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HAKOM: The Republic of Croatia within the Countries with the greatest Progress on the IDI Index Level as published by the ITU, where the degree of ICT development is measured

Referring to the global ICT development based on  internationally comparable data, the Republic of Croatia took  the 36th place (42nd in 2016) and ranked among six countries that had progressed for 5 or more places compared to 2016.

ZAGREB, December 20, 2017 - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has published a global report on the information society "Measuring the Information Society Report 2017". The report analyses the ICT development  in all UN Member States and an integral part of the report is the ICT Development Index (IDI) as an indicator  for countries to the degree of ICT development. Croatian IDI recorded growth from 6.96 in 2016 to 7.24 in 2017. The  Republic of Croatia ranks in  36th place in the world being within 6 countries which have made progress for 5 or more places since last year . Looking only at Europe, the Republic of Croatia has made the biggest progress in the rankings (progress for 6 seats), taking the 24th place compared to the 30th in 2016. Greece, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary and Poland are behind Croatia.

The IDI index consists of ICT access index , the  ICT usage index and the ICT skills index. The ITU calculates the IDI index based on data collected by HAKOM through quarterly statistical questionnaires that are verified and published on HAKOM pages. The Republic of Croatia has achieved growth in all three categories while the greatest progress has been recorded in the ICT  use whose index has risen from 6.05 to 6.45. The reason is the significant increase in the number of active users of broadband Internet access through the mobile network, whose prices are among the lowest in the world compared to the gross national income.

At the end of report with reference to the part related to Croatia ITU concludes that the Republic of Croatia has a well-developed telecommunications infrastructure continuing to invest in its modernization. The ITU also implies that the ICT penetration within households is relatively high and the number of people using the internet is steadily on the rise.
The full report can be found at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/publications/mis2017.aspx


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10110 Zagreb, Croatia
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ABOUT HAKOM: HAKOM (www.hakom.hr) - Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries – ensures preconditions for a fair market competition, stable growth and environment for innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market. HAKOM protects users’ interests and the possibility of choice among various communications and postal services at affordable prices, defines sustainable competitive conditions for operators and service providers under fair conditions for return on investment, and provides support to economic growth, public services and the quality of life in the Republic of Croatia by using modern technologies. HAKOM’ strategic goals are: to promote regulation of the electronic communications and postal services market, to support growth of investments and innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market, to provide efficient use of limited resources, to accelerate the growth of broadband products and services, to provide affordable offers of communications and postal services, to provide protection and informing of users, to build an efficient and comprehensive information system, to define and implement efficient processes, and to acquire multi-disciplinary competencies in market regulation.

 
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