May 9, 2012
Mobile now accounts for 10% of Internet usage worldwide, double that of 2010
Mobile now accounts for 10 percent of all Internet usage worldwide, after the rise in demand and ownership of smartphones and tablets saw the proportional use of the mobile Web more than double over the last 18 months. TheNextWeb reports.
Asia is the region where mobile is most active, accounting for almost 18 percent of total net usage, but a sizeable increase in mobile-based surfing is also visible in Europe and Africa, among other regions.
Last week, we reported that traffic from the mobile Web will overtake fixed-line Internet usage in India by the end of the year, and that inspired Pingdom to update its stats on global mobile Web usage with some interesting findings.
Worldwide, mobile Internet now accounts for 10.01 percent of total Internet usage, having increased from just 3.81 percent in 2010, which is testament to the growing adoption of smartphones and tablet devices.
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