Telephone communication facility


Fixed telephone lines, cable connections (i.e. cable telephony) or other sustainable communication technology that connects an educational institution’s terminal equipment (e.g. telephone set, facsimile machine) to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and has a dedicated port on a telephone exchange. Access is defined by a subscription to services that allow the physical presence and use of the facilities in a given educational institution. A mobile cellular phone owned by an individual working at a school does not constitute a school telephone communication facility.

Data source

Statistical unit of the Ministry of Education or, alternatively, national statistical office.

Source definition

Adapted from Revisions and Additions to the Core List of ICT Indicators – Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development.