Two Chinese men use their laptop computers at a cafe in Beijing on November 2, 2012 Another 250 million people came online in 2012, but 4.4 billionpeople remain unconnected, said the UN’s International TelecommunicationUnion (ITU). Ninety percent of those not online live in developing countries. The ITU also said there would be 6.8 billion mobile-cellularsubscriptions -? almost as many as there are people on the planet — bythe end of the year. South Korea leads the world in information and communicationtechnology (ICT) development for the third consecutive year, followedclosely by Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Finland and Norway, the ITU said inits annual report. The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg and Hong Kong (China)also rank high, while Britain nudged into the top 10 from 11th positionlast year, the report said. The ITU’s annual ICT Development Index ranks 157 countries according to their level of ICT access, use and skills. The report also noted that “mobile broadband is now more affordable than fixed broadband”.