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Sebastián Bellagamba: The next billion Internet users
In 2007, the first billion users was achieved, and 32% of users were in Eastern Asia, and 23% in Europe, followed bu 18% in North America and 9% in Latin America. The difference was important to observe.
The next billion had growth in Eastern Asia with 18%, Europe 12% and North America 8%. But Latin America had 23% and South Asia 39%, demonstrating that the growth in this phase was in developing countries.
Today, we have a complex system in fast development. It has expanded faster than any other technology of the past. Since the intelligence of the Internet is in the borders this has allowed many different uses and we should keep it this way. Another factor for development is the use of open standards, in addition to open process, bottom up.
Education and capacity building, local, open standards development, national regional and global policy development, naming and addressing, shared global services and operation... in this ecosystem we all need each other to continue existing.
Challenges for governance of the next billion: being friendly to competition, stability and user-centered.
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