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 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
The Czech Republic’s information and communication (ICT) sector generated a gross value added (GVA) of CZK 220.6bn in 2016, up by a real 1.9% y/y. The sector accounted for 4.6% of GDP in 2016, retaining its share in the period ...READ MORE
Argentina hosts the third-largest ICT sector in Latin America in terms of subscribers, after only Brazil and Mexico. In regional terms, the country also has relatively high penetration rates in the main ICT products and services – such as ...READ MORE
The Malaysian government has been extremely influential in the development of Malaysia’s ICT sector. In the 1990s, Malaysia launched the MSC Malaysia initiative in which it was envisioned that the ICT sector would play a pivotal role in ...READ MORE
ICT is part of the more broadly defined Transportation, Communication and Information (“TCI”) sector. Colombia’s TCI sector claimed a share of 7.0% of the national GVA, or around COP 55.5tn, in 2016, remaining stagnant compared to ...READ MORE
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