Home > Tech and Japan > Japan 10th in Internet Diffusion Rating
Tech and Japan

Japan 10th in Internet Diffusion Rating

By November 26, 2016 at 1:46 am
Japan 10th in Internet Diffusion Rating
Japan 10th in Internet Diffusion Rating

The ITU (UN International Telecommunication Union) published a by-country survey on how the Internet is utilized in the dissemination of telecommunication data. Japan now ranks 10th this year - a step above the previous year.

The UN body, head-officed in Geneva, Switzerland, annually publishes diffusion ratings on the use of mobile phones, the Internet, and high-speed/high-capacity data communication.

Like Us on Facebook

The latest data published on November show Japan's advance in the rating with an increasing number of the Internet users and placed Japan a notch above the previous year to 10th among the 175 countries under survey. 

South Korea tops others for two years in a row; Britain came 5th, the US 15th, China 81st, etc.

The survey predicts the Internet will disseminate to some 3.5 billion people or roughly a half of the total world population by the turn of this year. It is a rather impressive increase in the number of Internet users from 2 billion or so in 2010.

There is, however, a huge difference, roughly 2:1,  in the rate of diffusion between the advanced and developing countries due to the difference in the levels of income and education.

The top 10 countries in the rating list are:

1  South Korea
2  Iceland
3  Denmark
4  Switzerland
5  Britain
6  Hong Kong
7  Sweden
8  The Netherlands
9  Norway
10  Japan

Information floods in via the Internet - often too much more for man to know what to do with. A land of scarce natural resources, Japan ought to utilize internet-based information data to its advantage. Neck-deep in the age of the elders, Japan's cutting-edge robotic technology, for instance, will find in the Internet a rich reservoir of data for its own advancement.

By the way, why is the US, the cradle of the Internet, rated so far below in the rating? (Nathan Shiga) 

Related News