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ITU: The World in 2013. ICT Facts and Figures

Title: ITU: The World in 2013. ICT Facts and Figures
Source: International Telecommunication Union
Date (published): 27/02/2013
Date (accessed): 05/03/2013
Type of information: facts and figures
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract:
- Global mobile penetration now over 100% in four of the world’s six regions
- Number of mobile-cellular subscriptions approaching 7 billion
- Mobile broadband most dynamic market, with 2.1 billion subscriptions globally

6.8 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions, 2.7 billion people – almost 40% of the world’s population – are online, 750 million households – 41% globally – are connected to the Internet, Fixed-broadband prices drop by 82% between 2008 and 2012, continuous high growth of mobile broadband, mobile broadband much more expensive in developing countries.

Pocketbook on Euro-Mediterranean statistics — 2012 edition

Title: Pocketbook on Euro-Mediterranean statistics — 2012 edition
Editor-in-chief: Edward Cook
Pages: 168 pp.
ISBN: 978-92-79-25392-8
Source: Eurostat
Date (published): 30/11/2012
Date (accessed): 01/12/2012
Type of information: statistics databook
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This pocketbook on Euro-Mediterranean statistics presents a series of key statistical data for nine non-EU Mediterranean partners (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, occupied Palestinian territory, Syria and Tunisia) and comparative EU aggregates. The publication of tables, graphics, associated analyses and methodological notes follows key themes: the economy, labour force, international trade in goods, demography, education, living conditions, tourism, transport, energy, agriculture and environment.

Environment and energy. Analysis of the latest data on energy from renewable sources

Title: Environment and energy. Analysis of the latest data on energy from renewable sources
Author: Marek Šturc
Source: Eurostat
Date (published): 08/11/2012
Date (accessed): 08/11/2012
Type of information: research report
Pages: 8 pp.
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The share of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption in the EU-27 reached 12.5 % in 2010 and is showing steady progress towards the Europe 2020 target (20 %).

Internet in rural India 2012

Title: Internet in rural India 2012
Pages: 12 pp.
Source: Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)
Date (published): 15/06/2012
Date (accessed): 09/09/2012
Type of information: research report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Rural India has 38 million claimed internet users and 31 million active internet users. The report further states that mobile phones are fast emerging as an important point of internet access in rural India. As of June 2012, there were 3.6 Mn Mobile Internet Users in India, a growth of 7.2 times from 0.5 million in 2010. The report further states that mobile phones are fast emerging as an important point of internet access in rural India. As of June 2012, there were 3.6 Mn Mobile Internet Users in India, a growth of 7.2 times from 0.5 million in 2010.

Just-in-time Information through Mobile Connections

Title: Just-in-time Information through Mobile Connections
Authors: Lee Rainie, Susannah Fox
Publisher: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Date (published): 07/05/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: research report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This research report contains a lof ot useful data and based on a nationally representative survey by the Pew Internet Project conducted between March 15 and April 3, 2012 among 2,254 adults age 18 and older.

Hong Kong as an Information Society 2012

Title: Hong Kong as an Information Society 2012
Pages: 87 pp.
Publisher: Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong Special Administrative Region People's Republic of China
Date (published): 29/05/2012
Date (accessed): 14/08/2012
Type of information: Statistical report
Language: Bilingual (Chinese and English)
On-line access: yes (pdf)
Abstract: This publication aims at presenting statistical data compiled from a variety of sources relevant to the development of an information society, ranging from the recent developments in information and communication technology services, the external trade of information and communication technology goods, and the usage and penetration of information technology in the business, household and government sectors. Analysis on the demand for manpower in the information technology field and development of relevant educational programmes is also included.

Avoiding the Digital Divide Hype in Using Mobile Phones for Development

Title: Avoiding the Digital Divide Hype in Using Mobile Phones for Development
Author: Lindsay Poirier
Source: ICTWorks
Publisher: Inveneo
Date (published): 27/12/2011
Date (accessed): 03/01/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes (HTML)
Abstract:
"To all of you digital divide warriors out there – nice work. With over 483 million mobile phone subscriptions in low-income countries - an estimated 44.9% penetration rate, few will deny the success of your efforts to expand mobile technology in the developing world.

Rapid mobile growth rates further exhibit success in dissemination, and stats such as, “There are more mobile phones than toilets in India,“ and “There are more mobile phones than light bulbs in Uganda,” make us smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

While it’s true that, in most cases, these numbers exhibit stimulation in local economies, there are some fuzzy lines when it comes to determining what these numbers mean in terms of mobile phone access and development. The data shows that mobile technology is expanding, but does this necessarily mean that access to technology is coinciding with the expansion?
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The Indian web and mobile markets by the numbers

Title: The Indian web and mobile markets by the numbers
Author: Katie Fehrenbacher
Source: GigaOM
Date (published): 14/12/2011
Date (accessed): 15/12/2011
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes (HTML)
Abstract:
"Sometimes it’s just easier to get a high-level picture of a market if you look directly at the numbers. Google India Managing Director Rajan Anandan gave a fascinating talk to our Geeks on a Plane India group this week, giving us a snap shot of the data that is driving the consumers, entrepreneurs, trends and investors in the rapidly growing Indian web and mobile markets.

Anandan says: “We’re probably in 1996 in the U.S. in terms of the Internet market in India.” Here’s the stats from Anandan’s deck. India has:
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Mobile Technology in Africa: a comparative view between Kenya and South Africa

Title: Mobile Technology in Africa: a comparative view between Kenya and South Africa
Author: Mariska Du Preez
Source: MIH Media Lab
Date (published): 07/12/2011
Date (accessed): 13/12/2011
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes (HTML)
Abstract:
"A recent GSMA report stated that Africa is currently the second biggest market for mobile in the world. This means that there is huge innovation potential in terms of mobile technology application development, as well as creating solutions (think access to information, ability to transfer money, creating jobs) for the more than 649 million handset owners on the continent.

As part of my research I’ve been investigating the mobile tech space in South Africa and Kenya as well as the developer communities in both countries. It is interesting to see how many differences (and surprising similarities) there are in terms of mobile usage and user statistics."

Ten Facts about Mobile Broadband

Title: Ten Facts about Mobile Broadband
Author: Darrell M. West
Pages: 13 pp.
Source: The Brookings Institution
Date (published): 08/12/2011
Date (accessed): 09/12/2011
Type of information: report
Language: English
On-line access: yes (pdf)
Abstract:
"Mobile broadband is reshaping society, communications, and the global economy. With smart phone usage surpassing that of personal computers, there has been a sea change in the way consumers access and share information. Powerful mobile devices and sophisticated digital applications enable users to build businesses, access financial and health care records, conduct research, and complete transactions anywhere.

This revolution in how consumers and businesses access information represents a fundamental turning point in human history. For the first time, people are able to reach the Internet in a relatively inexpensive and convenient manner. Regardless of geographic location, they can use mobile broadband for communications, education, health care, public safety, disaster preparedness, and economic development.

In this report, I review ten facts about mobile broadband. I show how the mobile economy is reshaping the global landscape. Both in developed and emerging markets, there are major opportunities to create jobs, and create social and economic connections. With the mobile industry generating $1.3 trillion in revenues, it is important to understand how telephony is affecting the way people relate to one another."

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