Broadband and telecom

Key ICT Indicators



The 14 ICT indicators below are drawn from various publications and databases produced by the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. They are updated annually or on a rolling basis, as data become available. See also OECD broadband statistics. 


Access lines and access paths in total / per 100 inhabitants for OECD- Last updated October 2017


Mobile subscriptions in total / per 100 inhabitants for OECD- Last updated October 2017


Trends in telecommunication revenue, investment and access pathsLast updated October 2017


Broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in OECD countries- Last updated February 2018

Available for: June 2017 and historical data for fixed and mobile broadband


Percentage of fibre connections in total broadbandLast updated February 2018


Households with access to a home computerLast updated July 2012


Households with access to the Internet in selected OECD countries - Last updated July 2012


Households with broadband connections, urban and ruralLast updated November 2017


Enterprises’ broadband connectivity, by firm size - Last updated October 2017


Small and medium enterprises with broadband access, fixed or mobileLast updated October 2017


Employment of ICT specialists across the economy, as share of total employment, by category - Last updated October 2017


Employment in the ICT sector and sub-sectors - Last updated October 2017


Growth of employment in the ICT sector and its sub-sectors in the OECD area - Last updated October 2017


Telecommunication services revenue in total for OECD - Last updated October 2017


Telecommunication infrastructure investment in total for OECD - Last updated October 2017


Value added of ICT sector and sub-sectors - Last updated October 2017


ICT and total business expenditure on R&D intensities - Last updated October 2017


Specialisation in ICT-related patents, 2012-15Last updated October 2017


International co-inventions in ICT, 2012-15Last updated October 2017


ICT goods and services in manufacturing exports, by economy or region of value-added origin - Last updated October 2017


Changes in wages relative to labour productivity, 2001-16 - Last updated October 2017


ICT investment by capital asset, as a percentage of GDPLast updated October 2017


Evolution of ICT investments, as a percentage of total investments - Last updated October 2017

Related Links

Digital Economy Outlook 2017

Digital Economy Outlook 2015

OECD Communications Outlook 2013

OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012

OECD Guide to Measuring the Information Society 2011

OECD Information Technology Outlook 2010

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