More than half of the world’s population
will be online, according to new estimates released by the International Telecommunication Union.
The U.N. estimates that about 3.9 billion users
are set to go online as 2018 comes to a close.
Accelerating growth across the many nations in Africa are responsible for this continued uptick. In 2005, only 2 percent of people in Africa used the internet. As of 2018, about a quarter of people in Africa used the internet. Between 2005 and 2018, about 4 times more people across the world are on the internet.