Vinton Cerf, co-creator of the Internet and currently an Internet Evangelist at Google, believes Internet usage is going to exceed telephone usage."Internet reaches only a sixth of the world population now, and the falling prices of devices like Internet-enabled handsets will help increase that number."
Cerf pointed out that today's Internet user base is approximately one-sixth of the total world population of
6,577,821,998."Cerf contrasted the number of Internet users globally-- 1.1 billion--with the number of mobile phone users-- 2.5 billion. Mobile subscriptions are growing rapidly in countries like India and China. India, the world's fastest-growing mobile market, adds close to 6 million users every month and has very low mobile market penetration rates, about 13%."
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 22 February 2007