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Some 40 percent of the global population, or 2.7 billion people, will be online by the end of the year as a result of widespread adoption of mobile broadband services, according to a United Nations report released on Monday.
Some of the world’s leading technology companies are joining forces with government agencies and various aid organizations to help bring more affordable Internet access to developing nations.
Roughly 30 percent of the world’s population between the ages of 15 and 24 has been active online for the past five years or longer, according to a new report from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the United Nations International Telecommunication Union.
By next year, the number of mobile handsets could be larger than the world population, reports the International Telecoms Union.
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