How much of the world is online?

It is of no surprise that internet usage in the developed world is high from 61% in Europe to 79% in North America. Internet growth is taking place in the emerging/developing markets where internet saturation for example in China is lower at 26%; Africa 14% and Latin America performing better at 40%. Mobiles, smartphones and tablets are driving internet growth in Asia and Africa where people are bypassing the traditional means of PC’s/laptops to access the internet and are going straight to use mobile devices for internet access.
Will this internet growth continue?
Between 2000 and 2012, the population grew from 6 billion to 7 billion people – an increase of 17%. During the same period internet users grew from 361 million to over 2.4 billion, an increase of 556% (most of this growth occurred in developing regions of the world). World population is forecast to grow to 9 billion by 2050 so in line with world population growth we can expect continued strong growth in internet usage but in developed and developing regions.
Tablets and smartphones are an accessible and affordable option especially in developing countries where access to PC’s and a reliable internet infrastructure is limited. Check the Dell range of Windows tablets PCs and Touch devices.
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