14% of Belgians have never been online

Belgians still have to warm en masse to the mobile applications of the world wide web. Abroad 43% of Europeans go online using mobile devices. Here in Belgium the figure is a poor 20%.

Figures contained in the Belgian Economy Ministry's annual report on information and communication technologies may show that Belgium lags behind when it comes to the use of mobile appliances, the country has put down a sterling performance when it comes to the number of internet connections.

74% of the country's internet connections are broadband, while for Europe as a whole the figure is only 67%. 98% of Belgium's population and 92% of the country's territory is within range of mobile 3G+ networks. For Europe as a whole the figure is 89%.

14% of Belgians have never been online. In Europe as a whole the figure is a thumping 24.3%.