ITU Stats Show 40 Percent Of World Online In 2013, Billions Still Not Connected

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The UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today released global statistics on information and communications technology, showing great advances in speed, reach and mobile connectivity, but with the reality that billions of humans are still not connected to the internet.

According to the ITU, some 250 million additional people came online in 2012, and South Korea remained highest in the global ICT rankings for the third year in a row.

By the end of 2013, some 40 percent of the world will be online, ITU said, but 4.4 billion people will remain unconnected. Meanwhile, nearly everyone in the world is within reach of mobile cellular service, it said.

Read the detailed press announcement here.


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