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.
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
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 further potential. The industry had experienced a robust growth before 2014, often outperforming ...READ MORE
The development of the ICT sector in Malaysia has been spearheaded by the Malaysian government since the 1990s, with the vision of developing a knowledge society by 2020. This has meant that the Malaysian government has actively fostered ...READ MORE
The Polish telecommunications sector is responsible for around 2.2% of the country's GDP, while the entire ICT sector accounts for 4.9% of GDP and employs around 206,000. The Polish telecom market is a mature one with high penetration in ...READ MORE