|The 2005 edition of ITUs Americas Telecommunication Indicators has been prepared especially for ITU TELECOM AMERICAS 2005 (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, 3-6 October 2005). The publication consists of three parts: an analytical overview, regional and country statistics and a directory of telecommunication organizations. An overview of the regions telecommunication sector is the subject of the analytical overview. The statistical section consists of regional indicator tables covering areas such as fixed telephone, mobile, Internet and broadcasting data. Data are for year-end 2003 or 2004, where available. The directory section consists of the names and websites of telecommunication ministries, regulators and facilities-based telephone and cellular operators active in the region.