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ITU Publications : Development (ITU-D)

 Recent ITU Publications from the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)
ICTs, LDCs and the SDGs - Achieving universal and affordable Internet in the least developed countries
2018  New!  

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2004  
 
Yearbook of Statistics - Telecommunication/ICT Indicators - 2007-2016
2017  New!  

This is the 43rd edition of the Yearbook of Statistics. The data included in the Yearbook have been collected and processed by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) from replies received to ITU questionnaires sent to telecommunication ministries or regulators and national statistics offices. As such, the ITU Yearbook of Statistics provides the most authoritative source of data about the evolution of the telecommunication sector, the availability of ICTs in households and usage of ICTs by individuals.

As per Council 2017, the pdf version is available free of charge to Member States from a protected link via secured Member States TIES access. For more information, please contact ITU Sales.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   34th Edition, 2008   33rd Edition, 2007   32nd Edition, 2006   31st Edition, 2005   30th edition, 2004   29th edition, 2003  
 
Quality of Service Regulation Manual
2017  New!  

Ensuring quality of service (QoS) in this ever-changing environment is increasingly critical. A harmonized and common approach to regulating QoS would enable greater quality prospects irrespective of the locations of the consumer and service provider. This manual refers to different standards and regulatory practices from different regions and countries worldwide noting that each region and each country has its own specificities. It is intended to be used as a guiding tool for telecommunication national regulatory agencies (NRAs) or government ministries in charge of QoS and QoE (quality of experience) parameters and measurements as defined by ITU-T, as well as enforcement mechanisms. It further introduces more hands-on information regarding the QoS and QoE big picture, as well as outlining practical approaches in QoS regulation for telecommunication/ICT services.
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Measuring the Information Society Report
2017  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

The 9th edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report, an annual report published by ITU since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). The report presents a quantitative analysis of the information society and highlights new and emerging trends and measurement issues. The MISR 2017 assesses IDI findings at the global and regional levels and highlights countries that rank at the top of the IDI, as well as those that have improved overall IDI rankings and values most dynamically since IDI 2016. It also uses the findings of the IDI to analyze trends and developments in the digital divide. For the first time the report includes individual country profiles, providing a snapshot of the latest ICT landscape and efforts made to increase ICT access and use. The analytical report is complemented by a series of statistical tables providing country-level data for the indicators included in the IDI.

Exceptionally for this edition, the pdf format is available free of charge via the BDT statistical pages on this link. Other versions can be purchased below. For more information, please contact ITU Sales.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2007  
 
Capacity building in a Changing ICT Environment
Edition 2017  

The ITU online publication "Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment", which is released annually, puts together scholarly articles with a focus on the human and institutional aspects of capacity building in the telecommunications/ICT sector. It covers a wide range of ICT topics that may affect people and their skills development. The first issue of this publication focuses on mobile technologies for skills development and lifelong learning. It features the work of an international team of experts, tackling the issues in an analytical, critical and conceptual fashion. The articles in this issue explore the increasing power of mobile devices in bringing the benefits of ICTs to more people worldwide. They are a contribution to the current discussions on the educational applications of mobile technologies and their potential to enhance and facilitate lifelong learning and skills development.
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