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Communication Networks

In recent decades the importance of communication networks as facilitators of public, commercial and personal interaction has grown steadily. Investment in communication infrastructure is generally seen as a driver for economic growth. DICE provides an international overview of the diffusion level of various communication technologies, such as fixed-line, cable or mobile networks. Moreover, it describes existing rules and policies such as regulatory schemes, or the extent to which the liberalisation process has advanced.


Increasing global trade and population mobility boost demand for infrastructure provision. This leads to serious infrastructure bottlenecks and to environmental damage. Governments are responsible for leading visions and decisions about transportation, and for planning and building traffic infrastructure. The transport field in the DICE Database provides information about transport policies, investments and finance, and the use of road, railway, waterway and aviation to transport people and goods in different countries.

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