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Awesome Connectivity Data and Reports
Awesome list of connectivity indexes and reports to help you better under who has access to communication infrastructure and on what terms.
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Global Connectivity Indexes
2019) Network Readiness Index covering 121 economies from Portulans Institute
2018) Measures countries against four enablers of mobile internet adoption: Infrastructure, Affordability, Consumer Readiness and Content.
2020) Index measuring internet connectivity against Availability, Affordability, Relevance and Readiness.
2017) Snapshot of 50 nations’ "Digital Transformation" status measured against Supply, Demand, Experience and Potential.
Forecast and Trends, 2017–2022 White Paper.
2010) Interactive infographic tool showcasing the status of broadband deployment worldwide and the regulatory landscape for broadband.
2016) Internet Users by Country, interpolated from ITU, United Nations Population Division, Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), and World Bank data.
Internet users compiled from Nielsen and ITU statistics.
2017) Composite index based on three pillars, ICT Access, ICT Use, and ICT Skills.
2015) Index developed by Boston Consulting Group looking at the maturity of 85 Internet economies based on three vectors: Enablement, Engagement, and Expenditure.
2018) Index of mobile and fixed broadband speeds from around the world on a monthly basis.
Steve Song's map of African undersea fibre optic cables.
Map of African terrestrial fibre networks, Creative Commons, Open Data.
Paul Hamilton's map of African terrestrial fibre and microwave networks.
2018) Online of submarine fibre optic cables also available for purchase.
Online map of terrestrial fibre and microwave networks from ITU.
Somewhat dated but still useful map of mobile network coverage on country by country basis.
Interactive 3D map of undersea cables and Hurrican Electric Points of Presence (POPs) and routes.
2019) Most accurate mobile coverage maps available, currently covers Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Periodic Global Connectivity Reports
2019 pdf](https://manypossibilities.net/report-archives/GSMA_The_Mobile_Economy_2019.pdf) 2018 pdf.
Q1 2017) Report on connectivity from large CDN company.
2016) Examines the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in driving innovation and includes Network Readiness Index.
2016](https://publicadministration.un.org/egovkb/en-us/Reports/UN-E-Government-Survey-2016) - Global E–Government and E-Participation Development Index.
Latest data update: 9 July 2019.
Infographic highlights of nationally representative surveys of ICT access and use by households and individuals in the public domain in 16 developing countries of the Global South.
analysis and comparison of price data for mobile-voice services, mobile data and fixed broadband. Replaces the 'Measuring the Information Society Report'.
Regional Connectivity Reports and Data
Q3 2018) Pricing information on Voice/SMS basket, 1GB data basket, and Value For Money bundles.
2016) A report based on Opera Mobile browser use.
Report covers a potpourri of countries based on OpenSignal data gathering.
2013) Report by global consulting firm McKinsey on the potential impact of the Internet in Africa.
Feb 2018) Regulatory and policy recommendations to foster mobile broadband coverage in developing countries.
Demographic information on Facebook usage.
Ranking of popular mobile apps across countries.
Browser market share over time by browser, region, OS.
Country reports on social media use.
HRSL datasets offering unprecedented accuracy in population mapping.
May 2018) Trends that affect and drive internet uptake globally.
2016) A Framework for Accelerating Internet Access and Adoption.
Interactive map reporting issues that impact the performance of the Internet.
Reasonably up-to-date list of mobile networks around the world and their associated frequencies.
Updated:February 28, 2020