Costa Rica Internet Users Growing

According to Sutel, the Costa Rica Telecommunications Agency, there are now 4,028,302 Internet subscribers in the country, 88% of them correspond to Mobile Internet. For the latest statistics, visit Internet World Stats.

Internet Spanish Speakers

Spanish Speakers in the Internet amounted to 222,406,379 persons at year-end 2013, and represent 7.9% of the total Internet users in the world. Spanish is the third language in importance in the Internet, after English which is first and Chinese (Mandarin) that is second, according to Internet World Stats.

The largest Spanish speaking country in Internet is Mexico, with over 52 million persons using the Internet, followed by Spain with over 35 million Internet users. There are 21 countries in the world where Spanish is the official language. Read more.

Iranian Internet users

Iranian government is making moves to make the Internet more accessible, recently lifting a restriction which capped home internet speeds at 128kbps while also awarding 3G licences to Iran’s two dominant cellular operators, MCI and MTN Irancell. Nevertheless, the country is pushing ahead with its national intranet project which aims to create a closed network of approved websites.

Iran’s Center for Research and Strategic Studies has found that more than two-thirds of the country’s young people regularly use the internet. Their survey found that of the 67.4% of Iranian young people who use the internet, 19.1% use the net for chatting, 15.3% for the social media, 15.2% for games and fun-surfing, and 10.4% use the World Wide Web for scientific researches.  Survey respondents were aged between 15 and 29.

For Iran Telecoms, Mobile Broadband and Forecasts, read the report summary.

 

12 Million Internet Users in Ecuador

Ecuador has reached 12,116,687 Internet users as of June 2014, according to Supertel, the country’s Telecommunications Regulating Agency. The penetration rate is 77.4%, a very impressive figure that also includes the Mobile Internet users. Read more

Africa Internet Stats for year-end 2013

Africa year-end 2013 Internet Stats ready for uploading. The current population for Africa is estimated at 1,125,721,038 and Internet users have reached 240,146,482. The penetration rate is now 21.3%, showing great progress for the continent in Internet access. Broadband speeds have also improved, according to the Ookla Net Index.

632 Million Internet Users in China

Internet users in China are up 2.3 percent totaling 632 million on June 30, 2014, from 618 million at year-end of 2013, according to CNNIC statistics report.

China is part of the five BRICS countries, together with Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa. This group of countries are considered the five mayor emerging economies in the world.

Montenegro Internet Broadband

According to the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Activity (EKIP), Montenegro ended May with 93,290 broadband internet users, which is 93 more than in April . Of this number, ADSL users totalled 61,199 (73.41% of the total), followed by Wimax with 7,929 (8.50%), FTTx with 7,229 (7.80%), cable with 5,232 (5.61%) and Wi-Fi with 4,362 (4.68%). The number of dial-up users in Montenegro was 92, which is seven less than in April. The majority of users had Internet speeds of between 2 and 4 Mbps (39.47% of the total), followed by 1 to 2 Mbps (31.84%). For further information, see Montenegro Internet Stats.

Google PageRank Evolution

It is only normal for all things to change in time. Here are some comments from Matt Cutts regarding PageRank factors and how it is changing lately.

For more SEO tips and information, visit Internet World Stats.

UK Digital Inclusion Strategy

The strategy aims to get 2.7 million more people online in the next 2 years in the U.K. It notes that the Internet has transformed almost every aspect of public, private and work life, changing the way every workplace communicates. Internet is reshaping government through simpler, clearer, faster public services.  However, BBC research found that 21% of people in the U.K. lack the basic digital skills needed to benefit from the Internet. Lloyds Bank revealed last month, in its UK Business Digital Index, that half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and voluntary and community social enterprise organizations (VCSEs) do not have a website.

As part of the Strategy, a new UK Digital Inclusion Charter has also been published. This charter brings together 40 organizations from all sectors who are committed to reducing the number of people who are offline by 25% by 2016, and a further 25% every 2 years after that in the United Kingdom.

2030 the End of Extreme Poverty

There are many initiatives in the Internet which are based on the use of the Internet as a tool for ending world extreme poverty. The World Bank and the United Nations are sponsoring them.

World Bank Video