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FACTS AND FIGURES ICT 2016 Mobile network coverage and evolving technologies “2016 marks the year when the international community is embarking on the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 targets. The International Telecommunication Union, given the tremendous development of ICTs, has a key role to play in facilitating their attainment. Our new data show that in 2016, over two-thirds of the population lives within an area covered by a mobile broadband network and that ICT services continue to become more aff ordable. Despite these unprecedented opportunities, more than half of all people are not yet using the Internet and large diff erences in terms of broadband speeds and quality exist. ITU data inform public and private-sector decision makers, and help us accomplish our mission: to make use of the full potential of ICTs for the timely achievement of the SDGs.” Source: ITU. Note: * Estimates. Mobile network coverage refers to the population that is covered by a mobile network. Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau Billion people World population 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016* Internet users LTE or higher 3G 2G Seven billion people (95% of the global population) live in an area that is covered by a mobile-cellular network. Mobile-broadband networks (3G or above) reach 84% of the global population but only 67% of the rural population. LTE networks have spread quick- ly over the last three years and reach almost 4 billion people today (53% of the global popu- lation), enhancing the quality of Internet use.
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WORLD’S OFFLINE POPULATION, 2016 More than half the world’s population is not using the Internet The Americas 35.0% CIS 33.4% Asia & Pacific 58.1% Europe 20.9% Arab States 58.4% Africa 74.9% Percentage of individuals NOT using the Internet Note: The map is based on 2016 estimates. The base map for this infographic is based on the UN map database of the United Nation Cartographic Section. Source: ITU. Scale: 1 : 1.000.000 0 - 25 26 - 50 51 - 75 76 - 100 By end 2016, 3.9 billion people - 53% of the world’s population – is not using the Internet. In the Americas and the CIS regions, about one third of the population is offline. While almost 75% of people in Africa are non-users, only 21% of Europeans are offline. In Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States, the percentage of the population that is not using the Internet is very similar: 58.1 and 58.4%, respectively.
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MIND THE DIGITAL GENDER GAP Internet penetration rate for men and women, 2016* Internet user gender gap (%), 2013 and 2016* Africa Arab States Asia & Pacific CIS Europe The Americas World Developed Developing LDC Female Male 39.5 47.5 21.9 28.4
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