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Telecommunications/ICT Indicators


LIST OF TELECOM/ICT INDICATORS
S/N Indicator Code Indicator Type Indicator Field/Category Indicator Definition Measurement Unit Purpose of Indicator
1112IndicatorFixed telephone networkFixed telephone subscriptionsFixed-telephone subscriptions refers to the sum of active number of analogue fixed-telephone lines, voice-over-IP (VoIP) subscriptions, fixed wireless local loop (WLL) subscriptions, ISDN voice-channel equivalents and fixed public payphones. This indicator was previously called Main telephone lines in operation.
2116IndicatorFixed telephone networkPercentage of fixed-telephone subscriptions that are residential%Percentage of fixed-telephone subscriptions that are residential refers to the percentage obtained by dividing the number of active fixed-telephone subscriptions serving households (i.e. lines that are not used for business, government or other professional purposes or as public telephone stations) by the number of fixed-telephone subscriptions (Indicator 2) and then multiplying by 100. A household is defined as consisting of one or more people, who may or may not be related to each other, who share accommodation and who make common provision for food. Active subscriptions include all postpaid subscriptions and those prepaid subscriptions that have registered an activity in the past three months.
31163%IndicatorFixed telephone networkPercentage of localities with telephone service%This indicator reflects the percentage of localities that have telephone service, fixed or mobile or both. To enhance usefulness, the total number of localities should be provided as well as the population of localities covered by telephone service. A locality is defined as a distinct population cluster, that is, the population living in neighboring buildings which either: (a) form a continuous built-up area with a clearly recognizable street formation; or (b) though not part of such a built-up area, form a group to which a locally recognized place name is uniquely attached; or (c) though not coming within either of the above two requirements constitute a group, none of which is separated from its nearest neighbour by more than 200 metres.
4112%IndicatorFixed telephone networkFixed telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitantsCalculated by dividing the number of fixed-telephone subscriptions by the population and multiplying by 100.
54213TFBIndicatorFixed telephone networkFixed (wired)-broadband subscriptionsFixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions refers to subscriptions to high-speed access to the public Internet (a TCP/IP connection), at downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s. This includes cable modem, DSL, fibre-to-thehome/building and other fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions. This total is measured irrespective of the method of payment. It excludes subscriptions that have access to data communications (including the Internet) via mobile-cellular networks and technologies listed under the wireless-broadband category.
64213TFB%IndicatorFixed telephone networkFixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitantsCalculated by dividing the number of fixed (wired) broadband Internet subscriptions by the population and multiplying by 100.
7I112AIndicatorFixed telephone networkAnalogue fixed-telephone linesAnalogue fixed-telephone lines refers to the number of active lines connecting subscribers’ terminal equipment to the PSTN and which have a dedicated port in the telephone-exchange equipment. It includes all postpaid lines and those prepaid lines that have registered an activity in the past three months. This term is synonymous with the terms ‘main station’ and ‘direct exchange line’ (DEL) that are commonly used in telecommunication documents.
8I112IPIndicatorFixed telephone networkVoIP subscriptionsVoIP subscriptions refers to the number of voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) fixed-line subscriptions. It is also known as voice over broadband (VoB), and includes VoIP subscriptions through fixed wireless, DSL, cable, fibre optic and other fixed-broadband Internet platforms that provide fixed telephony using IP. It excludes software-based VoIP applications (e.g. VoIP with Skype using computer-to-computer or computer-to-telephone). Those VoIP subscriptions that do not imply a recurrent monthly fee should only be counted if they have generated inbound or outbound traffic within the past three months.
9I1162IndicatorFixed telephone networkPercentage of fixed-telephone subscriptions in urban areas%Percentage of fixed-telephone subscriptions in urban areas refers to the percentage obtained by dividing the number of fixed-telephone subscriptions in urban areas by the number of fixed-telephone subscriptions (Indicator 2) in the country and then multiplying by 100. The definition of urban used by the country should be provided.
10I112PTIndicatorFixed telephone networkFixed-telephone numbers portedFixed-telephone numbers ported refers to the number of porting transactions within the fixed-telephone line network that have been carried out for fixed-telephone numbers during the reference year.
11I281IndicatorFixed telephone networkBasic-rate ISDN subscriptionsISDN subscriptions refers to the number of subscriptions to the integrated services digital network (ISDN). This can be separated into basic-rate and primary-rate interface service (ITU-T Rec. I.420). Refers to the number of subscriptions to the ISDN basic-rate interface service. An ISDN is implemented over the PSTN to provide digital telephone and data transmission services. ISDN consists of ‘Bchannels’ of 64 kbit/s each. Both residential and business subscriptions should be included.
