Mobile phone internet user penetration worldwide from 2014 to 2019

This statistic gives information on the mobile phone internet penetration worldwide from 2014 to 2019. In 2015, 52.7 percent of the global mobile phone population accessed the internet from their mobile phone. This figure is expected to grow to 61.2 percent in 2018.


Mobile internet usage worldwide – additional information

Mobile internet allows users from across the globe to access the internet on the go and its usage can be measured in a variety of ways.
The average daily time spent online by internet users worldwide as of the second quarter 2014 was established according to the device used. Although figures reveal that internet users spend more time per day, accessing the internet via their PC, desktop or tablet rather than via a mobile, in 2012, 2013 and 2014, the amount of time on mobile internet services was still impressive. In 2012, it was found that internet users spent an average of 74.4 minutes on mobile internet services per day. As of the second quarter 2014, this time had increased to 108.6 minutes per day.
During the first quarter of 2014, the penetration of mobile internet use worldwide, among the Millennial (16-30 years), Generation X (31-50 years) and Baby Boomer (51- 64 years) generations were determined. Millennials proved to be the generation with the highest level of mobile internet penetration at 74 percent. In comparison, 39 percent of Baby Boomers worldwide used their mobile devices to access the internet in the same quarter.
The amount of worldwide traffic websites receive from mobile devices has been calculated by Walker Sands from the fourth quarter of 2010 to the first quarter of 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2010, 6.25 percent of website traffic came from mobile devices. This share has continued to grow year-on-year and by the first quarter of 2014, mobile devices accounted for 31.2 percent of all website traffic worldwide.

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 Percentage of mobile phone users
2014 48.8%
2015 52.7%
2016* 56.1%
2017* 58.9%
2018* 61.2%
2019* 63.4%
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