Guide to OECD Telecommunications and Internet Statistics


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Telecommunications and Internet Statistics provides time series of telecommunications and economic indicators such as network dimension, revenues, investment and employment for OECD countries from 1980 onwards.  These data allows evaluation of policy performance in this sector across the OECD region. 

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The OECD Telecommunications and Internet Statistics is made up of the Telecommunications Database and Broadband database. 

The Telecommunications Database provides both telecommunication and economic time-series data covering thirty OECD Member countries from 1980 onwards. The broadband database on information and communication technology (ICT) contains indicators on wireless and fixed broadband usage, access and diffusion to OECD households, individuals and businesses.   


Access to the OECD Telecommunications and Internet Statistics via UKDS.Stat is freely available to all.

Effective July 15th 2015, the UK Data Service made access to OECD online statistics databases free to all users. Please refer to the OECD’s Terms and Conditions, including information on ‘What can you do with OECD published content (data, text and multimedia products).


The OECD also provides the following information associated with this dataset:


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