Global broadband growth has slowed down significantly: 4 billion people still have no access to the Internet

The United Nations Broadband Commission has released new data on broadband access in countries around the world. There are still 57% of people in the world who cannot access the Internet and cannot benefit from the enormous economic and social benefits provided by the Internet. At present, there are 79 countries in the world with more than half of the Internet population. The top ten countries in the world in Internet use are all located in Europe.

With the UN's new sustainable development goals particularly recognizing the importance of ICT connectivity, the availability of ICTs, especially broadband Internet, has enormous potential for becoming a major driving force for development. The 2015 State of the Broadband Status Report provided by the United Nations Broadband Commission believes that as 17 goals are clearly placed on the global agenda, governments and the private sector have a keen interest in how to make people online.

According to the 2015 edition of the Broadband Status Report recently compiled by the Broadband Commission, broadband Internet has failed to connect with those who can benefit the most from the Internet. Internet access in the world’s richest countries is approaching saturation, but this speed of development cannot To benefit the billions of people living in developing countries.

The new data in the report confirms that, compared with the number of 2.9 billion people last year, 3.2 billion people are now connected, which is equivalent to 43% of the global population. However, although Internet access in developed countries is approaching saturation, only 35% of people in developing countries can access the Internet. The situation identified by the United Nations as the 48 least developed countries is particularly serious, and more than 90% of people do not have any form of Internet connection.

This year's figures show that the ten countries with the highest rates of home Internet penetration are all located in Asia or the Middle East. South Korea continues to have the highest household broadband penetration rate in the world, 98.5% of households have been networked; Qatar (98%) and Saudi Arabia (94%) are ranked second and third respectively. Iceland’s personal Internet usage was highest (98.2%), followed by Norway (96.3%) and Denmark (96%).

In terms of fixed broadband penetration, Morocco is still slightly ahead of Switzerland and is a global leader. Its penetration rate exceeds 46.8% of the population, compared with 46% in Switzerland. Currently, there are six economies with fixed broadband penetration rates of more than 40% (Morocco, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, and France), and in 2013 there was only one country that exceeded this rate (Switzerland).

Among the active mobile broadband users, the Asia-Pacific region has now occupied half of the country. There are 322 active mobile broadband users (or 3 or more per person) for every 100 people in Macau, which is easily won in this regard, followed by rankings. Second, Singapore (156 users per 100 people) and Kuwait (140 users per 100 people).

Overall, there are 79 countries in the world with more than half of the Internet population. In 2014, the figure was 77 countries. The top ten countries in the world for Internet use are all located in Europe. The vast majority of countries with the lowest level of Internet access are in sub-Saharan Africa, among which Guinea (1.7%), Somalia (1.6%), and Burundi (1.4%) , East Timor (1.1%) and Eritrea (1.0%) have less than 2% of the Internet users.

ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao said: “The UN Sustainable Development Target reminds us that we also need to measure global development through numbers that are not connected to the Internet.” “The market has already played its part in connecting the rich countries of the world. The easy expansion of the Internet is a matter of course. Our main challenge now is to find a way for the 4 billion people who still cannot enjoy the benefits of Internet connectivity to access the Internet. This will be a major focus of the Broadband Commission's work in the future." Irina Bokova, Director-General of the Organization of Culture, stated: "The 2030 Agenda recognizes the power of new technologies in accelerating human development, bridging the digital divide, and building a knowledge society. We must do everything we can to help countries, especially developing countries. To achieve these goals,". “This requires greater efforts by governments and parties to ensure access, use and affordability. It also requires more work so that all women and men can benefit the most from new opportunities.”

According to the newly released report, under the leadership of the United Nations Broadband Commission on the importance of broadband, the number of countries that have formulated the National Broadband Plan has increased from 102 in 2010 when the Commission started its work to 148 today.

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