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International Telecommunication Metrics For Developing Country

NES-ly (
23 Jan 2006 03:25:55 -0800


I am currently working on a national project which has the aim of
analyzing the telecommunication sector for a developing economy. We
are trying to develop a set of metrics to measure if the quality of
the telecommunication system is satisfying the local consumer demand.

Currently we are using ICT indicators obtained from the ITU database;
these indicators address broad criteria such as number of internet
users per 100 inhabitants.

We are looking for establish measures to analyze the quality of the
telecommunication sector in more depth.

I would like to seek any advice on this matter ... I am specifically
looking for measures which can be compared against other national
telecommunication networks. Right now we are using many of the UN ITU
ICT measures for benchmarking our internal growth and progress in
telecom/data areas.

So, any references to international or national studies or data on
telecommunications network performance and accessibility would be
great. Suggestions as to particularly significant or important areas
to measure in landlines, cell lines, data com and other telco systems
would be appreciated.

Also, we are examining metrics for measuring the internal (nationalized)
telco performance (which can't be compared to the UN ICT studies):

* % of total IP packets dropped
* avg peak/off-peak latency of IP packets (ms)

Any advice on these and other metrics for use internally. References
to sources and books on this subject would also be appreciated.

Thank you.

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