The World in 2011: ICT Facts and Figures features end 2011 estimates for International Telecommunication Union’ s key telecommunication/ICT indicators. The brochure highlights the latest global ICT facts and trends and includes figures on Internet use, fixed and mobile broadband subscriptions, international Internet bandwidth, home ICT access, and more.
Some ICT facts & figures
- The world is home to 7 billion people, one third of which are using the Internet. 45% of the world’ s Internet users are below the age of 25.
- Over the last five years, developing countries have increased their share of the world’ s total number of Internet users from 44% in 2006, to 62% in 2011. Today, Internet users in China represent almost 25% of the world’ s total Internet users and 37% of the developing countries’ Internet users.
- With 5.9 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions, global penetration reaches 87%, and 79% in the developing world.
- Mobile-broadband subscriptions have grown 45% annually over the last four years and today there are twice as many mobile-broadband as fixedbroadband subscriptions.
- Of 1.8 billion households worldwide, one third have Internet access, compared to only one fifth five years ago.
- In developing countries, 25% of homes have a computer and 20% have Internet access, compared to 20% and 13%, respectively, 3 years ago.
The World in 2011: ICT Facts and Figures (pdf format)