Uzbekistan most dynamically developing country over ICT
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.16
By Nigar Guliyeva - Trend:
Uzbekistan is named the most dynamically developing country in the field of ICT according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Uzbek Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications reported.
ITU has published annual the Information Society Report covering 190 countries of the world.
Uzbekistan took the 95th place in IDI Index 2017. Last year, Uzbekistan was on the 110th place, following the revision the country was ranked the 103rd.
Thus the country has improved its position jumping up eight places overall between IDI 2016 and IDI 2017, from 103rd to 95th position, lifting its IDI value by 0.42 points, from 4.48 to 4.90.
Uzbekistan made significant improvements in both access and use sub-indices. The most substantial contributions came from mobile-broadband subscriptions. The country’s overall IDI performance was, however, adversely affected by a fall in its recorded secondary enrollment, the report said.
The reports reads that number of fixed-telephone subscribers made up 11.34 per 100 inhabitants and to mobile telephone – 77.33 per 100 inhabitants. International internet bandwidth per user was 5682.64 bit/s.
About 43.87 percent of households possess computers in Uzbekistan, while 75.2% of households have access to internet at home.
At the same time, about 46.79 percent of population of Uzbekistan use Internet, the report said. Number of fixed broadband internet users reached 9.13 per 100 inhabitants.
Number of active mobile internet users in Uzbekistan made up 55.89 per 100 inhabitants, the report underlined.
ICT accounts for only about 2 percent of GDP in Uzbekistan,.