According to a United Nations report, mobile phone subscriptions worldwide have grown to its highest of 60% from only under 15% by 2002, these means that in every 10 people 6 of them owned a mobile handset. Amazingly these trends have come from poor developing countries worldwide.
In which, I believe Nokia’s low-priced cellphones have something to do with this mobile phone’s enormous growth, looking at how well they compete even on super low-price China phones. Knowing Nokia, they have the capacity and logistics to handle that kind of competition worldwide. Despite mobile phones have massively loved by peoples, wired home phones have increased at a slower rate, from 1 billion in 2002 to 1.27 billion in 2009, meaning cellular phones outnumber direct-wired phones in excess of 3:1.
The internet acceptance from 2002’s 11% accept angled to 23% by 2008, which agency in poor countries there are about 1 in 20 peoples accept internet connections, while in affluent countries the broadband casework has access 20% in bazaar penetration, this internet beforehand will be led by South Korea which accepting nation-wide Gigabit broadband by 2012.
Adaptable broadband additionally contributes to this fast development with 3% of bodies common accepting it on average, compared to 14% in affluent countries. While in Myanmar there’s a cited 90% abatement in internet acceptance due to angry government, shutting bottom ward internet access and bloggers confined for appear content.
U.N. reports also ranked countries based on their information and communication technology (ICT) developments, that most advance countries are mostly from Northern Europe, with Sweden tops the new ITU(International Telecommunication Union) ICT development index, followed by the Republic of Korea, Denmark, the Netherlands, Iceland, and Norway.
Despite some countries are known for their ICT advancements like the U.S.(which ranked 17th place), Hong Kong at 11th, China at 73rd, and India at 118th place, these following countries rank is affected by their large populations and poor rural areas.
These technological developments may lead us to another humankind “big step”, making our life easier and convenient. Still, we should be cautious enough to handle the responsibility and therefore using this technology in the right way.