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.
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 ...READ MORE
The revenue of China’s communication equipment sector in the first half of 2018 rose by 10.9% y/y, boosted by increased sales of mobile communication station equipment, according to a report released by the Ministry of Industry and Information ...READ MORE
In the first quarter of 2018, the gross value added of communications equipment manufacturing increased by 14.2% y/y, higher than the 12.5% y/y average growth of the overall electronic manufacturing sector, according to a report released by the ...READ MORE
In Q4 2017, China produced 441.8mn mobile handsets, of which 351.4mn smartphones, recording y/y declines of 17.2% and 22.5%, respectively. The sales of mobile handsets also dropped in the same period by 17.2% y/y to 512.5mn units. Despite the lower ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
Serving a population of nearly 147mn, Russia’s ICT market ranks as one of the largest in the world, offering telecommunication companies significant potential for growth. The Russian ICT market is highly centralised and dominated by ...READ MORE
China is further extending its lead as the largest ICT market globally, leading both in terms of mobile and internet users, while still retaining a lot of potential. The industry had experienced a robust growth before 2014, often ...READ MORE
India was once wholly dependent on domestic production to meet its consumer electronics demand. However, after the Indian economy was liberalised in 1991, multinational brands from countries like South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan flooded the ...READ MORE