Chart: Internet Access Lags Behind Mobile Phone Use

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Although digital technologies and their broader development benefits are spreading rapidly, there is an unequal distribution, and Internet access lags behind ownership of mobile phones in most regions of the world. (Note: I created the aggregated values for geographic regions in the chart above from this data published in the World Developmet Report)

While the gap between mobiles and internet remains, in general, the spread of digital technologies in low- and middle-income countries since 1990s has been remarkable, especially when compared with relatively modest advances in areas such as water and sanitation.


Read more and download the full report here: 2016 World Development Report

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john
April 01, 2016

Your Knowledge about Mobile Phones are very useful for us thanks for sharing such a helpful article

John Harren
July 05, 2016

It is because people have internet connections at their home with can connect to their smart phone, tablets, laptops and other devices.