From World Development Indicators

The Little Data Book on
Information and
Communication
Technology

Economic and social context

Usage

Structure

Quality

Efficiency and capacity

Affordability

Performance

Trade

Access

Applications

2009

THE LITTLE DATA BOOK
ON INFORMATION AND
COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY

Copyright ©2009 by the International Bank for
Reconstruction and Development/THE WORLD BANK
1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20433
U.S.A.
All rights reserved
Manufactured in the United States of America
First printing April 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8213-7857-1
e-ISBN: 978-0-8213-7858-8
DOI: 10.1596/978-0-8213-7857-1

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2009
is a product of the Development Data Group of the Development
Economics Vice Presidency and the Global Information and
Communication Technologies Department of the World Bank.
Editing, design, and layout by Communications Development Incorporated,
Washington, D.C. Cover design by Peter Grundy Art & Design, London, U.K.

Contents
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Data notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi

Regional tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
East Asia and Pacific. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Europe and Central Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Latin America and the Caribbean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Middle East and North Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
South Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Sub-Saharan Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Income group tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Low income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Middle income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Lower middle income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Upper middle income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Low and middle income. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Euro area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
High income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Country tables (in alphabetical order) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

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Acknowledgments
The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2009
is the result of close collaboration between the staff of the Development
Data Group of the Development Economics Vice Presidency and the Global
Information and Communication Technologies Department of the World Bank.
The Development Data Group team included David Cieslikowski, Richard Fix,
Buyant Erdene Khaltarkhuu, Raymond Muhula, Beatriz Prieto-Oramas, and
William Prince. The Global Information and Communication Technologies
team included Naomi Halewood, Kaoru Kimura, Marta Priftis, and
Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang. We would also like to acknowledge the cooperation of the International Telecommunication Union on the use of its data.
The work was carried out under the management of Shaida Badiee and
Mohsen Khalil. Meta de Coquereaumont, Christopher Trott, and Elaine Wilson
of Communications Development Incorporated provided design, editing, and
layout. Staff from External Affairs oversaw publication and dissemination
of the book.

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Preface
The last 15 years have brought an unprecedented increase in access to
telephone services. This growth has been driven primarily by wireless
technologies and liberalization of telecommunications markets. Mobile
communications evolved from simple voice and text services to diversified
applications and now reach more than 4 billion people globally, including
people in remote and rural areas. The number of Internet users more than
tripled between 2000 and 2007, and the demand for broadband connection
is rising.
The impacts of information and communication technologies cross all
sectors. Research shows that investment in information and communication
technologies is associated with such economic benefits as higher productivity,
lower costs, new economic opportunities, job creation, innovation, and
increased trade and exports. Information and communication technologies
also help provide better services in health and education and strengthen
social cohesion.
The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2009
charts the progress of this revolution for 209 countries around the world. It
provides comparable statistics on the sector for 2000 and 2007 across a
range of indicators, enabling readers to readily compare countries.
This book includes indicators covering the economic and social context, the
structure of the information and communication 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 in the tables.
For more information about these data or other World Bank data publications,
visit our data Web site at www.worldbank.org/data or the Web site of
the Global Information and Communication Technologies Department
at www.worldbank.org/ict or call our data hotline at 800.590.1906 or
202.473.7824.

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Data notes
The data in this book are for 2000 and 2007 or the most recent year unless
otherwise noted in the table or the Glossary.

Growth rates are proportional changes from the previous year unless
otherwise noted.

Regional aggregates include data for low- and middle-income
economies only.

Italics indicate data for years or periods other than those
specified.

Symbols used:
..

indicates that data are not available or that aggregates cannot
be calculated because of missing data.

0 or 0.0

indicates zero or small enough that the number would round
to zero at the displayed number of decimal places.

$

indicates current U.S. dollars.

Data are shown for economies with populations greater than 30,000 or for
smaller economies if they are members of the World Bank. The term country
(used interchangeably with economy) does not imply political independence
or official recognition by the World Bank but refers to any economy for which
the authorities report separate social or economic statistics.

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Regional tables
The country composition of regions is based on the World Bank’s analytical
regions and may differ from common geographic usage.
East Asia and Pacific
American Samoa, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Democratic
Republic of Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Marshall
Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Palau,
Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand,
Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Europe and Central Asia
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania,
Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
Uzbekistan
Latin America and the Caribbean
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba,
Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala,
Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay,
Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
Suriname, Uruguay, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Middle East and North Africa
Algeria, Djibouti, Arab Republic of Egypt, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq,
Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, West
Bank and Gaza, Republic of Yemen
South Asia
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan,
Sri Lanka
Sub-Saharan Africa
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape
Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic
of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon,
The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia,
Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique,
Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland,
Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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World
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

6,073
47
5,267
3.2
82
64

6,610
50
7,995
3.2
84
68

2.9
157
26.7

3.2
664
18.8

16.1
12.2
2.3
8.0
79

19.6
51.2
7.7
15.3
89

3.2
195
6.7

..
283
21.8

..
15.7
102

80
55.0
3,297

10.2
..
..
3.01

9.7
10.4
21.8
1.42

18.1
17.9
5.6

15.4
15.2
6.7

..
..
21.8

6.5
0.32
111.5

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

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East Asia & Pacific
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

1,804
37
908
6.0
91
66

1,912
43
2,182
9.0
93
69

3.0
151
30.7

3.0
546
..

9.3
5.8
0.7
1.6
53

23.1
43.7
9.3
5.6
53

0.5
247
1.9

0.8
333
14.6

..
0.2
2

93
41.8
247

6.9
..
..
4.32

5.8
5.0
14.4
1.16

30.4
27.3
4.7

30.9
28.1
5.2

..
..
0.3

7.3
0.18
1.9

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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Europe & Central Asia
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

444
63
2,037
2.7
97
..

446
64
6,052
6.1
98
82

2.9
101
24.2

2.9
532
22.0

21.6
7.8
1.0
4.9
87

25.7
95.0
13.6
10.6
96

2.8
85
2.6

..
154
21.4

..
4.0
12

92
32.5
1,114

8.6
..
..
3.19

5.8
11.8
12.0
1.63

2.1
8.6
4.0

1.8
7.0
5.0

..
..
2.8

5.0
0.36
23.9

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

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Latin America & Caribbean
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

512
75
3,788
3.0
90
79

561
78
5,801
3.6
91
81

3.0
244
26.3

3.8
530
..

14.5
12.1
1.3
4.9
77

18.1
67.0
4.5
11.3
84

3.0
127
3.8

..
116
26.9

..
3.0
8

91
81.7
1,126

15.7
..
..
2.46

9.5
10.4
25.7
1.21

12.4
16.6
6.5

11.4
15.9
4.7

..
..
4.0

4.9
0.44
18.2

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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Middle East & North Africa
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

276
55
1,640
4.5
68
62

313
57
2,820
4.4
73
70

1.9
139
39.8

3.1
691
21.7

8.6
2.3
0.1
2.5
85

17.0
50.7
2.4
6.3
94

1.3
..
0.9

2.7
..
17.1

..
..
1

93
..
186

8.8
..
..
3.67

3.9
6.5
11.6
1.45

..
..
3.1

..
..
2.6

..
..
0.2

4.5
0.22
1.3

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

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South Asia
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

1,358
27
444
5.4
58
53

1,522
29
880
7.3
63
60

1.5
60
25.9

2.1
660
..

2.7
0.3
0.2
0.4
22

3.2
22.8
1.3
3.3
42

0.2
198
0.5

..
364
6.6

24
0.0
1

61
18.9
31

6.5
..
..
3.48

4.0
2.4
8.0
2.02

1.6
6.5
29.5

1.2
8.1
39.0

..
..
0.1

5.7
0.37
1.1

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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Sub-Saharan Africa
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

673
33
485
3.2
59
43

800
36
951
5.1
62
51

3.3
73
32.5

4.7
499
..

1.4
1.7
0.2
0.9
12

1.6
23.0
1.2
1.8
18

0.6
..
0.5

..
..
4.4

..
0.2
1

56
3.1
36

8.4
..
..
5.88

12.6
11.6
43.1
2.43

0.9
8.8
3.4

1.1
8.2
4.2

..
..
..

..
0.16
2.9

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

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Income group tables
For operational and analytical purposes the World Bank’s main criterion
for classifying economies is gross national income (GNI) per capita. Every
economy in The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology
is classified as low income, middle income, or high income. Low- and middleincome economies are sometimes referred to as developing economies. The
use of the term is convenient; it is not intended to imply that all economies
in the group are experiencing similar development or that other economies
have reached a preferred or final stage of development. Classification by
income does not necessarily reflect development status.
Low-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $935 or less
in 2007.
Middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of more than
$935 but less than $11,456. Lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income
economies are separated at a GNI per capita of $3,705.
High-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $11,456 or
more.
Euro area includes the member states of the Economic and Monetary
Union of the European Union that have adopted the euro as their currency:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and
Spain.

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Low income
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

1,108
29
320
3.8
60
46

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

1.8
50
26.7

3.3
301
..

1.2
0.3
0.1
0.4
12

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.4
..
0.2

..
..
5.2

..
0.1
0

54
3.4
26

8.4
..
..
5.97

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.11
0.5

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

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Middle income
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

3,959
44
1,392
4.1
83
65

4,258
48
2,910
6.2
85
69

2.8
153
27.0

3.2
595
22.5

10.0
5.6
0.7
2.2
80

16.7
47.6
6.6
5.6
89

1.0
162
1.9

..
258
15.2

..
0.7
4

83
42.5
389

10.1
..
..
3.24

8.9
10.2
16.5
1.65

17.0
18.3
7.5

16.9
18.0
4.9

..
..
1.2

5.9
0.35
6.5

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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Lower middle income
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

3,178
37
851
5.4
80
62

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

2.6
125
28.1

3.1
624
25.3

7.7
3.7
0.5
1.3
68

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.6
190
1.2

..
322
12.4

..
0.3
2

80
40.4
199

8.2
..
..
3.52

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

18.3
18.5
10.5

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.3

6.5
0.33
1.8

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

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Upper middle income
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

781
73
3,593
3.0
93
81

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

3.1
247
26.3

3.3
566
..

19.3
13.0
1.6
5.7
87

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

3.0
158
4.6

..
137
26.6

..
1.4
12

95
47.8
1,185

12.8
..
..
2.74

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

15.9
18.1
4.7

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
4.8

5.2
0.37
26.2

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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Low and middle income
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

5,068
41
1,157
4.1
78
61

5,554
44
2,366
6.2
81
65

2.8
100
26.9

3.3
624
..

8.1
4.4
0.6
1.8
44

14.0
41.8
5.9
5.3
63

0.9
..
1.6

..
252
13.1

..
0.7
3

76
41.5
318

9.3
..
..
3.98

8.3
10.0
22.6
1.85

16.5
17.9
7.5

16.1
17.5
4.9

..
..
1.0

5.9
0.27
5.2

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

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Euro area
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

312
72
21,923
2.8
..
90

324
73
35,818
1.7
..
93

2.6
409
22.8

2.8
725
15.9

53.1
60.4
12.4
26.1
97

53.3
116.5
22.5
55.5
97

15.8
106
22.8

..
163
59.2

99
3.5
830

99
58.5
32,560

18.4
..
..
0.82

28.8
21.8
20.7
0.75

12.1
13.5
6.2

9.4
10.9
8.2

..
..
38.3

5.9
0.61
320.2

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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High income
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

1,006
76
25,978
3.0
99
90

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

2.9
374
25.9

3.1
747
14.3

56.5
51.2
13.4
37.6
96

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

14.0
206
31.6

14.0
353
65.7

99
19.9
587

99
82.6
18,242

16.0
..
..
1.07

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

18.5
17.9
5.3

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
115.3

6.7
0.60
662.6

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

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Country tables
China
Unless otherwise noted, data for China do not include data for Hong Kong,
China; Macao, China; or Taiwan, China.
Montenegro
Montenegro declared independence from Serbia and Montenegro on June 3,
2006. Where available, data for Montenegro are shown separately.
Serbia
Some indicators for Serbia prior to 2006 include data for Montenegro.
Moreover, data for most indicators from 1999 onward for Serbia exclude
data for Kosovo, which in 1999 became a territory under international
administration pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).

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Afghanistan
South Asia

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

18

2009

2007

..
21
..
..
28
12

..
24
..
10.7
..
43

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

No
Public

Yes
Public

C
..
..

P
P
P

4.1
..
..

5.1
861
37.8

3.3
301
..

..
..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..
62

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
5.2

..
..
..

72
0.8
..

54
3.4
26

..
..
..
..

17.8
5.6
24.0
0.39

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.27
..

..
0.11
0.5

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Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

3
42
1,170
5.2
99
68

3
46
3,300
5.3
99
69

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
C

P
P
C

1.8
40
28.4

6.0
710
10.4

3.1
624
25.3

5.0
1.0
0.2
0.8
90

8.9
72.3
0.6
3.8
90

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

6.0
..
0.1

10.4
59
14.9

..
322
12.4

84
0.0
4

97
0.0
216

80
40.4
199

3.0
..
..
4.59

5.5
20.9
16.3
1.34

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.7
4.3
4.8

1.0
3.5
3.6

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.3

..
0.39
4.7

6.5
0.33
1.8

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3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

19

Algeria
Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

20

2009

2007

31
60
1,610
3.2
70
68

34
65
3,620
4.5
75
74

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

No
Public

Yes
Public

M
M
..

P
P
C

0.6
103
23.9

2.7
285
23.7

3.1
624
25.3

5.8
0.3
0.2
0.7
79

9.1
81.4
0.6
1.1
91

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

2.3
..
0.5

1.5
141
10.3

..
322
12.4

40
0.0
0

82
71.1
89

80
40.4
199

4.5
..
..
3.67

28.3
7.4
5.7
2.08

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.0
5.9
..

0.0
6.9
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

2.5
0.22
0.5

6.5
0.33
1.8

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East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

0.06
89
..
..
..
..

0.07
92
..
..
..
..

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
82
..

..
..
..

3.3
566
..

17.8
3.5
..
..
..

16.8
3.6
..
..
..

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
137
26.6

..
..
..

..
..
..

95
47.8
1,185

10.1
..
..
..

..
..
..
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

..
..
..

..
..
..

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
..

..
..
61.5

5.2
0.37
26.2

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

21

Andorra
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

22

2009

2007

..
92
..
..
..
65

0.08
89
..
..
..
63

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
Public

No
Public

M
M
..

M
M
M

..
..
..

..
439
..

3.1
747
14.3

..
..
..
..
98

45.5
83.3
33.1
..
99

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
..

..
..
71.8

14.0
353
65.7

91
19.1
..

99
72.4
16,792

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
..

..
15.0
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

..
..
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
..

..
0.28
632.4

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Angola
Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

14
49
420
6.3
67
26

17
56
2,540
12.9
..
..

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
P
P

C
C
C

1.2
43
..

2.0
586
25.3

3.1
624
25.3

0.5
0.2
0.0
0.1
9

0.6
29.3
0.3
0.7
9

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.5
..
0.1

..
118
2.9

..
322
12.4

..
0.0
0

40
0.0
17

80
40.4
199

11.9
..
..
9.32

20.5
11.6
63.1
3.23

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
..
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.44
1.4

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

23

Antigua and Barbuda
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

0.08
32
8,100
4.6
99
..

0.08
31
11,650
5.4
..
..

..
Public

No
Public

M
C
M

M
C
C

..
128
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

44.7
132.5
13.5
20.8
98

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

49.7
..
70.7

14.0
353
65.7

100
59.9
16,802

99
82.6
18,242

13.5
12.3
22.0
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

9.7
8.2
1.8

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
0.14
654.7

6.7
0.60
662.6

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
49.9
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
28.7
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
..
Personal computers (per 100 people)
10.2
Households with a television (%)
91
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
53.4
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
6.5
Quality
85
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
..
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
358
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
..
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
..
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
40.6
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
10.1
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
4.4
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
242.7
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

24

2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

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Argentina
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

37
90
7,470
2.7
97
92

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
P
International long distance service
P
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

40
92
6,040
4.7
98
90

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Private
C
C
C

3.3
700
20.1

3.1
1,929
..

3.3
566
..

21.4
17.6
3.3
6.9
95

24.0
102.3
8.6
9.0
95

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

0.2
89
7.0

0.3
90
25.9

..
137
26.6

30
5.7
12

94
76.1
2,320

95
47.8
1,185

20.0
..
..
2.77

6.8
7.8
13.6
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.7
15.3
6.5

0.6
13.1
7.9

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
6.4

6.0
0.56
18.3

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

25

Armenia
Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

26

2009

2007

3
65
660
5.1
99
72

3
64
2,630
12.7
99
71

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

..
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
M
C

M
P
C

3.0
71
46.3

3.0
173
23.6

3.1
624
25.3

17.3
0.6
0.4
0.8
89

19.7
62.4
3.0
9.8
91

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

3.3
..
1.3

10.7
171
5.7

..
322
12.4

38
0.0
3

88
1.1
22

80
40.4
199

8.1
..
..
5.34

3.1
8.7
56.6
2.42

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

2.1
7.0
13.0

0.6
5.8
14.6

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.3

..
0.27
4.7

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Aruba
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

..
47
..
4.4
97
87

0.10
47
..
..
98
86

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

4.8
130
..

..
541
1.2

3.1
747
14.3

..
..
..
..
76

38.3
144.5
..
9.9
76

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
..

..
..
23.8

14.0
353
65.7

..
0.0
..

90
..
1,795

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
2.90

16.0
12.4
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.0
0.0
1.1

0.0
0.0
1.0

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
..

