Japan’s government planning, investment in investigation and development, and sophisticated consumers have given to its speedy adaptation of the latest ICT, the survey stated. It further took note of Japan’s great level of mobile communications admittance, with 96 percent of households possessing a mobile phone in 2015.
Japan is an ICT leader, not only in terms of increasing, piloting, and adopting the latest technologies but also as an active contributor in international standards-setting bodies. Japan beat Iceland for cellphone subscriptions and mobile broadband consumption but scored lower on the percentage of households with computers and secured broadband subscriptions.
Although the region’s increasing potential to stand as the head of the digital economy, there are major gaps between leading ICT countries and those lagging behind, the survey stated.
This is a gender breach in internet usage, particularly solemn in the least-developed countries, as only 1 in 7 women were utilizing the internet compared with 1 in 5 men. The gap was comparatively small in developed economies, where more than 80 % of the population is assessed to be online.
Africa remains the only area where the gender gap is still widening, although internet access rates in the region have developed. This suggests the surge was predominantly driven by men.
The next-generation ICTs, such as the internet of stuff, big data, and cloud computing and artificial intelligence, will allow people to find new changes in business, government, and society. Countries will need to produce conditions supportive of the deployment of a next-generation network and service substructures to benefit current progress.