The report highlights that it is increasingly difficult to define and monitor – let alone measure – broadband and ICTs. The latest technologies are increasingly integrated, invisible and ubiquitous. The boundaries between telecoms, IT, ICT and Internet are now rather blurred . We are seeing fewer and fewer estimates of ICT revenues compared with five years’ ago – not only are these estimates becoming more difficult to produce, but also to some extent, less meaningful.
Overall, broadband shows healthy growth, notes the report, although there are several emerging challenges, such as growing digital inequality between developed and developing countries, increases in gaps in transmission speeds and overall slowing growth in mobile subscriptions and SMS volumes.