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WCIT-12 Media Flash: Geneva, 10 December 2012

ITU Statshot, December 2012: The World of ICTs

Media Flash
Geneva, 10 December 2012

The latest ITU Statshot overview of the global technology landscape shows that by the beginning of 2012 there were seven countries where mobile cellular penetration topped 200% - meaning an average of more than two mobile phone subscriptions for each man, woman and child. China is the first country in the world to surpass one billion subscriptions, and India is close on its heels. Annual tech/comms sector revenues have reached USD 1.5 trillion, or 2.4% of global GDP, a​nd exports of ICT goods represent 12% of global merchandise trade. Between 2008 and 2011, the relative price of ICT services dropped by 30%. But two thirds of under-25 year olds – or almost two billion young people – are not yet online. Find out more in ITU’s December Statshot at:​