ITU to release new country rankings for mobile and broadband for 2013


Cover of the "Measuring the Information Society 2013 Report"
Cover of the “Measuring the Information Society 2013 Report”

ITU is set to release the 2013 edition of its Measuring the Information Society report on Monday October 7 at a special event featuring interactive panel discussions with representatives from government, industry and the UN representatives.

Measuring the Information Society (MIS) is ITU’s flagship annual analytical report on the state of technology use, access and affordability worldwide, and features the latest ITU data and analysis of market developments. It is the world’s most comprehensive compilation of global ICT statistical indicators, and is widely referenced by other UN agencies, industry and NGOs.

The report presents the latest results of the ICT Development Index (IDI), an international benchmarking tool which ranks countries according to their ICT achievements. It also features the ICT Price Basket (IPB), a unique metric that tracks and compares the cost and affordability of ICT services across more than 160 countries globally.

In addition, this year’s MIS presents the first complete price data collection for mobile-broadband services, a model to measure the world’s ‘digital native’ population, and a quantitative overview of digital TV broadcasting trends. Full event details and programme can be found here.