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, 2014See also: Internet hosts map
Facebook Satellites Will Beam Internet To Another 14 African Countries By 2016 As Part Of Internet.org Plan
International Business Times - 10/5/2015 8:58:27 AM
... an Internet connection to 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The plan is the latest news about Facebook's Internet.org, a company initiative to bring free Internet services to poor and rural areas of the world. It previously unveiled solar-powered ...
Rising numbers of Syrian refugees return home as conditions in host countries worsen
FOX News - 10/5/2015 5:48:10 PM
The returns, along with the increasing migration to Europe, signal that conditions in regional host countries have become increasingly ... Recent aid cuts by underfunded agencies, particularly the World Food Program, have been devastating.
Interactive: Malaria's toll on the world
Madison - 10/5/2015 5:26:41 PM
Your browser does not support the iframe HTML tag. Try viewing this in a modern browser like Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or later. A data visualization showing malaria incidence worldwide and annual fatalities in children under age 5.
Amid civil war, Syria pushes to qualify for World Cup for first time
USA Today - 10/5/2015 7:35:32 PM
one country.” Abdulrazak al-Husein of Syria celebrates scoring his goal against Afghanistan during their 2018 World Cup qualifying group E football match at Samen stadium in Iran's northeastern city of Mashhad on June 11, 2015. Iran hosts the match for ...
World poverty rate to fall below 10% for the first time
CNN Money - 10/5/2015 11:46:05 PM
The 2015 numbers are only projections, because of the delay in getting accurate poverty data from the world's least developed countries. Mark Zuckerberg: Internet access can eradicate extreme poverty The report said poverty is becoming more entrenched in ...
New York City to host FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 Grand Final
Boxscore World Sportswire - 10/6/2015 3:20:50 AM
FIFA: ZURICH, Switzerland - October 5, 2015 - As the first season of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 (FIWC16 ... competitors who qualified online as well as the winner of the Host Country Qualifier. The 2016 Grand Final of the FIWC is the first ...
Dehradun to host world finals of collegiate T20 tournament
Cricket Country - 10/6/2015 11:41:54 AM
Mumbai: Around hundred college cricketers from eight countries, including Pakistan ... in the tournament to be played at the National School of Cricket in Dehradun are hosts India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia, United Kingdom, Bangladesh ...
US and 11 Pacific Rim countries ink disputed trade deal
Al JAZEERA - 10/6/2015 3:56:37 AM
The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have agreed to a controversial ... prices and restricting access on products needed by some of the world’s poorest populations. Internet privacy advocates are also concerned that regulations on ...
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/6/2015 4:53:53 AM
Nearly 80 per cent of all maternal deaths and about 75 per cent of all newborn and child deaths in the world occur in just 20 countries, delegates attending ... there is considerable room for improvement. The Internet is one tool FIGO is using to improve ...
Why Facebook wants to use satellites to beam Internet to Sub-Saharan Africa
The Christian Science Monitor - 10/5/2015 7:42:42 PM
the company has also launched efforts to partner with local telecom companies in 17 countries, the Post reports. While the company is promoting the service for its altruistic potential to connect people across the developing world, expanding Internet.org ...
England World Cup exit could cost £3 bln
Reuters - 10/5/2015 4:15:06 PM
Research conducted by the London Business School suggests Britain's biggest companies could feel the pain now England has been knocked out of the Rugby World Cup. As Joel Flynn reports, it's all about the adverse effect on investor sentiment. U.S.
Facebook To Deliver Internet To Sub-Saharan Africa Via Satellite
Think Progress - 10/5/2015 4:04:58 AM
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg first announced plans to expand free internet access to the world’s poorest countries in 2013 by rolling out the Internet.org mobila app — a collection of media organizations, Wikipedia, and, of course, Facebook its ...
Facebook will bring free Internet to sub-Saharan Africa with a satellite
Mashable - 10/5/2015 2:34:53 PM
Facebook just put some serious satellite oomph behind its Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring basic Internet access to developing countries. The company has ... “Facebook’s mission is to connect the world and we believe that satellites will ...
Facebook Reaches Deal to Beam the Internet to Africa With a Satellite
Bits Blog NYTimes - 10/5/2015 2:03:16 AM
... capacity to provide Internet access to 14 African countries, including Nigeria, Tanzania and the Ivory Coast, as part of the Internet.org initiative. “Facebook’s mission is to connect the world,” Chris Daniels, vice president of Internet.org ...
Rugby World Cup 2015: Japan fans set new world record for rugby TV audience
CNN - 10/6/2015 11:49:04 AM
The rugby fever sweeping through Japan has led some to rename the country the "land of the rising scrum." The playful moniker is fitting as Japan will host the 2019 World Cup, the first time the prestigious global event has been held in Asia. In May ...