The State of International Communications 2015


This State of International Communications 2015 is an assessment of how our clients view trends in information and communications technology (ICT) and social innovation. More affordable smartphones, tablets and computers have come onto the world market, making technology more accessible to all. Nonetheless, cost prohibitive broadband and poor access to electricity continues to create barriers for many in the developing world. The report also shows that while print media and postal mail for accessing information is in rapid decline in the Western world, they remain popular resources in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Shortwave radio is still an important communications tool in the developing world, while most survey participants in Western countries use Internet radio. Technological disparities among women in developing countries continues to widen the digital divide, and the majority of our participants in all regions agree that governments are doing more to make sure that ICT tools are accessible to all populations equally.