Technology, Media & Telecoms is one of the fastest-growing economic sectors and a major innovator, with important spillover effects on all other industries. It is both a source and a carrier of knowledge, supporting the acquisition and building of innovation capabilities in individuals, businesses and public organisations. In today’s era of digital transformation, emerging disruptive technologies and new business models, the Technology, Media & Telecoms sector creates new markets, improves operating performance and brings about efficiency gains and economies for the entire society.
Activities associated with Technology, Media & Telecoms are the manufacturing of semiconductors, electronic components and optical media, and production of a variety of hi-tech consumer goods, such as computers, laptops and mobile phones. It also includes media publishing, software development, motion picture and sound recording, and radio and television broadcasting. Telecommunications, data processing, networking and internet services are also part of this industry.
The information and communication technology (ICT) sector was one of the main growth drivers of the Czech economy in 2017, expanding its GVA by 6%, well above the GDP growth rate of 4.4%. As a result, its share in the country’s economy rose to ...View more details
Russia is home to the largest ICT market in Europe, catering to a population of more than 147mn people. With a penetration rate of almost 160% in the mobile telephony segment and 76% in the mobile broadband segment, the telecoms market is highly ...View more details
After poor financial and operating performance in the 2015-2017 period, Brazil’s ICT sector returned to a growth path in 2018. Apart from an uptick in economic activity and an improving job market, the sector was favoured by continued robust ...View more details
Colombia’s ICT sector claimed a share of 3.1% of its national GVA, or around COP 25.7tn, in 2017, growing 3% compared to 2016 in real terms. In 2017, FDI inflow in TCI exceeded USD 3.4bn, up from USD 1.5bn the previous year, and beating the ...View more details
Indian ICT is a dynamic sector which both shapes customer needs and reflects the country’s fastchanging demographic and social situation. The country has a large working-age and consumptionoriented population. More affordable smartphones and ...View more details
Argentina has the third-largest ICT sector in Latin America in terms of number of subscribers, exceeded only by Brazil and Mexico. In regional terms, the country also has relatively high penetration rates in the main ICT services – such as ...View more details
In 2017, the Polish telecommunications sector was responsible for 2% of the country's GDP (vs. 2.1% in 2016), while the entire ICT sector accounted for 4.9% of GDP (vs. 5% in 2016) and employed around 212,900 people. The Polish telecom market is a ...View more details
Thailand's ICT sector is one of the most competitive and well developed within the ASEAN region; for example, broadband and mobile penetration is higher in Thailand than in any other ASEAN country besides Malaysia and Singapore. Thailand also has a ...View more details
Brazil ranks among the world’s ten largest ICT markets in terms of number of subscribers of fixed-line telephony, mobile telephony and fixed broadband. The economic recession over the 2015-2016 period had a severe negative impact on the ICT ...View more details
While the Philippines has a well-deserved international reputation for its prowess in providing outsourced ICT services, the remainder of the ICT sector in the country remains at an early stage of development when compared with that in many other ...View more details