Azerbaijan improves positions on ICT Development Index - ITU
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 26
By Huseyn Valiyev - Trend:
Azerbaijan ranked 64th place in the ICT Development Index (Measuring the Information Society Report 2014) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 2013 with an index of 5.65, by improving the rating by one position compared to 2012.
ICT Development Index has been published by ITU since 2009. It reflects 11 indices, which include assessment of the computerization level, mobile-cellular penetration, fixed and mobile Internet.
The IDI average value for all 166 countries represented in the rating is 4.77. The greatest increase in the number of households with an access to the Internet and computer technologies was observed in Russia (67 and 70 percent, respectively) as of late 2013.
This figure exceeded 50 percent in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan, while in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan - below 10 percent.
Azerbaijan and Russia among the CIS countries rank second with 17 percent on fixed broadband Internet coverage, after Belarus (30 percent).
As of late 2012, this figure was less than 15 percent in Azerbaijan.
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