Date: 8 months ago   Category: Web

For the first time most of inhabitants of the planet got Internet access


By the end of 2018 3.9 billion people or 51.2% of the population of the planet will use various online services. For the first time in the history most of inhabitants of Earth got Internet access. About it on Friday, December 7, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) reports. According to the estimates of specialized institution of the UN in the field of information and communication technologies, by the end of 2018 3.9 billion people or 51.2% of the population of the planet will use various online services. "It is an important step on the way to wider, global information society. However too many people worldwide still wait for an opportunity to use advantages of digital economy. We have to encourage increase in investments from the states and the private sector and also keep development of technologies and innovations that digital revolution left nobody offline", - the secretary general of ITU Houling Zhao noted. According to the Union, for the last 13 years the share of the inhabitants having access to Network most of all grew in the countries of Africa where it increased more than ten times - from 2.1% in 2005 to 24.4%. However distribution of the Internet is in Africa at the lowest level so far - even in the Pacific Rim with its huge population 47% of inhabitants have Internet access already. In general in the developed countries of the world the share of the inhabitants using the Internet increased up to 80.9% (in 2005 there were 51.3%), in developing countries - up to 45.3% (there were 7.7%). In the CIS countries the average level of penetration of the Internet reached a point of 71.3%, in the countries of Europe - 79.6%. Also it is specified in the report of ITU that 96% of the population of Earth live in an area of coverage of mobile cellular communication now, and the number of the working sim cards already exceeded population of the planet. At the same time the number of users of stationary phones continues to decrease: in 2018, according to the forecast of ITU, they will become 12.4% less (there will be only 942 million). Earlier the founder of the Internet Timothy Berners-Li confessed that some time tries to destroy Network. Also it was reported that the former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt already predicted to the Internet serious deformation. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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