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Measuring the Information Society Report 2018

Measuring the Information Society Report 2018 - Volume 1

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Measuring the Information Society Report 2018 - Volume 2

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Measuring the Information Society Report 2018



The 2018 edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report was launched during the 16th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS), 10 to 12 December 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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​The 10th edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report, an annual report published by ITU since 2009, features key ICT data to measure the information society. The report presents a quantitative analysis of the information society and highlights new and emerging trends and measurement issues. 
The report  starts with a presentation of the current state of ICTs, using data collected by ITU from its Member States. Three analytical chapter complete Volume 1 of the Report. Chapter 2 highlights the increasing importance of ICT skills in light of emerging technologies for future employment. The chapter focuses on the measurement of ICT skills, presents existing results based on ITU household data and other sources, and highlights opportunities for how the measurement of ICT skills can be improved. Chapter 3 has a specific focus on revenue and investment in the telecommunication sector. Chapter 4 presents the different metrics that ITU collects to track and compare the price and affordability of ICT services worldwide. The analytical report is complemented by a series of statistical tables providing country-level data for the indicators included in the ITU ICT Price Basket. 

Volume 2 presents country profiles, providing a snapshot of the status of the ICT markets in 192 economies, including significant infrastructure developments, government policy and initiatives to improve the access and use of ICTs for households and individuals, and investments made in the ICT sector. Each profile is structured around three key areas: mobile services, fixed services and government policy. The profiles are supported by a table showing key indicators of mobile and fixed subscription penetration rates, 3G and Long-Term Evolution (LTE)/WiMAX population coverage, as well as data on access and use of ICTs by households and individuals.