..
..
417.5

6.7
0.60
662.6

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

27

Australia
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

19
87
20,710
4.4
..
113

21
89
35,760
3.2
..
113

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
C
C

C
C
C

3.2
181
30.9

3.6
310
18.8

3.1
747
14.3

46.4
101.2
33.8
60.3
99

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
73
68.1

14.0
353
65.7

99
68.0
5,472

99
82.6
18,242

28.4
24.1
25.1
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

1.8
12.8
4.6

15.2
14.6
7.0

6.6
0.75
993.2

6.7
0.60
662.6

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
52.5
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
44.7
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
20.5
Personal computers (per 100 people)
47.0
Households with a television (%)
99
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
18.7
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
98
Internet users (per 100 people)
46.8
Quality
96
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
2.9
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
128
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
17.4
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
0.67
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
3.2
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
16.3
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
7.0
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
176.3
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

28

2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

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Austria
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

8
66
26,010
2.9
..
91

8
67
41,960
2.0
..
92

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
P
C

C
P
C

2.3
545
18.8

2.1
747
15.3

3.1
747
14.3

41.0
119.2
30.3
60.7
98

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

22.1
186
67.4

14.0
353
65.7

99
64.3
20,288

99
82.6
18,242

29.0
25.1
27.2
0.71

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

6.3
8.2
6.3

15.2
14.6
7.0

5.6
0.67
480.6

6.7
0.60
662.6

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
49.9
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
76.4
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
13.1
Personal computers (per 100 people)
36.2
Households with a television (%)
97
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
25.2
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
123
Internet users (per 100 people)
33.7
Quality
98
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers) 18.1
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person) 1,034
Affordability
23.3
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
1.19
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
7.9
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
10.9
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
3.4
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
83.2
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

29

Azerbaijan
Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

30

2009

2007

8
51
610
7.3
99
66

9
52
2,640
17.6
100
67

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

..
Public

No
Public

M
C
..

P
P
C

1.6
123
27.9

2.6
413
23.6

3.1
624
25.3

10.0
5.2
0.0
0.7
99

14.6
52.8
2.5
2.4
99

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

1.0
..
0.1

2.7
78
10.8

..
322
12.4

94
0.0
0

99
2.6
701

80
40.4
199

17.6
..
..
7.10

5.3
15.1
10.3
4.18

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.3
10.6
..

0.1
6.1
3.1

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.1

..
0.39
1.6

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Bahamas, The
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.30
82
15,300
4.7
..
66

0.33
84
17,160
2.0
..
71

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
M
M

P
M
C

..
132
..

..
410
..

3.1
747
14.3

37.7
10.4
2.8
9.0
84

40.1
112.9
7.6
12.4
93

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

51.7
..
4.3

48.7
..
36.2

14.0
353
65.7

95
34.0
146

100
51.6
2,808

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
2.40

..
9.5
25.0
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.6
3.9
..

0.3
3.2
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
71.6

..
0.30
241.8

6.7
0.60
662.6

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

31

Bahrain
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

32

2009

2007

0.65
88
10,740
4.3
87
81

0.75
88
17,390
6.1
89
86

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

No
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
M
M

C
P
C

4.9
180
21.4

4.3
567
14.9

3.1
747
14.3

26.3
31.6
3.4
14.6
97

26.3
148.2
9.2
18.3
91

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

34.0
..
6.2

48.9
..
33.2

14.0
353
65.7

100
0.0
293

100
99.1
2,544

99
82.6
18,242

7.2
..
..
3.39

5.7
6.6
30.0
1.74

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.1
3.6
..

0.1
2.3
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
16.5

..
0.52
78.2

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Bangladesh
South Asia

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

139
24
360
5.2
47
58

159
27
470
5.7
53
56

No
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
..

M
C
C

0.8
48
25.1

1.5
..
..

3.3
301
..

0.4
0.2
0.0
0.1
20

0.7
21.7
0.1
2.2
48

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.1
313
0.1

0.5
249
0.3

..
..
5.2

40
0.0
0

90
0.0
4

54
3.4
26

10.7
..
..
4.14

4.0
2.6
22.1
2.02

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.0
3.3
3.0

0.1
4.4
5.7

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.0

8.0
0.35
0.1

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

33

Barbados
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

0.29
36
8,480
3.7
..
88

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
No
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
M
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
..
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

34

2009

2007
0.29
39
..
..
..
..

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Mixed
P
P
P

6.6
172
15.8

5.8
365
12.8

3.1
747
14.3

43.2
9.9
..
7.7
74

46.2
80.9
..
13.7
93

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

38.8
..
3.5

47.1
..
54.8

14.0
353
65.7

95
..
..

100
..
1,766

99
82.6
18,242

16.3
..
..
4.05

17.8
11.3
25.6
1.95

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

9.1
8.7
4.1

5.3
11.0
3.8

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
48.7

..
0.30
227.2

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Belarus
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

10
70
1,380
6.7
100
87

10
73
4,220
8.3
100
89

..
Public

No
Public

M
C
..

M
C
C

1.5
105
28.8

2.1
280
41.3

3.3
566
..

27.5
0.5
0.0
..
87

37.8
71.7
4.2
0.8
97

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

3.3
..
1.9

5.3
500
29.0

..
137
26.6

62
0.0
2

93
2.8
264

95
47.8
1,185

1.2
..
..
3.28

1.6
11.8
10.5
1.90

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

1.9
2.9
5.4

0.8
3.0
6.8

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
0.4

..
0.33
2.1

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

35

Belgium
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

10
97
25,360
2.7
..
107

11
97
41,110
2.0
..
95

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
P
C

C
P
C

1.9
374
33.7

3.0
690
12.3

3.1
747
14.3

43.9
101.1
26.9
41.7
99

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
158
65.9

14.0
353
65.7

100
94.9
24,945

99
82.6
18,242

33.1
18.2
37.6
0.75

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

3.7
4.8
8.7

15.2
14.6
7.0

5.8
0.54
250.2

6.7
0.60
662.6

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
49.1
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
54.9
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
11.2
Personal computers (per 100 people)
22.4
Households with a television (%)
99
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
26.4
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
105
Internet users (per 100 people)
29.3
Quality
99
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers) 12.5
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person) 1,829
Affordability
22.0
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
1.67
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
6.2
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
7.6
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
7.4
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
33.2
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

36

2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

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Belize
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.25
48
3,090
5.6
..
71

0.30
51
3,760
5.0
..
82

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
..
M

M
..
M

6.0
132
15.1

5.2
315
24.4

3.3
566
..

14.3
6.7
1.7
12.0
35

11.2
38.9
2.6
14.8
93

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

10.0
..
6.0

12.2
..
10.5

..
137
26.6

..
0.0
12

..
82.7
592

95
47.8
1,185

9.3
..
..
4.45

17.6
16.3
44.4
2.59

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.1
4.5
4.7

0.1
2.7
3.2

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
31.1

..
0.30
309.2

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

37

Benin
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

38

2009

2007

7
38
340
5.3
35
40

9
41
570
3.8
41
51

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

No
..

Yes
Public

M
M
..

M
C
..

2.4
87
54.2

1.1
1,539
5.2

3.3
301
..

0.7
0.8
0.0
0.1
15

1.2
21.1
0.1
0.7
13

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.4
..
0.2

0.9
..
1.7

..
..
5.2

23
0.0
0

80
24.8
17

54
3.4
26

11.3
..
..
5.93

5.3
10.3
43.1
4.80

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.0
3.3
..

0.0
3.3
5.4

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.1

..
0.12
0.2

..
0.11
0.5

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Bermuda
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

0.06
100
..
3.6
..
87

0.06
100
..
4.2
..
..

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

2.5
151
33.0

3.8
178
11.3

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
90.2
90.4
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
20.9
94.2
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
..
59.4
Personal computers (per 100 people)
48.3
22.5
Households with a television (%)
..
..
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
..
..
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
43.5
75.0
Quality
..
98
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
..
62.4
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
..
8,699
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
39.0
38.9
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
12.2
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
..
..
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
..
..
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
..
..
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
..
..
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
496.3 2,492.2
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

3.1
747
14.3

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98
14.0
353
65.7
99
82.6
18,242
26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81
15.2
14.6
7.0
6.7
0.60
662.6

39

Bhutan
South Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

40

2009

2007

0.56
25
800
6.3
..
..

0.66
33
1,770
8.7
53
..

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
..
..

M
C
C

2.2
41
26.2

2.3
141
81.1

3.1
624
25.3

2.5
0.0
0.1
0.9
2

4.5
22.7
0.9
2.6
..

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

..
..
0.4

3.4
..
6.1

..
322
12.4

..
0.0
2

21
0.0
68

80
40.4
199

4.9
..
..
1.19

4.3
3.9
15.1
0.66

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
12.3
..

..
..
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.41
..

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Bolivia
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

8
62
1,000
3.5
87
84

10
65
1,260
3.6
91
86

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Private

M
P
C

M
C
C

4.7
451
43.4

6.8
376
3.8

3.1
624
25.3

6.1
7.0
0.5
1.7
46

7.1
34.2
2.1
2.4
63

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

1.2
..
1.4

6.7
..
10.5

..
322
12.4

43
0.0
2

46
17.1
42

80
40.4
199

11.6
..
..
2.43

8.5
5.6
12.1
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.7
7.6
15.9

0.1
4.9
12.5

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.6

5.8
0.52
3.8

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

41

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

42

2009

2007

4
43
1,500
25.2
97
..

4
47
3,790
5.3
..
..

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

C
C
C

4.3
480
22.8

5.7
657
13.6

3.1
624
25.3

21.1
2.5
0.4
3.9
87

28.2
64.9
7.3
6.4
96

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

7.7
..
1.1

20.1
..
28.0

..
322
12.4

60
0.0
7

99
30.9
530

80
40.4
199

4.6
..
..
2.96

6.3
6.6
7.6
3.62

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

0.5
3.8
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.29
7.4

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Botswana
Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

2
53
3,310
8.6
..
69

2
59
6,120
5.3
83
70

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
C

P
..
C

3.0
202
13.9

3.0
1,074
139.9

3.3
566
..

7.9
12.9
0.9
3.5
10

7.3
61.2
..
4.8
9

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

3.5
..
2.9

7.8
..
5.3

..
137
26.6

90
0.0
3

99
..
43

95
47.8
1,185

4.8
..
..
3.64

14.4
8.3
29.7
2.88

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.7
6.0
0.1

0.2
5.5
6.8

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
..

..
0.22
1.6

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

43

Brazil
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

174
81
3,870
1.7
86
90

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
P
International long distance service
P
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

44

2009

2007
192
85
5,860
3.3
90
88

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Private
C
C
C

3.4
516
39.8

4.7
358
12.6

3.3
566
..

17.8
13.3
1.3
4.9
84

20.6
63.1
4.1
16.1
91

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

0.9
249
2.9

..
99
35.2

..
137
26.6

..
4.4
5

91
86.0
1,041

95
47.8
1,185

9.4
..
..
1.15

18.3
26.2
29.0
0.71

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

4.6
16.4
0.7

3.2
14.5
1.8

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
5.8

5.8
0.60
23.7

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Brunei Darussalam
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service

0.33
71
14,670
1.0
93
74

0.39
74
26,740
2.1
95
78

No
Public

Yes
Public

P
M
..

P
M
P

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

24.1
28.5
6.7
6.9
98

21.0
78.9
4.6
8.8
98

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

11.9
..
9.0

..
..
41.7

14.0
353
65.7

..
8.2
180

..
50.9
1,453

99
82.6
18,242

10.7
..
..
..

11.4
7.0
18.6
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.2
6.4
0.5

0.2
6.6
1.8

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
8.8

..
0.26
30.3

6.7
0.60
662.6

Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

45

Bulgaria
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

46

2009

2007

8
69
1,600
–0.4
98
79

8
71
4,580
5.7
98
81

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

P
P
C

3.1
140
14.0

5.9
522
31.4

3.3
566
..

35.8
9.2
0.1
4.5
90

30.0
129.2
8.5
8.9
92

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

3.3
..
5.3

2.6
97
30.9

..
137
26.6

95
0.0
5

100
97.1
4,909

95
47.8
1,185

3.8
..
..
2.55

10.7
16.2
7.4
0.57

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

1.0
5.2
2.3

1.8
6.0
4.4

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
2.3

7.7
0.48
26.2

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Burkina Faso
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

12
17
240
6.8
..
22

15
19
430
5.8
29
29

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
C

M
C
C

2.0
62
38.0

4.0
440
88.6

3.3
301
..

0.4
0.2
0.0
0.1
8

0.7
10.9
0.1
0.6
12

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.3
..
0.1

0.9
..
0.6

..
..
5.2

22
0.0
0

61
18.6
15

54
3.4
26

11.6
..
..
3.16

12.0
15.5
67.8
1.14

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.9
4.2
7.2

0.6
3.5
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.19
0.1

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

47

Burundi
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

48

2009

2007

7
8
120
–0.7
59
30

8
10
110
2.7
..
38

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
C

C
C
C

1.9
65
..

..
234
..

3.3
301
..

0.3
0.2
0.0
0.1
11

0.4
2.9
..
0.8
15

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.1
..
0.1

..
..
0.7

..
..
5.2

..
..
0

82
..
1

54
3.4
26

1.9
..
..
7.35

2.6
12.2
86.0
2.45

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

0.5
2.5
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.01
0.1

..
0.11
0.5

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Cambodia
East Asia & Pacific

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

13
17
300
7.3
67
51

14
21
550
9.8
76
60

..
Public

No
Public

P
P
P

P
P
P

0.6
241
..

0.4
534
..

3.3
301
..

0.2
1.0
0.0
0.1
33

0.3
17.9
0.1
0.4
43

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.3
..
0.0

0.8
..
0.5

..
..
5.2

80
0.0
0

87
60.4
17

54
3.4
26

16.7
..
..
6.00

9.0
5.1
33.0
2.94

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.0
2.4
..

0.1
2.1
3.1

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.2

..
0.20
0.8

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

49

Cameroon
Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

50

2009

2007

16
50
620
4.8
68
48

19
56
1,050
3.5
..
62

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
P
C

M
C
C

1.4
90
62.8

3.1
1,050
37.4

3.1
624
25.3

0.6
0.7
0.0
0.3
17

1.0
24.5
0.1
1.1
25

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.5
..
0.3

0.3
..
2.0

..
322
12.4

37
0.0
0

58
1.7
11

80
40.4
199

6.5
..
..
3.25

14.3
14.4
48.3
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.0
3.0
1.4

0.0
3.2
13.0

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

5.0
0.14
0.4

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Canada
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

31
80
22,130
4.3
..
95

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
P
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

33
80
39,650
2.7
..
99

Yes
Private
C
C
C

2.8
331
24.0

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
67.7
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
28.4
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
14.1
Personal computers (per 100 people)
41.9
Households with a television (%)
99
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
36.6
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
215
Internet users (per 100 people)
42.2
Quality
90
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers) 32.6
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person) 1,133
Affordability
..
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
..
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
8.2
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
15.0
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
9.5
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
162.6
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

2.7
424
21.6

3.1
747
14.3

55.3
61.5
30.8
94.3
99

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
351
72.8

14.0
353
65.7

98
89.3
16,193

99
82.6
18,242

25.0
9.5
17.6
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

4.7
10.1
11.1

15.2
14.6
7.0

6.4
0.77
906.6

6.7
0.60
662.6

2009

51

Cape Verde
Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

52

2009

2007

0.45
53
1,280
6.6
..
71

0.53
59
2,430
5.2
84
66

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

M
P
P

7.0
154
35.3

7.0
434
19.1

3.1
624
25.3

12.1
4.4
0.5
5.5
40

13.8
27.9
1.4
13.0
61

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

6.6
..
1.8

11.6
82
7.0

..
322
12.4

90
0.0
2

87
24.3
46

80
40.4
199

4.6
..
..
4.66

4.7
18.2
48.3
6.08

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

2.4
7.1
9.8

1.2
3.7
5.3

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.39
1.8

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Cayman Islands
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

0.04
100
..
..
..
81

0.05
100
..
..
99
76

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
170
..

..
..
..

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
87.1
..
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
26.6
84.0
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
..
..
Personal computers (per 100 people)
..
..
Households with a television (%)
..
..
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
140.7
134.1
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
..
41.1
Quality
..
100
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
..
..
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
..
..
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
13.5
24.9
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
..
..
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
..
..
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
..
..
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
..
..
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
266.0 1,364.1
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

3.1
747
14.3

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98
14.0
353
65.7
99
82.6
18,242
26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81
15.2
14.6
7.0
6.7
0.60
662.6

53

Central African Republic
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

4
38
270
3.0
49
34

4
38
370
0.0
..
30

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
..

M
C
..

1.1
35
1.0

1.1
293
..

3.3
301
..

0.3
3.0
0.1
0.3
5

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

..
..
0.3

..
..
5.2

19
0.0
0

54
3.4
26

12.9
12.4
130.4
1.99

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.1
2.7
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
0.00
0.2

..
0.11
0.5

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
0.2
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
0.1
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
0.0
Personal computers (per 100 people)
0.2
Households with a television (%)
3
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
0.2
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
0.1
Quality
18
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
0.0
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
0
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
..
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
13.31
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
0.1
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
2.1
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
..
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
..
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

54

2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

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Chad
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

8
23
180
3.1
26
32

11
26
540
12.2
32
37

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
P
M

M
..
C

1.4
31
..

..
127
..

3.3
301
..

0.1
8.5
0.0
0.2
4

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.2
..
0.6

..
..
5.2

24
0.0
1

54
3.4
26

8.3
16.0
105.0
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
0.01
..

..
0.11
0.5

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
0.1
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
0.1
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
0.0
Personal computers (per 100 people)
0.1
Households with a television (%)
2
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
0.1
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
0.0
Quality
8
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
0.0
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
0
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
16.3
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
12.50
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
..
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
..
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
..
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
..
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

55

Channel Islands
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

56

2009

2007

0.15
31
43,020
..
..
..

0.15
31
68,640
0.5
..
..

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

..
..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..
..

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
..

..
..
..

14.0
353
65.7

..
..
..

..
..
..

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
2.90

..
..
..
2.90

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

..
..
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
..

..
..
..

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Chile
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

15
86
4,840
3.8
96
78

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
..
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
..
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

17
88
8,190
4.5
97
83

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Private
C
C
C

3.4
315
44.0

..
1,311
..

3.3
566
..

21.4
22.1
3.8
9.2
94

20.8
84.1
8.2
14.1
97

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

2.7
220
16.5

3.4
147
31.1

..
137
26.6

100
1.3
12

100
96.7
4,086

95
47.8
1,185

15.7
..
..
2.45

9.7
11.8
26.7
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.2
11.0
5.9

0.1
9.0
2.7

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
9.0

4.2
0.56
35.1

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

57

China
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

58

2009

2007

1,263
36
930
8.5
91
67

1,318
42
2,370
10.3
93
69

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

..
Public

No
Mixed

P
P
C

P
P
C

3.2
222
69.8

2.9
1,310
32.0

3.1
624
25.3

11.5
6.8
0.7
1.6
86

27.7
41.5
11.4
5.7
89

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.3
247
1.8

0.8
393
16.1

..
322
12.4

..
0.3
2

97
44.2
280

80
40.4
199

..
..
..
6.67

2.9
3.3
5.8
2.90

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

18.9
22.5
5.6

30.9
28.6
4.5

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.1

7.9
0.51
0.9

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Colombia
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

40
72
2,280
0.6
..
71

44
74
4,100
4.9
93
75

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

C
P
C

C
C
C

2.8
242
54.6

3.9
..
..

