This is the second edition of Statistics on the Information Society in Europe. It provides detailed statistical information on the Information Society in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the Candidate countries. Statistical information from a variety of sources, mainly official sources, have been brought together for this publication. The publication uses data from three Eurostat sources that are focused on information society issues, namely the COINS database on communication statistics, the ICT usage and e-commerce survey of enterprises and data from the household survey on ICT usage. The publication also provides detailed data relevant to information and communication technologies extracted from broader Eurostat sources, notably Structural Business Statistics, PRODCOM, short-term business statistics, external trade and the Labour Force Survey. A number of other sources covering specific issues complete the picture.