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Number of internet users APAC 2020 by country or region

As of January 2020, China ranked first with around 854.5 million internet users while India achieved second place with 687.6 million internet users. China and India were not only leading within the Asia Pacific region, but had the highest number of internet users worldwide. The Asia Pacific region had the largest number of internet users globally, however, internet penetration in Asia was still below the global average.

Internet usage in Asia Pacific

When it comes to the demographic of Asia Pacific’s internet users, the region has more male than female internet users. The daily time individuals spent using the internet across the Asia Pacific region has consistently increased from the onset of 2011. There are also expectations that the daily time spent using the internet will continue to increase through to 2021.

Mobile internet

Mobile internet has been an area which has undergone a strong development across the globe throughout recent years. Mobile network download speeds in the Asia Pacific region have seen vast improvements, with South Korea, Japan, and Singapore all having exhibited impressive download speeds. As such, mobile internet user penetration across the Asia Pacific region was forecasted to increase dramatically by 2025.

Number of internet users in the Asia Pacific region as of January 2020, by country or region

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

January 2020

Supplementary notes

Data found from various country reports in the Digital in 2020 reports.

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