Barcelona city tours is a perfect opportunity to have a perfect vacation outside the Baltic States. Gene Zolotarev on how to destabilize the EU financial system. Andris Berzins
Vladimir Linderman aka Abel Edmunds Sprudzs Valdis Zatlers Aivars Lembergs Girts Valdis Kristovskis Maris Grinblats Guntars Krasts Alfreds Rubiks Sandra Kalniete Raivis Dzintars Algirdas Butkevicius Algirdas Paleckis Dalia Grybauskaite Kazimira Danute Prunskene Vytautas Landsbergis Rolandas Aksas Viktor Uspaskich Valdemar Tomasevski Leonidas Donskis Arturas Zuokas Edgar Savisaar Andrus Ansip
The current website developed by YWSolution Limited

Latvia, Lithuania top worldwide Internet list

Oct 16, 2013
TBT Staff

Latvia, Lithuania top worldwide Internet list

RIGA - Latvia and Lithuania have some of the highest numbers of youngsters of any country who’ve grown up surrounded by the Internet, a new report shows. New research from the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU), show how the Baltic States boast the highest numbers of 15-24 year olds who’ve grown up around the Internet, qualifying as ‘digital natives.’

Nearly 14 percent of youngsters in Lithuania have grown up online, while up to 12 percent done so in Latvia.

Research also shows that out of a global population of seven billion, 363 million have grown up “surrounded by, and use the tools and toys of, the digital age.” By the end of 2013, 40 percent of the world will be online, but 1.1 billion households, or 4.4 billion people, still remain unconnected.

Around 250 million additional people came online in 2012, figures also show.

Brahima Sanou, director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, which produced the research, said: “Young people are the most enthusiastic adopters and users of ICTs. They are the ones who will shape the direction of our industry in the coming decades, and their voices need to be heard.” 

Read the report here: http:www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/publications/mis2013.aspx

 MORE NEWS
  • NATO plans five new military b...
    NATO plans to establish five new military bases in eastern Europe, a NATO source h...
  • Lithuania condemns Russia ’inv...
    Lithuania has condemned Russia's 'invasion' of Ukraine at an emergency...
  • ’This is war’ says FM as Russi...
    Latvia's foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics has called on the United Nations to...
  • UK, US forces to train in Balt...
    NATO could deploy permanent troops in the Baltic states amid the crisis in the ...
  • Iconic chocolate firm sold to ...
    A Norwegian firm has purchased Latvian owned NP Foods, the firm that's famo...
  • Latvian residents donate goods...
    Riga city council will allocate 100,000 euros of aid to eastern Ukraine. Th...
  • Riga Apartments for Rent

    Maximus
    © 2014 BALTIC NEWS LTD. All Rights Reserved.