Digital Data Divide Database

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Martin Hilbert

University of California, Davis

Date Written: March 3, 2019


This note presents a descriptive analysis of data from the so-called "Digital Data Divide Database", which estimates 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: or

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