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eMarketer Updates Worldwide Internet and Mobile User Figures

In 2017, 2.73 billion people worldwide will use a mobile phone to connect to the internet

December 6, 2017 (New York) — Internet user penetration worldwide is on pace to match eMarketer’s earlier estimates for the year. In 2017, nearly 47% of people around the globe will go online at least once a month—either via desktop/laptop or mobile device. By 2019, more than half of the population will use the internet, equating to 3.84 billion people.

According to eMarketer’s latest report, “Worldwide Internet and Mobile Users: eMarketer’s Updated Estimates and Forecast for 2017-2021,” growth in the number of internet users continues to be driven by the adoption of mobile phones with internet capabilities, a common occurrence in emerging markets across Asia-Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa. (eMarketer PRO subscribers can access the full report here.)

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Douglas Clark
PR Director, North America

Posted on December 6, 2017.