Number of Internet users increased by seven times over past 15 years

The number of mobile cellular subscriptions exceeded seven billion

Baku. 28 May. REPORT.AZ/ Over the last 15 years, there is an unprecedented development of information and communication technologies, which opened up great opportunities for social and economic development. Today, 3.2 billion people have Internet access, and two billion of them live in developing countries. 

Report informs, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) made a new report on it. Its launch is timed to coincide with the Forum of the World Summit of the UN Summit on the Information Society, that kicked off in Geneva on Monday and will end on May 29. More than 1700 delegates from around the world arrived to participate in the forum.

According to report, this year, the number of mobile cellular subscriptions exceeded seven billion. In comparison, the number was 738 million in 2000.

The report notes that between 2000 and 2015, the number of Internet users increased by almost seven times - from 6, 5 to 43% of the world population. However, four billion people in developing countries still do not have opportunities to connect to the World Wide Web.

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