Belarus ranked 25th worldwide for fixed broadband communication
UN Broadband Commission report, published by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ranks Belarus highly for Internet access
According to the report, Monaco is the world’s leader in fixed broadband penetration, with 46.8 subscribers per 100 capita. Monaco is closely followed by Switzerland (46 subscribers) and Denmark (41.4). Belarus is ranked 25th, with 28.8 fixed broadband subscribers per 100 residents. Among former USSR countries, only Lithuania (ranked 20th) is ahead of Belarus. The USA is ranked 23rd while Japan occupies 24th position. Russia is placed 56th, Moldova is in 64th position, and Ukraine is ranked 86th.
The UN Broadband Commission’s report reads that 4 billion people (57 percent of the world’s population) remain without online access, being unable to take advantage of the enormous economic and social benefits offered by the Internet.
“Broadband Internet is failing to reach those who could benefit most, with Internet access reaching near-saturation among the world’s richest nations but not advancing fast enough to benefit the billions living in developing states,” experts conclude.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a leading UN institution in the field of information and communication technologies. For nearly 150 years, the agency has been co-ordinating the joint use of the radio frequency spectrum on a global scale. The ITU also assists with international co-operation for distributing satellite orbit positions and contributes to the improvement of telecommunication infrastructure in developing countries, while creating global standards for unhindered interaction of a broad range of communication systems.
By Denis Korobov