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Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports

Internet Usage Statistics:
804,306 Internet users as of Dec 31, 2014;
95.0% of the population, according to IWS.


Cyprus - officially the Republic of Cyprus - is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member state of the European Union. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and the Gaza Strip, north of Egypt and east of Greece. It joined the European Union on 1 May 2004.


Internet Usage Statistics:
804,306 Internet users as of Dec, 2014, 95.0% of the population, according to IWS.

Latest Population Estimate:
847,008 population for 2015, according toEurostats Bureau.

Gross Domestic Product:
GNI per capita is US$ 26,370 according toWorld Bank.

Country Size (Area):
Cyprus has 9,251 sq km - Population density is 92 persons per sq km.



Internet Usage and Population Statistics:

YEAR

Users

Population

% Pop.

Usage Source

2000

120,000

814,200

14.7 %

ITU

2004

250,000

950,947

26.3 %

ITU

2007

356,600

971,391

36.7 %

ITU

2014

804,306

847,008

95.0 %

IWS



Cyprus Official Statistics Page
Cyprus Department of Statistical Service

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Cyprus Basic Information and Country Profile

Cyprus in the Wikipedia
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Facts, leaders, history main events, map, geography,
media list, flag, news and other links for Cyprus.

Cyprus Culture and Etiquette
Understanding local language, culture, etiquette and taboos
is of great value to the traveller or visiting business person.


Cyprus CIA World Factbook
Cyprus map, demographic data, economic information.


Cyprus Travel Guide
Cyprus map, demographic data, economic information.



Internet Usage in Cyprus:

May 25, 2005 - Internet usage by Cypriots is below the European Union average, and businesses on the island are also lagging behind, according to figures released byEurostats.

Based on figures for the first quarter of 2004, Eurostat says 32 percent of Cypriots between 16 and 74 years use the Internet while the EU average is at 47 per cent. Eighty-two percent of Cypriot businesses use the Internet, among the lowest EU level, which is on average 89 percent.

In Cyprus the internet is used more by men, with 36 per cent, as opposed to 28 per cent among women, a trend that exists throughout the EU member states with the exception of Finland and Estonia.

Greeks are the EU citizens that use the internet less, with only 20 per cent, but the situation in the business sector is better (87 per cent).

According to Eurostat, in most countries the internet is used more in the workplace rather than at home.

It comes as no surprise that it is more popular among youngsters. An average of 75 per cent or two thirds of people aged 16 to 24 used the internet.



E-commerce in Cyprus:

November 15, 2006 - Internet e-commerce is still small in Cyprus. Only 7% of Cypriot enterprises that use the internet actually accepted orders via the internet in 2006, although this was higher than the 5.1% reported in 2005 according to the annual Information and Communication Technologies Usage and E-Commerce in Enterprises survey.

At the same time, a parallel household survey found that only 6.7% of individuals ordered products over the internet, although this was higher than the 5.1% recorded in 2005. These individuals ordered mainly books, magazines, newspapers and e-Learning material.

Regarding e-Government, businesses are interacting more with the government online. Business using the Internet for interaction with public authorities (mainly obtaining information) increased from 39.5% in 2005 to 44.3% in 2006.

In general, computer and internet usage in business is widespread: 94.5% of enterprises used a computer in January 2006. Among small enterprises of 10-49 employees (which is around 95% of all enterprises in Cyprus) there was an increase in computer usage from 92.8% in 2005 to 93.6% in 2006, as well as in internet usage, from 82.1% in 2005 to 83.7% in 2006.

The survey on households found a significant increase (from a very low base) in Internet broadband connections, from 4.5% in 2005 to 12.1% in 2006, while the proportion with any kind of internet access from home rose from 31.7% to 36.7%.

The total percentage of households with a computer was 51.9% in 2006, while 40.9% of individuals aged 16-74 used a computer and 33.8% used the Internet during the first quarter of 2006.



Cyprus Telecommunications Market Reports


Cyprus - Key Statistics, Regulatory and Fixed Line Telecoms
Despite market liberalisation Cyprus's telecoms market continues to be dominated by the incumbent, CyTA, which is still fully-owned by the state. The government has rekindled plans to privatise CyTA as part of a wider financial bailout package. The process is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
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