Facebook has anounced on January 24, 2016 that they will build a new data center in Europe. It will be located at Clonee, County Meath, Ireland and it will use cutting-edge technology, making it one of the most advanced, efficient and sustainable data centers in the world.
As Facebook subscribers and world-wide traffic grows, its data center requirements are growing along with it.
On January 15, 2016 the Wikipedia celebrates fifteen years of existance. The great mayority of Internet users use this excellent information source, available in over 42 languages, as the starting point for their online research. The English Wikipedia today has more than 5,057,447 articles for free online viewing.
With Kenya update, Internet penetration in Africa has reached 28.6%, with 330,965,359 estimated users currently. View the Africa regional page, where you can also see the latest number of Facebook subscribers by country.
More than 47.3 million people now have Internet access in October 2015 in Vietnam. This includes
36.28 million broadband subscribers, according to the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA). Check out the other Asia Internet Stats at IWS.
The Population and stats for Africa have been updated. Check them out at Africa Internet Population. The tables give all the estimates and the graphs help us understand the stats.
For example, the 2015 Q2 Internet Penetration in Africa Graph shows that the average Internet penetration for Africa is 27%, and 48.5% in the rest of the world, not including Africa. Great progress has been made in recent years and the number of Internet users is increasing greatly.
According to the report published by the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the Internet users in India have grown 17% in the initial 6 months of this year, adding 52 million new users, and reaching 354 million users for June 30, 2015.
This extraordinary increase originates in the number of the mobile Internet users who grew from 173 million in December 2014 to 213 million users as of end of June 2014. Nearly 128 million mobile internet users belonged to the urban population of India, the rest 45 million reside in rural areas of the country, according to IAMAI.
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Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has informed that Nigeria added about 1.6 million new mobile Internet subscribers during April/2015. Its latest figures show that the number of mobile internet subscribers in Nigeria reached 87.1 million, ITWeb reported. This was up from 85.5 million users in March. The increase of 1.59 million users during the month was on both of the GSM and the CDMA networks.
The Africa Region has new population data for 2015. Internet user figures are also being updated as well as broadband speed numbers for March 2015. Some African countries show impressive growth in Internet users, and the reason for this is the popularity of prepaid mobile Internet.
According to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), Bangladesh has reached 40,800,000 Internet users in August, 2014. The largest part of them correspond to 39,300,000 mobile Internet users. WiMAX providers account for 271,831 subscribers. Internet service providers and PSTN operators together have 1,231,000 subscribers.
In Bangladesh there are 117,500,000 active mobile phone users, according to the BTRC statistics. For the latest Internet World Stats, click here.
The Broadband Commission For Digital Development has published its State of Broadband 2014 Report, dated September 21, 2014.
The 110 page report (pdf format) contains interesting insights about the Internet and presents seven Annexes with charts and tables regarding Broadband Policies, fixed and mobile broadband penetration, households and individuals worldwide using the Internet, based on 2013 ITU data. Recommended reference material, a free copy is available for download here.