By 2010, computers are promised to half of Russians

    Forecasts of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications say that by 2010 the number of Internet users in Russia will increase to 45 million people, Prime-TASS reports . Now, according to the ministry, 25 million Russians use the Network at different intervals. To achieve such indicators, according to Leonid Reiman, “informatization of the whole country” will help: by 2010, there will be 43 personal computers per 100 people (last year the last figure was 16). In addition, the density of fixed telephony will increase by 40%: by 2010, for every hundred families, there will be 43 phones, instead of 31.2 in 2006.

    First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, meanwhile, said today that by 2010, half of the Russians will have computers (maybe this is rounded 43%). More precisely, he put it this way: “We hope that the market will develop in such a way that by 2010, 50% of Russians will have a PC and will be Internet users, ” Interfax reports .
    At an expanded meeting of the board of the Ministry of Communications, where these forecasts were made, Leonid Reiman also reported on the number of buyers of Internet television services in the country. In 2006, there were about 100 thousand of them. By 2010, this figure is expected to reach 1.4 million. According to the Minister, the growth in the number of Internet TV users is due to the development of the broadband access market, which in the medium term will be one of the fastest growing in the information and communication technology industry in the Russian Federation.

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