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Information Society Statistical Profiles 2009

CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)

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This report highlights the latest ICT developments in the CIS region and presents key statistical indicators for each country. The report also features a regional analysis of the ITU ICT Development Index (IDI) and the ICT Price Basket, two ICT benchmarking tools that were launched in March 2009. The CIS region is characterized by large disparities in terms of income levels, geography and size of economies. Russia is not only the largest economy in the region, but also the most advanced when it comes to ICT developments, driven by a strong and growing telecommunication market. Both Russia and Ukraine have impressive mobile penetration levels, high Internet growth rates and a dynamic ICT sector. While the region as a whole has experienced steady ICT development during the past decade, low-income countries, such as Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, are still characterized by limited ICT penetration and moderate ICT growth.

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Foreword and Acknowledgements

This report is the fourth of a series of regional statistical profiles on the information society prepared by ITU in 2009, as an input to the regional preparatory meetings (RPMs) for the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2010 (WTDC-10). The fourth RPM – for the CIS region – takes place on 23-25 November 2009 and is hosted by the Government of Belarus.

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