3.1
624
25.3

18.1
5.7
0.6
3.8
80

18.0
77.2
3.1
8.0
84

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

1.9
115
2.2

8.9
131
27.5

..
322
12.4

..
3.7
16

83
87.4
971

80
40.4
199

6.6
..
..
2.00

5.8
10.4
7.5
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.2
10.3
9.1

0.3
13.3
7.9

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
1.8

4.4
0.56
10.6

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

59

Comoros
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

60

2009

2007

0.54
28
400
1.7
..
41

0.63
28
680
2.1
75
46

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

..
Public

No
Public

M
..
M

M
M
M

3.2
55
69.5

7.4
109
..

3.3
301
..

1.3
0.0
0.1
0.6
10

3.1
6.4
0.3
0.9
13

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

2.0
..
0.3

..
..
3.4

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

40
0.3
11

54
3.4
26

14.0
..
..
..

18.8
12.3
20.8
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.03
1.6

..
0.11
0.5

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Congo, Dem. Rep.
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service

51
30
80
–3.8
67
27

62
33
140
5.0
..
34

No
Public

Yes
Public

C
C
C

C
C
C

..
..
..

7.6
3,628
82.5

3.3
301
..

0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
1

0.0
10.6
0.1
0.0
4

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

..
..
0.0

0.3
..
0.4

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

50
3.2
0

54
3.4
26

..
..
..
..

..
11.2
109.5
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.09
0.1

..
0.11
0.5

Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology

2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

61

Congo, Rep.
Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

62

2009

2007

3
58
550
1.9
..
43

4
61
1,540
4.1
..
51

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

..
Public

No
Public

C
C
..

C
C
..

..
..
..

2.9
..
..

3.1
624
25.3

0.7
2.2
0.0
0.3
6

0.4
34.2
0.0
0.5
27

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

..
..
0.0

..
..
1.9

..
322
12.4

17
0.0
0

53
0.0
0

80
40.4
199

..
..
..
..

..
18.8
82.7
5.39

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
..
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.07
0.3

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Costa Rica
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

4
59
3,710
5.7
95
66

4
63
5,520
5.4
96
73

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
M
M

M
M
P

1.7
231
44.4

2.2
470
53.6

3.3
566
..

22.9
5.4
0.9
15.3
84

32.2
33.8
3.8
23.1
94

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

5.2
..
5.8

10.0
..
33.6

..
137
26.6

..
0.0
91

87
74.5
820

95
47.8
1,185

7.1
..
..
1.93

5.1
1.9
25.7
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

31.7
18.4
7.9

29.4
25.3
16.4

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
13.9

3.9
0.44
98.8

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

63

Côte d’Ivoire
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

64

2009

2007

17
44
630
3.4
49
37

19
48
920
0.3
..
..

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

P
P
C

3.5
189
23.7

5.5
1,442
40.0

3.3
301
..

1.5
2.8
0.1
0.5
32

1.4
36.6
0.1
1.7
35

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.7
..
0.2

1.4
..
1.6

..
..
5.2

23
0.0
0

59
6.9
16

54
3.4
26

8.5
..
..
6.07

25.0
12.9
20.3
2.25

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.1
3.3
8.2

0.4
4.2
11.0

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.06
0.5

..
0.11
0.5

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Croatia
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

4
56
4,430
3.2
98
70

4
57
10,460
4.8
99
73

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

C
C
C

3.9
178
14.7

5.3
778
12.3

3.3
566
..

38.9
23.3
4.2
11.3
85

41.6
113.5
29.9
18.0
94

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

13.8
..
6.8

17.4
90
44.7

..
137
26.6

98
0.0
41

100
29.2
3,380

95
47.8
1,185

11.9
..
..
..

13.1
14.5
16.5
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

3.6
6.1
3.3

5.3
7.5
4.2

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
13.7

..
0.43
92.0

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

65

Cuba
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

66

2009

2007

11
76
..
4.2
100
75

11
76
..
3.4
100
88

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

..
Mixed

No
Public

M
P
C

M
M
M

2.2
30
16.0

2.6
58
7.5

3.3
566
..

4.4
0.1
..
1.2
70

9.3
1.8
0.3
3.6
70

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

2.4
..
0.5

2.5
..
11.6

..
137
26.6

41
..
2

77
5.8
19

95
47.8
1,185

12.4
..
..
7.35

13.1
22.6
32.4
7.49

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.2
5.3
..

1.9
2.9
..

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
0.2

..
0.21
0.1

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Cyprus
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.79
69
13,440
3.9
99
73

0.85
70
24,940
3.4
98
78

No
Public

Yes
Public

M
M
C

C
P
C

3.2
274
36.6

3.4
437
20.8

3.1
747
14.3

56.0
27.8
6.6
19.1
97

44.9
115.6
15.2
38.3
100

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

37.3
..
15.3

47.1
..
38.0

14.0
353
65.7

99
3.8
51

100
76.9
1,603

99
82.6
18,242

7.8
..
..
1.02

18.3
3.8
21.0
0.33

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

1.7
7.2
2.1

14.5
7.8
4.5

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
37.6

..
0.48
428.4

6.7
0.60
662.6

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

67

Czech Republic
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

68

2009

2007

10
74
5,800
1.0
..
74

10
74
14,580
4.6
..
83

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Private

M
P
C

C
P
C

4.5
349
47.1

3.7
796
12.3

3.1
747
14.3

37.7
42.3
4.1
12.2
100

23.3
123.1
13.6
27.4
83

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

6.4
145
9.7

6.2
122
48.3

14.0
353
65.7

99
0.6
602

100
93.3
7,075

99
82.6
18,242

12.1
..
..
0.97

25.5
12.8
19.9
1.06

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

7.3
12.1
3.2

14.2
15.0
8.0

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
26.7

7.1
0.65
150.5

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Denmark
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

5
85
31,850
2.8
..
96

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
P
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

5
86
55,440
1.8
..
103

Yes
Private

2.6
337
27.0

C
P
C

2.6
512
15.0

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
71.9
51.7
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
63.0
114.1
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
31.6
38.5
Personal computers (per 100 people)
50.6
54.9
Households with a television (%)
96
96
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
21.2
25.6
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
122
202
Internet users (per 100 people)
39.2
80.7
Quality
..
114
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
4.0
93.2
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person) 1,409 34,506
Affordability
22.5
21.6
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
10.9
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
9.3
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
1.30
0.89
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
8.5
7.1
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
13.3
11.9
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
..
..
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
5.8
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
1.00
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
73.9 1,036.5
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

2009

3.1
747
14.3

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98
14.0
353
65.7
99
82.6
18,242
26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81
15.2
14.6
7.0
6.7
0.60
662.6

69

Djibouti
Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

70

2009

2007

0.73
83
760
–0.2
..
19

0.83
87
1,090
3.4
..
25

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

..
Public

No
Public

M
..
M

M
..
M

3.7
19
10.5

4.8
56
37.6

3.1
624
25.3

1.3
0.0
0.1
0.9
39

1.3
5.5
0.4
2.4
39

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

1.9
..
0.2

2.2
..
1.3

..
322
12.4

30
0.0
0

75
1.2
56

80
40.4
199

33.4
..
..
4.73

16.8
7.3
41.5
4.73

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
2.1

..
..
2.6

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.11
1.2

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Dominica
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.07
71
3,200
2.2
..
75

0.07
74
4,030
1.6
..
81

..
Mixed

No
Mixed

M
M
..

M
M
..

5.0
132
..

10.5
..
..

3.3
566
..

31.8
1.7
3.9
7.7
76

29.3
58.5
8.4
18.2
..

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

..
..
8.4

..
..
36.6

..
137
26.6

..
2.9
70

..
54.0
420

95
47.8
1,185

14.6
..
..
..

13.8
12.4
20.6
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.6
7.4
21.0

0.3
6.8
9.4

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
84.4

..
0.01
273.2

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

71

Dominican Republic
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

9
62
2,050
7.8
87
71

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

72

2009

2007
10
68
3,560
4.8
89
74

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Private
C
C
C

..
99
..

0.5
..
192.0

3.1
624
25.3

10.2
8.1
0.6
1.9
74

9.3
56.7
2.7
3.5
78

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

14.6
..
3.7

..
..
17.2

..
322
12.4

..
0.0
6

90
58.2
154

80
40.4
199

18.1
..
..
..

18.2
8.6
16.7
0.22

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.4
6.6
3.9

..
..
3.7

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.9

..
0.51
13.2

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Ecuador
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

12
60
1,340
0.7
91
..

13
65
3,110
5.0
84
..

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
P
P

C
C
C

2.8
244
9.8

4.1
512
..

3.1
624
25.3

10.0
3.9
0.5
2.2
76

13.5
75.6
1.6
13.0
87

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

3.6
65
1.5

7.5
69
13.2

..
322
12.4

80
3.1
2

84
68.4
324

80
40.4
199

9.8
..
..
2.48

7.9
18.9
37.0
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.0
6.4
7.2

0.3
7.7
6.2

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.9

6.1
0.44
10.1

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

73

Egypt, Arab Rep.
Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

74

2009

2007

67
43
1,460
5.2
..
80

75
43
1,580
4.3
66
77

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

M
C
C

2.8
125
18.8

3.8
538
24.8

3.1
624
25.3

8.2
2.0
0.1
1.2
86

14.9
39.8
3.5
4.9
96

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

1.0
..
0.7

3.5
132
14.0

..
322
12.4

..
..
0

94
18.0
189

80
40.4
199

4.3
..
..
3.33

3.7
4.2
4.3
1.45

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
3.4

..
..
4.2

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.2

5.8
0.61
1.1

6.5
0.33
1.8

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El Salvador
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

6
58
2,030
3.3
..
64

7
60
2,850
2.8
82
70

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
C
C

C
C
C

4.3
323
155.8

5.7
1,657
29.3

3.1
624
25.3

10.1
12.0
0.9
1.9
82

15.8
89.6
1.4
5.2
83

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

11.4
..
1.1

42.9
..
11.1

..
322
12.4

85
0.0
7

95
94.3
18

80
40.4
199

16.3
..
..
2.40

2.0
8.5
22.6
2.40

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.6
9.3
12.9

0.6
8.4
9.6

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
1.1

..
0.58
9.9

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

75

Equatorial Guinea
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

76

2009

2007

0.43
39
1,540
36.0
87
58

0.51
39
12,860
16.8
..
..

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
Mixed

No
Mixed

M
..
M

C
C
C

1.2
65
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

1.4
1.2
0.1
0.5
23

2.1
43.3
0.2
1.9
26

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
0.2

..
..
1.6

14.0
353
65.7

..
0.0
0

..
15.0
35

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
..

..
..
32.2
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

..
..
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
..

..
0.06
1.9

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Eritrea
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

4
18
170
1.5
53
33

5
20
270
1.4
..
35

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
C

M
P
P

2.8
67
127.5

2.0
105
47.8

3.3
301
..

0.8
0.0
0.0
0.2
11

0.8
1.7
0.1
0.8
18

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.5
..
0.1

0.5
..
2.5

..
..
5.2

0
0.0
0

2
0.0
2

54
3.4
26

5.3
..
..
5.83

6.2
16.8
28.6
3.59

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
13.5

0.2
5.2
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.06
..

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

77

Estonia
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

78

2009

2007

1
69
4,190
5.8
100
88

1
69
12,830
8.1
100
92

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

C
P
C

5.1
354
17.6

4.8
707
12.8

3.1
747
14.3

38.2
40.7
6.0
16.1
85

36.9
147.7
21.2
52.2
86

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

10.7
..
28.6

9.1
..
63.7

14.0
353
65.7

99
18.0
137

100
97.7
11,925

99
82.6
18,242

9.4
..
..
1.62

15.6
8.6
10.9
0.90

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

26.0
20.3
2.8

14.2
11.1
6.1

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
58.6

..
0.71
279.7

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Ethiopia
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

66
15
130
3.5
..
27

79
17
220
7.5
36
42

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
M
M

M
M
M

1.1
35
42.6

2.2
142
17.8

3.3
301
..

0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
2

1.1
1.5
0.0
0.7
5

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.1
..
0.0

0.3
..
0.4

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

10
1.0
3

54
3.4
26

3.1
..
..
7.35

2.2
3.6
14.6
4.01

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.0
5.0
3.6

0.3
7.1
6.3

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.0

..
0.17
0.0

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

79

Faeroe Islands
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

80

2009

2007

0.05
36
..
..
..
..

0.05
41
..
..
..
..

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
178
16.9

..
249
3.7

3.1
747
14.3

54.5
37.1
14.0
..
94

46.4
107.8
29.9
..
98

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
32.8

..
..
77.5

14.0
353
65.7

98
0.7
..

100
91.6
3,316

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
..

29.4
..
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
5.2
1.8

0.0
6.5
2.8

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
21.5

..
..
62.2

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Fiji
East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.80
48
2,270
2.2
..
73

0.83
52
3,750
1.9
..
75

..
Public

No
Mixed

M
M
..

M
M
..

5.2
104
17.5

4.7
..
13.6

3.3
566
..

10.8
6.9
0.4
4.5
54

14.6
63.5
1.7
6.1
60

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

5.8
..
1.5

..
..
9.6

..
137
26.6

40
0.0
5

65
83.3
151

95
47.8
1,185

5.5
..
..
3.76

9.5
11.0
22.2
2.84

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.1
6.2
5.7

0.8
3.5
3.1

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
5.0

..
0.27
26.2

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

81

Finland
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

82

2009

2007

5
61
25,480
4.9
..
104

5
63
44,300
3.0
..
101

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
C
C

C
C
C

3.3
272
20.3

2.5
584
..

3.1
747
14.3

55.0
72.0
11.9
39.6
92

32.9
115.0
26.8
50.0
87

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

14.9
127
37.2

..
283
78.8

14.0
353
65.7

99
5.7
347

99
57.1
17,221

99
82.6
18,242

19.4
..
..
1.07

28.7
11.5
23.6
1.80

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

25.4
18.6
5.4

18.9
14.4
8.4

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
96.0

5.2
0.63
684.2

6.7
0.60
662.6

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France
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

59
76
24,450
2.9
..
92

62
77
38,810
1.8
..
97

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
P
C

C
C
C

2.1
408
26.5

2.2
695
14.0

3.1
747
14.3

56.4
89.7
27.6
65.2
97

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

20.3
198
51.2

14.0
353
65.7

99
91.2
29,466

99
82.6
18,242

29.0
23.3
13.7
0.84

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

8.0
9.8
4.1

15.2
14.6
7.0

5.7
0.83
171.7

6.7
0.60
662.6

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
57.7
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
49.3
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
9.2
Personal computers (per 100 people)
30.4
Households with a television (%)
94
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
14.4
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
140
Internet users (per 100 people)
14.4
Quality
99
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
3.6
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person) 1,148
Affordability
18.4
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
0.82
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
12.1
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
13.0
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
2.6
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
27.7
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

83

French Polynesia
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

84

2009

2007

0.24
52
16,070
3.5
..
..

0.26
52
..
..
..
..

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.6
105
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

22.7
16.9
3.0
6.4
92

20.7
66.6
9.6
11.0
95

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
6.4

..
..
28.6

14.0
353
65.7

70
0.0
32

97
92.9
857

99
82.6
18,242

37.3
..
..
3.67

44.4
37.5
69.3
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

1.1
7.3
0.3

0.7
6.1
1.7

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
16.7

..
..
63.9

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Gabon
Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

1
80
3,220
0.3
..
70

1
85
7,020
2.0
86
..

No
Public

Yes
Public

M
P
C

C
C
C

2.1
150
41.8

2.0
244
12.4

3.3
566
..

2.0
87.9
0.8
3.6
58

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

6.2
..
6.2

..
137
26.6

79
18.3
150

95
47.8
1,185

32.4
13.7
39.2
2.77

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.1
6.6
..

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
0.08
4.4

5.2
0.37
26.2

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
3.3
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
10.1
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
0.4
Personal computers (per 100 people)
1.0
Households with a television (%)
51
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
3.9
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
1.3
Quality
13
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
0.0
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
0
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
23.4
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
14.12
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
0.1
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
7.9
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
0.6
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
0.8
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

85

Gambia, The
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

86

2009

2007

1
49
310
4.6
..
45

2
56
320
4.9
..
50

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

No
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
M
C

P
C
C

6.4
41
23.5

..
481
..

3.3
301
..

2.4
0.4
0.3
1.1
12

4.5
46.9
0.2
3.3
12

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

..
..
0.9

..
..
5.9

..
..
5.2

20
0.0
0

85
7.6
36

54
3.4
26

3.9
..
..
5.39

4.0
6.9
17.8
1.81

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.5
3.3
..

0.2
4.6
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.17
1.7

..
0.11
0.5

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Georgia
Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

5
53
700
5.6
..
74

4
53
2,120
8.3
..
76

Yes
..

Yes
Private

P
C
C

C
C
C

3.5
69
65.4

6.5
355
30.9

3.1
624
25.3

10.8
4.1
0.1
2.4
81

12.6
59.1
6.4
5.4
89

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

2.4
..
0.5

4.8
87
8.2

..
322
12.4

79
25.2
2

96
16.6
745

80
40.4
199

4.2
..
..
2.88

9.7
44.1
9.2
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.2
7.3
..

0.4
7.1
1.5

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
2.1

..
0.35
6.2

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

87

Germany
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

88

2009

2007

82
73
25,510
2.0
..
89

82
74
38,990
1.0
..
88

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
P
C

C
C
C

2.7
409
17.4

2.6
703
9.8

3.1
747
14.3

61.1
58.6
15.8
33.6
97

65.3
118.1
24.3
65.6
94

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

15.9
70
30.2

..
140
72.3

14.0
353
65.7

99
2.0
848

100
54.0
25,654

99
82.6
18,242

15.1
..
..
0.34

26.5
21.8
20.5
0.43

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

10.5
13.0
6.4

9.6
12.3
7.8

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
62.6

6.2
0.58
549.6

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Ghana
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

20
44
320
4.4
58
46

23
49
590
5.5
65
53

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Public

P
C
C

P
P
C

1.8
91
29.5

..
1,261
..

