Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Number of Internet Users around the Globe

Below is the number of Internet users in countries where there is huge internet penetration

In top ten nations in the world, India has been ranked fourth with 81 million Internet users even as the world aggregate touched 134,85,72,040 by the end of 2007.

United States is leading in the chart with 220 million Internet users followed by China (210 million) and Japan (88.1 million). Brazil comes next to India with 53.1 million users, UK 40.2 million, Germany 39.1 million, Republic of Korea 35.5 million, Italy 32 million and France 31.5 million.

Asia has the highest number of Internet users with an estimated 68.7 million people followed by the Americas with 377.9 million. From about 70 million people (1.7 per cent of the world population) who had access to the Internet at the end of 2007, the figure crossed 134.8 crore by 2007. Asia has the highest number of Internet users with an estimated 568.7 million people followed by the Americas with 377.9 million. India, however, does not find place among the top ten nations in terms of broadband connections where too the U.S. stands first with 73.2 million connections. China has 66.4 million, Japan 28.28 million, Germany 19.6 million, UK 15.6 million, France 15.5 million, Republic of Korea 14.7 million, Italy 10.8 million, Canada 9 million and Spain 8 million broadband connections. While there were a total of 13.5 million internet subscribers in India, representing 1.15 per 100 people, broadband subscribers accounted for five million among them. These statistics were released in the Internet Governance Forum held from 3-6 December 2008 at Hyderabad.


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