12I282IndicatorFixed telephone networkPrimary-rate ISDN subscriptionsISDN subscriptions refers to the number of subscriptions to the integrated services digital network (ISDN). This can be separated into basic-rate and primary-rate interface service (ITU-T Rec. I.420). Refers to the number of subscriptions to the ISDN primary-rate interface service. An ISDN is implemented over the PSTN to provide digital telephone and data transmission services. ISDN consists of ‘Bchannels’ of 64 kbit/s each. Both residential and business subscriptions should be included.
13271IndicatorMobile cellular networkMobile-cellular telephone subscriptions (post-paid + prepaid)Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions refers to the number of subscriptions to a public mobile-telephone service that provide access to the PSTN using cellular technology. The indicator includes (and is split into) the number of postpaid subscriptions, and the number of active prepaid accounts (i.e. that have been used during the last three months). The indicator applies to all mobile-cellular subscriptions that offer voice communications. It excludes subscriptions via data cards or USB modems, subscriptions to public mobile data services, private trunked mobile radio, telepoint, radio paging and telemetry services.
14271%IndicatorMobile cellular networkMobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitantsCalculated by dividing the number of mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions by the population and multiplying by 100.
15271MWIndicatorMobile cellular networkMobile- broadband subscriptionsMobile-broadband subscriptions refers to the sum of standard mobile-broadband and dedicated mobile-broadband subscriptions. It covers actual subscribers, not potential subscribers, even though the latter may have broadband enabledhandsets.
16271MW%IndicatorMobile cellular networkMobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants%Calculated by dividing the number of mobile-broadband Internet subscriptions by the population and multiplying by 100.
17271POPIndicatorMobile cellular networkPercentage of the population covered by a mobile cellular telephone network%Also referred to as percentage of the population covered by a mobile-cellular telephone network. It refers to the percentage of inhabitants within range of a mobile-cellular signal, irrespective of whether or not they are subscribers or users. This is calculated by dividing the number of inhabitants within range of a mobile-cellular signal by the total population and multiplying by 100.
18I271IndicatorMobile cellular networkMobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, by speed of data accessIf countries use a different definition of broadband, this should be indicated in a note. The indicator refers to the theoretical ability of subscribers to use non-broadband and broadband speed mobile data services, rather than the number of active users of such services. Depending on the methodology used in the country, Indicator 12b may refer to the number of subscribers with mobile broadband-enabled handsets and/or data cards, or to subscriptions to mobile networks capable of providing broadband, regardless of whether the subscriber uses the network to access the Internet. In contrast, Indicator 25a (Standard mobile-broadband subscriptions) measures subscriptions that actively use mobilebroadband to access the Internet. Both residential and business subscriptions should be included.
19I271GIndicatorMobile cellular networkPercentage of the population covered by at least a 3G mobile network%Percentage of the population covered by at least a 3G mobile network refers to the percentage of inhabitants that are within range of at least a 3G mobile-cellular signal, irrespective of whether or not they are subscribers. This is calculated by dividing the number of inhabitants that are covered by at least a 3G mobile-cellular signal by the total population and multiplying by 100.
20I271PTIndicatorMobile cellular networkMobile-cellular numbers portedMobile-cellular numbers ported refers to the number of mobile porting transactions that have been carried out during the reference year. This indicator refers to the ability of mobile-cellular subscribers to keep their telephone number if they switch service providers. In other words, it refers to the number of transactions whereby mobile-cellular numbers have been transferred from one mobile-cellular operator to another mobile-cellular operator for users who change mobile-cellular operators and have requested to keep the same telephone number. The data should refer to actual porting transactions that have been completed, and not pending transactions. The data refer to the number of mobile-cellular telephone numbers that have been ported over the year, and not the cumulative number of porting transactions. The indicator includes porting within the mobile-cellular network. It excludes fixed-telephone number porting, fixed-telephone line to mobile-cellular network number porting and mobile-cellular network to fixed-telephone network number porting.
21I271LANDIndicatorMobile cellular networkPercentage of the land area covered by mobile-cellular network%Percentage of the land area covered by mobile-cellular network refers to the total mobile-cellular coverage of the land area in per cent. This is calculated by dividing the land area covered by a mobile-cellular signal by the total land area and multiplying by 100. separated into basic-rate and primary-rate interface service (ITU-T Rec. I.420). Refers to the number of subscriptions to the ISDN primary-rate interface service. An ISDN is implemented over the PSTN to provide digital telephone and data transmission services. ISDN consists of ‘Bchannels’ of 64 kbit/s each. Both residential and business subscriptions should be included.
224213IndicatorInternetFixed (wired) Internet subscriptionsFixed (wired) Internet subscriptions refers to the number of active fixed (wired) Internet subscriptions at speeds less than 256 kbit/s (such as dial-up and other fixed non-broadband subscriptions) and total fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions.
