For the first time connected to the Internet, more than half of the population

                                Впервые к интернету подключилось больше половины населения Земли

96% of earthlings are now living in the area of mobile communications and SIM-cards exceeded the population of the planet.

According to estimates by the international telecommunication Union (ITU) — a specialized Agency of the UN in the field of information and communication technologies, by the end of 2018 various online services will use the 3.9 billion people, or 51.2 per cent of the world’s population.

“This is an important step towards a broader global information society. But too many people around the world still waiting to use the benefits of the digital economy. We need to encourage increased investment from States and the private sector, as well as to support technology development and innovation that the digital revolution has left no one offline,” said ITU Secretary General, Zhao Houlin.

According to the Union, over the past 13 years, the proportion of residents with access to the Network increased in Africa, where it increased more than tenfold from 2.1% in 2005 to 24.4%. However, in Africa the spread of the Internet is at its low level even in the Asia-Pacific region with its huge population of Internet access already have 47% of the population.

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Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the fifth among all the planets of the Solar system in size.

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Age – 4.54 billion years

Average radius – 6 378,2 km

The average circumference – 030,2 40 km

Area – 072 510 million km2 (of 29.1 percent and 70.9% water)

The number of the continents – 6: Eurasia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia and Antarctica

The number of oceans – 4: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic

Population – 7.3 billion people (50.4% of men and 49.6% women)

The most densely populated States: Monaco (18 678 people/km2), Singapore (7607/km2) and the Vatican (1914/km2)

Number of countries: a total of 252 independent 195

The number of languages in the world – about 6,000

The number of official languages – 95; the most common are English (56 countries), French (29 countries) and Arabic (24 countries)

The number of nationalities – about 2 000

Climatic zones: Equatorial, tropical, temperate and Arctic (main) + sub-Equatorial, subtropical and subarctic (transitional)

In General, in developed countries the proportion of residents who use the Internet increased to 80.9% (in 2005 it was 51,3%), in the developing countries to 45.3% (up 7.7 percent). In the CIS countries average Internet penetration rate reached 71.3 percent, in Europe — of 79.6%.

As reported by “Around the world. Ukraine”, Cubans were allowed to freely use the Internet.

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