It would seem that nowadays the vast majority of people have internet at home, and although in cities it is basically true, because we are talking about 72% of inhabitants, in the case of rural areas it is much worse, because here only 37% of people can count on permanent access to the network. We learn this and much more from the annual report of the International Telecommunications Union, the world's oldest global international organization under the United Nations, which was established to standardize and regulate the telecommunications and radiocommunication market.
It is worth emphasizing, however, that in the case of most developed countries, the difference was not that large, but in the case of developing countries, we already have the Internet ratio in cities 2.3 times higher than in rural areas. As you can easily guess, the disproportions in each field are the greatest between highly developed countries and Africa, because in the latter continent only 28% of households in cities have access to the Internet, while in the countryside it is 4.5 times less, i.e. only 6.3%. In most of the remaining cases, internet in cities is shared by 70-88% of urban residents and 37-78% of rural residents. Similar differences were also visible in terms of having a computer - we have 63% of houses in cities and 25% in villages, respectively.
As for network coverage, by the end of this year, nearly 85% of the world will be within 4G coverage, which means a double-digit increase from 2015. However, the year-on-year growth is clearly slowing down, because this year the increase compared to 2019 is only 1.3%. And although currently 93% of the world is already in the range of at least 3G, the increases are also much weaker than before, because on a year-to-year basis it is only 0.5%. For the first time in history, Arts www note a decrease in subscriptions in mobile networks, and more specifically from 108 subscribers per 100 people in 2019 to 105 per 100 inhabitants in 2020.
It's hard to say if this trend is due to the coronavirus pandemic, although the first thing that comes to mind is: - Due to the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on our lives, societies and economies around the world, many of our daily activities have moved online. , they shed strong light on global connectivity, explains ITU director Dorren Bogan-Martin. By the way, it is also worth taking a look at the comparison of the cheapest and the most expensive offers of Internet services in the context of price / speed on the world map, where the disproportions are huge - and how does our country look against this background? Very good, with an average price of $ 2.85 for a 10 MBps link.