Global Internet usage

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This article on global Internet usage includes tables, charts, maps, and a list of articles with more detailed information on a wide range of usage measures.

Internet users[edit]

Internet users per 100 inhabitants
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[1][2]
Worldwide Internet users
  2005 2010 2014a
World population[3] 6.5 billion 6.9 billion 7.2 billion
Not using the Internet 84% 70% 60%
Using the Internet 16% 30% 40%
Users in the developing world 8% 21% 32%
Users in the developed world 51% 67% 78%
a Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[4]
Internet users by region
  2005 2010 2014a
Africa       2%             10%             19%      
Americas 36% 49% 65%
Arab States 8% 26% 41%
Asia and Pacific 9% 23% 32%
Commonwealth of
Independent States
 
10%
 
34%
 
56%
Europe 46% 67% 75%
a Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[4]
 
   
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.[6]

Broadband usage[edit]

Worldwide broadband subscriptions
  2007 2010 2014a
World population[3] 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%
a Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[4]
   
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.[4]
 
   
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.[6]

Internet hosts[edit]

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”.[10][11]

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


Languages[edit]

   

Censorship and surveillance[edit]

Internet censorship and surveillance by country
Source: OpenNet Initiative,[15][16] Reporters Without Borders.[17][18]


Main article: Censorship of YouTube
YouTube blocking by country

Internet users in Europe[edit]

Internet penetration in European countries in 2014
as a percentage of a country's population
[19]
  0-30%
  30-60%
  above 60%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Internet users per 100 inhabitants 2001-2011", International Telecommunications Union, Geneva, accessed 4 April 2012
  2. ^ "Internet users per 100 inhabitants 2006-2013"[dead link], International Telecommunications Union, Geneva, accessed 3 June 2013
  3. ^ a b "Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050", International Programs Center for Demographic and Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d ICT Facts and Figures 2005, 2010, 2014, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013
  6. ^ a b "Internet Population and Penetration 2011", Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute.
  7. ^ "Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2012", Dynamic Report, ITU ITC EYE, International Telecommunication Union. Retrieved on 29 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Active mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2012", Dynamic Report, ITU ITC EYE, International Telecommunication Union. Retrieved on 29 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Internet host count history", Internet Systems Consortium, accessed September 2011
  10. ^ Stöcker, Christian; Horchert, Judith (2013-03-22). "Mapping the Internet: A Hacker's Secret Internet Census". Spiegel Online. 
  11. ^ Kleinman, Alexis (2013-03-22). "The Most Detailed, GIF-Based Map Of The Internet Was Made By Hacking 420,000 Computers". Huffington Post. 
  12. ^ "Internet Census 2012: Port scanning /0 using insecure embedded devices", Carna Botnet, 2012
  13. ^ "Usage of content languages for websites". W3Techs.com. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Number of Internet Users by Language", Internet World Stats, Miniwatts Marketing Group, 31 May 2011, accessed 22 April 2012
  15. ^ 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
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "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.
  18. ^ Internet Enemies, Reporters Without Borders (Paris), 12 March 2012
  19. ^ "Internet Users by Country (2014)". Internet Live Stats. Real Time Statistics Project. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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