3.3
301
..

1.1
0.6
0.1
0.3
23

1.6
32.4
0.1
0.6
25

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.9
50
0.1

0.1
111
3.8

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

68
69.2
21

54
3.4
26

..
..
..
1.65

6.3
5.7
9.4
0.39

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

0.0
6.3
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.0

..
0.29
0.7

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

89

Greece
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

90

2009

2007

11
60
12,560
3.5
96
81

11
61
25,740
4.3
97
99

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

C
P
C

3.7
451
42.3

3.7
802
15.3

3.1
747
14.3

51.8
54.3
2.5
6.9
97

53.7
109.8
10.0
9.4
100

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

12.8
89
9.2

15.1
170
32.9

14.0
353
65.7

99
0.0
51

100
91.3
4,537

99
82.6
18,242

10.2
..
..
0.69

21.1
23.1
16.5
1.09

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

4.4
8.3
1.8

3.3
6.0
1.6

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
10.6

5.4
0.41
61.2

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Greenland
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

0.06
82
..
..
..
..

0.06
83
..
..
..
..

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
64
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

46.6
26.9
10.6
..
..

40.8
117.0
..
..
..

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
31.7

..
..
91.6

14.0
353
65.7

..
0.0
107

90
..
1,762

99
82.6
18,242

31.0
..
..
2.41

36.3
6.8
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.1
5.3
..

0.6
6.2
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
35.5

..
..
299.6

6.7
0.60
662.6

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

91

Grenada
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

92

2009

2007

0.10
31
3,710
6.7
..
79

0.11
31
3,920
1.3
..
73

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

..
Mixed

Yes
Private

M
M
..

M
C
M

..
134
..

8.2
..
..

3.3
566
..

31.2
4.3
2.8
12.0
94

26.2
43.7
6.9
15.3
..

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

53.7
..
4.1

52.7
..
21.8

..
137
26.6

65
0.0
40

..
76.1
4,072

95
47.8
1,185

15.5
..
..
3.97

15.1
11.6
22.0
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

18.4
6.8
19.4

2.3
6.2
7.4

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
49.4

..
0.27
66.3

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Guam
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

0.16
93
..
..
..
..

0.17
93
..
..
..
..

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
280
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

47.9
17.5
..
..
88

40.2
59.1
..
..
..

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
16.1

..
..
38.6

14.0
353
65.7

..
..
..

..
..
..

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
..

14.6
9.9
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

..
..
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
38.1

..
..
142.5

6.7
0.60
662.6

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

93

Guatemala
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

11
45
1,730
4.1
69
58

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

94

2009

2007
13
48
2,450
3.6
73
67

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Private
C
C
C

2.2
434
..

..
..
..

3.1
624
25.3

6.0
7.6
..
1.2
39

10.4
76.0
..
2.1
50

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

..
..
0.7

..
..
10.1

..
322
12.4

54
..
1

76
..
187

80
40.4
199

11.0
..
..
0.76

9.8
6.1
53.3
1.21

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.1
9.2
0.5

0.5
9.1
14.8

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
1.0

..
0.47
8.0

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Guinea
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

8
31
410
4.4
..
31

9
34
400
2.8
29
45

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

P
C
C

0.9
82
17.8

..
..
..

3.3
301
..

0.3
0.5
0.0
0.4
9

0.5
21.3
0.1
0.5
10

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.4
..
0.1

..
..
0.5

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

80
0.0
0

54
3.4
26

10.6
..
..
5.15

..
3.8
17.8
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.1
1.6
2.2

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.07
0.1

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

95

Guinea-Bissau
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

96

2009

2007

1
30
160
–2.7
..
37

2
30
200
0.4
..
..

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

M
P
C

..
46
..

..
..
..

3.3
301
..

0.8
0.0
0.0
0.2
20

0.3
17.5
..
0.2
31

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.7
..
0.2

..
..
2.2

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

65
..
1

54
3.4
26

..
..
..
..

..
11.3
75.0
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.02
..

..
0.11
0.5

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Guyana
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.73
29
890
2.5
..
76

0.74
28
1,250
0.8
..
85

..
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
..

M
P
P

10.0
164
20.2

..
439
..

3.1
624
25.3

9.3
5.4
1.8
3.0
41

14.9
38.0
6.5
3.9
59

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

8.1
..
6.8

9.9
..
25.7

..
322
12.4

..
0.0
11

95
4.2
49

80
40.4
199

1.6
..
..
3.89

4.8
7.5
12.1
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.0
3.7
22.6

0.1
3.9
21.5

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.24
4.1

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

97

Haiti
Latin America & Caribbean

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

98

2009

2007

9
36
470
2.4
..
..

10
45
520
0.2
..
..

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

P
P
C

..
32
..

..
92
..

3.3
301
..

0.8
0.6
0.1
0.1
23

1.1
26.0
1.0
5.2
27

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

..
..
0.2

..
..
10.4

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
5

32
0.0
17

54
3.4
26

..
..
..
..

..
4.5
70.3
2.15

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
17.4

..
..
4.9

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.1

..
0.06
0.8

..
0.11
0.5

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Honduras
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

6
44
940
2.8
80
62

7
47
1,590
5.3
84
71

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

C
P
C

M
M
..

4.3
107
16.2

6.6
391
41.2

3.1
624
25.3

4.8
2.5
0.3
1.1
44

11.6
58.9
0.5
2.0
61

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

3.9
..
1.2

2.8
..
6.0

..
322
12.4

83
0.0
2

90
0.0
244

80
40.4
199

7.0
..
..
3.97

5.9
10.8
33.3
2.52

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.0
0.5
..

0.3
6.9
11.5

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.6

11.2
0.37
6.4

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

99

Hong Kong, China
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

100

2009

2007

7
100
26,570
1.8
..
..

7
100
31,560
5.2
..
76

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

4.4
243
12.0

3.5
813
12.6

3.1
747
14.3

58.9
81.7
40.0
40.2
98

59.6
155.2
41.4
68.6
100

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

62.8
353
27.8

115.6
491
57.2

14.0
353
65.7

100
16.7
627

100
66.3
15,892

99
82.6
18,242

12.6
..
..
2.62

8.4
2.6
25.4
0.77

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

27.3
30.1
1.0

42.1
41.8
1.6

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
80.1

4.7
..
287.5

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Hungary
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

10
65
4,660
4.2
..
80

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
M
International long distance service
P
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

10
67
11,680
4.0
99
89

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Private
C
P
C

6.7
330
16.9

4.2
1,009
8.5

3.1
747
14.3

37.2
30.1
2.2
8.5
100

32.3
109.7
14.8
25.6
101

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

5.5
181
7.0

10.0
164
51.9

14.0
353
65.7

95
1.5
100

99
95.8
4,773

99
82.6
18,242

14.4
..
..
1.28

23.6
12.1
10.5
1.01

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

27.7
23.7
3.2

26.1
19.9
6.8

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
12.5

5.9
0.62
83.5

6.7
0.60
662.6

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2009

101

Iceland
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

0.28
92
30,830
5.0
..
90

0.31
92
57,750
4.5
..
95

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

C
C
C

C
C
C

2.4
298
33.6

2.9
317
22.9

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
69.9
60.0
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
76.5
105.4
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
16.7
34.1
Personal computers (per 100 people)
39.1
52.7
Households with a television (%)
98
93
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
36.8
21.1
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
44.5
65.0
Quality
99
99
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
5.0
92.4
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
157
7,074
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
17.2
..
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
13.2
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
53.5
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
0.84
..
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
0.6
0.4
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
11.0
5.7
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
3.8
3.9
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
0.46
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
301.8 1,561.7
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

102

2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

3.1
747
14.3

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98
14.0
353
65.7
99
82.6
18,242
26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81
15.2
14.6
7.0
6.7
0.60
662.6

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India
South Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

1,016
28
450
5.9
61
55

1,125
29
950
7.8
66
64

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

C
C
C

1.5
85
49.3

2.0
..
..

3.1
624
25.3

3.2
0.4
0.3
0.5
30

3.5
20.8
1.2
3.3
53

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.2
191
0.5

..
447
7.2

..
322
12.4

21
0.0
1

61
23.2
32

80
40.4
199

6.0
..
..
3.36

3.3
2.5
6.6
1.19

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

1.6
6.4
31.9

1.3
8.3
41.6

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.1

5.6
0.48
1.3

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

103

Indonesia
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

104

2009

2007

206
42
590
–0.6
..
63

226
50
1,650
5.1
92
68

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

No
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

P
C
C

P
C
C

1.4
259
11.4

2.2
1,095
28.3

3.1
624
25.3

3.2
1.8
0.2
1.0
54

7.9
36.3
1.4
2.0
65

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.3
..
0.9

0.4
66
5.8

..
322
12.4

89
1.0
1

90
8.2
53

80
40.4
199

3.5
..
..
3.90

5.1
7.2
21.9
2.79

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

12.6
3.0
..

5.3
5.4
11.9

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.3

3.9
0.33
1.0

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Iran, Islamic Rep.
Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

64
64
1,670
3.7
77
69

71
68
3,540
5.9
82
73

..
Public

Yes
Public

M
M
M

P
P
P

1.1
221
6.0

1.4
913
74.5

3.1
624
25.3

14.8
1.5
0.4
6.3
68

33.6
41.9
..
10.6
..

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.6
..
1.0

0.7
..
32.4

..
322
12.4

32
0.1
1

95
..
153

80
40.4
199

10.8
..
..
7.65

2.1
2.7
2.0
0.55

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.0
5.5
..

0.1
1.9
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.0

3.5
0.26
0.3

6.5
0.33
1.8

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3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

105

Iraq
Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

24
68
..
17.9
74
53

..
67
..
–11.4
..
60

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service

..
..

No
Public

M
..
..

M
..
..

Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

..
..
..

..
941
..

3.1
624
25.3

2.8
0.0
..
..
..

..
..
..
..
..

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

..
..
..

..
255
..

..
322
12.4

..
0.0
..

72
..
..

80
40.4
199

..
..
..
..

..
2.6
..
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
..
1.9

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.11
..

6.5
0.33
1.8

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

106

2009

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Ireland
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

4
59
23,160
9.5
..
91

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
No
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
P
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

4
61
47,610
5.5
..
100

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Private
C
C
C

2.7
246
14.3

2.4
406
7.1

3.1
747
14.3

48.1
64.7
14.5
35.7
94

48.4
114.1
25.1
58.2
119

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

59.1
..
17.8

..
252
56.1

14.0
353
65.7

98
0.0
241

99
73.6
15,229

99
82.6
18,242

28.6
..
..
0.80

41.5
19.3
31.4
0.71

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

34.5
34.0
45.5

22.4
24.1
30.1

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
90.5

5.9
0.68
672.9

6.7
0.60
662.6

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2009

107

Isle of Man
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

108

2009

2007

0.07
52
23,170
10.4
..
..

0.08
51
45,810
6.0
..
..

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

..
..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..
..

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
..

..
..
..

14.0
353
65.7

..
..
..

..
..
..

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

..
..
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
81.8

..
..
217.4

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Israel
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

6
91
17,850
4.5
..
88

7
92
22,170
3.2
..
90

..
Mixed

No
Mixed

C
C
C

C
C
..

3.0
618
16.1

4.1
692
..

3.1
747
14.3

47.3
70.0
12.8
25.3
92

42.6
124.0
26.8
24.2
92

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

22.3
361
20.2

30.3
351
27.9

14.0
353
65.7

97
0.0
53

100
75.2
2,003

99
82.6
18,242

11.6
..
..
..

15.1
10.3
24.2
0.59

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

25.2
16.4
28.7

10.9
11.4
28.5

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
46.7

6.5
0.67
272.7

6.7
0.60
662.6

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

109

Italy
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

110

2009

2007

57
67
20,890
1.8
98
81

59
68
33,490
1.0
99
91

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Private

C
C
C

C
C
C

2.2
915
26.7

3.2
1,228
14.5

3.1
747
14.3

47.7
74.2
10.2
18.1
98

45.6
151.8
30.2
36.7
98

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

13.2
116
23.2

19.7
116
53.9

14.0
353
65.7

100
2.0
168

100
38.5
10,302

99
82.6
18,242

18.9
..
..
0.81

24.9
14.1
25.0
0.79

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

5.3
9.9
3.0

3.7
7.0
3.5

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
18.3

5.8
0.51
92.8

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Jamaica
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

3
52
2,930
–0.1
80
74

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
M
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

3
53
3,330
1.0
86
78

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Private
C
P
C

5.9
268
32.5

4.9
678
36.7

3.3
566
..

19.1
14.2
..
4.6
71

13.6
100.0
3.2
6.8
70

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

12.9
..
3.1

19.5
..
56.1

..
137
26.6

80
..
28

95
92.9
19,151

95
47.8
1,185

5.0
..
..
..

9.1
7.5
34.3
0.87

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.3
5.7
12.3

0.2
3.6
6.8

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
1.9

6.6
0.32
31.6

5.2
0.37
26.2

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111

Japan
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

112

2009

2007

127
65
34,620
0.6
..
83

128
66
37,790
1.7
..
86

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
Mixed

No
Private

C
C
C

C
C
C

2.6
830
26.8

3.1
1,334
13.8

3.1
747
14.3

48.8
52.6
14.3
31.5
79

40.1
84.0
..
40.7
99

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

2.5
184
30.0

3.9
138
69.0

14.0
353
65.7

99
4.7
57

100
..
3,734

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
1.67

26.1
29.6
28.6
1.63

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

25.8
17.6
3.5

19.3
13.7
1.2

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
40.5

7.2
0.74
471.6

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Jordan
Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

5
78
1,790
3.2
..
76

6
78
2,840
6.3
91
78

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Private

M
P
C

C
C
C

6.7
158
38.5

8.3
1,026
12.4

3.1
624
25.3

12.9
8.1
0.7
3.1
96

10.2
83.4
3.9
6.7
96

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

6.7
..
2.7

2.7
..
19.7

..
322
12.4

99
0.6
18

99
38.2
164

80
40.4
199

8.8
..
..
2.86

10.0
6.9
11.1
1.44

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

3.7
5.9
..

4.8
7.0
0.0

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.4

9.3
0.61
8.8

6.5
0.33
1.8

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3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

113

Kazakhstan
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

114

2009

2007

15
56
1,270
1.9
100
79

15
58
5,020
10.0
100
94

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

..
Mixed

No
Mixed

C
P
..

C
P
..

1.5
66
26.7

2.9
308
22.5

3.3
566
..

12.3
1.3
..
..
92

20.9
79.6
4.4
..
..

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

1.6
..
0.7

3.9
100
12.3

..
137
26.6

94
..
1

81
39.6
129

95
47.8
1,185

..
..
..
2.76

4.8
11.4
16.3
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.6
6.9
3.4

0.1
5.2
2.5

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
0.5

..
0.32
2.0

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Kenya
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

31
20
420
2.2
74
53

38
21
640
4.4
..
61

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

C
P
C

2.4
21
88.5

6.1
1,782
38.2

3.3
301
..

0.9
0.4
0.1
0.5
15

0.7
30.2
0.5
1.4
39

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.2
..
0.3

0.3
..
8.0

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

77
9.5
9

54
3.4
26

6.6
..
..
7.35

19.4
17.8
63.9
3.00

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.1
5.3
2.2

1.0
5.6
4.1

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.0

8.2
0.30
1.1

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

115

Kiribati
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

116

2009

2007

0.08
43
1,130
9.6
..
81

0.10
44
1,120
–0.5
..
75

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

..
Mixed

Yes
Public

M
..
..

M
P
C

9.2
28
..

..
..
..

3.1
624
25.3

4.0
0.4
0.6
1.0
22

4.3
0.7
..
1.1
26

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

2.2
..
1.8

..
..
2.1

..
322
12.4

..
0.0
2

..
..
..

80
40.4
199

11.6
..
..
6.98

13.0
12.7
..
8.82

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
1.6
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.07
..

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Korea, Dem. Rep.
East Asia & Pacific

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service

23
60
..
..
..
..

24
62
..
..
..
..

..
Public

No
Public

M
..
..

M
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.3
301
..

2.2
0.0
0.0
..
..

5.0
0.0
0.0
..
..

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

..
..
0.0

..
..
0.0

..
..
5.2

0
..
..

0
..
..

54
3.4
26

..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.02
..

..
0.11
0.5

Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

117

Korea, Rep.
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

118

2009

2007

47
80
9,800
3.5
..
90

48
81
19,730
4.7
..
97

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Private

C
C
C

C
C
C

4.1
758
37.4

5.0
637
16.2

3.1
747
14.3

55.0
57.0
10.9
39.6
96

46.2
89.8
30.4
57.6
100

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

3.2
149
40.5

2.4
220
75.9

14.0
353
65.7

99
75.5
48

90
100.0
1,027

99
82.6
18,242

7.1
..
..
1.93

7.8
18.3
10.7
0.76

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

35.7
24.4
1.3

27.2
16.5
1.4

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
7.3

7.1
0.82
695.7

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Kuwait
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

2
98
16,790
1.8
..
78

3
98
38,420
9.2
94
75

..
Public

No
Public

C
P
P

M
M
P

1.7
123
19.7

3.5
372
27.0

3.1
747
14.3

21.3
21.7
..
11.4
95

19.9
104.2
11.2
23.7
95

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

13.5
..
6.8

..
..
33.8

14.0
353
65.7

100
..
26

100
8.8
871

99
82.6
18,242

9.9
..
..
1.94

10.6
75.0
22.3
1.51

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.0
6.3
..

..
..
48.4

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
1.8

4.5
0.41
64.9

6.7
0.60
662.6

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

119

Kyrgyz Republic
Europe & Central Asia

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

120

2009

2007

5
35
280
5.4
99
76

5
36
610
4.1
99
78

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
P
P

C
C
C

2.0
53
8.0

4.8
311
3.2

3.3
301
..

7.7
0.2
0.1
0.5
84

9.2
41.4
0.4
1.9
..

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

1.0
..
1.0

2.5
..
14.3

..
..
5.2

..
0.8
2

24
14.6
114

54
3.4
26

5.3
..
..
9.84

4.7
6.4
12.0
5.40

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.8
4.6
15.7

0.8
5.1
1.9

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.4

..
0.30
0.6

..
0.11
0.5

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Lao PDR
East Asia & Pacific

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

5
22
290
6.1
69
57

6
30
630
6.7
73
61

..
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
M
..

