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December 22, 2015

the internet digital divide vs gender divide

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GLOBAL DIGITAL DIVIDE Broadly speaking, the difference is not necessarily determined by the access to the Internet, but by access to ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) and to Media that the different segments of society can use. With regards to the Internet, the access is only one aspect, other factors such as the quality of connection and related services should be considered. Today the most discussed issue is the availability of the access at an affordable cost and quality
"the  internet digital divide vs gender divide"
DIGITAL GENDER DIVIDE around the world is another major issue  In the least developed countries, only 8% of females will have used the internet in 2015 compared with 11.3% of males. Those statistics echo a September UN report that found that women in low- and middle-income countries are 21% less likely to own a mobile phone, helping perpetuate inequality between men and women. The ITU has set a goal to achieve gender equality among internet users by 2020.


July 11, 2015

5 charts that explain why the digital divide is shrinking

" 5 charts that show  the  shrinking of digital divide "

broadband access and mobile usage in developing vs developed nations:


 Chart of the day:  Key statistics that show how the digital divide across the world has been shrinking


 The last 15 years has been remarkable in terms of technological advance. Internet access and mobility  has penetrated vast land masses which did not exist 15 years ago.While Fixed broadband in areas around middle east and north Africa has  failed to grow above 1%, however these nations have made better  progress when it comes to mobile broadband . As of 2015 African mobile broadband penetration levels is lower that 20%

  • By end 2014, fixed-broadband penetration will have reached almost 10 per cent globally 
  • By 2015, 34% of developing nations have  Internet  access compared to 80% across developed nations
  • Forty-four per cent of all fixed-broadband subscriptions are in Asia and the Pacific, and 25 per cent are in Europe.
  • Across the LCD ( Least developed countries ) a mere 7% have internet access compared to world average of 46%
  • one of of every 5  uses the internet compared to 2 out of 5 in Asia and pacific reasons and 3 out of 5 across  CIS




March 31, 2011

The Mobile Divide Across Nations

If you have often wondered about how the  mobile phone penetration across the world, You will have your answer with this infographic. How does mobile ownership vary across the world? The latest data from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) breaks down the number of people for every SIM card subscription across the different continents. Which continents are the mobile rich and which the mobile poor? 

 Nokia has taken official numbers from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and plotted them on a big, colorful world map.

Europe and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) are the most connected with about 12.5 mobile phones for every 10 people, followed by The Americas with about 9 phones for every 10 people. Worst is Africa with only 4 phones for every 10 people. The full list is below.
  • Europe: 12.5 phones for every 10 people
  • CIS: 12.5 phones for every 10 people
  • Americas: 9 phones for every 10 people
  • Arab States: 7.7 phones for every 10 people
  • Asia & Pacific: 6.7 phones for every 10 people
  • Africa: 4 phones for every 10 people