ITU: Global mobile broadband to hit 2.3b by end of 2014
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) says global mobile-broadband penetration will hit 2.3 billion by the end of 2014, with the expectation that 55 per cent of all mobile-broadband subscriptions will come from the developing world.
The United Nations (UN) specialised agency for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) made this submission in its recently released 2014 ICT figures.
According to the report, global mobile-broadband penetration will reach 32 percent by end 2014. In developed countries, mobile-broadband penetration will reach 84 per cent and 21 per cent in developing countries.
Mobile-broadband penetration levels will be highest in Europe, with 64 percent penetration. Europe will be closely followed by the Americas, with 59 per cent penetration.
The CIS will have 49 per cent, the Arab States, 25 per cent, Asia-Pacific, 23 per cent and Africa will have the least mobile-broadband penetration of 19 per cent.