Information and Communications Technology

In the Spotlight

ADB's Work to Improve Access to Information and Communication

Rapid advances in information and communications technology (ICT) have created tremendous opportunities for economic and social gains in the world's poorest areas. A key infrastructure of knowledge-based economies, ICT is a driving force for rapidly growing new sectors including electronics and software development, business process outsourcing and various internet services.

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Fast Facts

3.6 billion expected mobile-cellular subscriptions in the Asia-Pacific region by end 2014

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Almost3billion internet users by end-2014, with 67% from the developing world, 45% from Asia and the Pacific

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2.3billion Internet users will be using mobile-broadband globally by end 2014

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