Basic Core ICT Indicators

4. Basic Core ICT Indicators

Core

Indicators

Definition

Fixed Telephone lines per 100 inhabitants

Fixed telephone lines refer to telephone lines connecting a customer’s terminalequipment   (e.g.   telephone   set,   facsimile   machine)   to  the   public   switched telephone network (PSTN) and which have a dedicated port on a telephone exchange. Fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants is obtained by dividing the number of fixed telephone lines by the population and multiplying by 100.  

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Mobile Cellular Subscribers per 100 inhabitants

Mobile cellular subscribers  refer to users of portable telephones  subscribing  toan automatic public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provides access to the PSTN. Users of both post-paid subscriptions and pre-paid accounts   are   included.   Mobile   cellular   subscribers   per100   inhabitants   is obtained by dividing the number of mobile cellular subscribers by the population and multiplying by 100.  

 

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Computers per

100 inhabitants

Computers measures the number of computers installed in a country. The statisticincludes  PCs,  laptops,  notebooks   etc,  but  excludes   terminals   connected   to mainframe and mini-computers that are primarily intended for shared use, and devices  such as smart-phones  and personal  digital  assistants  (PDAs)  that have only some, but not all, of the components of a PC (e.g. they may lack a full-sized keyboard, a large screen, an Internet connection, drives etc.). Computers per 100 inhabitants is obtained by dividing the estimated number computers in use by the population and multiplying by 100. Not Available

Internet subscribers per

100 inhabitants

An Internet subscriber is someone who pays for access to the public internet (aTCP/IP connection). The statistic is measured irrespective of the type or speed of access, the type of device used to access the Internet, or the method of payment. Internet subscribers per 100 inhabitants is obtained by dividing the number of Internet subscribers by the population and multiplying by 100.

Broadband Internet subscribers per

100

inhabitants

A Broadband Internet subscriber is someone who pays for high-speed access tothe public Internet (a TCP/IP connection). High speed access is defined as being equal to or greater than 256 kbit/s, as the sum of the capacity in both directions. The statistic is measured irrespective of the type of access, or the type of device used to access the Internet, or the method of payment. Broadband Internet subscribers   per   100   inhabitants   is   obtained   by   dividing   the   number   of Broadband Internet subscribers by the population and multiplying by 100.

Not yet

defined in case of Nepal

International

Internet Bandwidth per inhabitant

International   Internet   bandwidth   refers   to   the   capacity   which   backboneoperators provision to carry Internet traffic measured in bits per second. International  Internet  bandwidth  per  inhabitant  is  obtained  by  dividing  the amount of bandwidth by the population.  

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Percentage of population covered by mobile cellular Telephony

Percentage  of population  covered  by  mobile  cellular  telephony  refers  to thepercentage of a country’s inhabitants that live within areas served by a mobile cellular signal, irrespective  of whether or not they choose to use it. This should not be confused with the percentage of the land area covered by a mobile cellular signal  or  the  percentage  of  the  population  that  subscribe  to  mobile  cellular service.  Note  that  this  measures  the  theoretical  ability  to  use  mobile  cellular services if one has a cellular telephone and a subscription. Data not

 

 

 

 

Internet access tariff (20 hours per month), in US$, and as a percentage of per capita income

The Internet access tariff includes the tariff components of monthly line rental, line usage charge and Internet access charge, plus any tax that may be levied (as this  is a service  used  by  both  residential  and  business  consumers).  The  tariff chosen for a particular country would be the package for 20 hours per month that is  the  cheapest,  that  is  widely  available  (or,  in  the  case  of  regional  service providers, is available in the capital city) and is available to the general public without   restriction   (e.g.  excluding   in-company   or  limited  time  offers,  and excluding offers that are bundled with some other service). The price comparison is  expressed  in  a  commonly  used  currency  (such  as  US$),  which  could  be converted  either  at  the  average  exchange  rate,  or  at  purchasing  power  parity (PPP) rates. The indicator should be compared,  as far as possible, for the same date between countries. As a percentage of per capita income involves dividing the Internet access tariff by the average monthly gross national income per capita of the country.

US$10.57, 3.92% (previous data

included only Internet access charge, so it was revised this time) per capita income is taken as US$270

 

 

Mobile cellular tariffs (100 minutes of use per month), in US$, and as a percentage of per capita income

The  Mobile  cellular  tariff  includes  the  tariff  components  of  monthly  service rental (if relevant), 50 minutes of local peak time calling and 50 minutes of local off-peak calling, plus tax. Differences in the distance of calls, which may be applicable  in some  countries,  are not taken  into account,  nor are international calls or SMS messages. The possible one-time charge for connection is not taken into account, except where this is bundled into the costs of a pre-paid account. Countries should calculate the tariff either on a post-paid or a prepaid service, whichever one is more popularly used. If more than 50% of the mobile cellular subscribers  use  pre-paid,  then  the  tariff  should  also  be  based  on  the  pre-paid service, and vice versa. The price comparison is expressed in a commonly used currency  (such  as  US$),  which  could  be  converted  either  at  the  average  an exchange rate, or at purchasing power parity (PPP) rates. The indicator should be compared,   as  far  as  possible,  for  the  same  date  between  countries.   As  a percentage  of per capita income involves dividing the mobile cellular tariff by the average monthly gross national income per capita of the country. US$4.7, 1.23%

Percentage of localities with public Internet access centers (PIACs) by number of inhabitants (rural/urban)

A public Internet access centre (PIAC) is a site, location, or centre of instruction at which Internet access is made available to the public, on a full-time or part- time basis. This may include digital community centers, Internet cafés, libraries, education centers and other similar establishments, whenever they offer Internet access to the general public. All such centers should have at least one public computer for Internet access. Localities refer to a country’s villages, towns and cities. The percentage of localities with public Internet access centers (PIACs) is computed by dividing the number of localities with at least one PIAC by the total number of the country’s localities and multiplying by 100. The indicator should be broken down by range of inhabitants. Not available

 

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