P
P
P

1.5
47
31.3

1.7
748
63.0

3.3
301
..

0.8
0.2
0.0
0.3
30

1.6
25.2
0.1
1.8
30

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.4
..
0.1

0.6
..
1.7

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

55
65.7
32

54
3.4
26

..
..
..
9.20

3.5
3.8
27.6
1.11

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.04
0.2

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

121

Latvia
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

122

2009

2007

2
68
3,220
5.7
100
84

2
68
9,920
9.0
100
90

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

No
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

C
C
C

4.4
263
20.9

4.0
697
..

3.3
566
..

31.0
16.9
1.4
14.3
81

28.3
97.4
6.4
32.7
80

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

5.1
..
6.3

5.6
..
55.0

..
137
26.6

89
0.8
65

99
100.1
3,537

95
47.8
1,185

12.5
..
..
2.05

13.3
9.3
12.6
1.63

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

1.7
7.7
3.5

3.4
6.9
4.9

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
18.2

..
0.45
98.0

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Lebanon
Middle East & North Africa

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

4
86
4,580
2.3
..
78

4
87
5,800
3.3
90
85

..
Public

Yes
Public

M
..
C

M
M
C

3.5
210
..

8.0
..
..

3.3
566
..

15.3
19.7
2.2
4.6
92

17.0
30.8
6.3
10.4
95

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

9.0
..
8.0

23.3
..
38.3

..
137
26.6

..
0.0
10

100
76.9
227

95
47.8
1,185

21.3
..
..
4.48

15.0
20.1
10.0
2.19

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

1.6
4.5
1.4

1.2
4.0
2.2

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
5.0

..
0.39
13.0

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

123

Lesotho
Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

124

2009

2007

2
20
600
2.3
82
62

2
25
1,030
3.8
..
66

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
M
..

C
C
C

1.4
126
9.8

0.6
1,111
20.9

3.1
624
25.3

1.2
1.1
0.1
0.1
12

2.7
22.7
0.1
0.3
13

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

..
..
0.2

1.5
..
3.5

..
322
12.4

21
0.0
0

55
1.8
2

80
40.4
199

9.7
..
..
2.31

14.5
14.0
77.5
3.28

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
..
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.34
0.5

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Liberia
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service

3
54
130
38.9
..
57

4
59
140
–2.7
56
..

..
Public

Yes
Public

M
..
..

..
P
C

..
..
..

8.2
..
..

3.3
301
..

0.2
0.0
..
..
..

0.1
15.2
0.4
..
..

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

..
..
0.0

..
..
0.5

..
..
5.2

..
..
0

16
..
..

54
3.4
26

..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.11
..

..
0.11
0.5

Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

125

Libya
Middle East & North Africa

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

126

2009

2007

5
76
..
..
..
95

6
77
9,010
3.7
87
94

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

..
Public

No
Public

M
M
..

M
M
..

..
46
..

..
..
..

3.3
566
..

11.3
0.7
..
2.4
95

14.4
73.1
1.4
2.2
50

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

..
..
0.2

5.5
..
4.3

..
137
26.6

..
..
0

71
11.7
50

95
47.8
1,185

..
..
..
..

1.9
6.1
22.1
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

..
..
2.3

..
..
2.5

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
..

..
0.08
0.5

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Liechtenstein
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

0.03
15
..
..
..
..

0.04
14
..
..
..
86

Yes
..

Yes
Public

M
..
..

C
P
C

..
301
..

..
369
..

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
61.5
55.5
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
30.6
90.8
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
24.5
47.4
Personal computers (per 100 people)
..
..
Households with a television (%)
98
94
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
251.4
173.2
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
36.8
65.2
Quality
90
95
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
83.8
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers) 10.3
..
4,253
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
20.8
10.8
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
..
..
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
..
..
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
..
..
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
..
..
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
0.19
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
542.3 3,012.1
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

3.1
747
14.3

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98
14.0
353
65.7
99
82.6
18,242
26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81
15.2
14.6
7.0
6.7
0.60
662.6

127

Lithuania
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

128

2009

2007

3
67
3,170
4.2
100
88

3
67
9,770
8.0
100
91

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

No
Mixed

Yes
Private

M
C
C

C
P
C

2.3
283
49.8

3.1
..
18.4

3.3
566
..

33.9
15.0
1.5
6.9
87

23.7
145.8
15.2
18.3
98

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

3.6
..
6.4

4.5
103
49.2

..
137
26.6

100
0.0
14

100
98.9
4,656

95
47.8
1,185

9.5
..
..
3.10

17.7
8.9
7.3
1.55

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

5.2
5.6
4.8

4.8
6.4
3.1

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
12.4

..
0.61
83.4

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Luxembourg
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

0.44
84
43,490
6.4
..
74

0.48
83
72,430
4.2
..
77

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

C
P
C

C
C
C

1.4
622
20.3

1.4
631
18.2

3.1
747
14.3

51.7
125.9
28.9
67.3
99

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
75.8

14.0
353
65.7

99
92.6
19,994

99
82.6
18,242

29.2
11.5
27.6
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

8.1
8.0
5.2

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
0.61
912.4

6.7
0.60
662.6

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
56.8
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
69.2
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
5.6
Personal computers (per 100 people)
45.7
Households with a television (%)
99
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
..
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
22.8
Quality
98
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
0.0
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
687
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
20.5
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
15.96
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
14.9
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
12.7
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
4.2
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
120.6
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

129

Macao, China
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

130

2009

2007

0.44
100
14,250
–1.1
91
76

0.48
100
..
15.2
93
89

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.3
317
14.1

2.3
821
15.8

3.1
747
14.3

40.1
32.0
6.3
15.9
79

37.1
165.4
25.4
40.2
96

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

48.4
..
13.6

28.1
..
49.6

14.0
353
65.7

100
13.5
240

100
90.5
9,279

99
82.6
18,242

9.2
..
..
1.12

8.8
16.8
11.8
1.12

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

4.3
7.2
0.9

4.4
9.6
0.5

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
17.9

..
..
103.6

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Macedonia, FYR
Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

2
63
1,840
3.0
96
69

2
66
3,470
2.7
97
70

..
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
M
C

M
C
C

5.2
168
26.7

6.8
1,065
42.5

3.1
624
25.3

25.2
5.8
1.5
3.6
85

22.8
95.6
13.4
36.8
98

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

9.9
..
2.5

10.4
85
27.3

..
322
12.4

90
..
25

100
36.7
17

80
40.4
199

5.3
..
..
3.95

10.5
14.8
33.8
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.3
4.4
12.7

0.4
4.4
14.1

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.36
11.8

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

131

Madagascar
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

132

2009

2007

16
27
240
3.9
71
43

20
29
320
3.2
..
60

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
C
C

P
P
C

10.3
44
14.0

3.9
394
32.8

3.3
301
..

0.3
0.4
0.1
0.2
12

0.7
11.3
0.1
0.5
18

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.2
..
0.2

0.1
..
0.6

..
..
5.2

21
0.0
0

23
18.5
8

54
3.4
26

11.3
..
..
8.98

10.5
10.2
28.9
0.59

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.9
3.4
..

0.5
4.7
0.5

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.24
0.2

..
0.11
0.5

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Malawi
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

12
15
150
3.8
64
69

14
18
250
3.3
72
63

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
M
C

M
C
C

1.7
33
..

3.3
..
..

3.3
301
..

0.4
0.4
0.0
0.1
1

1.3
7.5
0.6
0.2
5

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.2
..
0.1

..
..
1.0

..
..
5.2

20
0.0
0

93
1.9
5

54
3.4
26

5.8
..
..
4.32

1.7
10.5
52.7
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.2
4.6
..

0.4
3.8
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.22
0.1

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

133

Malaysia
East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

134

2009

2007

23
62
3,450
3.7
89
70

27
69
6,420
5.4
92
74

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

P
P
C

C
C
C

4.1
394
27.7

4.6
571
22.5

3.3
566
..

19.9
22.0
7.1
9.5
82

16.4
87.9
18.6
23.1
95

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

5.2
204
21.4

..
199
55.7

..
137
26.6

95
0.0
23

93
20.5
998

95
47.8
1,185

..
..
..
2.37

8.5
5.5
9.3
0.71

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

56.6
45.8
1.9

41.5
36.0
4.9

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
6.1

6.8
0.68
27.3

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Maldives
South Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

0.27
28
2,140
8.5
96
77

0.31
37
3,190
6.8
97
66

No
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
M
M

M
P
P

8.5
60
21.6

12.7
353
15.2

3.1
624
25.3

10.8
102.7
4.0
20.0
..

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

7.6
..
10.8

..
322
12.4

103
89.4
4,061

80
40.4
199

6.4
3.8
50.8
5.86

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.2
6.8
0.0

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
0.29
29.0

6.5
0.33
1.8

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
9.0
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
2.8
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
0.4
Personal computers (per 100 people)
3.7
Households with a television (%)
57
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
3.9
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
2.2
Quality
40
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
0.0
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
11
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
8.8
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
11.72
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
..
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
6.1
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
..
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
..
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

135

Mali
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

10
28
260
5.5
19
28

12
32
500
5.4
26
37

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

P
P
C

P
P
C

2.5
37
28.1

6.0
1,490
29.6

3.3
301
..

0.6
20.5
0.1
0.8
15

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.2
..
0.8

..
..
5.2

22
45.7
17

54
3.4
26

11.0
14.7
43.2
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.2
4.2
15.7

1.4
6.7
..

..
0.18
0.6

..
0.11
0.5

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
0.4
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
0.1
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
..
Personal computers (per 100 people)
0.1
Households with a television (%)
13
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
0.6
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
0.1
Quality
15
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
..
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
0
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
..
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
12.64
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
0.2
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
3.5
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
6.2
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
0.1
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

136

2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

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Malta
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.39
92
9,670
4.4
..
75

0.41
94
16,680
1.6
92
81

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Private

M
M
C

C
C
C

2.8
161
23.0

4.9
290
24.7

3.1
747
14.3

52.4
29.3
8.8
20.5
89

56.2
90.8
24.4
..
93

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

21.3
..
13.1

18.5
..
44.7

14.0
353
65.7

99
4.8
87

100
83.0
5,731

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
3.41

17.9
14.7
8.8
0.77

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

64.2
44.9
2.5

51.4
31.9
3.6

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
58.5

..
0.73
940.6

6.7
0.60
662.6

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

137

Marshall Islands
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

138

2009

2007

0.05
68
2,420
–3.7
..
73

0.06
71
3,240
2.8
..
71

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

..
Mixed

No
Mixed

M
..
..

M
..
..

5.7
44
..

5.2
46
..

3.1
624
25.3

7.8
0.9
0.8
3.9
..

8.3
1.2
1.3
9.1
..

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

5.8
..
1.6

7.0
..
3.9

..
322
12.4

..
0.0
10

..
0.0
29

80
40.4
199

12.5
..
..
..

12.6
12.3
20.0
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
..
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.07
33.5

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Mauritania
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

3
40
470
2.3
51
43

3
41
840
5.1
56
46

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
M
C

C
C
C

2.3
48
131.7

7.5
1,272
48.3

3.3
301
..

0.7
0.6
0.0
1.0
19

1.3
41.7
0.2
4.6
25

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

1.6
..
0.2

0.4
..
1.0

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

51
69.7
70

54
3.4
26

14.1
..
..
4.36

11.9
8.9
37.3
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
3.7
..

..
2.1
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.4

..
0.06
1.6

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

139

Mauritius
Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

140

2009

2007

1
43
3,740
5.5
84
67

1
42
5,580
4.0
87
75

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
..

Yes
..

M
P
M

C
C
C

3.3
251
37.6

3.6
492
12.9

3.3
566
..

23.7
15.2
2.9
10.1
87

28.6
73.7
13.2
17.6
96

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

6.0
..
7.3

10.4
..
27.0

..
137
26.6

100
0.0
5

99
37.0
226

95
47.8
1,185

5.2
..
..
4.00

5.3
4.1
16.4
1.59

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.8
6.1
1.8

4.7
6.1
2.8

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
10.0

..
0.47
59.9

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Mayotte
Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

0.16
..
..
..
..
..

0.19
..
..
..
..
..

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
372
0.0

..
..
..

3.3
566
..

6.2
12.7
..
..
57

..
28.0
..
..
..

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
137
26.6

..
..
..

..
..
..

95
47.8
1,185

..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

..
..
..

..
..
..

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
..

..
..
..

5.2
0.37
26.2

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

141

Mexico
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

98
75
5,110
5.4
91
71

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
P
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

142

2009

2007
105
77
9,400
2.6
93
76

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Private
C
C
C

2.1
375
41.5

2.8
789
11.2

3.3
566
..

12.6
14.4
1.2
5.8
90

18.8
63.2
5.5
14.4
98

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

6.6
83
5.2

15.4
164
22.7

..
137
26.6

86
1.3
9

100
77.9
178

95
47.8
1,185

17.5
..
..
3.01

16.1
13.9
20.0
0.83

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

23.0
20.8
8.8

19.6
14.9
2.3

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
2.6

4.0
0.71
15.7

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.11
22
2,150
–1.4
..
..

0.11
22
2,280
–0.7
..
..

..
Public

No
Public

M
C
..

M
C
..

5.0
74
4.9

5.6
238
13.2

3.1
624
25.3

9.0
0.0
1.4
1.3
14

7.8
24.7
1.2
5.5
16

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

5.2
..
3.7

6.7
..
13.5

..
322
12.4

0
0.0
10

..
2.0
143

80
40.4
199

8.4
..
..
7.50

8.4
4.9
..
6.00

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
..
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.08
18.0

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

143

Moldova
Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

144

2009

2007

4
45
370
–2.6
..
71

4
42
1,210
6.5
99
70

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
C

C
C
C

3.9
97
67.9

10.1
294
35.7

3.1
624
25.3

14.1
3.4
0.3
1.5
82

28.4
49.5
2.9
11.1
74

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

3.3
..
1.3

12.4
97
18.4

..
322
12.4

70
2.3
2

98
42.8
931

80
40.4
199

2.2
..
..
4.10

5.3
17.1
22.8
1.46

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

1.6
5.5
10.5

2.6
4.3
15.4

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.7

..
0.31
7.4

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Monaco
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service

2007

..
100
..
..
..
..

0.03
100
..
..
..
..

..
Mixed

No
Private

M
M
C

M
M
C

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

..
..
..
..
..

104.9
56.0
..
..
..

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
..

..
..
61.2

14.0
353
65.7

..
..
..

..
..
..

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

..
..
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
..
0.38
.. 1,524.4

6.7
0.60
662.6

Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

145

Mongolia
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

146

2009

2007

2
57
410
3.0
98
64

3
57
1,290
7.5
97
77

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

No
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

P
C
C

4.3
60
4.7

3.9
190
20.1

3.1
624
25.3

4.9
6.4
0.3
1.3
28

6.1
30.0
2.7
13.9
33

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.8
..
1.3

0.4
..
12.3

..
322
12.4

58
0.5
3

41
4.9
116

80
40.4
199

2.6
..
..
4.92

1.6
5.4
10.6
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.1
6.8
3.9

0.1
5.9
3.7

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.4

..
0.42
8.7

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Montenegro
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

0.67
59
1,840
–1.6
..
..

0.60
61
5,270
4.5
..
..

..
..

Yes
Private

..
..
..

C
C
C

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.3
566
..

..
..
..
..
..

58.8
107.1
14.8
..
..

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

..
..
..

6.9
126
46.7

..
137
26.6

..
..
..

99
29.1
1,248

95
47.8
1,185

..
..
..
..

..
47.2
7.8
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

..
..
..

..
..
..

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
..

..
0.37
..

5.2
0.37
26.2

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

147

Morocco
Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

148

2009

2007

28
53
1,340
3.4
..
51

31
56
2,290
5.0
56
58

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

C
C
C

3.2
260
50.7

4.8
821
17.9

3.1
624
25.3

5.0
8.2
0.1
1.2
77

7.8
64.9
1.6
3.6
78

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

..
..
0.7

1.9
49
21.4

..
322
12.4

95
0.0
4

98
98.8
814

80
40.4
199

12.9
..
..
2.03

22.3
19.8
15.6
1.69

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

7.4
6.9
3.7

5.7
6.7
3.3

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.2

8.3
0.21
1.4

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Mozambique
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

18
31
230
8.1
..
37

21
36
330
8.1
44
53

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

M
C
C

2.6
60
49.6

1.2
980
24.6

3.3
301
..

0.5
0.3
0.0
0.3
4

0.3
15.4
..
1.4
9

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

3.0
..
0.1

1.1
..
0.9

..
..
5.2

..
..
0

44
..
3

54
3.4
26

14.6
..
..
6.21

13.9
8.9
34.4
1.17

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.2
5.9
3.2

0.1
5.1
5.0

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.31
0.2

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

149

Myanmar
East Asia & Pacific

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

150

2009

2007

46
28
..
7.6
90
47

49
32
..
9.2
..
50

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

..
Public

No
Public

M
M
M

M
M
P

0.2
37
25.3

0.6
81
8.6

3.3
301
..

0.6
0.0
0.0
0.2
3

1.1
0.4
0.0
0.9
3

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.1
..
0.0

0.2
..
0.1

..
..
5.2

..
..
0

10
10.6
2

54
3.4
26

0.6
..
..
0.44

1.3
141.6
46.3
0.17

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.11
0.0

..
0.11
0.5

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Namibia
Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

2
32
1,880
3.5
85
68

2
36
3,450
4.8
88
65

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
M
C

M
P
C

3.6
115
29.6

4.8
435
7.5

3.1
624
25.3

5.9
4.4
0.5
4.0
37

6.6
38.5
4.3
24.0
41

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

5.0
..
1.6

..
..
4.9

..
322
12.4

85
0.0
2

95
0.3
27

80
40.4
199

..
..
..
4.28

13.0
13.1
55.8
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

1.0
8.3
2.7

0.5
7.3
2.7

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
1.6

..
0.17
8.5

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

151

Nepal
South Asia

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

152

2009

2007

24
13
220
4.6
49
56

28
17
350
3.4
57
58

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
M
C

P
P
C

1.3
60
26.7

1.0
565
26.7

3.3
301
..

