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Theme: Information Society

Usage of information and communication technologies in households and by individuals, 2012


According to the data of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia, in the first quarter of 2012, 58.3% of the households
had access to the Internet at home, which is 3.3% percentage points more in comparison with the same period in 2011.
Participation of the households with broadband connection in the total number of households increased from 42.1% in 2011 to
58.1% in 2012.
In this period, the most common Internet connection, used by 99.6% of the households with internet access, was broadband
connection that includes: fixed wired (cable, fiber, Ethernet, PLC etc.), fixed wireless (satellite, public WiFi, WiMax) and mobile
connection to the Internet (via at least 3G handset-UMTS, or at least 3G modem-USB/card for laptop).
In the first quarter of 2012, 68.4% of the total population aged 15-74 used a mobile phone, 59.9% used a computer, while 57.5%
used the Internet. Internet was most used by pupils and students, i.e. 96.4%. The Internet was most frequently used, by 74.7%
of the internet users in the last 3 months, for telephoning over the Internet or video calls via webcam.

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