January 17, 2022

New Reference Resource: Access ICT Statistics From ITU (International Telecommunications Union) Using Google’s Public Data Explorer

The launch was announced today.

From Today’s Announcement:

ITU’s telecommunication and information and communication technology (ICT) statistics are now available through the Google Public Data Explorer (PDE) at www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/explorer/index.html.

With Google PDE users can now explore and visualize ITU’s key ICT statistical indicators from 1960 to 2011 (where data exists) for about 200 economies worldwide. Key indicators include fixed telephone, mobile cellular, fixed (wired) Internet, fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions and penetration, as well as the percentage of individuals using the Internet.


As an example, using Google Public Data Explorer, a user could quickly find out that mobile cellular subscriptions reached almost 6 billion by end 2011 and visualize how this trend has developed over time, as well as in different countries around the world; or compare Internet penetration across countries; or learn that 30 million fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions were added in China in 2011 (accounting for about half of total subscriptions added worldwide).

Even More Stats are Available via ITU Eye

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to ICT Statistics From the ITU

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.