Update Internet Users 2015 Q2

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The IWS database shows 3,267,556,281 Internet users and a penetration rate of 45.0% in the world, as of June 30, 2015. This figure shows an increase over the initial estimate of September 10 due to new stats from India. Mid-year 2015 world population is estimated at 7,260,621,118. See more.

Changes in Regional Pages

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Local time and weather links have been added to all the eleven regional pages in http://www.internetworldstats.com/links.htm These links replace the old links from Ookla.com with Internet download speeds, that have been discontinued.

The new links provide very useful information for each country, such as Local time; Local weather; Local geographical position in the world map, and local dialing instructions.smiley

Smartphone Use Around the World

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In China, currently nearly 89% of Internet users use smartphones to go online, according to the CNNIC.

In the United States nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone users, and for many these devices are their entry point to the Internet world, according to the PEW Research Center.

Worldwide, eMarketer forecasts that by 2018 there will be over 2.73 billion smartphone users. In the Internet Report by KPCB, some very interesting aspects of time spent per day by Adult Internet users. A report summary can be seen at Technology Personalized.

In the United Kingdom, an Ofcom survey has confirmed that smartphones are the main device for going online. Two thirds of the population own a smartphone using it for nearly two hours every day to browse the internet, access social media, bank and shop online.

Welcome to the IWS Blog!

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