Africa Internet Population 2015

The Population and stats for Africa have been updated. Check them out at Africa Internet PopulationThe tables give all the estimates and the graphs help us understand the stats.

For example, the 2015 Q2 Internet Penetration in Africa Graph shows that the average Internet penetration for Africa is 27%, and 48.5% in the rest of the world, not including Africa. Great progress has been made in recent years and the number of Internet users is increasing greatly.


2015 Q2 India Internet Users

According to the report published by the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the Internet users in India have grown 17% in the initial 6 months of this year, adding 52 million new users, and reaching 354 million users for June 30, 2015.

This extraordinary increase originates in the number of the mobile Internet users who  grew from 173 million in December 2014 to 213 million users as of end of June 2014. Nearly 128 million mobile internet users belonged to the urban population of India, the rest 45 million reside in rural areas of the country, according to IAMAI.

To read more, see Asia.

Internet Users in China Continue to Increase

The number of Internet users in China continues to grow, according to the China Internet Network Information Center. For June 30, 2015 there were 668 million Internet users in China. The report states that nearly 49 percent of China’s population goes online.

The report also says that the number of female Internet users has also increased. Out of every 100 Internet users, 55 are men and 45 are women.

About 89 percent of China’s Internet users get their online access through mobile devices—an increase of more than 3 percent from six months ago. More than 85 percent of the users have opted for faster options such as 3G and 4G networks.

The average amount of time Internet users spends online every week is 25 hours and 36 minutes, 30 minutes less compared to six months ago.

The report also says that 91 percent of Internet users have used at least one online chat application, 56 percent of all users have shopped online, and 54 percent made online payments in the first half of 2015. For more data on China, click here.

Nigeria Internet Users Update

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has informed that Nigeria added about 1.6 million new mobile Internet subscribers during April/2015. Its latest figures show that the number of mobile internet subscribers in Nigeria reached 87.1 million, ITWeb reported. This was up from 85.5 million users in March. The increase of 1.59 million users during the month was on both of the GSM and the CDMA networks.

Mobile Phones in Africa

The Africa Region has new population data for 2015. Internet user figures are also being updated as well as broadband speed numbers for March 2015. Some African countries show impressive growth in Internet users, and the reason for this is the popularity of prepaid mobile Internet.

Bangladesh Internet Users 2014

According to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), Bangladesh has reached 40,800,000 Internet users in August, 2014. The largest part of them correspond to 39,300,000 mobile Internet users.  WiMAX providers account for 271,831 subscribers. Internet service providers and PSTN operators together have 1,231,000 subscribers.

In Bangladesh there are 117,500,000 active mobile phone users, according to the BTRC statistics. For the latest Internet World Stats, click here.

State of Broadband 2014 Report

The Broadband Commission For Digital Development has published its State of Broadband 2014 Report, dated September 21, 2014.

The 110 page report (pdf format) contains interesting insights about the Internet and presents seven Annexes with charts and tables regarding Broadband Policies,  fixed and mobile broadband penetration, households and individuals worldwide using the Internet, based on 2013 ITU data. Recommended reference material, a free copy is available for download here.

Costa Rica Internet Users Growing

According to Sutel, the Costa Rica Telecommunications Agency, there are now 4,028,302 Internet subscribers in the country, 88% of them correspond to Mobile Internet. For the latest statistics, visit Internet World Stats.

Internet Spanish Speakers

Spanish Speakers in the Internet amounted to 222,406,379 persons at year-end 2013, and represent 7.9% of the total Internet users in the world. Spanish is the third language in importance in the Internet, after English which is first and Chinese (Mandarin) that is second, according to Internet World Stats.

The largest Spanish speaking country in Internet is Mexico, with over 52 million persons using the Internet, followed by Spain with over 35 million Internet users. There are 21 countries in the world where Spanish is the official language. Read more.

Iranian Internet users

Iranian government is making moves to make the Internet more accessible, recently lifting a restriction which capped home internet speeds at 128kbps while also awarding 3G licences to Iran’s two dominant cellular operators, MCI and MTN Irancell. Nevertheless, the country is pushing ahead with its national intranet project which aims to create a closed network of approved websites.

Iran’s Center for Research and Strategic Studies has found that more than two-thirds of the country’s young people regularly use the internet. Their survey found that of the 67.4% of Iranian young people who use the internet, 19.1% use the net for chatting, 15.3% for the social media, 15.2% for games and fun-surfing, and 10.4% use the World Wide Web for scientific researches.  Survey respondents were aged between 15 and 29.

For Iran Telecoms, Mobile Broadband and Forecasts, read the report summary.