Monday, July 24, 2006

Digital divide report

Der "Digital divide report: ICT diffusion index 2005", herausgegeben von der United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, erschien vor kurzem und kann kostenlos im Web heruntergeladen werden (Report-Nummer UNCTAD/ITE/IPC/2006/5). - Hinweis von Mohamed Abida in
Zitat aus dem Bericht: "There is an immense information and communication technology (ICT) gap, a 'digital divide', between developed and developing countries. A person in a high-income country is over 22 times more likely to be an Internet user than someone in a low-income country. Secure Internet servers, a rough indicator of electronic commerce, are over 100 times more common in high-income than in low-income countries. In high-income countries, mobile phones are 29 times more prevalent and mainline penetration is 21 times that of low-income countries. Relative to income, the cost of Internet access in a low-income country is 150 times the cost of a comparable service in a high-income country. There are similar divides within individual countries. ICT is often non-existent in poor and rural areas of developing countries".

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