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.




The world is still a long way from agreeing upon a common and extensive set of information society access indicators. Where data do exist, they are sometimes unreliable, confusing, incomplete, out of date or not internationally comparable. They are also often difficult to locate. The problem is particularly acute for developing nations, some of which lack the technical expertise or resources to collect, compile and disseminate ICT statistics.


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