The Global Age


96-97: The Global Age

Internet Live Stats (elaboration of data by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and United Nations Population Division) Accessed at http://www.internetlivestats.com/internet-users/

Global internet use by country uses information from ‘ICT Facts and Figures 2015’, ICT Data and Statistics Division, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union, May 2015. Accessed at http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Documents/facts/ICTFactsFigures2015.pdf

The panel on the economic benefits of internet access uses research from ‘Value of connectivity: Economic and social benefits of expanding internet access’, Deloitte, 2014. Accessed at


98-99: Mobile Technology

Main graphic of rising circles uses mobile phone use research from ‘The Rise of Mobile Phones: 20 Years of Global Adoption’, SooIn Yoon, Cartesian, 2015. Accessed at http://www.cartesian.com/the-rise-of-mobile-phones-20-years-of-global-adoption/

Panel on 3G access uses information from The World Telecommunication & ICT Indicators Database, 19th edition, International Telecommunication Union, 2015. Accessed at

Falling cost of mobile phones from ‘Historical Cost of Mobile Phones’, Adam Small, Marketing Tech Blog, 2011. Accessed at https://www.marketingtechblog.com/history-mobile-phone-cost/


100-101: Taking To The Skies

Main graphic charting the rise in passenger numbers uses data from ‘Air transport, passengers carried: World Development Indicators, International Civil Aviation Organization, Civil Aviation Statistics of the World and ICAO staff estimates’, The World Bank. Accessed at http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IS.AIR.PSGR

“Top flight routes” bases on information from ‘300 world ‘super routes’ attract 20% of all air travel, Amadeus reveals in new analysis of global trends’, Amadeus, 2013. Accessed at

The extent of improved passenger plane efficiency is found in ‘Efficiency Trends for New Commercial Jet Aircraft 1960 to 2008’, Daniel Rutherford and Mazyar Zeinali, The International Council on Clean Transportation, November 2009. Accessed at http://www.theicct.org/sites/default/files/publications/ICCT_Aircraft_Efficiency_final.pdf