Sunday, October 31, 2010

2 Billion – Number Of Users Using The Internet By End Of 2010

The report

Surprisingly, according to the report, out of the 226 million new internet users in 2010, 162 will be from developing countries. In spite of this, only 21% of the developing countries will be online as compared to 71% of the developed nations. Here is how much the different regions will have seen internet penetration by the end of the year.

Europe – 65%Americas – 55%Asia-Pacific – 21.9%Africa – 9.6%Contribution of mobile revolution

According to ITU broadband will be a key factor in increasing the internet penetration. However, we believe that mobile phones too will have a major role to play in this number. Smartphones have been taking the world by storm and giving users the power to surf the internet from anywhere making it convenient for a user to connect to the net. As important as broadband is, mobile phones and mobile devices will play a vital role in increasing internet penetration in developing countries.

Will India keep up?

Recent reports suggested that India will cross 237 million internet users by 2015. This is very encouraging and will largely be aided by mobile devices. We had earlier mentioned that mobiles phones are set to lead digital revolution in India and this will come true thanks to the advent of 3G services. Having said that, smartphones and other mobile devices are a key and creating a device that enables carious functionalities, including internet connectivity, and  which at the same time will be affordable is the key. There are some initiatives on this front but there need to be a lot more for India’s internet penetration to grow by and large.

All in all, internet users crossing the 2 billion mark is definitely good news. Don’t you agree?

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to our RSS Feed OR Email Alerts!


Related PostsMobile, Internet Help Increase Electronic Payments In India – RBI ReportsTelePhone User Base Crosses 70 Crores In India – Tele-density Crosses 59%Mobiles With High Speed Internet To Usurp Netbooks?Bharti Ties Up With IBM In Africa3G To Arrive Soon – Airtel, Vodafone, Idea To Join Hands

Categories: Mobile, News, Reports
Tags: 3G, africa, america, Asia, digital revolution, europe, india, internet, internet india, internet telecommunication union, mobile devices, mobile revolution, SMARTPHONES

About the Author

No comments:

Post a Comment