One-third of the world population now has access to the Internet, according to the U.N.’s telecommunications agency. The International Telecommunications Union released its annual report, Measuring the Information Society, on Thursday.
The agency’s top-ranked country for information and telecommunication technology was South Korea, followed by Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland.
There are seven billion people on earth, and six billion cell phone contracts, the study showed. China and India each have about one billion cell phone subscriptions. Twice as many people have access to the Internet via cell phones, as those with fixed connections. In developed countries, 70% of people have access, while in the least developed countries the rate is only 24 %, the report said.