234212IndicatorInternetEstimated Internet usersThe estimated number of Internet users out of total population. This includes those using the Internet from any device (including mobile phones) in the last 12 months. A growing number of countries are measuring this through household surveys. In countries where household surveys are available, this estimate should correspond to the estimated number derived from the percentage of Internet users collected. (If the survey covers percentage of the population for a certain age group (e.g., 15-74 years old, the estimated number of Internet users should be derived using this percentage, and note indicating the scope and coverage of the survey should be provided). In situations where surveys are not available, an estimate can be derived based on the number of Internet subscriptions.
244212FIndicatorInternetPercent female Internet users%Share of females in the estimated number of Internet users. This is calculated by dividing the number of female Internet users by the total number of Internet users and multiplied by 100.
254214IndicatorInternetInternational Internet bandwidth, in Mbit/sMb/sInternational Internet bandwidth refers to the total used capacity of international Internet bandwidth, in megabits per second (Mbit/s). It is measured as the sum of used capacity of all Internet exchanges (locations where Internet traffic is exchanged) offering international bandwidth. If capacity is asymmetric (i.e. more incoming (downlink) than outgoing (uplink) capacity), then the incoming (downlink) capacity should be provided.
264214CIndicatorInternetInternational Internet bandwidth (bps) per Internet userCalculated by dividing the number of international Internet bandwidth by the number of Internet users.
274212%IndicatorInternetPercentage of individuals using the Internet%Percentage of individuals using the Internet
28I4214DIndicatorInternetDomestic Internet bandwidth, in Mbit/sMb/sDomestic Internet bandwidth refers to the total used capacity of domestic Internet bandwidth, in megabits per second (Mbit/s). This indicator refers to the used capacity for exchanging national Internet traffic. Out of the total national bandwidth available in the country (i.e. the potential capacity of the connections), there is a part that corresponds to the contracted or purchased capacity. This contracted capacity refers to bandwidth put into service, but not all of which is used; some is held in reserve for restoration or redundancy. This indicator thus refers to the portion of the contracted capacity that is actually used to carry traffic. It refers to the capacity ISPs use to connect to Internet exchanges.
29I4213TFBIndicatorInternetFixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions, by technologyFixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions, by technology refers to the number of fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions to the public Internet split by technology used.
30I4213CABIndicatorInternetCable modem Internet subscriptionsRefers to the number of Internet subscriptions using a cable modem service to access the Internet, at downstream speeds greater than, or equal to, 256 kbit/s. Cable modem is a modem attached to a cable television network.
31I4213DSLIndicatorInternetDSL Internet subscriptionsRefers to the number of Internet subscriptions using digital subscriber line (DSL) services to access the Internet, at downstream speeds greater than or equal to 256 kbit/s. DSL is a technology for bringing high-bandwidth information to homes and small businesses over ordinary copper telephone lines. It should exclude very high-speed digital subscriber line (VDSL) subscriptions if these are provided using fibre directly to the premises.
32I271MWIndicatorInternetActive mobile-broadband subscriptionsActive mobile-broadband subscriptions refers to the sum of standard mobile-broadband and dedicated mobilebroadband subscriptions to the public Internet. It covers actual subscribers, not potential subscribers, even though the latter may have broadband enabled-handsets.
33271TWBIndicatorBroadband: Wireless broadbandWireless-broadband subscriptionsWireless-broadband subscriptions refers to the sum of satellite broadband, terrestrial fixed wireless broadband and active mobile-broadband subscriptions to the public Internet.
34271SIndicatorBroadband: Wireless broadbandSatellite broadband subscriptionsWireless-broadband subscriptions refers to the sum of satellite broadband, terrestrial fixed wireless broadband and active mobile-broadband subscriptions to the public Internet.
35271FWIndicatorBroadband: Wireless broadbandTerrestrial fixed wireless broadband subscriptionsTerrestrial fixed wireless broadband subscriptions refers to the number of terrestrial fixed wireless Internet subscriptions with an advertised download speed of at least 256 kbit/s. This includes fixed WiMAX and fixed wireless subscriptions, but excludes occasional users at hotspots and Wi-Fi hotspot subscribers. It also excludes mobile-broadband subscriptions where users can access a service throughout the country wherever coverage is available.
36271TWB%IndicatorBroadband: Wireless broadbandTotal Wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitantsTerrestrial fixed wireless broadband subscriptions refers to the number of terrestrial fixed wireless Internet subscriptions with an advertised download speed of at least 256 kbit/s. This includes fixed WiMAX and fixed wireless subscriptions, but excludes occasional users at hotspots and Wi-Fi hotspot subscribers. It also excludes mobile-broadband subscriptions where users can access a service throughout the country wherever coverage is available.
