Global VPN usage reach 2018, by region

Share of internet users worldwide who have used a VPN in the past month as of 1st quarter 2018, by region

Global VPN  usage reach 2018, by region This statistic presents the use of VPNs and proxy servers among internet users worldwide in the first quarter of 2018. At that time, approximately 26 percent global online users utilized a VPN or proxy server to access the internet. With 30 percent usage penetration, Asia Pacific was ranked first among the regions.
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Share of internet users worldwide who have used a VPN in the past month as of 1st quarter 2018, by region

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Share of respondents
Asia Pacific30%
Total26%
Latin America23%
Middle East & Africa20%
Europe18%
North America18%
Share of respondents
Asia Pacific30%
Total26%
Latin America23%
Middle East & Africa20%
Europe18%
North America18%
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This statistic presents the use of VPNs and proxy servers among internet users worldwide in the first quarter of 2018. At that time, approximately 26 percent global online users utilized a VPN or proxy server to access the internet. With 30 percent usage penetration, Asia Pacific was ranked first among the regions.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
Q1 2018
Number of respondents
109,780 respondents
Age group
16-64 years
Special properties
internet users
Method of interview
Online survey
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