Saturday, November 5, 2011

State of Technology Around the Globe

The 2011 report from the International Telecommunications Union (a United Nations entity) gives a good look at the state of technology around the globe.

A few key findings:
  • One third of the world’s population is online. 45% of Internet users are below the age of 25.
  • With 7 billion people on earth, there are almost 6 billion active mobile-cellular subscriptions. Global penetration reaches 87%, and 79% in the developing world.
  • World stats: Almost 6 billion active mobile-cellular subscriptions. Just over 1 billion fixed telephone lines.
  • Of 1.8 billion households worldwide, 1/3 have Internet access, compared to only 1/5 five years ago.
  • In developing countries, 25% of homes have a computer and 20% have Internet access.

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