37271MB_USEIndicatorBroadband: Wireless broadbandStandard mobile-broadband subscriptionsRefers to mobile-cellular subscriptions with an advertised data speed of 256 kbit/s or greater that allow access to the greater Internet via HTTP and have been used to make a data connection using Internet protocol (IP) in the previous three months. Standard SMS and MMS messaging do not count as active Internet data connections, even if they are delivered via IP. This includes mobile subscriptions that use mobile-broadband services on a pay-per-use basis. It excludes mobile subscriptions with a separate monthly data plan for mobile-broadband access.
38271MDIndicatorBroadband: Wireless broadbandDedicated mobile-broadband subscriptionsRefers to subscriptions to dedicated data services (over a mobile network) that allow access to the greater Internet and that are purchased separately from voice services, either as a standalone service (e.g. using a data card such as a USB modem/dongle) or as an add-on data package to voice services that requires an additional subscription. All dedicated mobile-broadband subscriptions with recurring subscription fees are included as ‘active data subscriptions’ regardless of actual use. Prepaid mobile-broadband plans require use in the last three months if there is no monthly subscription. This indicator could also include mobile WiMAX subscriptions, if there are any in the country.
39I131MIndicatorTrafficDomestic fixed-to-fixed telephone traffic, in minutesminsDomestic fixed-to-fixed telephone traffic refers to completed local and domestic long-distance fixed-telephone voice traffic. The indicator should be reported as the number of minutes of traffic during the reference year. This should exclude minutes used for dial-up Internet access.
40I1313WMIndicatorTrafficFixed-to-mobile telephone traffic, in minutesminsFixed-to-mobile telephone traffic refers to total traffic from all fixed-telephone networks to all mobile-cellular networks within the country. The indicator should be reported as the number of minutes of traffic during the reference year. This indicator refers to the effective (completed) volume of traffic in minutes sent from fixed-telephone lines to mobile networks within the country. The treatment of public payphone-to-mobile network traffic should be clarified in a note if it is not covered here.
41I132MIndicatorTrafficInternational outgoing fixed-telephone traffic, in minutesminsInternational incoming and outgoing fixed-telephone traffic refers to the sum of international incoming and outgoing fixed-telephone voice traffic. The indicator should be reported as the number of minutes of traffic during the reference year. Refers to effective (completed) fixed-telephone voice traffic originating in a given country to destinations outside that country. This should include traffic to mobile phones outside the country. The indicator should be reported in number of minutes of traffic. It excludes calls originating in other countries. It should include VoIP traffic.
42I132MIIndicatorTrafficInternational incoming fixed-telephone traffic, in minutesminsInternational incoming and outgoing fixed-telephone traffic refers to the sum of international incoming and outgoing fixed-telephone voice traffic. The indicator should be reported as the number of minutes of traffic during the reference year.Refers to effective (completed) fixed-telephone voice traffic originating outside the country with a destination inside the country, irrespective of whether the call was from a fixed or mobile subscriber. It excludes minutes of calls terminating in other countries, but should include VoIP traffic.
43I133WMIndicatorTrafficDomestic mobile-telephone traffic, in minutesminsDomestic mobile-telephone traffic refers to the total number of minutes of calls made by mobile subscribers within a country (including minutes to fixed-telephone and minutes to mobile-phone subscribers). This indicator refers to the total amount of traffic (in minutes) originating on mobile phones with a destination to either fixed- or mobile-telephone subscriptions in the country.
44I1333WMIndicatorTrafficOutgoing mobile traffic to international, in minutesminsOutgoing mobile traffic to international refers to the number of mobile minutes originating in a country to any destinations outside that country. This indicator refers to minutes of calls originating on mobile-cellular networks with a destination abroad, irrespective of whether the call is to a fixed or mobile subscriber. It excludes minutes of calls originating in other countries and roaming minutes.
45I1335WMIndicatorTrafficIncoming international traffic to mobile network, in minutesminsIncoming international traffic to mobile network refers to the number of incoming minutes (fixed and mobile) received by mobile networks originating in another country. This indicator refers to minutes of calls terminating on mobile-cellular networks with an origination abroad, irrespective of whether the call is from a fixed or mobile subscriber. This should exclude roaming traffic.
46I1334WMIndicatorTrafficRoaming by home subscribers abroad (outbound roaming), in minutesminsRoaming by home subscribers abroad (outbound roaming) refers to the total call minutes made and received by own customers in foreign networks (outbound roaming), i.e. retail international roaming minutes from own network subscribers roaming on foreign networks abroad. The indicator excludes minutes from users who are not subscribers to domestic mobile networks and are temporarily roaming on domestic mobile networks. This indicator refers to the international roaming traffic of domestic mobile subscriptions, in minutes. It is the traffic that customers generate when they are using their mobile phones abroad. It does not refer to international traffic originating on mobile networks in the country, nor to foreign mobile subscribers generating roaming traffic in the country to which the data pertain.
