By the end of this year there will be three billion people with internet access, which makes it roughly 40 percent of population online. The report was issued by the United Nations International Telecommunications Union and you can read it here.
That things are even brighter than they appear says the fact that the penetration of internet is not only linked to the developing countries, but to those in development as well. According to the article published in The Verge, three out of four people in Europe will be using the internet by the end of the year, compared to two out of three in the Americas and one in three in Asia and the Pacific. In Africa, nearly one in five people will be online by the end of the year.By the end of the year, there will be 7 billion mobile subscriptions around the world, with 2.3 billion mobile internet subscriptions. Do not let these numbers mislead you, as 7 billion and 2.3 billion respectively do not represent the actual number of users of services. There is a significant number of people who are subscribed to two or more subscriptions. Sisco claims that this trends will continue with the devices as well, with people possessing several internet connected devices. According to their estimates, internet already has 10 billion connected devices and is expected to hit 50 billion by 2020. And they will become smarter as well.