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Measuring the Information Society Report 2018 - Volume 1

​​The Measuring the Information Society Report 2018 - Volume 1 is now available. More>

Global ICT developments

​NEW! ITU estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the Internet. More>


The 16th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 10 to 12 December 2018. More>

IDI Data Visualization

View the global, regional and national IDI results through the new IDI data visualization tool. More>


ITU collects ICT statistics for 200 economies and over 100 indicators. Access a large amount of free ICT statistics, including on broadband, Internet use, mobile-cellular and mobile-broadband networks or subscribe to our complete data set through the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database. More >


ITU publishes regional and global statistical reports, including the Measuring the Information Society Reports which include the ICT Development Index (IDI) and the ICT Price Basket (IPB). ITU also produces statistical manuals and framework documents to help guide countries in their data collection efforts. More >

Definitions & standards

ITU develops international definitions, standards and methodologies to measure the information society and economy in close cooperation with other regional and international organizations and through its thematic Expert Groups. More >


The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) is the key global forum to discuss telecommunication/ICT measurement issues. ​The 16th WTIS will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 10-12 December 2018. More >

International cooperation


ITU is a founder of and key partner in the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development; helps track the MDGs and the WSIS and Broadband Commission targets, and is a member of the UN Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA). More >

Capacity development

ITU assists developing countries to collect and disseminate ICT data and provides support through awareness raising,  technical training, practical tools, and national and regional workshops for national agencies in charge of producing ICT data. More >