Role of Internet Penetration in Economic Development - Analysis, Trends, Technologies & Opportunities Report

Dec 24, 2015, 02:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Dec. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Role of Internet Penetration in Economic Development " report to their offering.

In emerging markets, the main drivers of Internet will be the surge of urbanization, growing middle class, increased penetration of smartphones, and increasing mobile Internet adoption. Due to the establishment of basic and affordable voice connectivity, markets with high growth rates are likely to see accelerating consumer demand for data services and Internet access.

The author's Demography, Education, Energy, Political Will, Knowledge, Innovation, and Collaboration (D.E.E.P-K.I.C) index helps in understanding the need for bridging the digital divide. Based on the D.E.E.P-K.I.C index scores, the countries are divided into five groups and a prescriptive approach has been provided for their Internet-led economic development.

Examining the correlation between some of the important socio-economic variables and the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) development of countries will be useful in determining how Internet access can reach the remaining X% of the world's population that are offline. The public and private sectors, consumers, and non-governmental organisations can work together to achieve an inclusive information society by committing fully to their respective roles.

As of 2014, billion people around the world-which is around X% of the total world population-have access to the Internet. Taking into account the decelerating growth rates of Internet users, the next billion people are not expected to join the group of Internet users until 2025. Factors affecting the growth of Internet adoption are infrastructure, affordability, and relevance.

A thorough D.E.E.P-K.I.C analysis will provide an understanding of the extent to which a country is ready for Internet proliferation, thus enabling the country to reap benefits for economic transformation.

Report Structure:

1. Executive Summary

2. Economic Insights - Micro Boom: Definitions and Tie-ins

3. Introduction - Scope and Research Methodology

4. First Base - Business Insights

5. Second Base - Growth Insights

6. Third Base - Profit Insights

7. Conclusion and Key Takeaways

8. Appendix

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