The Tableau de Bord offers snapshots of key performance indicators in the ICT sector compiled by the various sources and monitored by the NCB.
The indicators shown here are considered to be the most closely watched performance indicators on trends in ICT development and are grouped into tables.
The tables show indicators in the form of time series and have been updated to reflect the latest figures available. Most indicators are given on a yearly basis. However, when available, indicators are also given on a quarterly and half-yearly basis.
Tableau de Bord --- ICT Indicators 2014-2019

 
ICT Economic Indicators 

  PERIOD UNIT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ​2019

Value added as % GDP as at end of year % 5.6  5.8 5.7 5.7 ​5.7 ​5.7
Growth rate of ICT sector  as at end of year  %  6.6 7.1 5.4 4.4 5.3 ​4.8
Value added of the ICT Sector  as at end of year Rs M 19,438 21,137 21,970 22,894 24,248 ​24,827
ICT Companies as at end of year No. 139 130 122 126 122
ICT-BPO companiesb as at end of year No. 631 650 700 750 800
Employment as at end of year No 14,617 14,819 15,211 15,761 16,157
Exports of ICT services as at end of year Rs M 5,880 5,423 5,449 4,385 4,412
 ICT Infrastructure Readiness Indicators

  PERIOD UNIT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

2019-Jun
Fixed telephone lines as at end of year No. 372,200 380,000 389,500 413,100 434,300 ​441,000
Mobile phone subscriptions as at end of year No. 1,652,000 1,762,300 1,814,000 1,839,500 1,918,000 ​1,923,600
Internet Subscriptions as at end of year No. 735,000  840,900 1,090,300 1,248,000 1,355,600 ​1,415,600
Broadband Internet Subscriptions as at end of year No.  579,000  661,600   863,400  991,900 1,101,500 ​1,152,300
International Internet Bandwidth  as at end of year Gbps 17.1 21.3 42.5 96.3 151 ​-
Fixed telephone lines subscriptions as at end of year per 100 inhab 29.5 29.7 30.8 32.6 34.3 ​34.8
Mobile cellular phone subscriptions as at end of year per 100 inhab 130.9 139.5 143.5 145.4 151.5 ​151.9
Internet Subscriptions  as at end of year per 100 inhab 58.3 66.6            86.3 98.6 107.1 ​112
Broadband Internet Subscriptions  as at end of year per 100 inhab 45.9 52.4 68.3 78.4 87.0 ​91
 
Tariff for Internet Access Servciesc

  PERIOD UNIT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019-Jun
FIBRE - 10 Mbps            
Residential as at end of year Rs/month 5,085 720 720 447 447 ​447
Business as at end of year Rs/month 19,595 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 ​7,500
MOBILE INTERNET            
Prepaid daily mobile internet plan (valid for 24 hours) as at end of year Rs/month 8.7 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 ​5.2
Prepaid weekly mobile internet plan (valid for 7 days) as at end of year Rs/month 40.0 39.1 39.1 39.1 39.1 ​39.1
Prepaid plan of 5 GB capacity (valid for 1 month) as at end of year Rs/month 782.6 782.6 520.9 390.4 260.1 ​260.1
       
Tariffs for IPLC Full Circuit on SAFE (2Mbps) in USD as at end of year in $ 1,795 1,571 1,558 1,573 1,573 ​1,573
ICT in Education
  PERIOD UNIT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Students to Computer in Primary schools as at end of year Ratio 23 22 22 22 16
Students to Computer in Secondary schools as at end of year Ratio 19 18 18 17 16
Percentage of Primary schools having Internet access for students  as at end of year % 49.4 40.94 38.05 35 27
Percentage of Secondary schools having Internet access for students  as at end of year % 96.6 99 95 94 100
Percentage of Primary schools having a website  as at end of year % 15.9 11.25 11.64    
Percentage of Secondary schools having a website  as at end of year % 49.2 52.25 61.74    
Percentage of students enrolled in ICT/ICT related field at Tertiary level as at end of year %​ 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.7 -

         
   
 Indicators for ICT penetration in private households
  PERIOD UNIT 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018

Households with a television set as at end of year % 96.9 97.4 97.1 96.9 98
Households with a fixed telephone as at end of year % 73.0 71.0 71.6 69.1 71
Households with a mobile telephone as at end of year % 87.5 90.8 92.2 94.8 95
Households with a personal computer as at end of year % 37.7 44.9 53.1 54.7 51
Households with internet access  as at end of year % 29.0 39.2 52.0 63.3 70
 ICT Manpower
  PERIOD UNIT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

ICT Workforce in the ICT sector as at end of July No. 14,617 14,819 15,211 15,761 16,157
Growth of employment in the ICT sector as at end of July % 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.0
Students examined in an ICT              
(a)     SC as at end of year % 37.5 36.1 39.0 39.8 38.6
(b)     HSC as at end of year % 8.9 7.7 10.5 10.2 11.2
Students enrolled in tertiary education in ICT as at end of year % 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.7
ICT Professionals supply from tertiary institutions. as at end of year No. 1,200 1,100 900 - -
% students studying ICT overseas at tertiary level as at end of year %​ 0.8 0.8 0.8 - -
ICT Usage in Business
  PERIOD UNIT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Percentage of businesses using computers as at end of year % 98.6 98.5 98.8 98.8 99.2
Percentage of businesses having  a website as at end of year % 63.1 55.2 57.5 57.0 59.6
Percentage of businesses with Internet/Email as at end of year % 96.9 97.7 97.3 97.8 98.5
Percentage of businesses with an Intranet as at end of year % 48.6 43.2 42.3 40.6 41
Percentage of businesses receiving orders over the Internet as at end of year % 42.4 43 44.8 44.1 48.6
Percentage of businesses placing orders over the Internet as at end of year % 39.3 40.5 43.2 43.3 48.3
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a: Forecasted
b: Source: Estimates of Economic Development Board (Edb)
c:The tariffs provided for the relevant service markets refer to the cheapest approved tariffs being commercialised across 
Sources: ICTA/SM/EDB/NCB
 
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