It remembers the 51 years since the first successful connection test of the ARPANET took place in Stanford, United States
By Infobae NewsroomOctober 30, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare
By 2023, the number of active Internet users is expected to reach 5.3 billion people worldwide (computer_pixabay)
This Thursday was celebrated the International Internet Day, which commemorates the 51 years since the first successful connection test of ARPANET took place in Stanford (United States).
On October 29, 1969 , the first message was sent through the Internet with the aim of connecting the University of California with the Stanford Research Institute, in the United States.
This took two attempts, since in the first the connection was lost just after entering two letters, specifically 'Lo', so this became the first message sent over the Internet. A few minutes later, the error was solved and the complete word could be correctly sent: “Login”, that is, “login”.
This 2020, with the confinement measures imposed in several countries of the world to face the Covid-19 pandemic, the Internet has shown how important it is both for the daily work and for the personal lives of users, since many They have used it for teleworking, leisure and online training.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, digital data traffic is reaching records around the world, a trend that will continue in the future. By 2023, the number of active Internet users is expected to reach 5.3 billion people worldwide, which corresponds to 66 percent of the world's population, according to the Cisco Systems Annual Internet Report.
In addition, for the same year it is expected that about 75 percent of Internet traffic will come from home users, according to the report . For this reason, mobile and fixed networks must make great strides in the coming years to handle anticipated data throughput. Likewise, it will be necessary to improve the quality of the network in the public and private spheres, since current trends, such as teleworking or distance education, make home networks continually face new challenges, according to the company devolo , specialized in Powerline adapters.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, digital data traffic is reaching records around the world, UNAM Global TV.
It should be noted that, according to data from the International Communications Union (ITU), corresponding to the end of 2019, 53.6% of the population has internet access, which means that there are still 3.6 billion people who do not have access to the Internet. this service.
In developed countries, about 87 percent of people are online. Europe is the region with the highest Internet use (82.5 percent), while Africa is the worst-positioned region in this regard (28.2 percent).
Affordability and lack of digital skills continue to be some of the key barriers to adoption and effective use of the internet, especially in the world's least developed countries, the ITU warns.
In 40 of the 84 countries analyzed in the last report of this entity, it is indicated that less than half of the population has basic computer skills, such as copying a file or sending an email with an attachment.
(With information from Portaltic)