The number of internet users globally has surpassed the two billion mark, with the majority of users in developing countries, according to the UN. And the use of mobile phones has exploded, from 500 million in 2000 to five billion today.
AFP - The number of Internet users worldwide has reached the two billion mark, the head of the UN's telecommunications agency, Hamadoun Toure, said on Wednesday.
The number of mobile phone subscriptions also reached the symbolic threshold of five billion, the secretary general of the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU) told journalists.
Fifty-seven percent of users are in developing countries, three years after the ITU reported that Internet use there overtook developed nations.
Date created : 2011-01-26