What is the world’s Internet penetration rate

The world is now wholly information society, now is the time when you can connect to the Internet anytime and anywhere with a smartphone.

So how far does the Internet spread in the world?

Worldwide Internet penetration is 48.6%

According to the 2017 data published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Internet penetration rate is 48.6% worldwide, and the internet is spreading to about half the world’s population. The survey was conducted within the past three months for those who have ever used the Internet, regardless of means such as PCs and smartphones. Currently, the world’s total population is about 7.4 billion, so half of them, 3.7 billion people, have the Internet spread in their lives.

Also, by country, the top rank is about 99.0%, which is the British Foxland Islands on the South Atlantic, while the bottom level of 208 is 1.3%, in Eritrea, in north-eastern Africa. That country is ranked. Also, although not listed in this ranking, another ranking shows that North Korea recorded a number below 1.00%, and there is a significant gap in Internet penetration between the top and bottom. However, the lower-level spread tendency has been limited to only a relatively small number of countries, and some developing countries have some of the top rankings in the rankings. The different structure is no longer visible.

In this ranking, Japan ranked 25th, and the figure is 90.9%, which means that the Internet is spreading to 90% of the total population of Japan.

The world’s Internet penetration will reach 5.5 billion in 2025

According to data released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in 2014, the world’s Internet population

The growth rate is 12.4% annually. Based on the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications data that the Internet population in 2014 is 2.92 billion, the Internet population in the world in 2025 is calculated, the Internet population in the world in 2025 is approximately 5.5 billion. It is expected to reach. Also, since there is also data that the total global population will be about 81 billion people, it will be approximately 67.9% when calculating the Internet penetration rate in the world together, it will be about an 18% increase in less than 10 years.

Magnitude of Internet Penetration Rising by Developing Countries

In particular, one of the major contributors to this rise in penetration is the rise in penetration in developing countries. As of 2000, the disparity in penetration rates between developed and developing countries was significant, but as of 2012, many developing countries have increased to the same level as developed countries.

The internet penetration rate is expected to continue to grow, especially in developing countries and low- and middle-income earners.

Is the work of civil servants streamlined by RPA?

How many people know the word “RPA”? Around 2016, this “RPA” began to be talked about in the news and started to become popular around 2017. In this way, there are more and more companies that use IT technologies such as AI and RPA to automate and streamline their work. What is the specific benefit of implementing RPA by introducing RPA, which is one of the IT technologies?

About RPA (Robotic Process Automation)

This “RPA (Robotic Process Automation)” refers to the substitution, automation, and efficiency of work by making the software of a desk work record (imitation) using the rule engine, machine learning, AI (artificial intelligence), etc. Contribute to improving productivity.

It is also known as a virtual intellectual worker (digital labor), and it is regarded as a person who will replace human beings and perform business quickly and efficiently.

Advantages of introducing RPA

Next, I will explain the merits of incorporating “RPA” and what can be expected by introducing this “RPA.”

1. Cost reduction

“RPA (Robotic Process Automation)” mainly carries out desk work such as routine work (data input and data matching, inquiry work), replacing people with people, so it can be carried out without wasting costs. I can do it. It is not only financial cost but also time cost at the same time, so it is beneficial for jobs that require much routine work such as civil servants.

2. Reduce manual typing errors

By introducing RPA (Robotic Process Automation), it is possible to prevent human errors that occur while humans perform routine tasks. RPA automates your work, so you don’t get it wrong or get it wrong. Once automated, you can perform tasks more quickly and accurately than humans do. As a result, it is possible for employees to concentrate on other tasks until now, resulting in increased productivity and better service quality.

3. Improving productivity

By recording (mimicking) routine tasks such as desk work on software robots once, it is possible to contribute to raising the productivity, productivity, and substitution of functions. Until now, people who have been doing this work can start to work in different ways, resulting in improved productivity.


Amid the Fourth Industrial Revolution, IT technology like “RPA” is also beneficial. In addition to streamlining the work and doing the job automatically, RPA will carry out the work instead, so that staff can concentrate on other work without worrying about the work. The impact of IT technology on society is likely to continue to grow.

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