Saturday, 4 October 2014

Tech Of 4.4 billion without Internet, 62 million are in PH

Tech Of 4.4 billion without Internet, 62 million are in PH  

In the Philippines, the greatest challenges lie in seeing incentives for Internet use and providing sufficient infrastructure

MANILA, Philippines – There are still astounding barriers to Internet connectivity.
4.4 billion people around the world, with 3.2 billion living in 20 countries, still do not have access to the Internet, a new 120-page study by McKinsey and Company said (executive summary here).
According to the study India carries 1.063 billion of those unconnected – nearly a quarter of the 4.4 billion without Internet. In contrast, China has 730 million unconnected, Indonesia has 210 million, and the Philippines has 62 million.
Adjusting for size and percentages, however, points to Myanmar having 99.5% of its population without Internet connectivity, followed by Ethiopia with 98% and Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo with around 95% each. The United States, by comparison, has 15.9% of its population without Internet.