International Telecommunications Union

ITU: 43% of the world’s population now online

Some 43.4% of the world’s population, roughly 3.2 billion people, are now online according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The ITU’s ‘Measuring the Information Society Report’ predicts that by the end of the year, 46% of households globally will have internet access at home, up from just 30% in 2010. “In the developed world, […]

South Africa delays analogue switch-off

South Africa’s Department of Communications has said that the country will not meet an agreed June deadline for the switch-off of analogue TV signals. In a statement issued yesterday, the communications department said the issue of whether to include an encryption system into set-top boxes (STBs) as part of the switchover has “impacted negatively” on the […]