47I1336WMIndicatorTrafficRoaming by foreign subscribers (inbound roaming), in minutesminsRoaming by foreign subscribers (inbound roaming) refers to the total call minutes of visiting (foreign) subscribers making and receiving calls within a country (inbound roaming). This indicator refers to the roaming traffic of foreign mobile subscribers, in minutes. It refers to the traffic they generate when they are roaming in the country to which the data refer. It does not refer to international traffic originating on mobile networks in the country, nor to domestic mobile subscribers generating roaming traffic abroad.
48I134DITIndicatorTrafficDomestic Internet trafficGbit/sDomestic Internet traffic refers to the average volume of traffic, expressed in gigabits per second (Gbit/s), exchanged over public Internet exchanges in a year. This indicator refers to the average volume of traffic exchanged over public Internet exchanges in a year. Exchanges typically report average incoming and outgoing traffic, which is generally the same figure. If it is not, then the incoming figure should be used. This indicator does not refer to the capacity of ISPs connected to the exchange.
49I133SMSIndicatorTrafficSMS sentSMS sent refers to the total number of mobile short-message service (SMS) messages sent, both to national and international destinations. This should exclude messages sent from computers to mobile handsets or to other computers.
50I133SMSIIndicatorTrafficSMS internationalSMS international refers to the total number of mobile short-message service (SMS) messages sent to international destinations. This should exclude messages sent from computers to mobile handsets or to other computers.
51I131VOIPIndicatorTrafficVoIP traffic, in minutesminsVoIP traffic refers to the number of minutes of traffic using managed fixed voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) telephony. A managed VoIP service is a publicly available telephone service provided using VoIP for call origination, where the operator controls the quality of service provided. This variable specifies total VoIP traffic (national and international). It should exclude traffic exchanged using software-based VoIP, where the calls originate using computers that do not have an assigned telephone number.
52I132TIndicatorTrafficTotal international outgoing telephone traffic, in minutes.minsTotal international incoming and outgoing telephone traffic refers to the sum of international incoming and outgoing fixed and mobile telephone traffic. Refers to effective (completed) international outgoing minutes of telephone traffic originating from national networks, fixed and mobile, including managed VoIP.
53I132TIIndicatorTrafficTotal international incoming telephone traffic, in minutesminsTotal international incoming and outgoing telephone traffic refers to the sum of international incoming and outgoing fixed and mobile telephone traffic. Refers to effective (completed) international incoming minutes of telephone traffic originating outside the country and terminating in national fixed and mobile networks without transit, including managed VoIP.
54151OIndicatorTariff: Fixed local telephone service tariffs _ residentialPrice of a three-minute local call to a fixed-telephone line, off-peak ratePrice of a three-minute local call to a fixed-telephone line refers to the price of a three-minute local call from a residential fixed-telephone line, including any call set-up charges, within the same exchange area using the subscriber's own terminal (i.e. not from a public telephone). This indicator refers to the price of a three-minute local call from a residential fixed-telephone line to another fixedtelephone line. It does not refer to a fixed-to-mobile call, nor to a fixed-to-fixed long-distance call. If calls are charged on a flat-rate basis (e.g. one price for a call of unlimited length), this should be indicated in a note. If there is no charge for local calls (usage included in the subscription charge), then the value entered should be zero, and this should be indicated in a note. If other particular tariff structures apply (e.g. users are charged per call or per hour), this should be indicated in a note. If there is a different tariff for the telephone usage portion of dial-up Internet or if telephone usage charges are not applied to dial-up Internet, this should be indicated in a note. If there is no distinction between peak and off-peak, then for Indicator 42b, the peak rate should be entered.
55153IndicatorTariff: Fixed local telephone service tariffs _ residentialPrice of a three-minute local call to a fixed-telephone line, peak ratePrice of a three-minute local call to a fixed-telephone line refers to the price of a three-minute local call from a residential fixed-telephone line, including any call set-up charges, within the same exchange area using the subscriber's own terminal (i.e. not from a public telephone). This indicator refers to the price of a three-minute local call from a residential fixed-telephone line to another fixedtelephone line. It does not refer to a fixed-to-mobile call, nor to a fixed-to-fixed long-distance call.
56I153FMPIndicatorTariff: Fixed local telephone service tariffs _ residentialPrice of a three-minute local call to a mobile-cellular phone, peak ratePrice of a three-minute local call to a mobile-cellular phone refers to the price of a three-minute local call from a residential fixed-telephone line, including any call set-up charges, to a mobile-cellular number. This refers to the price of a three-minute local call from a residential fixed-telephone line to a mobile-cellular number. The definition applies to both peak and off-peak calls, according to the time of the day when the call is made.
57I153FMOIndicatorTariff: Fixed local telephone service tariffs _ residentialPrice of a three-minute local call to a mobile-cellular phone, off-peak ratePrice of a three-minute local call to a mobile-cellular phone refers to the price of a three-minute local call from a residential fixed-telephone line, including any call set-up charges, to a mobile-cellular number.