1.1
0.0
0.0
0.3
3

2.5
11.6
0.3
0.5
13

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.2
..
0.2

0.5
..
1.4

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

10
12.5
5

54
3.4
26

2.6
..
..
5.28

3.1
2.1
8.0
2.04

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.1
3.2
..

0.1
5.4
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.29
0.9

..
0.11
0.5

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Netherlands
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

16
77
26,580
4.1
..
99

16
81
45,650
1.6
..
98

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Private

C
C
C

C
C
C

3.7
353
21.6

..
..
..

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
62.1
44.8
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
67.5
117.7
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
37.1
36.5
Personal computers (per 100 people)
39.6
91.2
Households with a television (%)
96
99
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
25.9
..
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
113
135
Internet users (per 100 people)
44.0
84.2
Quality
100
100
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
4.4
87.0
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person) 4,275 78,159
Affordability
..
30.3
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
12.0
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
31.0
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
0.56
0.32
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
22.9
18.9
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
24.1
19.8
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
5.3
11.0
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
6.6
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
0.79
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
49.7 1,105.2
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

3.1
747
14.3

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98
14.0
353
65.7
99
82.6
18,242
26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81
15.2
14.6
7.0
6.7
0.60
662.6

153

Netherlands Antilles
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

0.18
90
..
..
..
95

0.19
92
..
..
96
88

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

..
108.6
..
..
..

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
..

14.0
353
65.7

..
..
..

99
82.6
18,242

19.9
21.9
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
0.9

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
711.9

6.7
0.60
662.6

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
44.3
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
16.5
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
..
Personal computers (per 100 people)
..
Households with a television (%)
..
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
..
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
1.1
Quality
..
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
..
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
..
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
..
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
..
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
..
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
..
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
1.2
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
166.3
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

154

2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

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New Caledonia
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

0.21
62
14,020
0.2
..
..

0.24
64
..
..
96
..

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

2.8
345
43.5

..
637
..

3.1
747
14.3

23.9
23.4
4.2
6.4
77

24.8
72.8
8.9
17.1
79

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

15.2
..
14.1

17.9
..
33.5

14.0
353
65.7

85
0.0
9

90
94.4
1,650

99
82.6
18,242

27.9
..
..
3.43

35.4
8.3
80.3
3.13

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.5
6.2
1.6

0.2
4.0
0.4

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
32.2

..
..
101.4

6.7
0.60
662.6

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

155

New Zealand
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

4
86
13,460
2.5
..
99

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
..
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

3.4
630
16.2

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
47.5
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
40.0
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
13.0
Personal computers (per 100 people)
35.8
Households with a television (%)
98
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
30.8
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
87
Internet users (per 100 people)
47.5
Quality
97
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
0.9
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
65
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
17.0
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
0.80
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
2.2
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
12.6
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
6.2
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
156.9
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

156

2009

2007
4
86
27,080
3.4
..
108

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Private
C
C
C

3.0
598
19.9

3.1
747
14.3

41.3
100.5
34.3
52.6
99

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

25.8
74
69.2

14.0
353
65.7

98
58.9
4,544

99
82.6
18,242

28.6
13.0
7.3
1.30

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

2.3
9.7
5.4

15.2
14.6
7.0

5.7
0.64
980.2

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Nicaragua
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

5
55
730
5.0
77
70

6
56
990
3.4
78
71

Yes
Public

Yes
Private

M
C
C

C
C
C

2.6
114
5.9

3.7
334
24.0

3.1
624
25.3

3.2
1.8
0.3
2.3
59

4.5
37.9
0.4
4.0
60

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

2.9
..
1.0

5.4
..
2.8

..
322
12.4

..
4.5
1

70
80.6
144

80
40.4
199

17.7
..
..
3.20

9.2
15.1
26.6
3.15

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.1
4.1
11.3

0.2
7.3
8.2

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
1.2

..
0.29
6.7

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

157

Niger
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

158

2009

2007

11
16
170
3.4
9
15

14
16
280
3.9
29
23

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

..
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

M
C
M

0.9
16
..

2.2
328
..

3.3
301
..

0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
5

0.2
6.3
0.0
0.1
7

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.1
..
0.0

0.2
..
0.3

..
..
5.2

13
0.0
0

45
5.9
2

54
3.4
26

9.4
..
..
9.03

12.6
15.0
84.5
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.2
2.0
0.5

0.4
4.4
32.8

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.07
0.3

..
0.11
0.5

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Nigeria
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

125
43
270
2.7
..
49

148
48
920
6.6
72
56

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

P
P
P

0.8
50
37.2

3.1
256
0.4

3.3
301
..

0.4
0.0
0.0
0.6
26

1.1
27.3
1.4
0.8
26

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.2
..
0.1

..
..
6.8

..
..
5.2

38
0.0
0

60
0.0
5

54
3.4
26

..
..
..
7.15

7.4
16.3
40.8
1.49

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.0
3.4
..

0.0
6.9
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.0

3.4
0.22
0.8

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

159

Northern Mariana Islands
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

160

2009

2007

..
90
..
..
..
..

0.08
91
..
..
..
..

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

..
..
..
..
..

..
26.2
..
..
..

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
..

..
..
..

14.0
353
65.7

..
..
..

..
..
..

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

..
..
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
..

..
..
59.7

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Norway
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

4
76
35,870
3.6
..
98

5
77
77,370
2.4
..
99

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

C
P
C

C
C
C

1.4
251
89.3

1.4
445
..

3.1
747
14.3

53.5
71.8
26.2
49.0
97

42.3
110.2
34.1
62.9
97

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

17.7
163
26.7

16.1
232
84.8

14.0
353
65.7

96
2.0
875

..
89.6
26,904

99
82.6
18,242

25.4
..
..
0.40

37.9
15.8
34.6
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

2.4
10.6
5.4

1.8
9.7
4.2

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
81.8

4.4
0.95
845.0

6.7
0.60
662.6

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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

161

Oman
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

162

2009

2007

2
72
6,720
3.2
..
68

3
72
12,860
4.7
84
67

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

No
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
M
..

M
P
M

1.9
186
19.0

2.7
858
63.9

3.1
747
14.3

9.2
6.7
1.0
3.3
79

10.3
96.2
2.7
7.1
79

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

9.2
..
3.7

3.1
..
13.1

14.0
353
65.7

91
0.0
16

96
28.9
142

99
82.6
18,242

13.1
..
..
7.89

8.9
5.5
14.5
1.87

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.6
3.7
..

0.8
3.8
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
0.8

..
0.48
12.1

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Pakistan
South Asia

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

138
33
490
3.0
43
37

162
36
860
5.6
54
40

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

C
C
C

1.8
50
19.5

2.7
50
1.7

3.3
301
..

2.2
0.2
0.1
0.4
37

3.0
38.7
2.2
..
47

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.6
..
1.4

0.9
154
10.8

..
..
5.2

27
0.0
0

90
1.3
44

54
3.4
26

6.9
..
..
3.60

4.1
2.4
9.4
1.03

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
15.4

0.5
7.2
6.8

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.0

5.6
0.42
0.5

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

163

Palau
East Asia & Pacific

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

164

2009

2007

0.02
70
6,260
1.2
..
87

0.02
79
8,270
1.9
..
97

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

4.4
..
..

5.6
170
32.5

3.3
566
..

34.7
12.3
5.2
..
..

37.0
53.0
5.8
..
..

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

..
..
20.0

..
..
27.3

..
137
26.6

..
0.0
150

41
8.0
499

95
47.8
1,185

..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

..
..
..

..
..
..

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
51.0

..
0.18
50.5

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Panama
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

3
66
3,740
5.0
92
76

3
72
5,500
6.0
93
80

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

C
P
C

3.8
153
..

3.5
229
..

3.3
566
..

14.5
13.9
1.5
3.6
78

14.8
90.1
5.0
4.6
87

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

4.6
..
6.6

5.5
..
22.3

..
137
26.6

74
16.0
112

81
86.9
15,977

95
47.8
1,185

..
..
..
4.36

10.3
16.7
38.5
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.4
8.2
..

0.0
6.7
4.6

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
9.6

5.9
0.41
86.9

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

165

Papua New Guinea
East Asia & Pacific

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

166

2009

2007

5
13
620
–0.8
57
41

6
13
850
2.3
58
41

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
M
P

M
M
P

2.3
41
82.6

..
..
..

3.3
301
..

1.2
0.2
0.5
5.2
8

0.9
4.7
..
6.4
10

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.7
..
0.8

..
..
1.8

..
..
5.2

..
..
1

..
..
1

54
3.4
26

20.1
..
..
4.32

4.9
14.6
25.1
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.0
3.6
..

0.1
4.1
2.2

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.09
1.1

..
0.11
0.5

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Paraguay
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

5
55
1,350
0.1
..
70

6
60
1,710
3.3
95
69

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
C

M
C
C

4.6
123
26.3

4.8
799
..

3.1
624
25.3

5.3
15.4
0.5
1.3
75

6.4
76.7
1.2
7.8
79

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

1.6
62
0.7

2.9
231
8.7

..
322
12.4

..
0.5
2

..
69.4
163

80
40.4
199

18.0
..
..
0.97

6.4
3.4
12.5
0.90

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.2
11.1
1.8

0.4
28.6
2.2

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.7

..
0.44
5.6

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

167

Peru
Latin America & Caribbean

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

26
71
2,080
2.4
..
88

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

168

2009

2007
28
71
3,410
5.4
90
86

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Private
C
C
C

2.7
473
22.2

2.9
624
16.6

3.1
624
25.3

6.7
5.0
0.5
4.1
67

9.6
55.3
3.7
10.3
73

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

1.8
..
3.1

8.3
73
27.4

..
322
12.4

..
0.8
4

92
47.1
2,704

80
40.4
199

18.9
..
..
2.08

18.8
23.0
23.2
1.80

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.4
10.1
5.8

0.1
8.0
2.6

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
1.3

3.9
0.57
10.2

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Philippines
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

76
59
1,050
3.5
93
79

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

88
64
1,620
5.1
93
81

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Private
C
C
C

2.9
482
47.4

4.4
1,555
24.4

3.1
624
25.3

4.0
8.5
0.5
1.9
53

4.5
58.9
2.8
7.3
63

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

2.3
..
2.0

2.4
..
6.0

..
322
12.4

70
0.0
2

99
19.8
114

80
40.4
199

12.3
..
..
2.07

13.3
5.3
2.2
1.20

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

69.4
42.7
7.6

29.1
20.6
7.0

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.9

5.7
0.51
4.6

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

169

Poland
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

170

2009

2007

38
62
4,570
5.4
..
86

38
61
9,850
4.1
99
87

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

M
C
..

4.1
256
19.4

3.7
566
19.2

3.3
566
..

28.5
17.5
2.4
6.9
96

27.1
108.6
10.5
16.9
89

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

4.2
161
7.3

5.1
101
44.0

..
137
26.6

95
0.0
20

99
86.0
2,748

95
47.8
1,185

14.0
..
..
2.92

21.0
7.6
11.7
1.35

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

4.5
10.5
2.8

5.6
9.6
4.0

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
8.5

6.0
0.54
84.7

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Portugal
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

10
54
11,590
4.2
..
92

11
59
18,950
0.9
95
90

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Private

C
P
C

C
C
C

4.5
594
22.7

4.5
1,365
16.4

3.1
747
14.3

42.3
65.2
6.3
10.3
100

39.5
126.8
15.2
17.2
99

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

11.4
133
16.4

14.8
120
40.1

14.0
353
65.7

99
0.0
49

99
94.6
4,790

99
82.6
18,242

17.4
..
..
0.83

31.8
23.1
38.1
1.04

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

7.8
9.0
2.7

9.0
9.3
4.8

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
13.4

5.7
0.60
115.2

6.7
0.60
662.6

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology

2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

171

Puerto Rico
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

172

2009

2007

4
95
10,560
4.4
..
..

4
98
..
..
..
..

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.2
387
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

34.0
24.3
6.6
0.7
87

26.5
85.7
..
0.8
97

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
10.5

..
1,758
25.4

14.0
353
65.7

..
8.9
20

100
..
511

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
..

33.5
..
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

..
..
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
16.4

..
..
53.6

6.7
0.60
662.6

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology

Qatar
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.62
95
..
..
..
80

0.84
96
..
8.4
93
78

..
Mixed

Yes
Public

M
M
M

P
P
P

1.9
169
10.8

1.9
597
22.5

3.1
747
14.3

26.0
19.6
1.7
14.6
85

28.4
151.2
10.4
19.1
84

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

32.1
..
4.9

41.1
..
42.0

14.0
353
65.7

95
0.0
69

100
80.9
2,781

99
82.6
18,242

10.1
..
..
4.45

10.1
8.9
16.4
1.95

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.1
5.1
..

0.0
7.6
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
4.6

..
0.39
76.4

6.7
0.60
662.6

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology

2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

173

Romania
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

174

2009

2007

22
54
1,690
–2.1
97
68

22
54
6,390
6.1
98
77

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

No
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

C
C
C

2.3
151
67.8

3.5
617
21.5

3.3
566
..

17.4
11.1
1.7
3.2
90

19.8
106.2
10.0
19.2
90

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

2.9
..
3.6

3.4
289
23.9

..
137
26.6

97
4.3
4

98
90.5
2,945

95
47.8
1,185

10.6
..
..
2.49

7.2
10.5
17.0
0.82

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

5.3
12.0
10.8

3.1
7.6
16.3

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
2.4

5.3
0.41
15.5

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Russian Federation
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

146
73
1,710
1.2
99
..

142
73
7,530
6.6
100
89

..
Mixed

No
Mixed

P
C
..

P
C
..

2.0
83
11.5

2.6
439
..

3.3
566
..

21.9
2.2
0.3
6.4
98

31.1
114.9
21.5
13.3
98

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

1.1
137
2.0

..
195
21.1

..
137
26.6

..
0.0
21

95
13.1
573

95
47.8
1,185

..
..
..
2.56

9.5
5.9
13.2
2.03

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.8
5.6
4.6

0.5
10.1
6.0

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
2.0

4.1
0.33
7.3

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

175

Rwanda
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

8
14
240
10.1
65
48

10
18
320
5.8
..
51

No
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
M
..

P
P
C

1.0
189
93.1

3.2
1,040
15.8

3.3
301
..

0.2
6.5
0.1
0.3
2

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.9
..
1.1

..
..
5.2

90
45.6
16

54
3.4
26

7.8
11.5
79.7
2.43

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.8
8.0
1.9

1.4
6.7
..

..
0.27
0.3

..
0.11
0.5

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
0.2
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
0.5
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
0.0
Personal computers (per 100 people)
0.1
Households with a television (%)
2
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
..
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
0.1
Quality
50
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
0.0
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
0
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
8.4
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
11.23
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
0.0
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
9.3
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
..
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
0.1
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

176

2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

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Samoa
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

0.17
22
1,390
3.3
..
72

0.18
23
2,700
3.9
99
74

..
..

Yes
Public

..
..
..

M
P
C

4.2
55
13.3

4.7
95
..

3.1
624
25.3

4.9
1.4
0.2
0.6
88

10.9
47.4
..
2.3
88

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

12.8
..
0.6

12.8
..
4.4

..
322
12.4

..
0.0
1

..
..
50

80
40.4
199

6.9
..
..
1.36

6.7
7.7
10.3
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.3
3.4
..

6.6
2.9
0.7

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
11.5

..
0.18
11.0

6.5
0.33
1.8

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

177

San Marino
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

178

2009

2007

..
93
..
..
..
..

0.03
94
46,770
3.9
..
..

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
Mixed

No
Mixed

M
C
..

M
C
..

0.4
497
62.9

0.4
438
45.6

3.1
747
14.3

..
..
..
..
..

68.9
57.2
19.3
80.0
68

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
..

495.6
..
51.0

14.0
353
65.7

..
..
..

..
27.1
5,069

99
82.6
18,242

10.8
..
..
..

23.6
..
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

..
..
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
..

..
0.20
870.8

6.7
0.60
662.6

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São Tomé and Principe
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.14
53
..
..
85
61

0.16
60
870
6.7
88
65

..
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
..
..

M
M
M

6.6
43
16.6

8.0
466
11.8

3.3
301
..

3.3
0.0
0.3
1.0
24

4.8
19.0
1.6
3.9
42

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

2.2
..
4.6

1.4
62
14.6

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
14

20
12.2
51

54
3.4
26

9.4
..
..
5.56

..
16.7
39.4
5.11

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.0
1.0
10.0

0.1
5.1
10.0

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.11
24.9

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

179

Saudi Arabia
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

180

2009

2007

21
80
8,140
2.3
79
..

24
83
15,470
4.1
85
76

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

No
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
M
C

C
C
C

2.4
189
33.9

3.0
933
20.8

3.1
747
14.3

14.3
6.7
1.0
6.3
93

16.5
117.5
7.6
14.8
99

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

7.3
..
2.2

18.0
..
26.4

14.0
353
65.7

92
3.5
16

98
12.1
510

99
82.6
18,242

11.7
..
..
5.20

9.3
9.7
21.3
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.1
5.1
..

0.3
7.8
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
0.5

4.7
0.46
8.3

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Senegal
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

10
41
490
4.4
39
33

12
42
830
4.5
42
40

No
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

C
C
C

4.2
324
40.4

9.9
1,859
18.7

3.3
301
..

2.0
2.4
0.1
1.5
26

2.2
29.3
0.3
2.1
41

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

1.4
..
0.4

2.2
..
6.6

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
3

85
97.5
137

54
3.4
26

8.7
..
..
2.23

10.5
9.0
40.4
1.02

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.2
3.2
13.5

0.5
4.0
18.0

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.1

10.9
0.31
1.0

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

181

Serbia
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

182

2009

2007

8
51
1,470
0.0
..
..

7
52
4,540
5.6
..
..

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

..
..

Yes
Mixed

..
..
..

P
C
C

3.2
247
28.0

5.0
787
31.2

3.3
566
..

32.0
17.3
0.4
3.2
92

40.6
114.5
13.7
24.4
80

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

11.3
..
5.3

12.0
91
20.3

..
137
26.6

77
0.0
1

92
32.2
2,861

95
47.8
1,185

..
..
..
..

2.6
5.8
8.9
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

..
..
..

..
..
..

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
..

