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The global broadband divider

The global broadband divider

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Published by: Luciana Moherdaui on Jan 03, 2011
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ITU-D
 A decade of ICT growth driven by mobile technologies
THE WORLD IN 2009:
 
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Mobile cellular telephone subscriptionsInternet usersFixed telephone linesMobile broadband subscriptionsFixed broadband subscribers
Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database.* Estimates.
Mobile cellular has been the most rapidly adopted technology in history.Today it is the most popular and widespread personal technology on theplanet, with an estimated 4.6 billion subscriptions globally by the end of 2009
Mobile broadband subscriptions overtook xed broadband subscribers in2008, highlighting the huge potential for the mobile Internet
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In 2009, more than a quarter of the world’s population are using the Internet
 An estimated 4.6 bnsubscriptions globallyby the end of 2009
 
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In 2009, over a quarter of the world’spopulation – or 1.9 billion people –have access to a computer at home
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1.7 Bn1.3 Bn0.6 Bn
77.2 %34.3 %
TotalhouseholdsHouseholdswith a TVHouseholdswith a PC
%
Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database.Note: Estimates.
Whereas three quarters of house-holds globally have a TV, one third hasa computer. With prices in continuousdecline, and ongoing convergence of devices, the gap is likely to narrowquickly
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6.9 Bn4.9 Bn1.9 Bn
70.8 %27.3 %
TotalpopulationPeople withaccess to aTV at homePeople withaccess to aPC at home
%
Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database.Note: Estimates.
ICTs at home
 
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The rise of mobile broadband......but not everywhere
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CIS Arica Arab StatesThe Americas Asia & PacifcEurope
Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database.Note: The regions refer to the 191 ITU Member States.* Estimates.
 Asia and the Pacifi c and Europe have the greatest numbers of mobile broadbandsubscriptions There is a dramatic broadband divide, with very few xed broadband subscribersor mobile broadband subscriptions in Africa There are substantial differences within regions. The US accounts for 82.6% of mobilebroadband in the Americas. In Asia and the Pacifi c, Japan and the Republic of Koreaaccount for 70%
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