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Measuring the Information Society Report 2017

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The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has released the "Measuring the Information Society Report 2017". This report was launched during the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia.

According to ITU, the Measuring the Information Society Report 2017 is  a flagship publication widely recognized as the key reference point for the world's most reliable and impartial global data and analysis on the state of global ICT development.

Brief notes on the Measuring the Information Society Report 2017 

Abstract (as published in the official website)

The report presents a quantitative analysis of the information society and highlights new and emerging trends and measurement issues. The MISR 2017 assesses IDI findings at the global and regional levels and highlights countries that rank at the top of the IDI, as well as those that have improved overall IDI rankings and values most dynamically since IDI 2016. It also uses the findings of the IDI to analyze trends and developments in the digital divide. For the first time the report includes individual country profiles, providing a snapshot of the latest ICT landscape and efforts made to increase ICT access and use. The analytical report is complemented by a series of statistical tables providing country-level data for the indicators included in the IDI.

Summary of the reports findings 

The report has the major findings well explained in the following headings:-

 More information here 

  • ICT development index – country ranking
  • Measuring ICT development
  • Emerging ICT trends
  • Regional comparison