You cannot see this page without javascript.

Falling prices are fueling growth in high-speed Internet services, especially in developing countries. Recently the International Telecommunication Union released its "Measuring the Information Society 2011" report. The ITU, part of the United Nations, compared access, use and skills in one hundred fifty-two countries.The report says South Korea has the world's most developed economy in information and communication technology, or ICT. Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and Finland were also among the top five in the ICT Development Index. 


The index compares two thousand eight and two thousand ten scores. Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Vietnam and Russia had some of the biggest improvements between those years. Susan Teltscher is head of the ICT Data and Statistics Division at the International Telecommunication Union in Switzerland. She says most of the growth has come from one source. "Mobile broadband is now leading the growth race among the different ICT indicators -- much higher than the other key indicators that we look at, like regular mobile phone subscriptions, fixed telephone or fixed broadband. ... 


And the good news is that it's also starting to grow in developing countries." Mobile broadband subscriptions reached eight hundred seventy-two million by the end of last year. Three hundred million of those are in developing countries. Ms. Teltscher says "If we can bring Internet over the mobile phones, then we can really make a difference in terms of improving Internet access also in developing countries." Falling prices are adding to the growth, she says: "Especially in the broadband area, the prices dropped by over fifty percent between two thousand eight and two thousand ten -- which is a very encouraging finding because this was primarily drops in the developing countries." 


Even so, the report says people in many low-income countries are still paying too much for high-speed Internet connections. In Africa, broadband service for a home or office cost almost three times an average monthly income last year. That was down from six and a half times as much in two thousand eight. Also, there are big differences in broadband speed and quality from country to country. South Korea has Asia's fourth largest economy. Susan Teltscher says, "If you look at ... what they have been achieving in terms of ICT development, it's actually higher than what you would expect given their national income." For VOA Special English, I'm Carolyn Presutti.

(Adapted from a radio program broadcast 19Sep2011)

영어듣기, 영어회화, 기초영어,영어공부혼자하기,무료기초영어,완전기초영어,성인기초영어,기초영어공부,기초영어회화,왕초보영어공부,직장인영어공부,온라인영어회화,영어회화독학

문서 첨부 제한 : 0Byte/ 10.00MB
파일 크기 제한 : 50.00MB (허용 확장자 : *.*)
List of Articles
번호 제목 글쓴이 조회 수
인기 Airport Security Could Go to 'Electronic Sniffer Dogs' chanyi 64
인기 Facial Recognition Systems Bring Privacy Concerns file chanyi 60
인기 Studying How Plastic Pollution Enters Ocean Food Supply chanyi 52
인기 A Campaign Against Alzheimer's Disease chanyi 38
인기 New Findings on Sleep in Children, Older Adults chanyi 35
42 How People Like Levi Strauss Put Their Mark on the American West chanyi 352
41 A False Sense of Security on the Internet? chanyi 324
40 Students Compete to Find Tech Solutions for World Problems chanyi 301
39 World Leaders Urged to Meet Development Goals by 2015 chanyi 199
38 Surviving a Drought: A Farmer's Old-Fashioned Lessons chanyi 299
37 How an Allowance Helps Children Learn About Money chanyi 393
» South Korea Tops 'Information Society' Report chanyi 265
35 A Shelter for Abused Animals, Where Volunteers Also Find Healing chanyi 152
34 How to Make Your Own Solar Water Heater chanyi 277
33 Living in a World With Facial Recognition chanyi 189
32 Three Sisters Follow in the Flight Path of a Family of Pilots chanyi 242
31 Taking a Closer Look at the Future of Video Conferencing chanyi 226
30 Educational Technology: Not Just Computers chanyi 152
29 'Passive' Homes Save Energy, Money chanyi 331
28 Paying Tech Talents to Drop Out of College chanyi 238
본 사이트에서는 회원분들의 게시된 이메일 주소가 무단으로 수집되는 것을 거부합니다. 게시된 정보 및 게시물의 저작권과 기타 법적 책임은 자료제공자에게 있습니다. 이메일:chanyi@hanmail.net / 네이트온:youngchanyi@nate.com Copyright © 2001 - 2017 EnjoyEnglish.co.kr. All Right Reserved.
커뮤니티new학생의방교사의 방일반영어new진로와 진학영어회화