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London has been named the most connected city in the world by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).

According to a report by the group, only seven per cent of citizens in the city are not connected.

This compares with, for example, 17 per cent of people in Moscow and 19 per cent of those in New York City.

Similarly, figures for the UK as a whole showed the country had a smaller proportion of unconnected individuals than the other nations that were looked at.

Just 12.83 per cent of Britons are not connected, which puts it narrowly ahead of Germany 

Shrikant Shenwai, Chief Executive of the WBA, commented: "Connectivity is now an essential commodity, much in the same category as power and water. 

"Yet many people in some of the world’s major cities are still without an internet connection."

Mr Shenwai noted that Wi-Fi is playing a crucial role in bringing wider and more affordable connectivity to cities and their citizens.

However, he stressed that the issue of the "urban unconnected" is of "critical importance" to economies and societies across the globe.

Mr Shenwai urged governments around the world to redouble their efforts to get these people online, as it is "vital that internet access becomes recognised as a human right".

He added that all stakeholders involved in the provision of broadband must work together to make this happen.

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