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World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database CD-ROM

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2014  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 2013 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 2013 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. *Please note, database currently not compatible with Mac®.
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Other editions:   17th Edition, 2013  
 
World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database online

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2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database Online Service contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2013 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 2013 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.
Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   17th Edition, 2013  
 
Yearbook of Statistics - Telecommunication/ICT Indicators - 2004-2013
2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

This is the 40th 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.
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Other editions:   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   34th Edition, 2008   33rd Edition, 2007   32nd Edition, 2006   31st Edition, 2005   30th edition, 2004   29th edition, 2003  
 
Measuring the Information Society
2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The MIS Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). The IDI captures the level of ICT developments in 166 economies worldwide and compares progress made during the last year. The MIS 2014 highlights the relationship between ICT development (as measured by the IDI) and the MDGs, a contribution to the ongoing discussions on the potential of ICTs as development enablers. The report includes the results of the ICT Price Basket (IPB) and new mobile-broadband price data for over 140 economies. Price data are analysed to provide insights into the relationship between affordability and income inequality, competition and regulation. The report also looks at new ICT data sources for measurement and examines the possible role of ICT big data for monitoring and development.
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Other editions:   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2007  
 
World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report 2010 - Monitoring the WSIS targets
9th Edition, 2010  

The 9th edition of the ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report (WTDR 2010) focuses on Monitoring the WSIS Targets. The year 2010 marks the midpoint between the 2005 Tunis phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and 2015, the deadline for achieving the ten targets that governments agreed upon at the WSIS. The Report is a mid-term review, and provides policy makers with a comprehensive assessment of what has been achieved so far, and what remains to be done. The Report has been prepared specifically for the WSIS Forum 2010 and the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10), both to be held in May 2010. The Report reviews the 10 targets, proposes concrete indicators to monitor them and makes recommendations on policies and measures to help achieve them: To connect villages with ICTs and establish community access points To connect universities, colleges, secondary schools, and primary schools with ICTs To connect scientific and research centers with ICTs To connect public libraries, cultural centers, museums, post offices, and archives with ICTs To connect health centers and hospitals with ICTs To connect all local and central Government departments and establish web sites and e-mail addresses To adapt all primary and secondary school curricula to meet the challenges of the information society, taking into account national circumstances To ensure that all of the world's population has access to television and radio services To encourage the development of content and put in place technical conditions in order to facilitate the presence and use of all world languages on the Internet To ensure that more than half the world's inhabitants have access to ICTs within their reach The Report reflects a joint effort among several international organisations, led by ITU and including contributions from UNESCO, WHO and UNDESA, as well as from representatives of civil society.
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Other editions:   8th edition, 2006   7th edition, 2003   6th edition, 2002   5th edition, 1999   4th edition, 1998   3rd edition, 1996/97  
 
World Telecommunication Indicators
2004-2005 - November 2005   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication contains ITU's authoritative World Telecommunication Indicators for year-end 2003 and some 2004 data for selected indicators.These statistics monitor the main indicators of telephone network growth, mobile communications, pricing, revenues and investment for around 200 economies worldwide.
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Other editions:   2000/2001 - March 2001  
 
African Telecommunication/ICT Indicators 2008: At a crossroads
2008   Publication Notice with Order Form

Prepared for Africa TELECOM 2008 (Cairo, Egypt, 12-15 May 2008), this report is an indispensable reference book of telecommunication facts and figures for the region. The publication provides an overview of market trends, including in the area of fixed, mobile and Internet services. It looks at the availability of ICTs in households and highlights the importance of community access to ICTs. It further looks at the role of different factors that will be crucial in connecting Africa, including regulation and taxes schemes in telecommunications/ICTs. The report includes some 20 regional tables covering key telecommunication/ICT indicators, 55 individual country pages with a five year profile from 2002-2006, and a directory with names of telecommunication ministries, regulators and operators in the region.
Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   7th edition, 2004  
 
Asia-Pacific Telecommunication/ICT Indicators 2008: Broadband in Asia-Pacific: too much, too little ?
2008   Publication Notice with Order Form

Prepared for ITU TELECOM ASIA 2008 (Bangkok, Thailand, 2-5 September 2008), this report is an indispensable reference book of telecommunication/ICT facts and figures for the region. The publication provides an overview of recent market trends, including in the area of fixed, mobile and Internet services. It focuses on broadband developments in the region, including in terms of policies, technologies, competition, access, pricing and applications. The report highlights government policies in the area of broadband that may serve as best practice examples but also looks at and analyzes the region's broadband digital divide and makes a number of conclusions and recommendations. The report includes some 20 regional tables covering key telecommunication/ICT indicators, over 40 individual country pages with a five year profile from 2002 to 2007, and a directory with names of telecommunication ministries, regulators and operators in the region.
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Other editions:   6th edition, 2004   5th Edition, 2002   4th edition, 2000  
 
Americas Telecommunication Indicators
2005   Publication Notice with Order Form

The 2005 edition of ITU’s Americas Telecommunication Indicators has been prepared especially for ITU TELECOM AMERICAS 2005 (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, 3-6 October 2005). The publication consists of three parts: an analytical overview, regional and country statistics and a directory of telecommunication organizations. An overview of the region’s telecommunication sector is the subject of the analytical overview. The statistical section consists of regional indicator tables covering areas such as fixed telephone, mobile, Internet and broadcasting data. Data are for year-end 2003 or 2004, where available. The directory section consists of the names and websites of telecommunication ministries, regulators and facilities-based telephone and cellular operators active in the region.
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Other editions:   April 2000  
 
The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Internet Diffusion in South East Asia
2002   Publication Notice with Order Form

The CD-ROM contains a series of ITU Internet case studies carried out in South East Asia in 2001, as well as presentations and documents from the workshop 'The Internet in South East Asia', which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2001. The CD-ROM comes with a colour brochure that includes a summary of the workshop and a brief overview of the case studies.
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Direction of Traffic: Trading Telecom Minutes
1999   Publication Notice with Order Form

The third edition of the authoritative ITU/TeleGeography Inc. "Direction of Traffic" publication focuses on the transition in international telecommunication traffic away from the bilateral regime, based on accounting rates, to a new, multilateral, trade-based regime. Specifically, the report looks at the impact that the changing telecommunication environment will have on developing countries.
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Connect Arab Summit 2012 - Connecting the unconnected by 2015 - ICT adoption and prospects in the Arab Region
01.2012  

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Other editions:   3rd edition, 1996  
 
Use of Information and Communication Technology by the World's Children and Youth
June 2008  

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Manual for Measuring ICT Access and Use by Households and Individuals
2014  New!  

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2009  
 
Information Society Statistical Profiles – Asia and the Pacific
2009  

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Information Society Statistical Profiles 2009 – Africa
2009  

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Information Society Statistical Profiles 2009 – Americas
2009  

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Information Society Statistical Profiles 2009 – CIS
2009  

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Information Society Statistical Profiles – Europe
2009  

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Information Society Statistical Profiles 2009 – Arab States
2009  

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Core ICT Indicators
2010  

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Measuring the WSIS targets. A statistical framework
2011  

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Handbook for the collection of administrative data on telecommunications/ICT
2011  

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The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology
2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) presents tables for over 214 economies around the world. It provides comparable 2005 and 2012 data on key ICT indicators, including economic and social context, the structure of the ICT sector and sector performance related to access, quality, affordability, efficiency, sustainability and applications. The glossary contains definitions of the terms used in the tables.
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Child Online Protection – Statistical Framework and Indicators
2010  

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