Information and communication technology (ICT) is a key issue for members of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for telecommunications. In that respect, the ITU has carried out a series of case studies researching ICT in different nations.
This study looks at ICT diffusion in the Republic of Maldives. It touches on specific problems such as isolation and undersized markets that small island developing states such as the Maldives face in adopting ICT. The study also examines how the Maldives is evolving into an information society, particularly relevant in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the first phase of which was held in Geneva, Switzerland in December 2003..
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