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.
Colombia is the fourth largest economy in Latin America in terms of nominal GDP, and the third largest in the region by population, with 49.8mn people as of December 2018. Over the period 2013-2018, the wholesale, retail & repair sector performed ...View more details
Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America in terms of nominal GDP, and thereby a key consumer market in the region, with a population of over 123.4mn people as of December 2017. Over the period 2012-2017, the retail trade sector performed ...View more details
Indonesia’s retail sector plays an important role in the country’s economy. It generated 10% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and provided employment to nearly a fifth of the country’s workforce in 2018. Household consumption has ...View more details
The consumer electronics and household appliance manufacturing subsectors play a key role in Poland’s economy. Their combined GVA in 2017 was equal to 1.1% of GDP and 6.2% of manufacturing GVA. Between them, the two subsectors employed 165,083 ...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
India’s IT industry consists of IT services and Hardware and Business Process Management (BPM). Ecommerce has been part of the BPM segment of this industry since FY2013. The IT-BPM sector is largely export-driven. Software accounted for 74.5% ...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