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Major News and Events of 14 October 2012

What Happened on 14 October 2012

1 billion people in the world without mobile phones, 2.3 billion don't have access to internet

Approximately one billion people across the world still do not have a mobile phone, and a third of the world's population do not have an access the internet that is 2.3 billion people without internet. The developing countries though have shown double digit growth as far as mobile phone subscriptions are concerned. Use of broadband has increased by 78 percent in developing countries and 40 percent across the world. The cost of services varies greatly and the poorest countries have to pay the maximum amount.Macau, Norway and Singapore are at the top of the list of 161 countries in terms of internet affordability, while Madagascar comes behind Togo and Niger as per the reports.