World Telecommunication Development Report 2003

Access Indicators for the Information Society

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This is the seventh edition of ITU’s report on telecommunication trends. This edition has as its theme “Access Indicators for the Information Society”, and was specially prepared for the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, December 2003. In addition to analysis, the latest telecommunication indicators for some 180 economies worldwide are provided.



ICTs in business, education and government

Although household penetration of information and communication technologies (ICT) is a fundamental measure, home use is not the only means of access. Use outside the home—at work or school for example—can be a springboard by which people first gain ICT skills and experience. In developing countries in particular, shared ICT use through Internet cafés or schools may be the only affordable form of access available. This chapter looks at how ICT availability in different sectors can be measured, with particular focus on business, education and government.


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