Definition: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Internet hosts map
What if China held a world internet conference and the world didn’t show up?
Quartz - 11/18/2014 10:28:38 PM
When China hosts the country’s very first “World Internet Conference” this week in the city of Wuzhen, speakers will include top executives from China’s internet giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu, along with executives from “Qualcomm ...
Terry Crews to Host FOX’s ‘World’s Funniest Fails’
Television Impulse - 12/17/2014 11:38:38 AM
Star of the hit series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Terry Crews, has been tapped to host ... “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards” (CBS) and “The People Magazine Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s ...
Cubans Primed For Internet Update After Years Of Trying To Stay Out Of The Dark
International Business Times - 12/18/2014 2:43:34 PM
In 2012 there were only 1.21 million landline phones in the country of 11.25 million ... Cuba also had 3,244 Internet hosts, where computers are connected with the Internet, good enough to rank 154th in the world. That number is comparable with the ...
Internet freedom weakens around the world
Naked Security - 12/9/2014 10:29:23 AM
Snowden's revelations were one factor that has led to multiple countries requiring that data be localized and hence more available to local authorities - one aspect that has contributed to an overall decline in internet freedom around the world.
Russia’s Creeping Descent Into Internet Censorship
Wired News - 12/10/2014 6:53:27 AM
Today, the Russian government is trying censor individual pages served from overseas, but a recently passed law could eventually prevent foreign internet companies from reaching Russia unless they set up computer servers inside the country, a setup that ...
Watchdog Says World Internet Freedom In Decline
Radio Free Europe - 12/4/2014 11:39:44 AM
Iran (89), Uzbekistan (79), Pakistan (69), and Belarus (62) are states where the Internet is not free. The paper says that Iran remains the worst country in the world for Internet freedom, despite initial hopes over the election of reformist President ...
What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations
The Atlantic - 10/10/2013 12:05:24 PM
and Japan alone host more Internet users than Europe and North America combined. Second, few of the world’s largest Internet countries fall into the top category (>80%) of Internet penetration (and indeed India falls into the lowest category, at <20% ...
The Most Popular Websites in the World, Country-by-Country
Gizmodo - 10/3/2013 7:48:50 AM
This map shows the most visited websites around the world, broken down country-by-country. Assembled by Mark Graham and Stefano De Sabbata for Information Geographies, the map—based on Alexa data—depicts countries sized by Internet population.
CHARTS: This is how much gold miners really put into their host countries
Mining - 10/27/2014 9:57:28 PM
Members of the World Gold Council (WGC), the market development organization for the global precious metal industry, spent last year a total of $47 billion in countries hosting their mining operations, a recent report published by the WGC shows.
Brazil By Numbers: Must Know Facts About The Host of The FIFA World Cup
Forbes - 7/2/2014 11:54:45 PM
Brazilians are some of the most active Facebook users in the world! Brazilians publish the most number of posts out of all Facebook countries. The global average time spent on Facebook is 361 minutes per user/month. Brazilians spend 535 minutes per month ...
The World Cup Is Going To Shatter Internet Traffic Records
The Business Insider - 6/10/2014 3:02:30 PM
The FIFA World Cup is going to shatter internet traffic records ... That's the same amount of traffic the entire country of Brazil (the World Cup's host country) generates in three months. What's more, Cisco claims that the mobile traffic generated ...
Netflix Hosts Internet TV Summit in Utah
World TV PC - 12/18/2014 3:16:22 AM
On Thursday, December 11, 2014 Netflix held its very first “Internet TV Summit ... so it is left to the rest of the world to debate as to whether such a document would be feasible… although certain countries would best be repeatedly reminded ...
China lifts ban on Facebook for select few
CNN Money - 11/21/2014 9:24:50 AM
China is hosting an Internet conference this week in Wuzhen ... But Chinese officials have reportedly punched a hole in the "Great Firewall" for the inaugural World Internet Conference, allowing more than 1,000 attendees to access parts of the Internet ...
China Stops Censoring the Web—for Three Days, in One City
Bloomberg - 11/18/2014 11:18:45 PM
The country is hosting the World Internet Conference from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, where leaders from local Internet giants, including Alibaba and Tencent, will mingle with executives from LinkedIn, SoftBank and other global tech companies. This temporary ...
Mobile Broadband Subscriptions Grew Five-Fold In Six Years: Africa And Asia-Pacific Show Rapid Growth In Internet Adoption!
Dazeinfo - 5/6/2014 11:40:37 AM
The Asia-Pacific region will host a whopping ... mobile broadband subscriptions are expected by 2014 end, with a growth rate above 15%. 3 Billion People In The World Will Be Online In 2015 The number of internet users in developing countries has doubled ...