Telecommunications and economic development in Africa : UNTACDA II
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Okello, Robert M.;
United Nations.Economic Commission for Africa.;
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The role of telecommunications and related information technology in today's societies is rapidly becoming crucial, not only in national and regional socio-economic development and trade relations, but also in political consolidation. In certain industrialized countries, between 30 to 50 per cent of the work force is employed in information related activities. By the year 2000, over 60 per cent of EEC employment will be strongly information related. It is estimated that by the same year, two thirds of the wealth of developed countries will be generated by information related activities.