India, China home to 39% of world’s young Internet population

August 29, 2017

India and China are home to 39 per cent of the 830 million youngsters worldwide who use the Internet, Times Now reported quoting a UN study.
According to data released by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), of the 830 million young people online worldwide, 320 million or 39 per cent reside in China and India.
The ITU’s ICT Facts and Figures 2017 also shows a significant increase in broadband access and subscriptions with China leading the way.
Youth between the ages of 15 and 24 years are at the forefront of Internet adoption, the data indicated. In Least Developed Countries (LDCs), up to 35 per cent of individuals using the Internet are aged 15-24, compared with 13 per cent in developed countries and 23 per cent globally.

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