Global Internet Usage is the number of people who use the Internet worldwide.

Internet users edit

In 2015, the International Telecommunication Union estimated about 3.2 billion people, or almost half of the world's population, would be online by the end of the year. Of them, about 2 billion would be from developing countries, including 89 million from least developed countries.[1][2] According to Hootsuite, the number of Global Internet users has already reached almost 5 billion, or about 53% of the global population as of 2021.[3] The flat world of information has been created thanks to the Internet and globalization. This phenomenon allows individuals to have access to various cultural and ideological beliefs without having to go to other countries, resulting in immobile acculturation.[4]

 
Internet users per 100 inhabitants
Source: International Telecommunication Union.[5][6]
Worldwide Internet users[7]
Users 2005 2010 2017 2019 2021
World population[8] 6.5 billion 6.9 billion 7.4 billion 7.75 billion 7.9 billion
Worldwide 16% 30% 48% 53.6% 63%
In developing world 8% 21% 41.3% 47% 57%
In developed world 51% 67% 81% 86.6% 90%
Internet users by region[7]
Region 2005 2010 2017 2019 2021
Africa 2% 10% 21.8% 27.7% 39.7%
Americas 36% 49% 65.9% 75.9% 83.2%
Arab States 8% 26% 43.7% 55.2% 70.3%
Asia and Pacific 9% 23% 43.9% 48.9% 64.3%
Commonwealth of
Independent States
10% 34% 67.7% 76.3% 83.7%
Europe 46% 67% 79.6% 81.7% 89.5%
 
Source: International Telecommunication Union.[9]
   
 
Source: International Telecommunication Union.[9]
 
These maps illustrate the growth in the percentage of individuals using the Internet from 1990 to 2014.[10]
 
Number of Internet users in 2011
This map illustrates the total number of Internet users in a country as well as the percentage of the population that had Internet access in 2011.
Source: Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute.[11]
Global internet access graph, 2000–2018

Broadband usage edit

Worldwide broadband subscriptions[12]
Users 2007 2010 2016 2019[13]
World population[14] 6.6 billion 6.9 billion 7.3 billion 7.75 billion
Fixed broadband 5% 8% 11.9% 14.5%
Developing world 2% 4% 8.2% 11.2%
Developed world 18% 24% 30.1% 33.6%
Mobile broadband 4% 11% 49.4% 83%
Developing world 1% 4% 40.9% 75.2%
Developed world 19% 43% 90.3% 121.7%
   
Broadband subscriptions by region[15]
Subscription Place 2007 2010 2014 2019[16]
Fixed Africa 0.1% 0.2% 0.4% 0.4%
Americas 11% 14% 17% 22%
Arab States 1% 2% 3% 8.1%
Asia and Pacific 3% 6% 8% 14.4%
Commonwealth of
Independent States
2% 8% 14% 19.8%
Europe 18% 24% 28% 31.9%
Mobile Africa 0.2% 2% 19% 34%
Americas 6% 23% 59% 104.4%
Arab States 0.8% 5% 25% 67.3%
Asia and Pacific 3% 7% 23% 89%
Commonwealth of
Independent States
0.2% 22% 49% 85.4%
Europe 15% 29% 64% 97.4%
 
Fixed broadband Internet subscriptions in 2012
as a percentage of a country's population
Source: International Telecommunication Union.[17]
   
 
Mobile broadband Internet subscriptions in 2012
as a percentage of a country's population
Source: International Telecommunication Union.[18]
 
Broadband affordability in 2011
This map presents an overview of broadband affordability, as the relationship between average yearly income per capita and the cost of a broadband subscription (data referring to 2011).
Source: Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute.[19]

Internet hosts edit

The Internet Systems Consortium provides account for the number of the worldwide number of IPv4 hosts (see below). On 2019 this internet domain survey was discontinued as it does not account of IPv6 hosts, and therefore might be misleading.[20]

 
Source: Internet Systems Consortium.[21]

Web index edit

The Web index is a composite statistic designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation. It provides a multi-dimensional measure of the World Wide Web's contribution to development and human rights globally. It covers 86 countries as of 2014, the latest year for which the index has been compiled.[22][23] It incorporates indicators that assess the areas of universal access, freedom and openness, relevant content, and empowerment, which indicate economic, social, and political impacts of the Web.

