Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 
Fixed Internet subscriptions 
Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions 
Individuals using Internet 
* For list of countries included, see here