The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2012 World Bank 2013-02-06T19:42:21Z 2013-02-06T19:42:21Z 2012-06
dc.description.abstract Since the late 1990s access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) has seen tremendous growth driven primarily by the wireless technologies and liberalization of telecommunications markets. Mobile communications have evolved from simple voice and text services to diversified innovative applications and mobile broadband Internet. By the end of 2011, the number of mobile-cellular subscriptions reached approximately 6 billion globally. The number of individuals using the Internet has risen constantly and reached an estimated 2.4 billion while the number of fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions reached almost 600 million at the end of 2011. The impacts of ICTs cross all sectors. Research has shown that investment in information and communication technologies is associated with such economic benefits as higher productivity, lower costs, new economic opportunities, job creation, innovation, and increased trade. ICTs also help provide better services in health and education, and strengthen social cohesion. The little data book on information and communication technology 2012 illustrates the progress of this revolution for 216 economies around the world. It provides comparable statistics on the sector for 2005 and 2010 across a range of indicators, enabling readers to readily compare economies. This book includes indicators covering the economic and social context, the structure of the information and communication technology sector, sector efficiency and capacity, and sector performance related to access, usage, quality, affordability, trade, and applications. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-8996-6
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject access to information
dc.subject Adult literacy
dc.subject Atlas
dc.subject bandwidth
dc.subject broadband
dc.subject cellular network
dc.subject cellular telephone
dc.subject Classification
dc.subject Classifications
dc.subject classifying
dc.subject Communication Technology
dc.subject Contents
dc.subject Copyright
dc.subject E-government
dc.subject ICT
dc.subject Information and Communication Technologies
dc.subject Information and Communication Technology
dc.subject Information Communication
dc.subject Information Communication Technologies
dc.subject Information Society
dc.subject innovation
dc.subject International Telecommunication
dc.subject International Telecommunication Union
dc.subject Internet servers
dc.subject ITU
dc.subject literacy rate
dc.subject missing data
dc.subject Mobile communications
dc.subject Mobile telephone
dc.subject productivity
dc.subject result
dc.subject servers
dc.subject technology infrastructure
dc.subject technology sector
dc.subject Telecommunication Development
dc.subject telecommunications
dc.subject Telecommunications investment
dc.subject Telecommunications revenue
dc.subject telephone service
dc.subject text
dc.subject traffic
dc.subject Transport
dc.subject user
dc.subject VoIP
dc.subject Web
dc.subject Web site
dc.subject wireless
dc.subject wireless technologies
dc.title The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2012 en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs 2012-06-27
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-8996-6 70600
okr.language.supported en
okr.topic Transport
okr.topic Information and Communication Technologies :: Information Security & Privacy
okr.topic Private Sector Development :: E-Business
okr.topic Industry
okr.topic Information and Communication Technologies :: Telecommunications Infrastructure
okr.unit Development Data Group (DECDG)
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