The ITU published new figures indicating that, "..by end 2014, there will be almost 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world
..the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally .. Mobile-cellular subscriptions will reach almost 7 billion by end 2014 .. mobile-cellular growth rates have reached their lowest-ever level (2.6% globally), indicating that the market is approaching saturation levels .. Globally, mobile-broadband penetration will reach 32 per cent by end 2014.
|Active mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, 2007-2014|
By end 2014, fixed-broadband penetration will have reached almost 10 per cent globally
|Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, 2005-2014|
Mobile-broadband penetration levels are highest in Europe (64%) and the Americas (59%), followed by CIS (49%), the Arab States (25%), Asia-Pacific (23%) and Africa (19%).
Home internet access approaches saturation levels in developed countries. By end 2014, 44 per cent of the world’s households will have Internet access".
|Percentage of households with Internet access, by level of development, 2005-2014|
See "ITU releases 2014 ICT figures" - here.