MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD'S PEOPLE STILL OFF THE INTERNET

 

(Summary)

A report released this week by the United Nation's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) found that 47.1% of the population is online, an increase from 2015's figure of 43%.

The spread of mobile networks around the globe has played an important role in increasing Internet connectivity, the report said. Mobile-broadband networks cover 84% of the world's population this year, but the number of users, at 47.1%, is well below those who have access.

Source: http://www.itnews.com/article/3144056/networking/more-than-half-the-worlds-people-still-off-the-internet.html