Chart showing 2G, 3G and 4G Internet growth

3G and 4G growth in the last five years

The ITU chart released on Internet shows the growth of 2G, 3G and 4G.

ITU says the top ten countries for household Internet penetration are located in Asia or the Middle East.

The Republic of Korea continues to have the world’s highest household broadband penetration, with 98.5 percent of homes connected; Qatar (98 percent) and Saudi Arabia (94 percent) are ranked second and third respectively.

Iceland has the highest percentage of individuals using the Internet (98.2 percent), just ahead of near-neighbours Norway (96.3 percent) and Denmark (96 percent).

Monaco remains slightly ahead of Switzerland as the world leader in fixed broadband penetration, at over 46.8 percent of the population compared with the Swiss figure of 46 percent. In Monaco, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Liechtenstein and France fixed broadband penetration exceeds 40 percent.

The Asia-Pacific region accounts for half of all active mobile broadband subscriptions, with Macao, China easily taking top place with 322 active mobile broadband subscriptions per 100 people – or just over 3 subscriptions per inhabitant – followed by Singapore (156 subscriptions per 100 people) and Kuwait (140 subscriptions per 100 people).

The top ten countries for Internet use are all located in Europe. The lowest levels of Internet access are mostly found in sub-Saharan Africa, with Internet available to less than 2 percent of the population in Guinea (1.7 percent), Somalia (1.6 percent), Burundi (1.4 percent), Timor Leste (1.1 percent) and Eritrea (1.0).

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