With 5.9 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions, global penetration reaches 87%, and 79% in the developing world.
Mobile-broadband subscriptions have grown 45% annually over the last four years and today there are twice as many mobile-broadband as fixed broadband subscriptions.
* Of 1.8 billion households worldwide, one third have Internet access, compared to only one fifth five years ago.
* In developing countries, 25% of homes have a computer and 20% have Internet access, comparedto 20% and 13%, respectively, 3 years ago.
* the number of active mobile-broadband subscriptions has increased to almost 1.2 billion.
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