World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database 2021 (25th edition/July 2021)
Released July 2021
The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database on USB key and online contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975 to 2020 for more than
180 telecommunication/ICT statistics
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.
The WTI Database also includes:
- Economy yearbook pages featuring the evolution of telecommunication services by economy. Statistics are provided for the ten-year period 2010-2020.
- The latest (2020) data on ICT access and use by households and individuals broken down by socio-demographic variables, such as age, sex, income and education level etc, presented in tables (list of tables - pdf format).
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.
The database is available either for one-time purchase (single issue) or as an annual subscription. The one-time purchase is available either via a USB key or as a download via the Internet. The annual subscription is available either via a USB key 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 to the WTI database are entitled to BDT ICT Data and Analytics (IDA) Division's reference services such as clarification of data, sources and methodologies used.
economies (pdf format) and
indicators (pdf format) included in the database.
The database is available either on the basis of a single edition or as a yearly subscription:
Click here to buy the database online - Windows or Mac version
Click here to buy the USB key - Windows or Mac version (available soon)
Next edition: December 2021
As per Council 2017, the current version of the database is available free of charge to Member States via this link
and accessible with Member State TIES access only, not general TIES access.