Around 2.7 billion individuals, 40 % of the world’s population, might be linked to the web via the top of 2013, the United international locations stated Monday. Some other 250 million folks came online in 2012; however, four.4 billion individuals stay unconnected, mentioned the UN’s world Telecommunication Union (ITU). Ninety percent of these not online live in developing international locations.
The ITU additionally stated there would be 6.eight billion cell-mobile subscriptions, virtually as many as there are folks in the world by the top 12 months. South Korea leads the arena in knowledge and conversation know-how (ICT) development for the 1/3 consecutive yr, adopted closely by way of Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Finland, and Norway, the ITU mentioned in its annual file.
The Netherlands, the UK, Luxembourg, and Hong Kong (China) additionally rank excessive, while Britain nudged into the top 10 from eleventh position remaining yr, the record mentioned. The ITU’s annual ICT Development Index ranks 157 nations in line with their level of ICT access, use, and abilities. The file also referred to that “cell broadband is now more reasonably priced than fastened broadband.”