World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database 2015
(19th Edition/June 2015)
The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database on CD-ROM and online contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2014 for more than 180 telecommunication/ICT statistics (pdf format) covering fixed-telephone networks, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet (including fixed- and mobile-broadband subscription data), 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 2014 are available for selected indicators such as fixed-telephone subscriptions, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, international Internet bandwidth, fixed- and mobile-broadband subscriptions, percentage of individuals using the Internet and ICT prices.
The WTI Database also includes:
Economy yearbook pages featuring in the
Yearbook of Statistics. These pages show data in economy tables allowing readers to view the evolution of telecommunication services by economy. Statistics are provided for the ten-year period 2005-2014.
The latest (2013) data on ICT access and use by households and individuals. Data are presented in tables (list of tables (pdf format)) and broken down by socio-demographic variables, such as age, gender, income and education level etc.
Data are available for over 200 economies.
However, it should be noted that since ITU relies primarily on official economy data, availability of data for the different indicators and years varies. Notes explaining data exceptions are also included. The data are collected from an annual questionnaire sent to official economy contacts, usually the regulatory authority or the ministry in charge of telecommunication and ICT. Additional data are obtained from reports provided by telecommunication ministries, regulators and operators and from ITU staff reports. In some cases, estimates are made by ITU staff; these are noted in the database.
This database uses the latest version of the World Bank’s *STARS* data retrieval system, WIN*STARS v5.0. It has an improved user interface, better navigation and display of HTML pages, the ability to launch Adobe PDF and MS Excel files within the browser, percentage change and index functions, multidimensional “pivot-table” view and export, multiple economy table views, combined definition, source, and footnote information, mapping, map printing and saving, a choice of data selection techniques, and several data export formats.
The database is available either for one-time purchase (single issue) or as an annual subscription. The one-time purchase is available either via the CD-ROM or as a download via the Internet. The annual subscription is available either via the CD-ROM or via the Internet and can be accessed for a period of one year starting from delivery of the access key. The subscription service is available for single-user or multi-user licenses.
Updates and revisions of the data will be posted to the ITU website every six months. Subscribers are entitled to BDT ICT Data and Statistics (IDS) reference services such as clarification of data, sources and methodologies used.
The database is available either on the basis of a single edition or as a yearly subscription:
here to buy the CD-Rom (single edition or annual subscription)
here to buy the online database (single edition or annual subscription)
Next edition: December 2015