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Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2017 (Paperback)

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Since the late 1990s access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) has seen tremendousgrowth-driven primarily by the wireless technologies and liberalization of telecommunications markets.Mobile communications have evolved from simple voice and text services to diversified innovativeapplications and mobile broadband Internet. In 2016, there were more than 7.3 billion mobile-cellularsubscriptions worldwide. Globally, 3.5 billion people were using the Internet, of which 2.5 billion were fromdeveloping countries. Mobile-broadband subscriptions have risen constantly to reach 3.6 billion, while thenumber of fixed-broadband subscriptions reached more than 884 million during the same period.The impacts of ICTs cross all sectors. Research has shown that investment in information and communicationtechnoslogies is associated with sucheconomic benefits as higher productivity, lower costs, new economicopportunities, job creation, innovation, and increased trade. ICTS also help provide better services in healthand education, and strengthen social cohesion. The Little Data Book on Information and CommunicationTechnology 2017 Illustrates the progress of this revolution for 217 economies around the world. It providescomparable statistics on the sector for 2005 and 2015 across a range of indicators, enabling readers to readilycompare economies.This book includes indicators covering the economic and social context, the structure of the information andcommunication technology sector, sector efficiency and capacity, and sector performance related to access,usage, quality, affordability, trade, and applications. The glossary contains definitions of the terms used inthe tables.
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Reference, Technology
Series Title: Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: World Bank
Language: English
Street Date: January 9, 2017
TCIN: 52814217
UPC: 9781464810282
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-2525
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