ITU ICT Development Index (IDI)

25 September 2011
ITU ICT Development Index (IDI)

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September 15, 2011

During a press conference at the Palais today, ITU staff presented the latest ITU report to the press

The 2011 edition of Measuring the Information Society features the latest ITU ICT Development Index (IDI), which captures the level of advancement of ICTs in 152 countries worldwide and compares progress made between 2008 and 2010. The report also features the ICT Price Basket (IPB), which combines fixed-telephone, mobile-cellular and fixed-broadband tariffs into one measure and compares 2008 and 2010 data across countries. This year’s report will include a special focus on broadband, looking at speed, quality of service and international bandwidth available in different countries worldwide and how this is impacting broadband take-up in the developed and developing worlds. A new analysis of the digital divide among Internet users will examine how factors like age, gender, educational level, and urban/rural location affect people’s ability to get online.