As per UN International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report (MISR), India has been ranked 131 out of 167 nations on a global index.
- The study had been made on 167 nations.
- The number of households with Internet and computer has been increased in India over the last 5 years still it gained a quite low position.
Highlights of Report
Global coverage – 3.2 billion people are now online representing 43.4% of the world’s populations.
Mobile-cellular subscriptions – Reached to 7.1 billion worldwide with over 95% of the global population covered by a mobile-cellular signal.
ICT Development Index (IDI) – 167 economies included in the ITU’s ICT Development Index (IDI) improved their IDI values between 2010 and 2015 showing that levels of information and communication technology (ICT) access improved all around the world.
Most diverse Regions
In accordance with Asia-Pacific is the most diverse region in terms of ICT development, reflecting stark differences in levels of economic development.
- South Korea topped the index and is followed by Denmark at 2nd place and Iceland ranked at 3rd .
- 6 economies in the region have IDI rankings in the top 20 of the global distribution.
Report about India
The percentage of households with computer in India was 13% in 2014 more than doubling from 6.1% in 2010 while the percentage of households with Internet access was 15.33% which has grown three-fold from 4.2 in 2010.
- India’s mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants were48 in 2014 moved up from 62.4 in 2010.
- Further the percentage of individuals using the Internet is ↑ to 18% in 2014 from 7.5 % in 2010 in the country.
Though 95% of the global population is now covered by mobile-cellular services but still there are 350 million people worldwide who live in places which are still out of reach of a mobile network.