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 the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations
Atlantic Online - 10/10/2013 5:06:02 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% ...
'Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom
NBC News - 10/23/2013 9:15:29 PM
Google, a company with a market value north of one-third of a trillion dollars, says it’s about free expression, not ... to gather information. While it’s important to remember the risks that come with the new technology, he said, he believes it ...
Host country Canada wins three medals at 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
examiner.com - 3/17/2013 8:35:44 PM
The globalization of figure skating has never been more on display as it was at the 2013 World Figure ... represented countries like Germany, Italy, and South Korea had their superstars back on the podium. In the end, it was the host country that won ...
The U.S. Has More Internet Porn Than Any Other Country
Gizmodo - 8/14/2013 1:55:56 PM
He found that the U.S. is second only to the Netherlands, which has 187 million pages for a population of 17 ... and not regulated much at all, meaning they can make loads of cash. The Netherlands is also home to AMSIX, or the Amsterdam Internet Exchange ...
For Internet Safety, Russia Most Dangerous In World
Forbes - 11/2/2012 6:00:53 PM
When it comes to internet security breaches around the world, nowhere on the planet is more ... There are just 10 countries worldwide that host 86 percent of the web resources used to spread malware. For the second quarter in a row, this figure ...
Gabon Wagers on High-Speed Internet
The World Bank Group - 1/12/2014 11:57:07 PM
With World Bank assistance, Gabon has invested heavily in infrastructure such as fiber optics, with the aim of providing high-speed Internet ... regional hub hosting enterprises in the sector. The authorities of the middle-income African country have ...
India among countries with worst internet connections
Times of India - 5/1/2012 11:56:17 PM
For Asia-Pacific, Akamai said "India remained the only surveyed country within the region that has an average connection speed below 1mbps". The report says that South Korea has world's best internet infrastructure with average speed of over 17mbps.
Dubai to host World Expo 2020
Gulf News - 11/27/2013 5:06:23 PM
The World Expos, held every five years, is a trade exhibition that attracts millions of visitors to the host country. The UAE made it clear early in its campaign that it was determined to host the event. Dubai set the tone for their win in the very first ...
Top 15 Countries With The Fastest Internet: Pando Network's Global Internet Speed Study, August 2011
The Huffington Post - 9/26/2011 6:03:23 AM
Pando Networks, a company specializing in delivering large quantities of online information to other companies, has released its most recent Global Internet Speed Study, which ranks 224 countries ... the developing world in average download ...
Age of Internet Empires: One Map With Each Country's Favorite Website
Atlantic Online - 10/4/2013 5:20:19 PM
The world’s most popular websites ... “The power of Google on the Internet becomes starkly evident if we also look at the second most visited website in every country,” Graham and De Stabbata write: Among the 50 countries that have Facebook listed ...
Hosts Poland accused of endangering world climate talks timetable
theguardian.com - 11/21/2013 6:39:24 PM
If this ambition isn't captured in a decision the hosts and the negotiators will have let down not just those affected by climate change, but every country that is already investing in the green economy. "Civil society groups left the talks today in part ...
World Porn League Table: UK Sits Not so Proudly in Third Place
International Business Times - 8/13/2013 3:30:11 PM
Figures show that the Dutch host more web pornography than any other European country, behind only the ... AMSIX is the Amsterdam Internet Exchange and is the worlds largest data transport hub in the world - accounting for around 10% of the world's ...
U.S. Internet Speed Slows Compared To Other Countries: Report
The Huffington Post - 7/24/2013 8:25:55 PM
U.S. service is becoming even slower -- relative to that of other countries, at least. The U.S. now has the ninth-fastest average Internet connection speed in the world, behind South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, the Netherlands ...
The World's Friendliest Countries
Forbes - 4/7/2011 11:53:31 PM
“Since the launch, we’ve watched it grow into the world’s largest survey of expats.” Respondents rated their host countries on a slew of factors related to economics, raising children and overall experience. To determine which were the ...
Thailand to Host World's Tallest New Year's Eve Ball Drop
ABC News - 12/30/2013 4:34:24 PM
This year Thailand is set to host the world's tallest ball drop, with a sparkling globe that will descend ... "The golden top of the Dome, the Tower Club's signature dining destination, has been a long-time icon of Bangkok's skyline.