Measuring the Information Society Report 2012
For the fourth consecutive year, this report presents two authoritative benchmarking tools to monitor information society developments worldwide. The ICT Development Index (IDI) ranks 155 countries’ performance with regard to information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and uptake. The ICT Price Basket (IPB) is a unique metric that tracks and compares the cost and affordability of ICT services in more than 160 countries globally. Both the IDI and the IPB combined are powerful measures for benchmarking and explaining differences among countries and within regions when it comes to ICT developments. This year’s edition of the report also features new data and analyses on revenue and investment in the ICT sector and proposes a new methodology to measure the world’s telecommunication capacity.
- Download the free publication (pdf format) (excluding Annex 4*) or order the full report
- Executive summary: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian (pdf format)
- Press release in Arabic (pdf format), Chinese (pdf format), English, French, Spanish, Russian (pdf format)
- Presentation (pdf format) - Key highlights (pdf format)
*Annex 4 features the statistical tables of prices used to compute the ICT Price Basket. It includes detailed price data for 161 countries broken down by cost of fixed- telephone, mobile-cellular and fixed-broadband services, for the year 2011.