Facts and figures 2019

Measuring digital development

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Internet usage keeps growing, but barriers lie ahead

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Most of the offline population lives in least developed countries

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The digital gender gap is growing fast in developing countries

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Mobile-broadband subscriptions continue to grow strongly

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Wide gender gap in mobile phone ownership often coupled with a wide gender gap in Internet use

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Computers no longer needed to access the Internet at home

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Almost the entire world population lives within reach of a mobile network

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Bandwidth growing fast, but with regional differences

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Lack of ICT skills a barrier to effective Internet use

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Broadband still expensive in LDCs