Number of Internet Users Worldwide Approaching 3 Billion
The number of Internet users worldwide continues to rise, according to
In a statement released Monday, the
At the same time, the number of fixed-telephone subscribers continues to fall, with the ITU predicting there will be 100 million fewer landlines this year than in 2009.
The developing world is pushing up the number of mobile-cellular subscriptions, mostly in the
The ITU predicts that by the end of this year, 44 percent of households worldwide will have Internet access. It says nearly one-third of households in developing nations will have an Internet connection, compared with 78 percent in the developed world.
The agency's statistics are considered to be the most reliable and impartial and are used by many government agencies and private companies.
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