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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3751
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2012-2016); Quarterly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJFCC
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mohamed Othman
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Cherry L. Chan
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Prof. Mohamed Othman
Department of Communication Technology and Network Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.
IJFCC 2015 Vol.4(6): 381-385 ISSN: 2010-3751
doi: 10.18178/ijfcc.2015.4.6.420

Comparison of Globally Recognized ICT and Telecommunications Indices

Thipchutar Paparwekorn
Abstract—Nowadays, many globally recognized organizations and institutes have introduced a number of indices related to telecommunications sector. Each index has gained significant attention from the public and private sectors around the world because the results of such national ranking under these indices have a direct impact on reliability, national competitiveness and investment attractiveness. They are then thoroughly analyzed by policy makers and private organizations alike to identify the areas for improvement aiming to achieve better ranking in the upcoming rounds. However the high number of such indices may create confusion among investors and analysts and raise concerns among policy makers, especially regarding the way each index is calculated or ranked. Those indices, relevant to telecommunications industry at present, are formulated to measure the level of development in the telecommunications and ICT and consequently create visible impacts on the country’s economic growth. Therefore the preparation of these indices should aim to focus at the factors to stimulate growth, to drive the industry further, and to identify sustainability. This paper compares the different ICT and telecommunications indices developed by various organizations across the globe to highlight the factors impacting economic growth. Recommendations for supportive policies and strategies are provided in this paper on how to improve ICT indices ranking to foster socio-economic benefits for countries.

Index Terms—Comparison, ICT, telecommunications, index.

Thipchutar Paparwekorn is with the Office of National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand (e-mail: gameooboyxx@hotmail.com).


Cite: Thipchutar Paparwekorn, "Comparison of Globally Recognized ICT and Telecommunications Indices," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 381-385, 2015.

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