By the end of this year, there will be 4.6 billion mobile phone users worldwide. The number indicates that two out of three people have a mobile phone, but in fact the account cannot be made this way, since in developed countries many users accumulate more than one mobile account, warns the International Telecommunication Union which reveals the data.
The same data also indicates that a quarter of the world’s population has a computer and is already online. At the end of this year, there will be 600 million subscribers to mobile broadband solutions, slightly more than fixed broadband subscribers, which should be around 500 million.
Three-quarters of the world’s population already have access to television services, the United Nations also points out, however, that regional discrepancies in access and conditions of access to the main telecommunications services continue to stand out.
The example of Africa is pointed out, where there is a fixed broadband connection per thousand inhabitants, while in Europe the ratio rises to 200 users per thousand inhabitants.
The region is again highlighted by the higher mobile broadband prices than in the other regions analyzed by ITU statistical services.