The Philippine ICT Statistics Portal
The Philippine Information and Communications Technology Statistics (PHICTS) Portal is a web-based system that consolidates ICT-related statistics in the country. With just a click of the mouse, anyone from the government, private sector, and the general public can now access government-approved statistics. The portal also promotes proper management of statistical data that can be used for policy research, plans and projects development and implementation, and analysis of the ICT sector.
The PHICTS Portal was created by the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) with the help of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
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Mobile Cellular: Total mobile cellular subscriptions reached almost 6.8 billion by end 2013. In the Asia-Pacific region, there are 3.5 billion mobile cellular subscriptions.
Fixed Broadband: By end 2013, there were 700 million fixed broadband subscriptions (9.8% global penetration rate) worldwide.
Internet: The percentage of individuals using the Internet continues to grow worldwide and by end 2013 2.7 billion (39% of the world's population) people were online.
Gender Gap: By end 2013, more men than women used the internet. 37% are women, 41% are men. This corresponds to 1.3 billion women and 1.5 billion men.