The 8th Meeting of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI) took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 12-13 September 2017. The meeting was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by ITU. The EGTI meeting was held back-to-back with the 5th Meeting of the Expert Group on ICT Household Indicators (EGH), which also took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14-15 September 2017.
EGTI meetings are open to all ITU members and experts in the field of ICT statistics and data collection.
The objective of the 8th EGTI meeting was to examine the contributions received from members of the EGTI online discussion forum over the current working period, with a view to finalizing the items under discussion. The outcome of the discussions will be presented at the 15th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS), which will be held in Tunisia, from 14-16 November 2017.
The main statistical topics discussed during the EGTI meeting were: revisions to the ITU ICT price baskets; new fixed-network coverage indicators; fixed-broadband speed tiers and the baseline speed for broadband; OTT services and IP convergence; IoT indicators; cybersecurity indicators; and quantitative indicators on spectrum allocation/assignment.
In addition, the EGTI and EGH meetings featured a joint session that discussed two topics: data dissemination/visualization and the use of big data for official statistics. Concerning the latter, an update of the ITU project ‘Big Data for Measuring the Information Society’ was presented during the joint EGTI and EGH session.
The documents concerning the meeting, including the agenda, the logistical information, the preparatory documents for the discussions, the presentations delivered during the meeting, the list of participants and the summary and conclusions are available in the EGTI online forum: http://www.itu.int/net4/ITU-D/ExpertGroup/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=29