Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ITU: By end 2014 - 3B People on the Internet

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.

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