The research of the World Economic Forum (WEF)

The research of the World Economic Forum ( WEF ) shows great results achieved in the development of competitiveness in the area of information – communication technologies in the country. The 46th place out of 142 countries in the world is impressive result and an acknowledgment of our country , but also a great responsibility to the times ahead of us try to make a move toward the top of the charts . In the field of application the Government of Montenegro occupies 53rd place, where the importance of ICT to the vision of the Government projects highlights excellent rating – 24th place. Montenegro is in 70th place in terms of the application of ICT in the business sector , despite being assessed as a good environment for business and innovation 38th . This research points to the fact that Montenegro is one of the leaders in the region in terms of competitiveness in the field of ICT . http://www.vijesti.me/vijesti/drustvo‎/ 

ITU 2014 figures

On may 5th ITU (UN agency) released figures related Tlc worldwide: by end 2014, there will be almost 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world, and that the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally. Fifty-five per cent of these subscriptions are expected to be in the developing world. The Tlc market is changing:
  • fixed-telephone penetration has been declining for the past five years. By end 2014, there will be about 100 million fewer fixed-telephone subscriptions than in 2009.
  • mobile-phones subscriptions will reach almost 7 billion by end 2014, and 3.6 billion of these will be in the Asia-Pacific region. BUT the market is approaching saturation levels, mobile-cellular growth rates have reached their lowest-ever level (2.6% globally).
  • mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally. Mobile-broadband penetration levels are highest in Europe (64%) and the Americas (59%), followed by CIS (49%), the Arab States (25%), Asia-Pacific (23%) and Africa (19%).
  • By end 2014, fixed-broadband penetration will have reached almost 10 per cent globally. 44% subscriptions are in Asia and the Pacific, 25% are in Europe.
  • Internet access is approaching saturation levels in developed countries. By end 2014, 44 per cent of the world’s households will have Internet access. Close to one-third (31%) of households in developing countries will be connected to the Internet, compared with 78 per cent in developed countries.
  • By end 2014, the number of Internet users globally will have reached almost 3 billion. Two-thirds of the world’s Internet users are from the developing world. This corresponds to an Internet-user penetration of 40 per cent globally, 78 per cent in developed countries and 32 per cent in developing countries.
The latest ITU statistics are available at www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/statistics  

Croatia country outlook

Schermata 2014-04-15 alle 10.27.14 One of next project goals is to increase the awareness about the  assets that any territory can offer to the partnership. So, we have  cooperate to settle a Country Outlook with each partner. The sections of the outlook are: Economy and Swot Analysis,  Main economic sectors and clusters, Main data by Global  Competitiveness Index, Finance and Innovation, Stakeholder  directory. Next intention is to enhance data and information all along the project, so at the end we can present a more accurate physiognomy of each territory Here you can upload the Croatia Outlook: CO Croazia

State of the Net, fourth edition

sotnHeaderOn 13-14 June, in Trieste, will be held the forth edition of State of the Net (SotN) (http://bit.ly/1ga2FBz). The meeting is a web-dedicated conference that tries to capture the state of art of the internet in Italy and worldwide, focusing on its impact on our society. On June 12, The Area Science Park that hosts the conference organizes a brokerage event ICT4inclusion (http://bit.ly/1dcEr9j), addressed to SMEs, manufacturing companies, R&D centres, universities, professionals working in the ICT sector willing to network at a local, national and international level.