The Digital Economy

These are the places in the world where internet access is still an issue – and why

Access to internet is not a luxury, but a basic necessity.

Access to internet is not a luxury, but a basic necessity. Image: Unsplash/Ales Nesetril

Douglas Broom
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Graphs illustrating the percentage of global population accessing the internet.
Developing nations still don’t have equitable access to the internet. Image: Statista


How is the World Economic Forum fostering a sustainable and inclusive digital economy?

Statistic illustrating the percentage of internet adoption for U.S. adults.
A quarter of Americans over 65 said they had never been online. Image: Visual Capitalist

Figure illustrating the evolution of mobile internet connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Only around 29% of people in sub-Saharan Africa are connected to the mobile internet. Image: GSMA

Infographic illustrating statistics on mobile internet users in Asia.
The 5G network is estimated to add $130 billion to Asia Pacific’s GDP by 2030. Image: GSMA
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