Almost half of the world’s population will have access to the Internet by the end of 2016

In some of the poorest and most unstable countries of Africa, only one of ten people have the opportunity to use the Internet. Among people who are still in offline mode — Women, elderly people, the least educated and poor people, as well as those who live in rural areas, said the UN agency specializing in information and communication technologies.

Now 47 % of the total population of the planet has access to the network, but the UN hopes to bring this figure to 60 % by 2020. 3.9 billion people, that is, has more than half of the inhabitants of the Earth, there is no Internet access at all. ITU hopes that by the end of this year there will be 3.5 billion people on the network.

«In 2016, people no longer go online, they are always online. Distribution 3G- and 4G-networks in the world provides access to the Internet to more and more people», — It is said in the report.

Earth’s offline settlement in 2016

Earth’s offline settlement in 2016

Telecommunications and Internet companies develop as people become available to people more and cheaper smartphones that allow more people to go to the network. This, in turn, causes the need for more complex services.

«The level of Internet penetration in developing countries today has reached the level that developed countries have reached back in 1998, from which it follows that developing countries lag behind about 20 years from developed countries», — Writes MSE.


  • Reuters

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