 
Map showing the score of the countries included in the Web index.

IPv4 addresses edit

The Carna Botnet was a botnet of 420,000 devices created by hackers to measure the extent of the Internet in what the creators called the "Internet Census of 2012".[24][25]

 
World map of 24-hour relative average utilization of IPv4 addresses observed using ICMP ping requests as part of the Internet Census of 2012 (Carna Botnet), June – October 2012.[26] Key: from red (high), to yellow, green (average), light blue, and dark blue (low).

Languages edit

 
   
 

Censorship and surveillance edit

 
Sources: Freedom on the Net,[29] OpenNet Initiative,[30][31] Reporters Without Borders.[32][33]
 

See also edit

References edit

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  2. ^ http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Documents/facts/ICTFactsFigures2015.pdf Archived 2015-08-12 at the Wayback Machine[bare URL PDF]
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  4. ^ Vuong, Quan-Hoang; Napier, Nancy K. (27 November 2015). "Acculturation and global mindsponge: An emerging market perspective". International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 49: 354–367. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.06.003.
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  12. ^ "Measuring digital development: Facts and figures 2019". Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  13. ^ Estimate.
  14. ^ "Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050"". International Programs Center for Demographic and Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2017-04-17. Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  15. ^ "Measuring digital development: Facts and figures 2019". Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  16. ^ Estimate
  17. ^ "Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2012" Archived 2019-07-26 at the Wayback Machine, Dynamic Report, ITU ITC EYE, International Telecommunication Union. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  18. ^ "Active mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2012" Archived 2019-07-26 at the Wayback Machine, Dynamic Report, ITU ITC EYE, International Telecommunication Union. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  19. ^ "Broadband affordability" Archived 2014-06-14 at the Wayback Machine, Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute.
  20. ^ Reid, Brian (26 August 2019). "ISC terminates long-running IPv4 Domain Survey, looks towards IPv6". www.isc.org. Archived from the original on 29 June 2021. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  21. ^ "Internet host count history" Archived 2012-05-18 at the Wayback Machine, Internet Systems Consortium. Retrieved September 2011
  22. ^ "Web Index 2014 data". World Wide Web Foundation. Archived from the original on 16 May 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  23. ^ "Web Index – taking a break in 2015". World Wide Web Foundation. 24 November 2014. Archived from the original on 18 March 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  24. ^ Stöcker, Christian; Horchert, Judith (2013-03-22). "Mapping the Internet: A Hacker's Secret Internet Census". Der Spiegel. Archived from the original on 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  25. ^ Kleinman, Alexis (2013-03-22). "The Most Detailed, GIF-Based Map of the Internet Was Made By Hacking 420,000 Computers". HuffPost. Archived from the original on 2015-09-27. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  26. ^ "Internet Census 2012: Port scanning /0 using insecure embedded devices" Archived 2015-10-13 at the Wayback Machine, Carna Botnet, 2012
  27. ^ "Usage of content languages for websites". W3Techs.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  28. ^ "Number of Internet Users by Language" Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine, Internet World Stats, Miniwatts Marketing Group, 31 May 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2012
  29. ^ "Freedom on the Net 2018" (PDF). Freedom House. November 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 November 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  30. ^ OpenNet Initiative "Summarized global Internet filtering data spreadsheet" Archived 2012-01-10 at the Wayback Machine, 8 November 2011 and "Country Profiles" Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine, the OpenNet Initiative is a collaborative partnership of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; and the SecDev Group, Ottawa
  31. ^ Due to legal concerns the OpenNet Initiative does not check for filtering of child pornography and because their classifications focus on technical filtering, they do not include other types of censorship.
  32. ^ "Internet Enemies" Archived 2014-03-12 at the Wayback Machine, Enemies of the Internet 2014: Entities at the heart of censorship and surveillance, Reporters Without Borders (Paris), 11 March 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  33. ^ Internet Enemies Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine, Reporters Without Borders (Paris), 12 March 2012

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