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Growing the Internet 11 August 2014

New Internet numbers show continued growth

Michael Kende
By Michael KendeGuest AuthorSenior Advisor at Analysys Mason; Digital Development Specialist, IFC
C. GoreckiGuest Author

Alongside our first annual Global Internet Report, we provided a set of maps based on the report. Recently the ITU provided 2013 data, which we have used to update several of the maps. The numbers indicate some fascinating statistics about Internet usage in countries around the world for 2013:

  • China has the largest number of Internet users at 634,589,474 
  • Iceland has the highest Internet penetration at 96.55% 
  • Papua New Guinea experienced the largest growth in Internet users, at 85.7%, from 3.5% penetration in 2012 to 6.5% in 2013

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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