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Global Internet usage refers to the number of people who use the Internet worldwide, which can be displayed using tables, charts, maps and articles which contain more detailed information on a wide range of usage measures.

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Internet usersEdit

 
Internet users per 100 inhabitants
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[1][2]
Worldwide Internet users
  2005 2010 2016a
World population[3] 6.5 billion 6.9 billion 7.3 billion
Not using the Internet 84% 70% 53%
Using the Internet 16% 30% 47%
Users in the developing world 8% 21% 40%
Users in the developed world 51% 67% 81%
a Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[4]
Internet users by region
  2005 2010 2016a
Africa       2%             10%             25%      
Americas 36% 49% 65%
Arab States 8% 26% 42%
Asia and Pacific 9% 23% 42%
Commonwealth of
Independent States
 
10%
 
34%
 
67%
Europe 46% 67% 79%
a Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunication Union.[5]
 
   
 
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.[7]

Broadband usageEdit

Worldwide broadband subscriptions
  2007 2010 2014*
World population[8] 6.6 billion 6.9 billion 7.2 billion
Fixed broadband 5% 8% 10%
Developing world 2% 4% 6%
Developed world 18% 24% 27%
Mobile broadband 4% 11% 32%
Developing world 1% 4% 21%
Developed world 19% 43% 84%
* Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunication Union.[9]
   
Broadband subscriptions by region
  Fixed subscriptions:    2007 2010 2014a  
Africa 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Americas 11% 14% 17%
Arab States 1% 2% 3%
Asia and Pacific 3% 6% 8%
Commonwealth of
Independent States
 
2%
 
8%
 
14%
Europe 18% 24% 28%
  Mobile subscriptions:    2007 2010 2014a  
Africa 0.2% 2% 19%
Americas 6% 23% 59%
Arab States 0.8% 5% 25%
Asia and Pacific 3% 7% 23%
Commonwealth of
Independent States
 
0.2%
 
22%
 
49%
Europe 15% 29% 64%
a Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[10]
 
   
 
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.[13]

Internet hostsEdit

Web indexEdit

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.[15][16] 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 addressesEdit

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”.[17][18]

 
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.[19] Key: from red (high), to yellow, green (average), light blue, and dark blue (low).

LanguagesEdit

Censorship and surveillanceEdit

 
Internet censorship and surveillance by country
Source: OpenNet Initiative,[22][23] Reporters Without Borders.[24][25]
 
YouTube blocking by country

Internet users in EuropeEdit

Internet penetration in European countries in 2017
as a percentage of a country's population
[26]


FutureEdit

About 48% of the world's population uses the Internet.[27] 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.[28][29]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Individuals using the Internet 2005 to 2014", Key ICT indicators for developed and developing countries and the world (totals and penetration rates), International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Internet users per 100 inhabitants 1997 to 2007", ICT Data and Statistics (IDS), International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 25 May 2015. Archived May 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050"". International Programs Center for Demographic and Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  4. ^ "ICT Facts and Figures 2005, 2010, 2014". Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  5. ^ "ICT Facts and Figures 2005, 2010, 2016". Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  6. ^ a b "Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013
  7. ^ "Internet Population and Penetration 2011", Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute.
  8. ^ "Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050"". International Programs Center for Demographic and Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  9. ^ "ICT Facts and Figures 2005, 2010, 2014". Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  10. ^ ICT Facts and Figures 2005, 2010, 2014, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2012", Dynamic Report, ITU ITC EYE, International Telecommunication Union. Retrieved on 29 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Active mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2012", Dynamic Report, ITU ITC EYE, International Telecommunication Union. Retrieved on 29 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Broadband affordability", Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute.
  14. ^ "Internet host count history", Internet Systems Consortium, accessed September 2011
  15. ^ "Web Index 2014 data". World Wide Web Foundation. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "Web Index – taking a break in 2015". World Wide Web Foundation. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  17. ^ Stöcker, Christian; Horchert, Judith (2013-03-22). "Mapping the Internet: A Hacker's Secret Internet Census". Spiegel Online. 
  18. ^ Kleinman, Alexis (2013-03-22). "The Most Detailed, GIF-Based Map Of The Internet Was Made By Hacking 420,000 Computers". Huffington Post. 
  19. ^ "Internet Census 2012: Port scanning /0 using insecure embedded devices", Carna Botnet, 2012
  20. ^ "Usage of content languages for websites". W3Techs.com. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  21. ^ "Number of Internet Users by Language", Internet World Stats, Miniwatts Marketing Group, 31 May 2011, accessed 22 April 2012
  22. ^ OpenNet Initiative "Summarized global Internet filtering data spreadsheet", 8 November 2011 and "Country Profiles", 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
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ "Internet Enemies", Enemies of the Internet 2014: Entities at the heart of censorship and surveillance, Reporters Without Borders (Paris), 11 March 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  25. ^ Internet Enemies, Reporters Without Borders (Paris), 12 March 2012
  26. ^ Source; InternetWorldStats for countries of Europe, Asia updated for March 31, 2017
  27. ^ "World Internet Users Statistics and 2016 World Population Stats". 
  28. ^ "Internet used by 3.2 billion people in 2015". 26 May 2015 – via www.bbc.com. 
  29. ^ http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Documents/facts/ICTFactsFigures2015.pdf

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