January 19, 2022

A Collection of International Mobile Statistics from the ITU

From ITU’s (International Telecommunication Union) StatShot:

Title: Mobile penetration over 100% in 97 economies; global Internet user penetration reaches 30%

Here’s Some of What You’ll Find:

  • At the end of 2010 – while more than 2.6 billion people worldwide still lacked access to toilets or other forms of improved sanitation– there were almost 4 billion mobile cellular subscriptions2 in the developing world.
  • Mobile cellular penetration in the developing world reached 70% at the end of 2010 – just six years after reaching 70% in the developed world.
  • In 2002 there were just two countries in the world with mobile cellular penetration over 100% . Eight years later, almost 100 economies had mobile cellular penetration over 100%– and 17 economies had penetration rates above 150%.
  • Global Internet user penetration reached 30% in 2010; Internet user penetration in developed countries reached 30% just nine years earlier, in 2001.

Much More in the Complete Article (Plus Chart and Links to Sources)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.