Qatar first among developing nations for Internet users: report.
Qatar is first among developing countries for the number of people using the Internet (91.5%) and ranked 12th overall in the world, according to a report that also said 57% of the world’s people remain offline and unable to take advantage of the enormous economic and social benefits the Internet can offer.
New figures in the ‘State of Broadband’ report confirm that 3.2bn people are now connected to the Internet, up from 2.9bn last year and equating to 43% of the global population, but while access to the Internet is approaching saturation levels in the developed world, the net is only accessible to 35% of people in developing countries.
The situation in the 48 UN-designated ‘Least Developed Countries’ is particularly critical, with more than 90% of people without any kind of Internet connectivity.
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Source News: Gulf Times