51.2 percent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the Internet at the end of 2018, according to an ITU report released today.
The percentage of population using the Internet in developed countries has grown from 51.3 percent in 2005 to 80.9 percent in 2018.
The percentage of population using the Internet in developing nations has surged from 7.7 percent in 2005 to 45.3 percent at the end of 2018.
In Africa, the percentage of people using the Internet increased from 2.1 percent in 2005 to 24.4 percent in 2018.
Fixed-broadband connections reached 1.1 billion in 2018 as compared with fixed-telephone connections of 942 million.
The penetration rate in active mobile-broadband subscriptions increased from 4 subscriptions per 100 people in 2007 to 69.3 in 2018.
The number of active mobile-broadband subscriptions has increased from 268 million in 2007 to 5.3 billion in 2018.
In developing countries, penetration rate for mobile broadband subscriptions has reached 61 per 100 inhabitants in 2018
96 percent of the world population lives within reach of a mobile cellular network. 90 percent of the global population can access the Internet through a 3G or higher speed network.
Almost 60 percent of household has Internet access at home in 2018 against less than 20 percent in 2005, ITU estimates.