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The world succumbs to the phones and the Internet, with big differences between rich and poor

According to a report published Thursday by the International Telecommunication Union, in China alone there are 1,000 million mobile subscriptions, a figure expected to reach India this year.

Meanwhile, the Telecommunications agency of the United Nations announced late last 2011 that there were 6,000 million mobile lines active globally, representing a 86% of the world population has access to a mobile phone.

International Telecommunication Union data

Around the same time, the International Telecommunication Union data also provided access to Internet, that computing connections 2,300 million, equivalent to a third of the human population.

But, there are marked differences between rich, poor and developing. The first up to 70% of Internet users, the second and third are reduced to 24%.