New 2017-midyear population and Internet stats for world regions. See data at http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm
You can see the table and graphs for the latest Internet World Stats here.
On Sunday June 26, 2016 the new expansion to the Panama Canal was inaugurated by the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela. Here is a good article and video from the Washington Post. [quads id=”1″]
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.
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.
To read more, see Asia.
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.
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.
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.