Presentation on theme: "World Information Society Reports Series launched in 2006 –Progress in bridging the digital divide –Monitoring WSIS implementation Prepared by the Digital."— Presentation transcript:
World Information Society Reports Series launched in 2006 –Progress in bridging the digital divide –Monitoring WSIS implementation Prepared by the Digital Opportunity Platform –A multi-stakeholder partnership including ITU, UNCTAD, KADO, MIC Korea, LBS, LIRNEAsia. 2 nd edition published on May 16 2007 –8 Chapters, Statistical Annex, Maps etc: 220pp –Full text online at www.itu.int/wisr
The digital divide by income group Source: ITU/UNCTAD/KADO Digital Opportunity Platform.
Shrinking digital divide for Internet Source: ITU/UNCTAD/KADO Digital Opportunity Platform.
But new gaps are emerging … Broadband prices are 10x higher in low- income than high- income economies –In 9 low-income countries, prices per 100 kbit/s are above USD500 per month –In Japan and Korea, prices are below USD0.10 per month –33 African economies do not have broadband Source: ITU/UNCTAD/KADO Digital Opportunity Platform.
Digital Opportunity, 2005-06 The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) measures each economys level of ICT development. It is a composite index of 11 separate indicators, ranging between 0 and 1. DOI is one of two indices endorsed by WSIS. Source: ITU/UNCTAD/KADO Digital Opportunity Platform.
Top performers Top 10, 2006 DOI Score 1. Korea (Rep.)0.80 2. Japan0.77 3. Denmark0.76 4. Iceland0.74 5. Singapore0.72 6. Netherlands0.71 7. Taiwan-China0.71 8. Hong-Kong-China0.70 9. Sweden0.70 10. UK0.69 Gainers, 2004-06 Change in ranks 1. Morocco+36 2. Russian Fed.+27 3. Senegal+22 4. Ghana+19 5. Antigua & Barbuda+18 6. Gabon+18 7. Belize+16 8. Bhutan+15 9. Côte dIvoire+13 10. Romania+13 Note: Based on an analysis of 181 economies. Source: ITU/UNCTAD/KADO Digital Opportunity Platform.
Threats in cyberspace Inherited architecture of the Internet was not designed to optimize security Constant evolution in protocols and algorithms Introduction of Next-Generation Networks (NGN) Convergence among ICT services and networks Network effects – risks far greater Possibility of anonymity on the Internet Internationalization requires cross-border cooperation
Conclusions The digital divide is shrinking, but new gaps in quality are emerging: –Availability of newest services –Affordability of broadband Many countries are experiencing much higher levels of ICT growth –Successful strategies based on multi-stakeholder partnerships New risks threaten cyberspace –Spam, viruses, phishing, identity theft etc Full text online at: www.itu.int/wisr
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