Information and communication technology (ICT) is an extended term for information technology (IT) that emphasizes the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals) and computers, as well as essential corporate software, middleware, storage, and audiovisuals. systems that allow users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.

The term ICT is also used to refer to the convergence of audiovisual and telephone networks with computer networks through a single cable or channel system. There are strong economic incentives to integrate the telephone network with the computer network system using a single unified system of cabling, signal distribution, and control. ICT is a general term that includes any communication device, including radio, television, mobile phones, computer and network equipment, satellite systems, etc., as well as various services and devices with them, such as video conferencing and distance education.