The ITU has released it's Annual Report entitled, 'Measuring the Information Society 2012', which contains the latest global technology development figures. Highlights from the report include:
- that the Republic of Korea is the world's most advanced ICT economy, followed by Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland;
- that many developing countries, including Bahrain, Brazil, Ghana and Saudi Arabia, are catching up quickly in bridging the 'digital divide';
- that mobile broadband continues to be the ICT service displaying the sharpest growth rates; and
- that telecommunication and internet services are becoming more affordable on a global scale, with the price of ICT services having dropped by 30% between 2008 and 2011.