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The ITU publishes an annual report titled "Measuring the Information Society".(9 Oct 2012)



The ITU publishes an annual report titled "Measuring the Information Society".  The report aims at discussing the challenges facing the implementation of ICT policies in the Member States of the Union through a set of quantitative performance indicators that allow policy-makers in these countries to assess information and communications technology strategies in their countries and identify areas that require further attention.
The report presents two ICT benchmarking tools, the first is the ICT Development Index (IDI), which ranks countries’ performance with regard to ICT infrastructure and uptake as well as measuring the digital divide internationally. It is a composite index that consists of 3 sub-indices: Access sub-index, Use sub-index and skills sub-index. The second one is the ICT Price Basket (IPB), which is a unique metric that tracks and compares the cost and affordability of ICT services. It is a composite index that consists of 3 sub-indices: fixed-telephone price basket, mobile- cellular price basket and fixed-broadband internet.
The Measuring the Information Society Report 2012 has shed light on the national, regional and international trends in ICT, as well as providing new data series and analyses concerning revenue and investment in the ICT sector. It is worth mentioning that Egypt's rank has deteriorated this year from the 81st /152 position in 2011 to the 83rd /155 position in 2012, despite the improvement witnessed in the value (3.66 in 2012 compared to 3.44 in 2011).




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