ITU announced that the global internet rate is decreasing, while the infrastructure and services of information and communication in many countries are growing consistently.
“Despite the fact that the world’s economic condition was not grow positively, but the services on information and communication are continuing to grow”, said Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, the chief of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau. At the same time, some reports show us that the rate of telecommunication services were decreasing. It is really a positive development.
During 2008-2009, the rate of internet services were decreased by 42%, higher than cellular phone services that decreased by 25%, and the fixed line telephone services had cut their rates by 20%.
The use of cellular phone is the main reason for the positive growth of those services. Although, we can see that in some underdeveloped countries, internet services are not that easy to have. According to the report, ITU predicts that at the end of 2010, there will more than 5 billion people using cellular services.
The report says that in 2009, Macau-China has the lowest internet rate in the world, followed by Hong Kong-China, Singapore, Kuwait, Luxemburg, United States, Denmark, Norwegian, United Kingdom, and Islandia.