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

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Country Codes – ISO 3166

ISO 3166 is the International Standard for country codes and also includes codes for their subdivisions. Using the official two letter code instead of using each country’s name (which will change depending on the language being used) saves time and avoids errors. The ISO 3166 code is a combination of letters and/or numbers that are understood all over the world, and do not change.

The abbreviation ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization which is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards and today has members from 161 countries. International Standards are of great help because they offer a simple way to provide specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective.

The ISO Standards are developed through global consensus and they help to break down barriers to international trade. They cover not only country names but also many other subjects. At present, there are over 19,500 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business.

At Internet World Stats we use the ISO 3166 Standard through-out the web site for identifying individual countries and regions, as well as for creating the World Country List.


China Internet Users Hit 604 Million

China continues to be Internet leader in the world having reached 604 million users in September 2013, up 13 million users since June 30 2013. This huge net population uses mobile phones in its majority to access the Internet.

Internet World Stats has added broadband information for some countries that can be seen in each of the ten regional geographic pages. Historic Internet usage data for China is also available. This new metric is important because it gives an indication about the quality of Internet access in each world location.

Fast Broadband in Denmark

In Denmark  the number of broadband connections providing an Internet service of at least 30 Mbps had risen by 78 percent in the first half of 2013, compared with the same period a year earlier, and reaching 480,000. Broadband service at this speed now account for a little over 21 percent of all broadband subscriptions sold, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to the Danish Business Authority. Slightly more than 1 percent of homes and business have broadband service at 100 Mbps.

Fixed broadband penetration in Denmark is now over 40 percent. From the middle of 2012 until the middle of 2013, the number of fixed broadband connections went up by 3.8 percent. There were 50,000 new fiber subscriptions and 43,000 new Internet subscriptions via cable TV networks. Mobile Internet traffic grew by 127 percent over the same period, reaching an average of 3.3 GB.

For further reading, see the Denmark  Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts Report, this report provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and statistics in Denmark’s fixed and wireless broadband markets, including the subscriber forecasts to year 2020.