Mobile phone internet user penetration worldwide from 2014 to 2019

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Percentage of mobile phone users
201448.8%
201552.7%
2016*56.1%
2017*58.9%
2018*61.2%
2019*63.4%

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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. As of February 2017, mobile devices excluding tablets accounted for 49.73 percent of web page views worldwide. Asia and Africa had a higher than average mobile traffic share with 65.1 percent and 59.49 percent of mobile traffic respectively. In 2020, the number of smartphone users worldwide is projected to reach 2.87 billion, up from 2.1 billion in 2016.
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Release date
August 2015
Region
World
Survey time period
2014 to 2015
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* Forecast.
Mobile phone users of any age who access the internet from mobile browser or an installed application at least once per month; SMS and MMS is not considered mobile internet access.

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