58I151IndicatorTariff: Fixed local telephone service tariffs _ residentialInstallation fee for residential telephone serviceInstallation fee for residential telephone service refers to the one-off charge involved in applying for a basic residential fixed-telephone service.
59I152IndicatorTariff: Fixed local telephone service tariffs _ residentialMonthly subscription for residential telephone serviceMonthly subscription for residential telephone service refers to the recurring fixed charge for subscribing to a residential postpaid PSTN service. The charge should cover the rental of the line, but not the rental of the terminal (e.g. telephone set), where the terminal equipment market is liberalized. If the rental charge includes any allowance for free or reducedrate call units, this should be indicated.
60I151BIndicatorTariff: Fixed local telephone service tariffs _ businessInstallation fee for business telephone serviceInstallation fee for business telephone service refers to the one-off charge involved in applying for a business basic fixedtelephone service.
61I152BIndicatorTariff: Fixed local telephone service tariffs _ businessMonthly subscription for business telephone serviceMonthly subscription for business telephone service refers to the recurring fixed charge for subscribing to a postpaid fixed-telephone service for business use. The charge should cover the rental of the line but not the rental of the terminal (e.g. telephone set), where the terminal equipment market is liberalized. If the rental charge includes any allowance for free or reduced rate call units, this should be indicated.
62151MCIndicatorTariff: Mobile cellular tariffsMobile-cellular prepaid connection chargeMobile-cellular prepaid connection charge is the initial, one-time charge for a new prepaid mobile-cellular subscription. Refundable deposits should not be counted. The connection fee corresponds usually to the price charged for the subscriber identity module (SIM) card, but may include other fees. It should be noted if free minutes, free SMS or other free services are included in the connection charge. This indicator refers to the one-time amount paid to have a prepaid mobile-telephone service. Cost of the handset, deposits, other refundable amounts, transfer fees and equipment charges should be excluded. This indicator does not cover the connection charge for a postpaid mobile service, a fixed-telephone service or a mobile data service. If the connection charge includes an initial communications credit, this should be specified in a note.
63153POIndicatorTariff: Mobile cellular tariffsMobile-cellular prepaid – price of a one-minute local call (peak, on-net)Mobile-cellular prepaid – price of a one-minute local call refers to the price per minute of a prepaid call from a mobilecellular telephone with a prepaid subscription. This indicator refers to the price of a one-minute prepaid call made to the same mobile-cellular network (on-net), a competing network (off-net) or a fixed-telephone line. If calls are charged in seconds or other intervals, they should be converted to one-minute equivalents. If the same price applies across all networks (on-net, off-net, to fixed), then that price should be used.
64153PONIndicatorTariff: Mobile cellular tariffsMobile-cellular prepaid – price of a one-minute local call (off-peak, on-net)Mobile-cellular prepaid – price of a one-minute local call refers to the price per minute of a prepaid call from a mobilecellular telephone with a prepaid subscription. This indicator refers to the price of a one-minute prepaid call made to the same mobile-cellular network (on-net), a competing network (off-net) or a fixed-telephone line. If calls are charged in seconds or other intervals, they should be converted to one-minute equivalents. If the same price applies across all networks (on-net, off-net, to fixed), then that price should be used.
65153POFIndicatorTariff: Mobile cellular tariffsMobile-cellular prepaid – price of a one-minute local call (peak, off-net)Mobile-cellular prepaid – price of a one-minute local call refers to the price per minute of a prepaid call from a mobilecellular telephone with a prepaid subscription. This indicator refers to the price of a one-minute prepaid call made to the same mobile-cellular network (on-net), a competing network (off-net) or a fixed-telephone line. If calls are charged in seconds or other intervals, they should be converted to one-minute equivalents. If the same price applies across all networks (on-net, off-net, to fixed), then that price should be used.
66153POOIndicatorTariff: Mobile cellular tariffsMobile-cellular prepaid – price of a one-minute local call (off-peak, off-net)This indicator refers to the price of a one-minute prepaid call made to the same mobile-cellular network (on-net), a competing network (off-net) or a fixed-telephone line. If calls are charged in seconds or other intervals, they should be converted to one-minute equivalents. If the same price applies across all networks (on-net, off-net, to fixed), then that price should be used.
67I151PCARDIndicatorTariff: Mobile cellular tariffsMobile-cellular – cheapest recharge card valueMobile-cellular – cheapest recharge card value refers to the cheapest available prepaid recharge card. This indicator refers to the least expensive recharge card for prepaid mobile services. It should refer to cards that are purchasable at outlets, and not to electronic or online recharges. The validity period should be specified in a note. If the data do not refer to the cheapest physical recharge value, or if the value of the card includes free usage, this should be specified in a note.
