A term referring to the distribution of information using radio, television, internet, intranets, and other technologies used in mass communication
The culmination of traditional services in telecommunications, online media, broadcasting and information technology into platforms and services making the ICT sector
- 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.
Refers to business activities involving consumers, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and intermediaries using computer networks such as the Internet to conduct business.
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.
- Information Based Economy
Refers to a country or region where ICT is used effectively to develop the economic foundation and market
- 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.
- Information and Communication Technology
A generic term used to express the convergence of telecommunications, information, broadcasting and communications.
Promoting Information and Communication Technology as an integral part of Development rather that technology focus alone.
- 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.
- 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
- Information Technology
Embraces the use of computers, telecommunications and office Systems technologies for the collection, processing, storing, packaging and dissemination of information
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.
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
- 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
The authority on regulation of telecommunications broadcasting, information technology and postal services arising from the convergence of technologies and services.
- 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.
- 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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