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Measuring the Information Society Report

Measuring the Information Society Report 2011

The MIS Report features ITU's two key benchmarking tools to measure the Information Society: the ICT Development Index (IDI) and the ICT Price Basket (IPB). The IDI captures the level of ICT developments in 152 economies worldwide and compares progress made between 2008 and 2010. The IPB combines fixed telephone, mobile cellular and fixed broadband Internet tariffs for 165 economies into one measure and compares these across countries, and over time. The report also presents the latest global market trends, takes a closer look at broadband and analyses the digital divide among Internet users. The analytical report is complemented by a series of statistical tables providing country-level data for the indicators included in the two indices.    

*Annex 5 features the statistical tables of tariffs used to compute the ICT Price Basket. It includes detailed tariff data for 165 countries broken down by cost of fixed telephone services, the cost of mobile cellular services and the cost of fixed broadband Internet services, for the year 2010.