Field Detail
Theme Communication and Infrastructure
Code IT-1.4
Sub-theme Information Technology
Name Fixed internet subscribers per 100 inhabitants (ITU-A3)
Definition The number of total Internet subscriptions with fixed (wired) Internet access, which includes dial-up and total fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions. Only active subscriptions that have used the system within the past 3 months should be included.
Calculation/Formula Number of internet subscriptions / Total population x 100
Unit of Measure %
Assumptions Access to ICTs is key for economic and social development and is increasingly considered a basic right
Purpose/Rationale Measures telecommunication access, and indirectly ability of govt agencies to reach population.
Policy Linkages National development plans (infrastructure).
Preferred Data Sources Ministry of Telecommunications
Alternative_Data Sources National Telecommunications regulators, NSO, ITU
Primary Data Collection System Survey - SPC contacting national ministries and agencies
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
Other agencies countries_ must report to: ITU
SPC Responsibility - Data Management EDD
SPC Programme EDD
Numerator Number of internet subscriptions
Component 1 Number of broad-band subscriptions
Component 2 Number of dial-up subscriptions
Denominator Total population
Factor x 100
Unit %