United Nations: the majority of the earth’s population are still without Internet




Broadband Commission of the United Nations said on Monday that the growth in the number of Internet users is slowing down, though more than half of the inhabitants of the earth are still without Internet.

The Commission stated in its report that access to the Internet amounted to saturation in rich economies, but there are 90% of people in 48 of the poorest countries in the world without the Internet.

It is expected that Internet users growth rate to slow to 8.1% this year, down from 8.6% in 2014. The high growth rates of two digits for the year category, and so until 2012. The report said: “We have reached a turning point in the growth of the Internet point.” .

The committee said, which was established in 2010 by the International Telecommunication Union and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization “UNESCO”, it is not likely to exceed the number of four billion Internet users by 2020.

The Committee noted that the growth in the number of users of the social networking site Facebook exceeded the growth rate of Internet users.

The report said that “more than half the world’s population – about 57%, or more than 4 billion people still do not use the Internet regularly or actively.”

The Commission attributed the growth slowed to the cost of extending infrastructure to customers in rural and remote areas, and to a sharp slowdown in the growth of mobile cellular subscriptions globally.

By the end of this year, will have 3.2 billion people kind of regular access to the Internet, up from 2.9 billion in 2014, which accounts for about 43.4% of the world’s population, it is still much lower than the goal of the United Nations Almttml 60% by the year 2020.

The report pointed out that for only 5% of the number of languages ​​in the world estimated at 7,100 presence on the Internet, some Internet users around the world do not understand the Latin alphabet, so read the domain names are a challenge to them.


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