68I4213BCIndicatorTariff: Internet tariffsFixed (wired)-broadband connection chargeFixed (wired)-broadband connection charge refers to the initial, one-time charge for a new fixed (wired)-broadband Internet connection. The tariffs should represent the cheapest fixed (wired)-broadband plan on the basis of a 1 gigabyte (GB) monthly usage. Refundable deposits should not be counted.
69I4213BSIndicatorTariff: Internet tariffsFixed (wired)-broadband monthly subscription chargeFixed (wired)-broadband monthly subscription charge refers to the monthly subscription charge for fixed (wired)- broadband Internet service. Fixed (wired) broadband is considered to be any dedicated connection to the Internet at downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s. If several offers are available, preference should be given to the 256 kbit/s connection.
70I4213BS_SIndicatorTariff: Internet tariffsFixed (wired)-broadband speed, in Mbit/sFixed (wired)-broadband speed, in Mbit/s refers to the advertised maximum theoretical download speed, and not speeds guaranteed to users associated with a fixed (wired)-broadband Internet monthly subscription.
71I4213BS_CIndicatorTariff: Internet tariffsFixed (wired)-broadband cap, in GBFixed (wired)-broadband cap refers to the maximum amount of Internet data, in gigabytes (GB), that can be transferred within a month, included in the fixed (wired)-broadband monthly subscription.
72I4213BS_CPIndicatorTariff: Internet tariffsFixed (wired)-broadband - price of excess usageFixed (wired)-broadband - price of excess usage refers to the price per additional gigabyte (GB) of Internet data downloaded once the monthly allotted limit of the fixed (wired)-broadband subscription is used.
73I75IndicatorRevenueRevenue from all telecommunication servicesRevenue from all telecommunication services refers to revenue earned from retail fixed-telephone, mobile-cellular, Internet and data services offered by telecommunication operators (both network and virtual) offering services within the country. Revenue (turnover) consists of retail telecommunication service earnings (therefore excluding revenue from wholesaling activities) during the financial year under review.
74I741IndicatorRevenueRevenue from mobile networksRevenue from mobile networks refers to retail revenue received from the provision of mobile-cellular communication services, including all voice, SMS and data (narrowband and broadband) services.
75I71IndicatorRevenueRevenue from fixed-telephone servicesRevenue from fixed-telephone services refers to revenue received for the connection (installation) of fixed-telephone services, revenue from recurring charges for subscription to the PSTN and revenue from fixed-telephone calls. services, including all voice, SMS and data (narrowband and broadband) services.
76I76RIIndicatorRevenueRevenue from international inbound roamingRevenue from international inbound roaming refers to revenue received from visiting (foreign) subscribers making and receiving calls within the country. Network operators within the country obtain these revenues from network operators of visiting subscribers. The indicator refers to mobile-cellular roaming revenue from foreign subscribers roaming on the country’s mobile networks. It does not cover domestic mobile subscribers roaming abroad, nor international calls originating or terminating on the country’s mobile networks. It does not refer to the gross revenue generated by mobile roamers, since some portion will be shared with foreign operators. mobile-telephone service, or both. To enhance usefulness, the total number of localities should be provided as well as the population of localities covered by a telephone service. Having a telephone service means that inhabitants of that locality have the ability to place and receive telephone calls from that locality. Telephone services include public facilities and/or subscription services available on demand. A locality is defined as a distinct population cluster, i.e. population living in neighbouring buildings that: (a) form a continuous built-up area with a clearly recognizable street formation; or (b) though not part of such a built-up area, form a group to which a locally recognized place name is uniquely attached; or (c) though not falling within either of the above two requirements, constitute a group of buildings none of which is separated from its nearest neighbour by more than 200 metres.
77I7311IndicatorRevenueRevenue from fixed (wired) Internet servicesRevenue from fixed (wired) Internet services refers to retail revenue received from the provision of fixed (wired) Internet services such as subscriptions, traffic and data communication. It excludes the provision of access lines used to connect to fixed (wired) Internet (such as fixed-telephone lines used to access DSL connections).
78I7311RWIndicatorRevenueRevenue from other wireless-broadband servicesRevenue from other wireless-broadband services refers to the retail revenue received from the provision of high-speed (at least 256 kbit/s) data connectivity and related services over a wireless infrastructure other than mobile cellular, such as satellite or terrestrial fixed wireless broadband infrastructures.
79I732IndicatorRevenueRevenue from leased linesRevenue from leased lines refers to retail revenue received from the provision of leased lines. See Indicator 81 (Leasedline subscriptions) for a definition of leased lines.
80I733IndicatorRevenueRevenue from fixed value-added telecommunication servicesRevenue from fixed value-added telecommunication services refers to the retail revenue generated by the telecommunication service sector for fixed value-added telecommunication services, such as call forwarding, itemized billing, conference calls and voice-message services. Value-added means additional services beyond the basic telephone service line rental and calls.
