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
The Internet of Things World Forum Unites Industry Leaders in Chicago to Accelerate the Adoption of IoT Business Models
newsroom.cisco.com - 10/13/2014 11:54:17 PM
Brenna Berman, CIO, City of Chicago: "There is no doubt that Chicago is distinguishing itself as a leader in "Smart Cities," which is one of the important reasons the city was chosen as the host location of this year's Internet of Things World Forum.
Famed Pinheiros Club To Host ATP Challenger Tour Finals In Sao Paulo
ATP World Tour - 10/17/2014 3:06:59 PM
Located along the Pinheiros River in the heart of Brazil's largest city, it is regarded as one of the oldest sports clubs in the country ... It has played host to multiple Davis Cup ties, most recently Brazil's 1991 World Group Play-off victory over ...
These Countries Have The Fastest Internet Speeds
econintersect.com - 10/6/2014 7:49:04 AM
According to Akamai's most recent State of the Internet Report, South Korea boasts the highest average internet connection speed in the world. Follow up ... This chart shows the countries with the highest average internet connection speeds in Q2 2014.
Pirate Bay Moves to The Cloud, Becomes Raid-Proof
TorrentFreak - 9/21/2014 3:44:59 PM
The Pirate Bay has ... be re-installed at cloud hosting providers anywhere in the world. “If the police decide to raid us again there are no servers to take, just a transit router. If they follow the trail to the next country and find the load balancer ...
Business broadband prices vary widely by geography
TeleGeography - 10/9/2014 10:08:40 AM
Data from TeleGeography’s new Business Broadband Research Service reveal that business broadband prices vary widely, not just by country, but also within countries. Western European markets are among the most competitive in the world. The median monthly ...
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, visited Mexico and met with President Peña Nieto
The Yucatan Times - 9/25/2014 6:03:24 PM
Telmex Foundation is the main telephone and internet provider in the country, and is owned by Carlos Slim, the second richest man in the world according to Forbes ... s problem but rather is caused by his host, Carlos Slim, who offers the service at ...
Lots of Countries Are Getting Faster Internet But We're Not One of 'Em
Gizmodo - 10/16/2014 1:53:36 AM
From 2008 to 2009, on average, the world's internet got 13% faster. America's got 2.4% slower. There are tons of interesting tidbits to be found in Akamai's State of the Internet report for Q3 2009. This particular chart shows the 10 countries with the ...
Official Says Qatar Is Too Hot to Host World Cup
Time - 9/22/2014 2:39:22 PM
... with a World Cup taking place under these conditions" Qatar likely will not be hosting the 2022 World Cup, a top FIFA official said Monday. Why? The country is too hot. “Medics say that they cannot accept responsibility with a World Cup taking place ...
Putin seeking to 'unplug' Russia from the internet: Report
Times of India - 9/19/2014 4:44:37 PM
President Vladimir Putin will convene on Monday a meeting of the ... segment of the internet in emergency situations." Authorities are planning to adopt measures "strengthening the sovereignty of the Russian segment of the World Wide Web" that could ...
Which countries ask Google for users’ data most often, and which countries are most successful in getting it
Quartz - 9/25/2014 10:03:48 AM
But the number of users it has requested information about (62,709) is equal to just 0.02% of the country’s total number of internet users, based on World Bank data. For the remaining countries on the list of the top five requesters (India, UK ...
Amazon to Launch Web Hosting in Germany-- 2nd Update
Morning Star - 10/22/2014 11:57:56 PM
FRANKFURT-- Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday said it would launch Web-hosting services in Germany, pushing deeper into a country that has been openly hostile to U.S. Internet firms ... Google Inc., but rank among the world's most avid users of their offerings.
Online Renegade, Wanted in U.S., Shakes Up New Zealand Election
New York Times - 9/18/2014 10:55:03 AM
“We are going to work really, really hard to stop this country from participating ... copyright laws to protect Internet companies from “civil liability arising from the action of their users,” a fix that could shield hosting services like Mega.
Virtual hunters come to Minneapolis for Big Buck HD video game championship
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 10/25/2014 2:07:23 PM
The big deer hunting seasons in Wisconsin and Minnesota are weeks away, but this weekend, guns are set to be blazing -- at virtual deer -- as Minneapolis hosts the world championship of Big Buck HD. That's a video game. Competitors from around the country ...
GSMA Provides New Details for Mobile World Congress 2015
Business Wire - 10/21/2014 7:59:54 AM
Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies ...