The colors of the Internet~65% in the Global South. Point-Topic, the most reliable source, found 913M fixed lines at the end of Q3 2017. By now (April 2, 2018,) fixed lines are over 940M. I don't know any way to be as precise for wireless-only. For Q3 2017, I find about 1B regular data users without a home wired connection. I'm estimating ~500M wireless only "connections" to compare with the landline figures (Follow links or charts at end.) Update 1/10to reflect a higher estimate for Indonesia.

25% have English as a primary language, per the chart below. 75% do not. Chinese is 19%; Spanish is 8%; almost 25% speak languages outside the top 10. Google translation is almost but not quite good enough to bridge that. 

I haven't found a reliable figure for the number of wireless-only data users in mobile, so I made a rough estimate. In the developed world, there are often more than two "users" per landline connection. (Facebook user numbers are my main source.)  The world is addicted to mobile. Some families have many users. To have a mobile data only figure to compare with the landline totals, I estimated ~500M "Connections." 

The data is very weak, so I'm using low estimates. Even the number of mobile users is not reliable. The Ericsson figure of 900M in Africa is based on SIM cards and carriers exaggerations. As many as half may be second SIMs, expired, etc. The conclusion holds; this is a wildly different Internet than even five or ten years ago. 

India has more Facebook users than the U.S. and the gap is getting wider. Almost all the growth is in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Amazons, Facebooks, and Googles know this well. So do all the equipment vendors.  But most content creators, startups, and others don't realize the U.S. is now less than 15% of the Internet. The "Internet Governance" crowd fights hard to keep the old guard and allies in charge. 

The skin color, ethnicity, and income are as you would expect. 

Some data

 

Top Ten Languages Used in the Web - December 31, 2017
( Number of Internet Users by Language )

TOP TEN LANGUAGES
IN THE INTERNET

World Population
for this Language
(2018 Estimate)

Internet Users
by Language

Internet
Penetration
(% Population)

Internet
Users Growth
(2000 - 2018)

Internet Users
% of World Total
(Participation)

English

1,462,008,909

1,052,764,386

72.0 %

647.9 %

25.3 %

Chinese

1,452,593,223

804,634,814

55.4 %

2,390.9 %

19.4 %

Spanish

515,759,912

337,892,295

65.5 %

1,758.5 %

8.1 %

Arabic

435,636,462

219,041,264

50.3 %

8,616.0 %

5.3 %

Portuguese

286,455,543

169,157,589

59.1 %

2,132.8 %

4.1 %

Indonesian / Malaysian

299,271,514

168,755,091

56.4 %

2,845.1 %

4.1 %

French

127,185,332

118,626,672

93.3 %

152.0 %

2.9 %

Japanese

143,964,709

109,552,842

76.1 %

3,434.0 %

2.7 %

Russian

405,644,599

108,014,564

26.6 %

800.2 %

2.8 %

German

94,943,848

84,700,419

89.2 %

207.8 %

2.2 %

TOP 10 LANGUAGES

5,135,270,101

3,206,613,856

62.4 %

1,091 %

77.1 %

Rest of the Languages

2,499,488,327

950,318,284

38.0 %

935 %

22.9 %

WORLD TOTAL

7,634,758,428

4,156,932,140

54.4 %

1,051 %

100.0 %

From: https://www.internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm Since there is no definitve primary source, these numbers should be considered estimates. Some of the 75% who are not primary English speakers do understand English.

Top 18 broadband data 650

 

Top 18 growth rate 650

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“My three biggest customers are marching to 7 and 5 nanometers.” Lip-Bu Tan. Moore’s Law ain’t dead yet.

Eric Xu, current Huawei Chairman, said consumers would find no “material difference between 4G & 5G.” Dozens of top engineers agree the "5G Revolution" is hokum, including  DT CTO Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, FT/Orange SVP Arnaud Vamparys, and BT CEO Gavin Patterson.
     Politicians and marketers pushed b_______. What’s coming for 5-10 years is good for telco capacity but otherwise disappointing. Unfortunately. 
     On the other hand, mmWave & Massive MIMO are improving at a ferocious rate, advancing telco capacity enormously. Massive MIMO has made it practical to use 3.5 GHz frequencies, a second remarkable booster. The "5G Revolution" is dead; Long Live the real 5G and advanced wireless!
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U.S. attacks on Huawei and ZTE look to be an historic disaster.


China’s logical response is to invest to become independent of the U.S. They already have $100B on the table for memory chips and are rumored to add another $100B. Huawei/HiSilicon already holds their own against Qualcomm and everyone else in the world. 
    Zeng Xuezhong of Spreadtrum, world #3 mobile chipmaker, confirms: China will “speed up the chip R&D investment that is self-controlled and self-researched. We must never forget to make it bigger and stronger.”
     U.S. warships patrolling China’s seas inspire security fears. So does Trump’s threat to a country on China’s border."Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, [for] fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
     China would be stupid not to have domestic capacity just in case. The Chinese leadership is not stupid.
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1/3rd wireless only, 2/3rds in Global South, 75% not native English speakers.