Digital Data Divide Database

Posted: 26 Mar 2019

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Martin Hilbert

University of California, Davis

Date Written: March 3, 2019


This technical note describes the database used to estimate the world’s technological hardware capacity to telecommunicate information between 1986 and 2017. The database provides both the number of telecommunication subscriptions and the bandwidth capacity for 168 countries.

Keywords: digital divide, database, bandwidth, subscriptions

Suggested Citation

Hilbert, Martin, Digital Data Divide Database (March 3, 2019). Available at SSRN:

Martin Hilbert (Contact Author)

University of California, Davis ( email )

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
United States

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