81I74IndicatorRevenueOther telecommunication revenueOther telecommunication revenue refers to any other retail telecommunication revenue received but not accounted for elsewhere.
82I81IndicatorInvestmentAnnual investment in telecommunication servicesAnnual investment in telecommunication services, also referred to as annual capital expenditure, refers to the investment during the financial year in telecommunication services (including fixed, mobile and Internet services) for acquiring or upgrading property and networks. Property includes tangible assets such as plant, intellectual and non-tangible assets such as computer software. The indicator is a measure of investment in telecommunication infrastructure in the country, and includes expenditure on initial installations and additions to existing installations where the usage is expected to be over an extended period of time. It excludes expenditure on research and development (R&D), annual fees for operating licences and the use of radio spectrum, and investment in telecommunication software or equipment for internal use.
83I841FIndicatorInvestmentAnnual foreign investment in telecommunicationsAnnual foreign investment in telecommunications refers to investment during the financial year in telecommunication services (including fixed, mobile and Internet services) coming from foreign sources, also referred to as foreign direct investment (FDI).
84I1163%IndicatorPublic AccessPercentage of localities with telephone service%Percentage of localities with telephone service refers to the percentage of localities that have a fixed-telephone or mobile-telephone service, or both. To enhance usefulness, the total number of localities should be provided as well as the population of localities covered by a telephone service. Having a telephone service means that inhabitants of that locality have the ability to place and receive telephone calls from that locality. Telephone services include public facilities and/or subscription services available on demand. A locality is defined as a distinct population cluster, i.e. population living in neighbouring buildings that: (a) form a continuous built-up area with a clearly recognizable street formation; or (b) though not part of such a built-up area, form a group to which a locally recognized place name is uniquely attached; or (c) though not falling within either of the above two requirements, constitute a group of buildings none of which is separated from its nearest neighbour by more than 200 metres.
85I424IndicatorPublic AccessPWLAN access pointsPWLAN access points refers to the number of public wireless local area network (PWLAN) access points (also called hotspots) in a country. PWLANs are based on the IEEE 802.11 standard, commonly referred to as Wi-Fi.
86I51FIndicatorPersons employedFull-time equivalent telecommunication operators employees, by femaleFull-time equivalent telecommunication employees refers to the total number of persons, in full-time equivalent (FTE) units, employed by telecommunication operators in the country for the provision of telecommunication services, including fixed, mobile and Internet services. This indicator excludes staff working in broadcasting businesses that offer only traditional broadcasting services. Part-time staff should be expressed in terms of full-time staff equivalents (FTE).
87I51MIndicatorPersons employedFull-time equivalent telecommunication operators, employees, by maleFull-time equivalent telecommunication employees refers to the total number of persons, in full-time equivalent (FTE) units, employed by telecommunication operators in the country for the provision of telecommunication services, including fixed, mobile and Internet services. This indicator excludes staff working in broadcasting businesses that offer only traditional broadcasting services. Part-time staff should be expressed in terms of full-time staff equivalents (FTE).
88I965MIndicatorBroadcasting and other indicatorsMultichannel TV subscriptionsMultichannel TV subscriptions refers to services that provide additional TV programming beyond free-to-air terrestrial channels. Multichannel TV services are cable TV, direct-to-home satellite services, Internet-protocol TV and digital terrestrial TV. Multichannel TV services are categorized and defined as follows: • Cable television (CATV) service – Multichannel programming delivered over a coaxial cable for viewing on television sets. • Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite services – Received via a satellite dish capable of receiving satellite television broadcasts. • Internet-protocol TV (IPTV) – Multimedia services such as television/video/audio/text/graphics/data delivered over an IP-based network managed to support the required level of quality of service, quality of experience, security, interactivity and reliability. This does not include video accessed over the public Internet, for example, by streaming. IPTV services are also generally aimed at viewing over a television set rather than a personal computer. • Digital terrestrial television (DTT) – The technological evolution from analogue terrestrial television, providing capability for significantly more channels. • Other terrestrial television – Such as microwave multipoint distribution systems (MMDS) and satellite master antenna television (SMATV).
89I965CIndicatorBroadcasting and other indicatorsTerrestrial multichannel TV subscriptionsTerrestrial multichannel TV subscriptions refers to the number of subscriptions to terrestrial multichannel TV such as cable TV, Internet protocol television (IPTV), digital terrestrial TV (DTT), microwave multipoint distribution systems (MMDS).
90I965SIndicatorBroadcasting and other indicatorsDirect-to-home (DTH) satellite antenna subscriptionsDirect-to-home (DTH) satellite antenna subscriptions refers to the number of subscriptions that can receive television broadcasting directly from satellites.