Information and communication technology (ICT)

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Information and communication technology (ICT) refers to both different types of communications networks and the technologies used in them. The ICT sector combines manufacturing and services industries whose products primarily fulfil or enable the function of information processing and communication by electronic means, including transmission and display. The ICT sector contributes to technological progress, output and productivity growth. Its impact can be examined in several ways: directly, through its contribution to output, employment or productivity growth, or indirectly, as a source of technological change affecting other parts of the economy, for instance. For more information:

Keywords:  internet, ict, communication, information, mobilephone, electronic, technology, computer, digital

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Nordic Council of Ministers

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This indicator shows the percentage of all households in the Nordic region who have broadband access at home. Data is collected annually by the National Statistical Institutes and is based on Eurostat's annual model questionnaires on ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) usage in households and by individuals. Households covered are private households with at least one member in the age group 16 to 74 years. For more information:

Keywords:  broadband, households, internet, communication, technology, internet access
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