(27th July 2015)
The number of internet users in the world has surpassed three billion while another one billion mobile internet would be added to it soon, a business leader said Monday.
Presently 192 countries are providing 3G services catering for half of the global population while 102 countries have 4G networks, said President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF) and all Karachi Industrial Alliance and Former Provincial Minister Mian Zahid Hussain.
He said that a recent study suggests that 71 percent of the world’s population would be using mobile internet by 2019 while per capita usage would be three times higher by then.
Mian Zahid Hussain said that the available material, programs, websites and other services of the internet are multiplied every day, revolutionizing the technology being used.
So far, one million applications have been developed by manufacturers of different operating systems and usage of apps has exceeded browsing on PCs in many countries.
Mobile apps are of great help to governments, masses, business community, farmers, and students, he said, adding that internet has played basic role in making world a global village.
The most important aspect of the internet evolution however, is that its exponential growth allows it to ease and transform people’s life and increase their knowledge.
He said that internet revolution came to Pakistan after privatization of PTCL which introduced high speed internet, new technologies and products.
The incumbent government introduced 3G and 4G technologies in Pakistan which helped masses and business community besides generating revenue of over two billion dollars, he said.
It is responsibility of the government to contain negative use of internet therefore National Assembly should adopt Cyber Crime Act immediately, he demanded.