Global ICT dignitaries convened at the 15th ITU WTIS

5 January 2018 --Ministers and leaders of the ICT global community gathered at the 15th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) hosted by the International Telecommunication Union last 14-16 November 2017.

Some of the plenary sessions focused on:

  • Fostering a healthy investment climate with better data
  • Big data to measure the information society
  • New data needs and emerging technologies for the digital economy
  • Smart data and new metrics for broadband and cybersecurity.

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ITU Spearheads Expert Group Meetings on Household and Telecommunication/ICT indicators

5 January 2018 --The 4th Expert Group on Household Indicators (EGH) and the 8th Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI) were held back-to-back last 12-15 September 2017. The meetings took place in Geneva, Switzerland, and was attended by ITU members and experts in the field of ICT statistics and data collection. This is an annual event organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DICT was represented by Director Maria Teresa Magno Garcia of the National ICT Governance Service. Director Garcia presented updates on the Philippine participation in the ITU-led Big Data Pilot Study. Read more

UN APCICT hosts Expert Group Meeting on Data-Driven Smart Government

5 January 2018 --The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development (UN APCICT) hosted an Expert Group Meeting on Data-Driven Smart Government (DDSG) on 6-7 December 2017 at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center. The meeting brings together representatives from different ICT ministries and agencies, academia, and research organizations in the region. The main objective of the event is to review the draft academy module made in partnership with the National Information Society Agency of Korea. Best practices on the field were also discussed, and a roadmap will be devised to roll out the module for government officials and civil servants in the Asia and the Pacific. Read more


Akamai State of the Internet Report Highlights 2nd Quarter 2016 

  • Internet & Broadband Adoption

Global Average Connection Speed is 6.1 Mbps.

Global Average Peak Connection Speed is 36.1 Mbps.

  • Region/country with the highest average mobile connection speed

Europe: United Kingdom, 23.1 Mbps

Asia Pacific: South Korea, 11.1 Mbps

Americas: Canada, 8.4 Mbps

Middle East/Africa: United Arab Emirates, 8.4 Mbps

  • Region/country with highest average peak mobile connection speed

Europe: Germany, 172.8 Mbps

Asia Pacific: Australia, 171.2 Mbps

Middle East/Africa: Israel, 136.0 Mbps

Americas: Peru, 72.1 Mbps