World leaders call for more timely, harmonized data on global ICT access and affordability

ITU leads efforts to extend ICT data collection capabilities through new partnerships with tech industry, government agencies

Mexico City, 6 December, 2013 – Delegates to ITU’s World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS), held this week in Mexico City (4-6 December) endorsed the need to strengthen and adapt the way data on information and communication technologies (ICTs) is collected to better meet the needs of today’s fast-evolving environment.

Accurate data on indicators like network access, service affordability and connection speeds is increasingly recognized as essential to each country’s plans for social development and economic growth.

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