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New ITU ICT Development Index compares 154 countries
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 15:17:51 -0500



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From: dewayne () warpspeed com (Dewayne Hendricks)
Date: March 2, 2009 11:48:15 AM EST
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Subject: [Dewayne-Net] New ITU ICT Development Index compares 154 countries

[Note:  This item comes from reader Fred Maia.  DLH]

From: Fred Maia <fmaia () texas net>
Date: March 2, 2009 2:08:43 AM PST
To: dewayne () warpspeed com
Subject: Possible posting item - from ITU today

Interesting comparison from the ITU today of how the various countries of the world have improved their information and communication technologies (ICT) over the past five years.

<http://www.itu.int/newsroom/press_releases/2009/07.html>

New ITU ICT Development Index compares 154 countries
Northern Europe tops ICT developments

Geneva, 2 March 2009 ITU’s new ICT Development Index (IDI) compares developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) in 154 countries over a five-year period from 2002 to 2007.

The Index combines 11 indicators into a single measure that can be used as a benchmarking tool globally, regionally and at the country level. These are related to ICT access, use and skills, such as households with a computer the number of Internet users; and literacy levels.

The most advanced countries in ICT are from Northern Europe. The exception is the Republic of Korea. Sweden tops the new ITU ICT Development Index, followed by the Republic of Korea, Denmark, the Netherlands, Iceland and Norway. They are followed by other, mainly high-income countries from Europe, Asia and North America. Western and Northern Europe and North America are the regions with the highest IDI scores, and most countries from these regions are among the top twenty ICT economies. Poor countries, in particular the least developed countries, remain at the lower end of the index with limited access to ICT infrastructure, including fixed and mobile telephony, Internet and broadband.RSS Feed: <http://www.warpspeed.com/wordpress>




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