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Development of telecommunication and broadcasting infrastructure indices at the global level
Techno-Economics and Policy Program, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, San 56-1, Shillim-dong, Kwanak-gu, Bldg. # 37, Room # 320, Seoul, 151-744, South Korea.
Techno-Economics and Policy Program, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, San 56-1, Shillim-dong, Kwanak-gu, Bldg. # 37, Room # 320, Seoul, 151-744, South Korea.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7902-4683
Techno-Economics and Policy Program, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, San 56-1, Shillim-dong, Kwanak-gu, Bldg. # 37, Room # 320, Seoul, 151-744, South Korea.
2009 (English)In: Telecommunications Policy, ISSN 0308-5961, Vol. 33, no 3-4, 176-199 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in economic development has been increasing rapidly along with the Internet and mobile telecommunication networks. ICT development is becoming a main growth factor of many countries. As they realize the importance of the ICT industry, developing nations work to catch up with established economies. Therefore, many nations are formulating an ICT-enhanced policy. This paper introduces a number of telecommunication and broadcasting sub-indices, which include the fixed telephone network, the Internet, and mobile networks, which are aggregated into a composite Telecommunication Index (TI). The indices are computed using principal component analysis and human development type index methods. The country rankings, by different ICT-related indices, help identify the strengths and weaknesses of infrastructure development such that each country can foster economic growth. The performance of TI is compared with several other indices, such as the digital access, human development, and ArCo technology indices. The type of indices affects the country ratings. Results suggest that the parametric index approach may be preferred over those methods in which the subjective weighted summation of normalized variables used (non-parametric indices). Crown Copyright © 2009.

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2009. Vol. 33, no 3-4, 176-199 p.
Keyword [en]
Broadcasting; Decoding; Economics; Internet; Technology; Telecommunication networks; Telecommunication systems; Telephone; Telephone circuits; Wireless networks, Composite indices; Digital access; Economic development; Economic growths; Fixed telephone networks; Global levels; Growth factors; Human development; ICT industries; Information and communication technology; Infrastructure development; Mobile networks; Mobile telecommunication networks; Non-parametric; Panel data, Principal component analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-24478DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2008.12.008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-61349157278OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-24478DiVA: diva2:742807
Available from: 2014-09-02 Created: 2014-09-01 Last updated: 2016-01-14Bibliographically approved

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