- fixed-telephone penetration has been declining for the past five years. By end 2014, there will be about 100 million fewer fixed-telephone subscriptions than in 2009.
- mobile-phones subscriptions will reach almost 7 billion by end 2014, and 3.6 billion of these will be in the Asia-Pacific region. BUT the market is approaching saturation levels, mobile-cellular growth rates have reached their lowest-ever level (2.6% globally).
- mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally. Mobile-broadband penetration levels are highest in Europe (64%) and the Americas (59%), followed by CIS (49%), the Arab States (25%), Asia-Pacific (23%) and Africa (19%).
- By end 2014, fixed-broadband penetration will have reached almost 10 per cent globally. 44% subscriptions are in Asia and the Pacific, 25% are in Europe.
- Internet access is approaching saturation levels in developed countries. By end 2014, 44 per cent of the world’s households will have Internet access. Close to one-third (31%) of households in developing countries will be connected to the Internet, compared with 78 per cent in developed countries.
- By end 2014, the number of Internet users globally will have reached almost 3 billion. Two-thirds of the world’s Internet users are from the developing world. This corresponds to an Internet-user penetration of 40 per cent globally, 78 per cent in developed countries and 32 per cent in developing countries.
15 Apr2014One of next project goals is to increase the awareness about the assets that any territory can offer to the partnership. So, we have cooperate to settle a Country Outlook with each partner. The sections of the outlook are: Economy and Swot Analysis, Main economic sectors and clusters, Main data by Global Competitiveness Index, Finance and Innovation, Stakeholder directory. Next intention is to enhance data and information all along the project, so at the end we can present a more accurate physiognomy of each territory Here you can upload the Croatia Outlook: CO Croazia
On 13-14 June, in Trieste, will be held the forth edition of State of the Net (SotN) (http://bit.ly/1ga2FBz). The meeting is a web-dedicated conference that tries to capture the state of art of the internet in Italy and worldwide, focusing on its impact on our society. On June 12, The Area Science Park that hosts the conference organizes a brokerage event ICT4inclusion (http://bit.ly/1dcEr9j), addressed to SMEs, manufacturing companies, R&D centres, universities, professionals working in the ICT sector willing to network at a local, national and international level.