Internet economy

OECD ICT Key indicators: Source, current status and definitions

 

1. Access lines and channels in total for OECD

- Source: Data compiled from original and/or official Sources by Secretariat

- Current status: 2003 Provisional Data available from the Communications Outlook.

- Definition: An access line is a telephone line connection the subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched network and which has a dedicated port in the telephone exchange equipment. Access channels refer to the sum of the standard analogue access lines and the number of equivalent 64 Kbps transmission paths enabled by ISDN lines. Total lines count ISDN subscriber lines as a single transmission path.

 

2.   Mobilesubscribers in total for OECD Data compiled from original and/or official

- Source: Data compiled from original and/or official Sources by Secretariat

- Current status: 2003 Provisional Data available from the Communications Outlook.

- Definition: Total number of subscribers to an automatic public mobile telephone service which provides access to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).

 

3. Internet subscribers in total for OECD Data compiled from original and/or official

- Source: Data compiled from original and/or official Sources by Secretariat

- Current status: 2003 Provisional Data available from the Communications Outlook.

- Definition: The number of Internet subscribers is the number of active registered Internet accounts including all fixed network access technologies to Internet.

 

4a. Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants in OECD countries

- Source: Data compiled from original and/or official Sources by Secretariat

- Current status: 2003 Provisional Data available from the Communications Outlook.

- Definition: The number of Internet subscribers is the number of active registered Internet accounts including all fixed network Broadband access technologies: Digital Subscriber Line services, Cable Modem services, Satellite broadband Internet, Fibre-to-the-home Internet access, Ethernet LANs, Fixed wireless subscribers. This excludes 3G subscribers

 

4b. Availability of Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) in OECD countries

- Source: Data compiled from original and/or official Sources by Secretariat

- Current status: 2003 Data available from the Communications Outlook.

- Definition: The availability of DSL is the actual and potential coverage of access lines upgraded with DSL capability (as a % of total subscriber lines) by Public Telecommunications Operator(s).

 

5. Cable TV subscribers in total for OECD Data compiled from original and official

- Source: Data compiled from original and/or official Sources by Secretariat

- Current status: 2003 Provisional Data available from the Communications Outlook.

 

6a.Households with access to the Internet in selected OECD countries

6b.Households with access to a home computer

- Source: Collected from national statistical agency surveys. Source: OECD, ICT database and Eurostat, Community Survey on ICT usage in households 2002 and 2003.

- Current status: 2002 and/or 2003 data available for most OECD countries.

- Definition: Refer to the Information Technology Outlook 2004.

 

7a. Internet penetration by size class. Percentage of businesses with ten or more employees using the Internet

7b. Businesses using the Internet and businesses receiving orders over the Internet

Source: Collected from national statistical agency surveys and OECD, ICT database and Eurostat, Community Survey on ICT usage in households 2002 and 2003

Current status: 2002 and/or 2003 data available for most OECD countries.

 

8. Share of ICT-related occupations in the total economy in selected countries

- Source: Collected from national statistical agencies, 2003 data available for some countries. OECD, based on the

Eurostat Labour Force Survey and the US Current Population Survey, May 2003.

- Definition: Refer to the Information Technology Outlook 2004.

 

9a.Telecommunication services revenue in total for OECD

- Source: Data compiled from original and/or official Sources by Secretariat

- Current status: 2003 Provisional Data available from the Communications Outlook.

- Definition: Telecommunication services revenue consists of telecommunications service earnings during the financial year under review.

 

9b.Mobile telecommunication services revenue in total for OECD

- Source: Data compiled from original and/or official Sources by Secretariat

- Current status: 2003 Provisional Data available from the Communications Outlook.

- Definition: Revenues from the provision of mobile communications services such as cellular, private trunked radio and radio paging.

 

9c.Telecommunication infrastructure investment in total for OECD

- Source: Data compiled from original and/or official Sources by Secretariat

- Current status: 2003 Provisional Data available from Communications Outlook.

- Definition: Telecommunication infrastructure investment  consists in the expenditure associated with acquiring the ownership of property (including intellectual and non-tangible property such as computer software) and plant. These include expenditures on initial installations and on additions to existing installations where the usage is expected to be over an extended period of time. Excludes expenditures on research and development and fees for operating licenses and for the use of radio spectrum. Also referred to as capital expenditure.

 

10a. Share of ICT value added in the business sector value added

10b. R&D expenditure in selected ICT industries

- Source: Depends on national statistical agencies. Data collected on an ad hoc basis for flagship publications

- Current status: 2001 data available for some countries. OECD, ANBERD database, March 2004 (10a) January 2004 (10b)

 

11a. ICT patents as a percentage of national total (EPO) in selected countries

11b. Share of countries in ICT patents at the EPO

- Source: Data available from OECD Patents data base.

- Current status: 2000 data from OECD Patent database, September 2004

- Definition: Refers to the Patent Outlook 2004.

 

  12. Trade in ICT goods and services

- Source: Data available from OECD ITS data base, IMF/balance of payments, OECD BTD Database.

- Current status: 2002 data from Information Technology Outlook 2004.

- Definition: Refer to the Information Technology Outlook 2004.

 

13. Top 50 telecommunications firms and IT firms

- Source: Data compiled from published annual and quarterly reports by the Secretariat from a top 250 firm list .   2003 data from Information Technology Outlook 2004.

- Definition: Refer to the Information Technology Outlook 2004.

  

14. Contribution of ICT-using services to value added per person engaged

- Source: Data obtained from the STI STAN database, STD National Accounts and capital services databases. 2002 data the OECD Productivity Database, September 2004

- Definition: Refer to the Science and Technology Outlook 2004.

 

15. Contributions of ICT investment to GDP

- Source: Data obtained from STD National Accounts. 2002 data from the OECD Productivity Database, September 2004

- Definition: Refer to the Science and Technology Outlook 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

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