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How much Internet Consumption is in your country?
The internet certainly one of the most advanced inventions of the century. We can do many things with the internet; we can connect with the world as well as we can get information we all need by browsing different search engines within few moments as it iss having faster communication, providing various online services, as well as helping in building social relationships. It is not only helping to get information about different fields but it also helps in managing one’s daily lifestyle.
The Internet has become an integral part of most people’s lives. You can find majority of the world’s population online every day. Now people are very much addicted to the Internet and it is the first thing in the morning that most people do, from browsing the internet and checking their email, to chatting with friends, or even logging into work from home. While some people use the Internet for receiving updates and top news; others use it for entertainment and fun, as well as connecting with, and building new relationships through social networks.
Like broadband, LAN and Wi-Fi, mobile phone-based Internet also an important element of Internet usage. As it is a nano device and having the facilities of accessing the Internet anywhere, it is now the most popular tool for using the Internet. It is exciting to read about the density of Internet users and also to know about speed and connectivity around the worldwide.
Americans are often surprised to know about comparison of Internet speed, cost and adoption with other countries, but US is not at the top of any of those lists. Europe is having the highest accessing percentage and Africa is the lowest percentage of Internet usage. Korea and Benin are the fastest and slowest countries accordingly in Internet consumption. While the highest numbers of unique visitors are accessing Google, Facebook has taken second place.
This infographic by Internationalbusinessguide.org provides facts and figures about Internet usage worldwide and which nations have the highest density of Internet users, and which have the lowest. Check out the infographic below to find out more information about the global internet consumption.
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Text-Friendly Version Internet Consumption Around the World
2013 marked the first year that there are more mobile internet devices than humans.
How do YOU consume the Internet?
About 40% of the worlds households are online through fixed broadband
ACCESS RATES PER 100 PEOPLE:
78% DEVELOPED WORLD
28% DEVELOPING WORLD
61% THE AMERICAS
46% C.I.S (Russian, et al)
34% ARAB STATES
33% ASIA & PACIFIC
HOW QUICKLY DO YOU CONSUME?
the largest % of users have speeds of: FASTER – SLOWER
> 2 Mbits/s to < 10Mbits/s
> 256kbits/s to <2Mbits/s
TOP 5 FASTEST COUNTRIES
TOP 5 SLOWEST COUNTRIES
Surprise! You might think the United States would be among the fastest, but it is actually closer to the middle of the pack.
Other Devices and Connections
PHONES 25% of the world is on mobile broadband
SHARE OF TOTLA MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Arab States: 3.4%
With smartphones consuming
92% of global data
Even though they are only 18% of handsets
AVERAGE SMARTPHONE BEHAVIOR
Number of times typical user checks phone per day for:
6 NEWS AND ALERTS
8 CHECKING TIME
22 VOICE CALL
9 SOCIAL MEDIA AND TABLETS
DEVICES OF ALL KINDS
Number of internet connected device by household:
Europe: 10 by 2017
Smart PCs: 5%
Smartphones & Tablets: 67%
So we have got all the devices and connections.
WHAT WE CONSUME
There is 9x more content online than there was 5 years ago
AVERAGE NUMBER OF ONLINE GAMERS AND TIME SPENT PER DAY shown in millions people / minutes per visitor
North America: 30.3 / 107
Latin America: 14.9 / 67
Europe: 45.6 / 97
Middle East/Africa: 6.2 / 45
Asia/Pacific: 47.9 / 47
Globally, ONE IN FOUR internet users bank online
Percentage of users by region
North America 45%
Latin America 25.1%
Middle East/Africa 8.8%
Asia Pacific 22%
Videos per month by country
United States: 286
United Kingdom: 268
Hong Kong: 160
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