..
0.35
2.4

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Seychelles
Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

0.08
51
7,420
6.6
92
87

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
..
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
P
International long distance service
P
Mobile telephone service
P
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

0.09
54
8,960
–0.2
..
82

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

No
Private
C
P
C

6.5
126
10.3

8.2
..
20.3

3.3
566
..

25.4
32.0
1.6
13.6
86

26.7
90.9
6.8
21.2
86

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

11.4
..
7.4

..
..
37.6

..
137
26.6

97
0.0
25

98
60.2
517

95
47.8
1,185

18.0
..
..
5.59

18.1
16.9
59.5
3.78

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.7
2.2
..

0.2
2.7
2.8

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
12.3

..
0.30
729.7

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

183

Sierra Leone
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

184

2009

2007

5
36
140
–5.0
..
45

6
37
260
11.2
38
74

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

..
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
C

P
C
P

..
31
..

..
..
..

3.3
301
..

0.4
0.3
0.0
..
4

..
13.3
..
..
..

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

..
..
0.1

..
..
0.2

..
..
5.2

..
..
0

70
..
..

54
3.4
26

3.0
..
..
2.74

..
19.4
10.7
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

..
..
0.2

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.2

..
0.06
0.7

..
0.11
0.5

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Singapore
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

4
100
22,970
5.7
93
..

5
100
32,340
5.8
94
..

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
C
C

C
C
C

3.4
584
14.9

2.9
..
12.6

3.1
747
14.3

40.6
129.1
42.2
74.3
98

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

127.6
389
65.7

14.0
353
65.7

100
46.2
22,783

99
82.6
18,242

7.0
3.7
17.7
0.69

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

45.6
38.3
3.1

15.2
14.6
7.0

6.5
0.61
390.3

6.7
0.60
662.6

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
48.3
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
68.2
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
21.2
Personal computers (per 100 people)
48.2
Households with a television (%)
99
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
53.7
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
411
Internet users (per 100 people)
32.3
Quality
100
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
8.1
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
558
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
6.2
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
0.68
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
56.1
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
44.4
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
2.4
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
126.9
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

185

Slovak Republic
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

186

2009

2007

5
56
3,850
3.8
..
72

5
56
11,720
6.0
..
78

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

C
C
C

3.9
191
22.6

3.4
748
20.9

3.1
747
14.3

31.5
23.1
1.3
13.7
96

21.3
112.4
9.9
51.4
78

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

4.9
148
9.4

8.1
84
55.9

14.0
353
65.7

98
0.0
41

100
88.6
5,555

99
82.6
18,242

9.2
..
..
1.13

17.3
12.2
19.8
1.06

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

3.9
7.8
4.6

13.2
10.3
6.6

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
14.7

6.0
0.47
57.9

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Slovenia
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

2
51
11,090
4.4
..
87

2
49
21,510
4.3
100
94

No
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

C
C
C

1.8
541
97.6

3.2
587
29.5

3.1
747
14.3

39.5
61.1
7.0
27.6
92

42.5
95.6
20.7
42.5
97

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
15.1

7.6
134
52.6

14.0
353
65.7

98
2.0
95

100
82.6
6,720

99
82.6
18,242

10.1
..
..
0.81

19.5
10.1
18.8
0.65

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

4.6
6.9
4.2

3.0
5.3
5.2

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
51.2

4.7
0.50
170.1

6.7
0.60
662.6

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1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

187

Solomon Islands
East Asia & Pacific

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

188

2009

2007

0.42
16
690
–1.9
..
40

0.50
18
750
4.1
..
48

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

..
Mixed

No
Mixed

M
..
..

M
..
..

4.0
59
167.6

5.1
..
..

3.3
301
..

1.9
0.3
0.3
3.9
4

1.6
2.2
0.4
4.7
5

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

1.9
..
0.5

..
..
1.7

..
..
5.2

35
0.0
1

..
23.7
17

54
3.4
26

13.8
..
..
..

12.2
28.0
101.5
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
3.5

..
..
1.8

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.14
3.9

..
0.11
0.5

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Somalia
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

7
33
..
..
..
..

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
..
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
..
Mobile telephone service
..
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

9
36
..
..
..
..

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

No
Private
C
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.3
301
..

0.4
1.1
0.0
0.1
8

1.1
6.9
0.1
0.9
8

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

..
..
0.2

..
..
1.1

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

..
0.0
0

54
3.4
26

..
..
..
..

..
5.1
..
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.00
0.1

..
0.11
0.5

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189

South Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

190

2009

2007

44
57
3,050
2.5
..
76

48
60
5,720
4.3
88
77

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
..

C
P
C

5.1
264
25.5

7.5
1,145
9.8

3.3
566
..

11.3
19.0
1.6
6.6
55

9.7
88.4
9.1
8.5
59

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

2.1
..
5.5

..
106
8.3

..
137
26.6

92
0.3
8

100
3.9
71

95
47.8
1,185

13.3
..
..
1.98

20.8
13.9
28.2
0.79

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

2.0
13.6
2.9

1.8
11.3
3.9

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
11.6

9.7
0.55
36.8

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Spain
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

40
76
15,420
4.2
..
92

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

45
77
29,290
3.4
98
98

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Private
C
C
C

3.2
638
36.7

4.2
809
13.1

3.1
747
14.3

42.5
60.3
8.0
17.4
97

45.3
107.9
19.2
39.3
96

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

11.6
101
13.6

9.7
152
51.3

14.0
353
65.7

99
2.4
297

99
93.8
11,008

99
82.6
18,242

14.7
..
..
1.08

25.8
23.6
32.0
0.60

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

5.4
9.3
5.2

4.0
7.9
5.4

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
23.0

5.5
0.70
170.1

6.7
0.60
662.6

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2009

191

Sri Lanka
South Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

192

2009

2007

19
16
880
5.1
91
64

20
15
1,540
5.3
91
63

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
P
C

M
P
P

1.9
101
35.8

2.5
755
12.2

3.1
624
25.3

4.1
2.3
0.2
0.7
22

13.7
39.9
1.0
3.7
32

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.8
..
0.6

2.9
86
3.9

..
322
12.4

58
0.5
1

90
31.3
118

80
40.4
199

6.9
..
..
3.29

8.2
1.2
4.4
2.11

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

2.7
4.2
7.8

1.7
4.9
10.6

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.3

6.0
0.39
3.2

6.5
0.33
1.8

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St. Kitts and Nevis
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

0.04
33
6,490
4.3
..
84

0.05
32
9,990
3.9
..
73

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

9.1
167
..

..
..
..

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
49.5
53.2
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
2.7
21.3
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
9.8
..
Personal computers (per 100 people)
15.8
23.4
Households with a television (%)
71
..
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
59.2
47.6
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
6.1
30.7
Quality
..
..
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
..
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers) 10.9
42
..
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
..
..
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
12.0
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
22.0
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
..
..
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
1.1
38.6
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
9.8
8.3
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
5.4
2.9
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
0.28
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
347.0 1,199.4
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

3.3
566
..

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92
..
137
26.6
95
47.8
1,185
10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55
13.5
16.2
4.6
5.2
0.37
26.2

193

St. Lucia
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

0.16
28
3,910
3.0
..
72

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
No
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
M
International long distance service
M
Mobile telephone service
M
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

194

2009

0.17
28
5,520
3.7
..
75

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Private
..
C
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.3
566
..

31.3
1.6
..
14.1
77

..
64.1
..
16.0
..

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

29.6
..
5.1

18.2
..
65.5

..
137
26.6

..
..
95

80
..
..

95
47.8
1,185

13.9
..
..
..

12.6
11.8
22.0
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

9.7
7.1
4.2

8.9
4.7
4.1

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
12.7

..
0.28
94.1

5.2
0.37
26.2

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St. Vincent & Grenadines
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

0.12
44
2,740
5.7
..
65

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
No
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
M
International long distance service
M
Mobile telephone service
M
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

0.12
47
4,210
4.4
..
69

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Private
C
C
C

8.6
165
15.2

11.2
695
..

3.3
566
..

21.5
2.0
2.3
10.3
79

19.1
91.8
7.0
13.8
79

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

35.4
..
3.0

24.0
..
47.4

..
137
26.6

55
100
0.0
94.8
34 249,324

95
47.8
1,185

11.6
..
..
3.97

13.2
12.9
22.0
..

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.6
5.7
9.2

1.3
4.6
6.4

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
25.7

..
0.26
115.8

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

195

Sudan
Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

33
36
330
6.2
61
31

39
43
950
7.1
..
37

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
M
C

P
P
C

1.1
146
71.2

3.7
1,557
33.4

3.1
624
25.3

0.9
21.3
0.1
11.2
16

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.6
..
9.1

..
322
12.4

60
4.7
345

80
40.4
199

6.3
3.8
28.9
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.0
7.5
5.4

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
0.06
0.0

6.5
0.33
1.8

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
1.2
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
0.1
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
..
Personal computers (per 100 people)
0.3
Households with a television (%)
17
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
0.5
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
0.0
Quality
20
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
..
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
0
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
3.8
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
42.02
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
0.0
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
6.5
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
3.4
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
..
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

196

2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

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Suriname
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.44
72
2,060
1.7
..
73

0.46
75
4,730
5.9
90
77

No
Public

Yes
Public

P
P
C

M
P
C

5.5
111
38.8

5.2
318
32.4

3.3
566
..

17.3
9.4
0.9
4.5
65

17.9
70.3
1.8
4.4
66

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

8.8
..
2.7

23.1
..
9.6

..
137
26.6

..
0.0
7

..
32.2
439

95
47.8
1,185

5.5
..
..
2.29

6.5
9.6
30.2
1.33

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

..
7.0
0.0

..
4.9
0.0

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
..

..
0.04
8.7

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

197

Swaziland
Sub-Saharan Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

198

2009

2007

1
23
1,600
4.3
80
61

1
25
2,560
2.6
..
60

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

..
Public

No
Public

M
M
C

M
M
..

2.6
137
9.9

12.7
279
13.2

3.1
624
25.3

3.0
3.2
0.5
1.1
18

3.9
33.1
1.8
3.7
18

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

3.9
..
1.0

4.0
..
3.7

..
322
12.4

70
0.0
1

90
0.0
1

80
40.4
199

4.1
..
..
3.68

5.7
13.0
39.1
2.97

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.4
2.8
1.3

0.0
3.8
1.4

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.9

..
0.25
5.2

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Sweden
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

9
84
29,280
3.4
..
113

9
84
47,870
3.0
..
95

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
P
C

C
C
C

3.2
422
31.9

2.7
905
12.7

3.1
747
14.3

60.2
113.4
44.3
88.1
94

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
191
79.7

14.0
353
65.7

98
80.9
49,828

99
82.6
18,242

26.7
9.6
22.8
0.41

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

11.2
12.2
13.1

15.2
14.6
7.0

6.4
0.98
772.0

6.7
0.60
662.6

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
64.8
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
71.8
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
25.3
Personal computers (per 100 people)
50.7
Households with a television (%)
99
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
..
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
112
Internet users (per 100 people)
45.6
Quality
99
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers) 11.1
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person) 2,098
Affordability
..
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
0.36
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
19.1
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
16.3
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
9.1
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
116.1
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

199

Switzerland
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

7
73
40,280
2.0
..
84

8
73
60,820
1.8
..
86

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
C
C

C
C
C

3.3
409
27.2

3.2
549
14.8

3.1
747
14.3

65.3
108.7
37.3
91.8
86

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
126
76.3

14.0
353
65.7

100
84.6
29,417

99
82.6
18,242

29.5
31.3
40.8
0.32

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

3.7
7.4
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

8.0
0.56
977.1

6.7
0.60
662.6

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
72.9
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
64.6
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
23.2
Personal computers (per 100 people)
65.4
Households with a television (%)
93
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
55.4
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
47.9
Quality
98
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
3.4
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person) 2,941
Affordability
22.0
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
0.21
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
5.8
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
11.0
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
..
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
149.2
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

200

2009

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

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Syrian Arab Republic
Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

17
52
960
2.2
83
57

20
54
1,780
4.5
83
65

..
Public

No
Public

M
P
..

M
P
P

1.9
80
58.2

3.0
409
9.1

3.1
624
25.3

10.1
0.2
0.1
1.5
72

17.4
31.3
3.5
9.0
105

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

2.0
..
0.2

6.6
..
17.4

..
322
12.4

50
0.0
1

96
1.0
53

80
40.4
199

3.3
..
..
4.81

2.4
10.0
13.7
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.0
1.3
..

0.1
2.5
5.8

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.1

..
0.24
0.1

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

201

Tajikistan
Europe & Central Asia

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

202

2009

2007

6
27
160
1.1
99
67

7
26
460
8.8
100
71

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

..
Mixed

No
Mixed

M
..
..

M
..
..

0.7
45
1.0

2.9
114
71.4

3.3
301
..

3.5
0.0
0.0
..
80

5.0
34.9
0.0
1.3
79

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.3
..
0.0

0.9
216
7.2

..
..
5.2

0
0.0
0

..
2.2
0

54
3.4
26

1.3
..
..
8.10

0.6
23.3
14.0
7.84

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
9.5

..
..
12.6

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.04
..

..
0.11
0.5

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Tanzania
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

34
22
260
3.9
69
32

40
25
410
6.7
72
50

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

P
C
C

M
C
C

1.9
78
12.6

..
..
..

3.3
301
..

0.4
20.6
0.1
0.9
7

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.0
..
1.0

..
..
5.2

65
0.0
3

54
3.4
26

11.3
9.5
19.7
3.17

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.4
6.2
2.5

1.4
6.7
..

..
0.23
0.2

..
0.11
0.5

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
0.5
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
0.3
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
0.0
Personal computers (per 100 people)
0.3
Households with a television (%)
3
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
0.1
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
0.1
Quality
25
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
0.0
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
0
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
9.3
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
10.70
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
0.4
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
6.0
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
4.3
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
..
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

203

Thailand
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

204

2009

2007

61
31
2,010
–0.7
93
66

64
33
3,400
5.3
94
71

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

No
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
C

C
C
C

2.6
353
27.0

4.0
2,808
9.8

3.1
624
25.3

9.2
5.0
1.0
2.8
91

11.0
123.9
..
7.0
92

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.8
..
3.8

1.2
313
21.0

..
322
12.4

..
0.0
4

38
..
346

80
40.4
199

8.4
..
..
2.19

8.3
4.3
7.4
0.67

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

29.5
25.3
..

24.2
20.0
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
1.9

6.1
0.51
9.6

6.5
0.33
1.8

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Timor-Leste
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

0.78
24
350
..
..
73

1
27
1,510
0.9
..
72

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

8.0
645
6.2

3.1
624
25.3

..
..
..
..
..

0.2
7.4
0.1
..
..

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

..
..
..

1.5
101
0.1

..
322
12.4

..
..
..

69
7.2
9

80
40.4
199

..
..
..
..

..
..
93.8
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
..
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.16
1.0

6.5
0.33
1.8

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

205

Togo
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

206

2009

2007

5
37
270
4.2
53
53

7
41
360
2.6
..
55

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

P
P
C

P
P
C

2.9
86
45.3

7.4
1,059
41.1

3.3
301
..

0.8
0.9
0.1
1.9
11

1.5
18.1
0.2
3.0
14

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.7
..
1.9

0.4
..
5.0

..
..
5.2

80
0.0
0

85
0.0
4

54
3.4
26

10.2
..
..
7.90

13.9
16.0
20.3
3.98

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.0
3.3
12.5

0.1
4.2
6.9

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.09
1.2

..
0.11
0.5

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Tonga
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.10
23
1,640
1.7
..
78

0.10
25
2,480
1.2
99
80

..
Public

No
Public

P
..
P

P
..
P

2.7
35
..

..
..
..

3.1
624
25.3

9.8
0.2
1.2
1.3
23

20.6
45.5
3.6
5.9
26

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

..
..
2.4

..
..
8.2

..
322
12.4

70
0.0
5

90
21.1
117

80
40.4
199

6.0
..
..
4.09

9.8
3.7
168.7
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
..
5.5

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
30.0

..
0.17
19.5

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

207

Trinidad and Tobago
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

208

2009

2007

1
11
5,170
5.0
..
68

1
13
14,480
8.8
99
65

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

No
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

C
P
C

3.0
157
39.2

2.6
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

24.4
12.4
2.0
6.2
86

23.1
113.3
6.1
13.2
88

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

15.1
..
7.7

31.3
..
16.0

14.0
353
65.7

..
0.0
46

100
43.4
675

99
82.6
18,242

7.0
..
..
2.47

16.2
6.7
13.4
2.19

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

0.1
4.1
..

0.2
5.9
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
9.2

..
0.44
45.6

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Tunisia
Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

10
63
2,090
5.5
..
74

10
66
3,210
4.8
78
76

No
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
M
C

M
C
P

2.1
153
39.8

4.3
915
23.2

3.1
624
25.3

10.0
1.2
0.4
2.2
87

12.5
76.7
2.5
7.5
93

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

3.7
..
2.7

6.1
135
16.8

..
322
12.4

60
0.0
5

100
45.1
303

80
40.4
199

4.2
..
..
2.25

3.0
6.6
11.6
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

3.4
5.5
1.2

4.2
5.9
1.2

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.4

6.0
0.13
10.7

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

209

Turkey
Europe & Central Asia

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

210

2009

2007

67
65
3,930
3.5
..
68

74
68
8,030
5.9
89
69

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Public

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

C
P
C

3.0
477
7.7

2.5
1,782
11.7

3.3
566
..

27.3
23.9
2.2
3.7
96

24.6
83.9
6.3
6.0
112

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

2.4
81
3.7

2.5
69
16.5

..
137
26.6

50
0.0
9

98
97.2
1,381

95
47.8
1,185

10.4
..
..
3.30

13.5
12.7
10.9
2.40

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

4.0
11.1
..

2.0
4.0
1.8

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
3.2

5.5
0.42
56.5

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Turkmenistan
Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

5
46
650
4.0
..
..

5
48
..
..
100
..

..
Public

No
Public

M
C
..

M
C
..

0.9
50
9.0

0.7
72
..

3.1
624
25.3

8.1
0.2
0.0
1.5
0

9.2
7.0
..
7.2
0

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

0.5
..
0.1

..
282
1.4

..
322
12.4

12
0.0
0

14
..
16

80
40.4
199

..
..
..
..

1.5
17.2
69.5
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

0.0
6.3
..

..
..
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
0.05
..

