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UN Broadband Commission releases latest country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide

UN Broadband Commission releases latest country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide - Broadband goes wireless - but poorer countries being left behind.

New York, 21 September, 2013 - Mobile broadband is the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2013 edition of the State of Broadband Report.

Released in New York at the 8th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, the report reveals that mobile broadband subscriptions, which allow users to access the web via smartphones, tablets and WiFi-connected laptops, are growing at a rate of 30% per year. By the end of 2013 there will be more than three times as many mobile broadband connections as there are conventional fixed broadband subscriptions.

The State of Broadband is a unique global snapshot of broadband network access and affordability, with country-by country data measuring broadband access against the four key targets set by the 60 members of the Broadband Commission in 2011.

For full text see: http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2013/36.aspx

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