2008 Asia Pacific Telecommunication/ICT Indicators 2008

Broadband in Asia Pacific: too much, too little?

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Prepared for ITU TELECOM ASIA 2008 (Bangkok, Thailand, 2-5 September 2008), this report is an indispensable reference book of telecommunication/ICT facts and figures for the region. The publication provides an overview of recent market trends, including in the area of fixed, mobile and Internet services. It focuses on broadband developments in the region, including in terms of policies, technologies, competition, access, pricing and applications. The report highlights government policies in the area of broadband that may serve as best practice examples but also looks at and analyzes the region's broadband digital divide and makes a number of conclusions and recommendations. The report includes some 20 regional tables covering key telecommunication/ICT indicators, over 40 individual country pages with a five year profile from 2002 to 2007, and a directory with names of telecommunication ministries, regulators and operators in the region.




This Annex provides data for economies in the Asia-Pacific Region. Economies are classified according to the ITU’s Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D). Regional totals and averages are provided for the following four categories of economies: Lowincome, lower-middle-income, upper-middle-income, and highincome. These are based on the World Bank’s income classification.


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