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

211

Uganda
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

212

2009

2007

25
12
260
6.4
68
66

31
13
370
7.1
74
63

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

C
C
C

C
C
C

1.5
79
26.2

3.2
255
23.4

3.3
301
..

0.2
0.5
0.0
0.2
5

0.5
13.6
0.1
1.7
10

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.1
..
0.2

0.6
..
2.5

..
..
5.2

16
0.0
0

80
12.0
11

54
3.4
26

14.4
..
..
3.63

13.2
9.2
51.7
3.21

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

1.1
6.1
4.1

6.9
10.0
7.6

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.27
0.2

..
0.11
0.5

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Ukraine
Europe & Central Asia

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

49
67
700
–1.9
99
84

47
68
2,560
7.6
100
86

..
Public

Yes
Mixed

C
C
..

C
P
C

3.7
88
23.1

5.7
210
31.4

3.1
624
25.3

21.2
1.7
0.5
1.8
97

27.6
118.8
13.8
4.5
97

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

1.1
49
0.7

4.7
156
21.5

..
322
12.4

75
0.0
1

100
12.5
206

80
40.4
199

..
..
..
..

2.6
9.4
7.6
1.65

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

1.3
3.6
2.5

1.5
3.3
3.6

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
0.9

7.1
0.54
4.3

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

213

United Arab Emirates
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

214

2009

2007

3
78
19,270
5.1
..
66

4
78
26,270
7.7
90
60

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
M
M

P
P
P

2.7
294
28.9

2.7
852
9.8

3.1
747
14.3

31.4
44.0
6.5
12.3
86

31.7
177.1
20.7
33.0
86

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
23.6

..
..
51.8

14.0
353
65.7

100
0.7
5

100
42.0
2,785

99
82.6
18,242

5.0
..
..
3.51

4.9
7.7
13.1
1.73

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

4.3
8.6
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
9.1

5.1
0.72
125.8

6.7
0.60
662.6

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United Kingdom
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

2007

59
89
25,480
3.2
..
90

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

61
90
40,660
2.6
..
93

Yes
Private
C
C
C

3.8
380
30.4

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
59.8
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
73.8
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
14.3
Personal computers (per 100 people)
34.3
Households with a television (%)
97
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
21.9
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
150
Internet users (per 100 people)
26.8
Quality
99
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
0.6
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person) 1,469
Affordability
25.3
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
1.07
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
19.8
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
20.0
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
5.9
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
109.4
Secure Internet servers (per million people)
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1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

3.7
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

55.2
118.0
30.0
80.2
98

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
179
71.7

14.0
353
65.7

100
85.4
39,650

99
82.6
18,242

28.2
32.2
21.4
0.77

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

20.5
13.6
7.8

15.2
14.6
7.0

6.7
0.69
905.0

6.7
0.60
662.6

2009

215

United States
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

282
79
34,410
4.2
..
92

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Yes
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Private
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
C
International long distance service
C
Mobile telephone service
C
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

3.0
239
25.3

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
68.2
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
38.8
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
20.0
Personal computers (per 100 people)
57.1
Households with a television (%)
96
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
12.7
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
387
Internet users (per 100 people)
43.9
Quality
99
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers) 22.4
394
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
21.5
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
..
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
23.4
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
18.9
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
3.3
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
274.0
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

216

2009

2007
302
81
46,040
2.6
..
93

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

Yes
Private
C
C
C

3.1
389
6.6

3.1
747
14.3

54.1
84.7
..
80.5
95

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

23.3
748
73.5

14.0
353
65.7

100
..
11,277

99
82.6
18,242

25.5
6.7
20.0
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

16.3
14.6
4.3

15.2
14.6
7.0

7.5
0.95
1,173.7

6.7
0.60
662.6

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Uruguay
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

3
91
6,220
2.2
..
84

3
92
6,390
3.3
98
89

No
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
P

P
C
C

3.9
243
13.5

3.7
661
16.4

3.3
566
..

28.1
12.4
..
10.6
82

29.0
90.4
7.3
13.6
92

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

5.1
..
10.6

10.6
..
29.1

..
137
26.6

100
..
18

100
67.8
903

95
47.8
1,185

15.6
..
..
4.88

10.7
16.1
23.4
0.52

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.2
7.4
2.9

0.1
6.5
8.8

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
11.2

6.0
0.51
42.6

5.2
0.37
26.2

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2009

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

217

Uzbekistan
Europe & Central Asia

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)

2007

25
37
630
4.1
97
75

27
37
730
6.2
..
74

..
Public

No
Public

P
C
..

P
C
..

1.6
66
25.3

2.5
117
27.9

3.3
301
..

6.8
21.9
0.1
3.1
99

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

1.0
411
4.5

..
..
5.2

75
7.4
9

54
3.4
26

0.9
1.8
5.2
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
0.27
0.2

..
0.11
0.5

Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
6.7
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
0.2
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
0.0
Personal computers (per 100 people)
..
Households with a television (%)
93
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
0.5
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
..
Internet users (per 100 people)
0.5
Quality
75
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
0.0
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
0
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
2.6
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
..
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
..
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
13.95
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
..
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
..
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
..
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
..
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
..
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
..
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

218

2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

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Vanuatu
East Asia & Pacific

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

0.19
22
1,250
2.2
..
60

0.23
24
1,840
2.8
78
63

..
Mixed

Yes
Private

M
..
..

P
C
P

4.8
39
..

3.7
131
20.0

3.1
624
25.3

3.5
0.2
0.7
1.3
6

3.9
11.5
0.7
1.4
6

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

..
..
2.1

..
..
7.5

..
322
12.4

20
0.0
3

50
3.7
19

80
40.4
199

21.2
..
..
7.45

31.6
18.2
56.7
..

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
..
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
10.3

..
0.03
160.1

6.5
0.33
1.8

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

219

Venezuela, RB
Latin America & Caribbean

Upper middle income
Upper
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

220

2009

2007

24
90
4,100
0.6
93
67

27
93
7,550
4.6
95
76

824
75
7,107
4.3
94
82

Yes
Mixed

Yes
Mixed

M
C
C

C
C
C

3.3
386
26.3

3.8
677
18.5

3.3
566
..

10.4
22.4
1.1
4.5
82

18.5
86.7
3.7
9.3
90

22.6
84.1
9.4
12.4
92

1.9
..
3.4

..
..
20.8

..
137
26.6

..
1.6
6

90
85.3
628

95
47.8
1,185

..
..
..
0.78

6.7
1.2
23.0
0.84

10.6
10.9
16.4
1.55

0.1
9.4
9.6

0.0
12.1
11.1

13.5
16.2
4.6

..
..
3.7

3.9
0.47
6.8

5.2
0.37
26.2

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Vietnam
East Asia & Pacific

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

78
24
390
6.7
90
64

85
27
770
7.8
..
64

..
Public

No
Mixed

M
M
P

C
C
C

3.5
43
50.1

4.7
79
..

3.3
301
..

3.3
1.0
0.1
0.8
78

33.5
27.9
6.2
9.6
89

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.6
..
0.3

..
71
21.0

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

70
24.7
148

54
3.4
26

5.4
..
..
9.29

2.7
6.3
10.4
1.95

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

4.7
6.7
..

5.1
7.6
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.1

6.1
0.44
1.1

..
0.11
0.5

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2009

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

221

Virgin Islands (U.S.)
High income
Highincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

222

2009

2007

0.11
93
..
..
..
..

0.11
95
..
..
..
..

1,056
78
37,572
2.4
99
92

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

3.1
747
14.3

62.9
32.2
..
2.4
50

66.0
73.9
..
2.8
50

50.0
100.4
25.8
67.4
98

..
..
13.8

..
..
27.7

14.0
353
65.7

..
..
414

..
..
414

99
82.6
18,242

..
..
..
..

..
..
..
..

26.1
13.0
22.8
0.81

..
..
..

..
..
..

15.2
14.6
7.0

..
..
36.8

..
..
277.2

6.7
0.60
662.6

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West Bank and Gaza
Middle East & North Africa

Lower middle income
Lower
middleincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)

3
72
1,600
7.4
..
77

4
72
1,290
–0.9
94
82

..
..

No
..

..
..
..

..
..
..

0.4
263
46.2

0.8
880
18.4

3.1
624
25.3

9.3
6.0
0.2
3.5
85

9.4
27.7
2.8
5.6
93

15.3
38.9
6.0
4.6
79

2.4
..
1.2

5.7
..
9.6

..
322
12.4

95
0.0
7

95
54.5
324

80
40.4
199

10.3
..
..
1.11

1.0
9.6
15.7
1.17

7.2
9.8
16.7
2.08

..
..
..

..
..
..

20.6
20.2
15.6

..
..
..

..
..
1.3

6.5
0.33
1.8

Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

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2009

3,435
42
1,905
8.0
83
68

223

Yemen, Rep.
Middle East & North Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

224

2009

2007

18
26
400
5.6
..
50

22
30
870
4.0
59
55

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

..
..

No
Public

M
C
M

M
C
C

1.0
72
51.1

1.2
..
..

3.3
301
..

1.9
0.2
0.0
0.2
43

4.5
13.7
0.7
2.8
43

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.7
..
0.1

..
..
1.4

..
..
5.2

..
0.0
0

68
..
28

54
3.4
26

3.7
..
..
4.45

2.5
4.2
11.0
2.39

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

..
..
28.1

0.1
3.7
18.9

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.07
0.2

..
0.11
0.5

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Zambia
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

2007

10
35
300
2.2
68
43

12
35
770
5.1
71
60

Yes
Public

Yes
Public

M
C
C

M
C
C

2.0
59
12.3

2.5
175
29.3

3.3
301
..

0.8
0.9
0.1
0.7
23

0.8
22.1
0.1
1.1
..

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.3
..
0.2

0.6
..
4.2

..
..
5.2

51
0.3
0

50
25.8
3

54
3.4
26

4.6
..
..
2.57

8.9
14.6
78.6
1.41

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.0
6.7
..

0.1
5.1
8.5

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
..

..
0.00
0.3

..
0.11
0.5

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1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

225

Zimbabwe
Sub-Saharan Africa

Low income
Lowincome
group
2007

Country data
2000
Economic and social context
Population (millions)
Urban population (% of total)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method ($)
GDP growth, 1995–2000 and 2000–07 (avg. annual %)
Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment (%)
Structure
Separate telecommunications regulator
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator
Level of competition (competition, partial comp., monopoly)
International long distance service
Mobile telephone service
Internet service
Efficiency and capacity
Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee
Telecommunications investment (% of revenue)
Performance
Access
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
Households with a television (%)
Usage
International voice traffic (minutes per person per month)
Mobile telephone usage (minutes per user per month)
Internet users (per 100 people)
Quality
Population covered by mobile cellular network (%)
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscribers)
International Internet bandwidth (bits per second per person)
Affordability
Price basket for residential fixed line ($ a month)
Price basket for mobile service ($ a month)
Price basket for Internet service ($ a month)
Price of call to United States ($ for 3 minutes)
Trade
ICT goods exports (% of total goods exports)
ICT goods imports (% of total goods imports)
ICT service exports (% of total service exports)
Applications
ICT expenditure (% of GDP)
E-gov’t Web measure index (0–1, 1=highest presence)
Secure Internet servers (per million people)

226

2009

2007

13
34
450
0.7
..
57

13
37
340
–5.7
91
52

1,296
32
574
5.6
64
51

No
Public

Yes
Private

M
C
C

P
C
C

2.2
112
90.9

..
381
..

3.3
301
..

2.0
2.1
0.2
1.5
18

2.6
9.1
0.7
6.5
32

4.0
21.5
0.8
1.5
16

0.9
..
0.4

1.7
..
10.1

..
..
5.2

..
2.2
1

75
15.3
4

54
3.4
26

6.3
..
..
4.36

4.3
3.4
24.6
..

5.7
11.2
29.2
2.00

0.2
4.0
..

0.3
2.0
..

1.4
6.7
..

..
..
0.1

3.5
0.09
0.5

..
0.11
0.5

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Glossary
Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and older who
can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement about
their everyday life. (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural
Organization Institute for Statistics)
E-government Web measure index measures the level of sophistication of a
government’s online presence based on five stages of e-government evolution:
emerging presence, enhanced presence, interactive presence, transactional
presence, and networked presence. A value of 0 indicates the lowest presence, a value of 1 the highest. (United Nations Department of Economic and
Social Affairs and United Nations Public Administration Network)
Fixed broadband subscribers are users of the Internet who subscribe to paid
high-speed access to the public Internet. High-speed access is at least 256
kilobits per second in one or both directions. (International Telecommunication
Union)
GDP growth is the annual percentage rate of growth of gross domestic
product (GDP) at market prices based on constant local currency. Aggregates
are based on 2000 U.S. dollars. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all
resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any
subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without
deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. (World Bank and Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development)
GNI per capita, World Bank Atlas method, is gross national income (GNI)
converted to U.S. dollars using the World Bank Atlas method divided by the
midyear population. GNI is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of
output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and
property income) from abroad. GNI, calculated in national currency, is usually
converted to U.S. dollars at official exchange rates for comparisons across
economies. The World Bank Atlas method is used to smooth fluctuations in
prices and exchange rates. It averages the exchange rate for a given year
and the two preceding years, adjusted for differences in rates of inflation
between the country and the Euro area, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the
United States. (World Bank)
Gross primary, secondary, and tertiary enrollment is the combined number
of students enrolled in primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of education,
regardless of age, as a percentage of the population of official school age
for the three levels. (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization Institute for Statistics)
Households with a television are the percentage of households with a television (a standalone device capable of receiving broadcast television signals using such access means as over-the-air reception, cable, or satellite.
(International Telecommunication Union)

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ICT expenditure comprises computer hardware (computers, storage
devices, printers, and other peripherals); computer software (operating
systems, programming tools, utilities, applications, and internal software
development); computer services (information technology consulting, computer and network systems integration, web hosting, data processing
services, and other services); and communications services (voice and
data communications services) and wired and wireless communications
equipment. (Global Insight and World Information Technology and Services
Alliance)
ICT goods exports and imports are goods that are intended to fulfill the
function of information processing and communication by electronic means,
including transmission and display, or that use electronic processing to
detect, measure, or record physical phenomena or to control a physical
process. They include telecommunications equipment, computer and related
equipment, electronic components, audio and video equipment, and other
goods. Re-exports (exports of foreign goods in the same state as previously
imported) are included. (United Nations Statistics Division)
ICT service exports comprise communications services (telecommunications, business network services, teleconferencing, support services, and
postal services) and computer and information services (database, data
processing, software design and development, maintenance and repair,
and news agency services). (International Monetary Fund)
International Internet bandwidth is the capacity that backbone operators
provide to carry Internet traffic. (International Telecommunication Union
and TeleGeography)
International voice traffic is the sum of international incoming and outgoing
telephone traffic (in minutes). (International Telecommunication Union)
Internet subscribers are people who pay for access to the Internet (dialup,
leased line, and fixed broadband), including people who access the socalled free Internet by telephone (which may incur a cost), those who pay
in advance for a given amount of time (prepaid), and those who pay for a
subscription (based on either a flat rate or volume per usage). (International
Telecommunication Union)
Internet users are people who pay for Internet access (dialup, leased line,
and fixed broadband) and people with access to the worldwide computer
network who do not directly pay (for example, people who are a member of
a household with access and people who access the Internet from work or
school). (International Telecommunication Union)
Level of competition, international long distance service, is the level of competition for international long distance telephone calls (M = monopoly, P = partial competition, C = full competition). (International Telecommunication
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Level of competition, Internet service, is the level of competition for retail
Internet access service (M = monopoly, P = partial competition, C = full
competition). (International Telecommunication Union and World Bank)
Level of competition, mobile telephone service, is the level of competition
for digital cellular mobile services (M = monopoly, P = partial competition,
C = full competition). (International Telecommunication Union and World
Bank)
Mobile and fixed-line subscribers per employee are telephone subscribers
(fixed line plus mobile) divided by the total number of telecommunications
employees. (International Telecommunication Union)
Mobile cellular subscriptions are the number of subscriptions—including
postpaid and prepaid subscriptions—to a public mobile telephone service
using cellular technology that provides access to the public switched telephone network. (International Telecommunication Union)
Mobile telephone usage is the minutes of use per mobile user per month.
(Wireless Intelligence)
Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by
a single individual. (International Telecommunication Union)
Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts
all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship, except for refugees
not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Data are midyear
estimates. (World Bank)
Population covered by mobile cellular network is the percentage of people
who live within areas served by a mobile cellular signal regardless of whether
they use it. (International Telecommunication Union)
Price basket for Internet service is calculated based on the cheapest available tariff for accessing the Internet 20 hours a month (10 hours peak and
10 hours off-peak). The basket excludes telephone line rental but includes
telephone usage charges if applicable. Data are compiled in the national
currency and converted to U.S. dollars using the average annual exchange
rate. (International Telecommunication Union)
Price basket for mobile service is calculated based on the prepaid price
for 25 calls per month spread over the same mobile network, other mobile
networks, and mobile to fixed calls and during peak, off-peak, and weekend
times. The basket also includes 30 text messages per month. (International
Telecommunication Union)
Price basket for residential fixed line is calculated as one-fifth of the
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calls (15 peak and 15 off-peak calls of three minutes each). (International
Telecommunication Union and World Bank)
Price of call to United States is the cost of a three-minute, peak-rate, fixed-line
call from the country to the United States. (International Telecommunication
Union)
Secure Internet servers are the number of servers using encryption technology for Internet transactions. Data listed for 2007 are for December
2008. (Netcraft)
Separate telecommunications regulator indicates whether the country has
a separate telecommunications regulator. (International Telecommunication
Union)
Status of main fixed-line telephone operator indicates whether the incumbent fixed-line operator is a public or private entity. Public refers to a fully
state-owned operator, private refers to a fully private operator, and mixed
refers to a partially private operator. (International Telecommunication Union
and World Bank)
Telecommunications revenue is revenue from the provision of telecommunications services such as fixed line, mobile, and data. (International
Telecommunication Union)
Telecommunications investment is total telecommunications investment
(capital expenditure) as a percentage of telecommunications revenue.
(International Telecommunication Union)
Telephone lines are lines that connect a subscriber’s terminal equipment to
the public switched telephone network and that have a port on a telephone
exchange. Integrated services digital network channels and fixed wireless
subscribers are included. (International Telecommunication Union)
Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each
country and reported to the United Nations. (United Nations)

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