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2013
The World in

“I am pleased to present the latest ICT Facts and Figures which show continued and almost universal growth in ICT uptake. Every day we are moving closer to having almost as many mobile- cellular subscriptions as people on earth. This is exciting news. The mobile revolution is m-powering people in developing countries by delivering ICT applications in education, health, government, banking, environment and business. Let us all celebrate this mobile miracle that I have no doubt will hasten our pace towards sustainable development. ” Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau

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Mobile-cellular subscriptions

Facts and Figures

6.8 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions
As the number of subscriptions approaches global population figures mobile-cellular growth slows 8 7 6 Billions 5 4 3 2 1 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012* 2013* Source: ITU World Telecommunication /ICT Indicators database Note: * Estimate Population 6.8 7.1

In 2013, there are almost as many mobile-cellular subscriptions as people in the world, with more than half in the Asia-Pacific region (3.5 billion out of 6.8 billion total subscriptions). As global mobile-cellular penetration approaches 100% and market saturation is reached, growth rates have fallen to their lowest levels in both developed and developing countries. Mobile-cellular penetration rates stand at 96% globally; 128% in developed countries; and 89% in developing countries.

Mobile-cellular penetration, 2013*, and mobile-cellular subscription growth rates, 2005-2013* 180 160 140 Per 100 inhabitants 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Source: ITU World Telecommunication /ICT Indicators database Note: * Estimate 63 89 Asia & Pacific 89 96 105 109 Per cent 35 126 128 30 25 20 15 10 CIS 5 0 2005/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 6.1 5.4 3.7 10/11 11/12* 12/13* 170

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World Developed

Developing

The Americas

Arab States

Europe

Africa

Developed

World

2.7 billion people – almost 40% of the world’s population – are online In developing countries, 16% fewer women than men use the Internet Internet users by development level, 2003-2013*, and by region, 2013* 80 70 Per 100 inhabitants 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 2003 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12* 13* 31 39

Per 100 inhabitants

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Developed World Developing

77

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Africa Asia & Pacific Arab States CIS 16 32 38 52 61

75

Source: ITU World Telecommunication /ICT Indicators database Note: * Estimate

The Europe Americas

In 2013, over 2.7 billion people are using the Internet, which corresponds to 39% of the world’s population. In the developing world, 31% of the population is online, compared with 77% in the developed world.

Europe is the region with the highest Internet penetration rate in the world (75%), followed by the Americas (61%). In Africa, 16% of people are using the Internet – only half the penetration rate of Asia and the Pacific.

The gender gap: men and women online, totals and penetration rates, 2013* 41% 37%

1.4 Billions of people 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 Women 74%

Internet users % all of men/women 33% 29%

80%

Men

Women

Men

Women World

Men

Developed

Developing

Source: ITU World Telecommunication /ICT Indicators database Note: * Estimate

More men than women use the Internet: globally, 37% of all women are online, compared with 41% of all men. This corresponds to 1.3 billion women and 1.5 billion men. The developing world is home to about 826 million female Internet users and 980 million male Internet users. The developed world is home to about 475 million female Internet users and 483 million male Internet users. The gender gap is more pronounced in the developing world, where 16% fewer women than men use the Internet, compared with only 2% fewer women than men in the developed world.

750 million households – 41% globally – connected to the internet...
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