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
World Cup Defeat Brings Host Country to the Ground
Wall Street Journal - 7/9/2014 2:49:34 PM
The anguished scenes marked a dramatic reversal of Brazil's mood in 2007 when the country clinched the right to host the World Cup. Then-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva characterized the tournament as a chance to expunge the memory of Brazil's upset 2 ...
The World's Top 9 Countries With The Fastest Internet Speeds: Akamai
The Huffington Post - 10/28/2011 3:41:03 PM
By comparison, Internet speeds in the United States (the world's 12th-ranked country) look fairly speedy at an average of 5.8 Mbps. However, residents in the country with the fastest Internet (see slideshow) enjoy an average connection speed of 13.8 Mbps ...
What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations
The Atlantic - 10/10/2013 4:01:37 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% ...
World Cup 2014: Host Brazil Stunned by Germany in Semifinal
New York Times - 7/8/2014 8:20:03 PM
The final will be played there on Sunday, but it will be Germany walking onto this country’s most famous stage to face either the Netherlands or Argentina in a bid for its fourth World Cup title. Brazil will play on Saturday in Brasília instead ...
PH to host Miss World 2014?
Rappler - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Miss World Philippines pageant director Cory Quirino is working to have the country host the next Miss World pageant. Quirino and Young personally presented their proposal to Vice President Jejomar Binay at the Coconut Palace in Pasay on February 6.
The World Cup Is Going To Shatter Internet Traffic Records
The Business Insider - 6/10/2014 7:55:59 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 ...
Brazilians talk about FIFA World Cup hosted in their home country
NBC 15 - 6/11/2014 9:27:51 PM
The country is hosting game one of the FIFA World Cup, celebrating Valentines Day ... "People were making fun on the internet, saying that it's the first time women will enjoy watching soccer with men because of the World Cup and Valentines Day in Brazil ...
ISIS Threatens To Bomb The 2022 World Cup If Qatar Is The Host
Sports Grid - 7/10/2014 11:59:35 PM
If Qatar indeed plays host to the 2022 World Cup (and it’s still uncertain ... So if anyone needs a reminder that the World Cup was awarded to a country in a very volatile region, this is it. It’s not helping their case, anyway.
Here's A World Map Adjusted for Each Country's Internet Population
Gizmodo - 10/9/2013 11:55:15 PM
Taking 2011 data on both a country's internet users and total population from the World Bank, this map actually presents us with two different bits of knowledge. The countries themselves are scaled up and down, depending on how much of the total internet ...
Why the U.S. Should Host the 2022 World Cup
The Motley Fool - 7/10/2014 2:55:33 PM
Alan Rothenberg, who was president of the U.S. Soccer Federation in 1994 and was head of the World Cup Organizing Committee, said at the time that hosting the tournament brought the country $4 billion ... That, along with the Internet, has allowed more ...
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 ...
'Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom
NBC News - 10/22/2013 11:54:09 PM
They can establish a secure connection with someone across the world, in a free-Internet country, whom they trust ... In an initiative called Project Shield, Google is also offering to host websites that come under politically motivated shutdown attacks.
Kenya: World Cup to Create 3x More Traffic Than a Month of Internet Usage in Brazil
AllAfrica - 6/16/2014 4:25:27 AM
... of the World Cup is anticipated to generate 4.3 exabytes of Internet traffic, which is three times the amount of monthly traffic generated by this year's World Cup host country, Brazil. In addition, Internet traffic generated by the 60,000 people in a ...
A first world market in a Third World country
TMCnet.com - 8/9/2014 10:09:26 AM
In the years 2003-2005 the country's IT ... notable in the internet mobile and telecommunications industries in general. Pakistan with a population of about 120 million boasts over 130 million cellular subscribers and a host of operators such as Mobilink ...
Which Countries Tweet The Most? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Media Bistro - 7/6/2012 2:52:44 PM
This new infographic explores the distribution of tweets across the world, identifying which countries tweet ... The Oxford University website hosts this geographical Twitter study conducted by Mark Graham of the Oxford Internet Institute and Monica ...