Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-543-001-1-1-International-ITU-1960

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: World telecommunication indictors database, 1960-2002.  [machine-readable data file] / International Telecommunication Union  [principal investigator(s)] / International Telecommunication Union  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: WTIdb03

Date Accessioned: 5/10/2004

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This is the 7th edition of World telecommunication indicators database. It uses the World Bank's Socio-economic Time series Access and Retrieval System (WIN*STARS v4.2). WIN*STARS v4.2 has sophisticated features including mapping and charting, a choice of data selection techniques, versatile display options and several data export formats (Access, ASCII, dBASE, Excel, and SAS). Run setup to install the program. 5/2004 STARS is installed to Peppermint and Spearmint under C:\ITU 2003.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 9/4/2003

Documentation: View the indicators and countries available in this database. Online help is available from the CD-Rom.

Abstract: The World Telecommunication Indicators Database contains time series data for the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975-2002 for around 80 sets of telecommunication statistics (updated) covering telephone network size and dimension, mobile services, quality of service, traffic, staff, tariffs, revenue and investment. Selected demographic, macro-economic, broadcasting and information technology statistics are also included. Data for over 200 economies are available. Notes explaining data exceptions are also included.

The data are collected from an annual questionnaire sent out by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of ITU. Additional data are obtained from reports provided by telecommunication ministries, regulators and operators and from ITU staff reports. In some cases, estimates are made by ITU staff; these are noted in the database.

Media/File Reports:

7126 (CD-ROM)