What Percent of the Global Population is Online according to ITU?
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According to a survey on 7th July 2013 from International Telecommunication Union (ITU) it has been reported that around 40 percent of the Global population or 2.7 billion people are online in 2013. In case of the developing countries 31 per cent of the population is online and it is 77 per cent in case of developed countries.
- Hari Prakash
As per the ITU survey” International Telecommunication Union”, a U.N. Agency, survey released on 7 July 2013, approximately 40 percent of the Global population or 2.7 billion people are online in 2013. the highest Internet penetration rate was detected in Europe, where 75 per cent of the population has access to Internet. The United States, with 61 per cent penetration, stands was found the second highest amongst regions with 61 percent penetration. Africa has nearly 16 per cent of its citizens using the Net while in Asia-Pacific region one out of every three citizens has access to the Internet. ITU survey found that 37 per cent of all women are online at global level as compared with 41 per cent of all men. Approximately, 1.5 billion men and 1.3 billion women have access to the Internet.
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