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.
Brazil is among the leaders in the global IT market, accounting for 1.9% of the worldwide sales of hardware, software and IT services in 2016. During the period the country was also the undisputed regional front-runner, responsible for 36.5% of the ...READ MORE
Indonesia’s ICT sector claimed a share of 3.6% of the national GDP, or around IDR 449tn, in 2016, up from 3.5% in 2015. ICT is part of the more broadly defined Transportation, Communication and Information (“TCI”) sector, which ...READ MORE
Chile has one of the most developed ICT sectors in Latin America, with a relatively modern infrastructure and above-average penetration rates. Additionally, in 2015 and 2016, Chile was the best-performing country in the region in the network ...READ MORE
In 2016, the Polish telecommunications sector was responsible for around 2.1% of the country's GDP, while the entire ICT sector accounted for 5% of GDP and employed around 203,200 people. The Polish telecom market is a mature one, with high ...READ MORE
The ICT sector accounted for more than 5% of the Hungarian GDP in 2016, compared with 5.3% in 2008. Sales resulting from the provision of Internet access (including mobile Internet) amounted to HUF 195bn in 2016, up 5.5% y/y as well. Sales revenues ...READ MORE
The Turkish information and communications technologies (ICT) sector has been expanding rapidly in recent years supported by the country’s young population, rising incomes and improving computer literacy. The sector achieved a real growth of 6 ...READ MORE
According to Romania’s National Institute of Statistics (INS), the share of the “Information and Communications” (IC) services sector in the country’s GDP in 2015 was 5.1%, or around RON 36.3bn. This was up from 4.2% in 2010 ...READ MORE
The Russian ICT market is the largest in Europe, rendering services to a population of almost 147 million. It is dominated by the western regions of the country, where the main cities and economic centres are located. The sector has undergone a ...READ MORE
The information and communication sector (ICT) in the Czech Republic accounted for 5.1% of the economy’s gross value added (GVA) in 2015 versus 5.2% in 2008. Employment in the ICT sector accounted for 2.6% of the total employment in the country ...READ MORE
Mexico is home to the second-largest ICT sector in Latin America (after Brazil) in terms of subscriber numbers. Nevertheless, the country presents relatively low penetration rates in the main ICT products and services – such as mobile telephony ...READ MORE