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.

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Keywords:  technology, ICT investment, GDP, output, internet, ICT, telecommunication, value-added, employment, computer software, communication, information, hardware, export, acquisition, job, exportation, equipment, employee

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Access to computers from home is defined as the number of households that reported having at least one personal computer in working order in their home. This indicator is measured in percentage of all households.

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Keywords:  goods, services, household, mobile device, broadband, internet access, computers, communication, smartphones, ICT
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