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Working Definition

  1. Broadcasting

    A term referring to the distribution of information using radio, television, internet, intranets, and other technologies used in mass communication

  2. Convergence

    The culmination of traditional services in telecommunications, online media, broadcasting and information technology into platforms and services making the ICT sector

  3. Digital Divide

    A term used to reflect the technological gap between people that have fully exploited ICT and those that have not. The digital divide is often associated with the resulting development gap in terms of social and economic performance.

  4. E-Commerce

    Refers   to   business   activities   involving   consumers, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers  and intermediaries  using  computer  networks  such as  the  Internet to  conduct business.

  5. E-Government

    Refers to the delivery by Government of products, services, policies and the engagement of  stakeholders  in  civic and government matters  through  the  use  of  Information  and Communication Technologies in order to achieve Government to Consumers, Government to Business and Government to Government interaction and transactions.

  6. Information Based Economy

    Refers  to  a  country  or  region where  ICT  is  used effectively  to develop  the  economic foundation and market

  7. Information Society

    Refers to a country or region where information and communication technology has been fully exploited and is part of everyday life as an enabler of socio-economic development.

  8. Information and Communication Technology

    A generic term used to express the convergence of telecommunications, information, broadcasting and communications.

  9. ICT4D

    Promoting Information and Communication Technology as an integral part of Development rather that technology focus alone.

  10. CT Parks

    An  high  technology  industrial  area  (park)  specially designed  to  attract  local  and  foreign direct investment in
    ICTs with many of the products produced designed for export market; usually this would also house incubator projects.

  11. Incubator Projects

    ICT projects designed for  as start-up ventures with the hope of growing from a start-up to  a  self  sustaining organizations after  initial  capital  outlay  and  possible management consultancy

  12. Information Technology

    Embraces the use of computers, telecommunications and office Systems technologies for the collection, processing, storing, packaging and dissemination of information

  13. Infrastructure

    Refers to telecommunication backbone network over which communication services (Radio, TV, Internet, data delivery etc) Can bemade; complimentary infrastructure includes roads, electricity, schools etc that help in spreading the development and use of ICTs.

  14. Internet

    A seamless and global network of individual, organisational and national computer systems providing services such as internet browsing to users across the globe 24 hours a day

  15. Knowledge Based Economy

    Refers to a country or region where ICT is extensively used to enhance the knowledgeof society in general so that higher human capital brings improvement to the economy

  16. Regulator

    The authority on regulation of telecommunications broadcasting, information technology and postal services arising from the convergence of technologies and services.

  17. Rural ICT Development Fund

    Basket funding from licensed operators and other fund sources designed to subsidies the provision of ICT services in
    rural and underserved areas.

  18. Online Publishing

    The  provision  of  content  using  ICT  tools  such  as  the Internet; currently,  the  major  daily  newspapers  are published  on  the internet and are accessed by anyone in the world.

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