ICT and Telecommunications in least developed countries. Mid-term Review for the Decade 2001-2010


Work data:

Type of work: Report


ICT4D | Information Society


Main report conclusions:
  • Teledensity has doubled (even multipliyed per 20).
  • Connectivity goes mobile and cellulars increase prominence. Wireless can boost too the increase in connectivity and teledensity.
  • Access and interest (i.e. e-education, e-health, e-business, e-agriculture, and e-government) in the Internet increases. ICTs look like the last train to development.
  • Lack or weak policy making and regulating in the ICT arena.
  • Still high cost of connectivity.
  • Lack of local relevant content.