Mobile Internet Usage in the Middle East – Statistics and Trends [Infographic]

30 Dec 2014

Did you know that an estimated 94.0% of Middle Easterners and Africans will use mobile internet at least once a month in 2014? That’s how widespread mobile internet has become in this region. People are increasingly investing in high-tech, expensive smartphones in this region, which enables them to browse the internet from anywhere, at any time.

Won’t it be interesting to know more facts about the internet user penetration in the Middle Eastern region? We agree with you. Do check out our infographic, “Mobile Internet Usage in the Middle East” for many interesting details pertaining to mobile internet usage in the Middle East, and our future projections.
Mobile Internet Usage in the Middle East

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Mobile Phone Internet User Penetration in the Middle East (% of Internet Users)

2014 94.0%
2015 94.0%
2016 95.0%
2017 96.0%

 

Mobile Phone Internet User Penetration in the Middle East (% of Mobile Phone Users)

2014 54.4%
2015 56.2%
2016 58.2%
2017 59.7%

 

Mobile platforms will account for 39% of all data traffic by 2018, from a mere 10% in 2013. Data traffic on mobile networks is estimate to rise to 1.49 Exabytes (about 1.6 billion gigabytes) per month in MEA by 2018, a compound annual growth rate of 70%.  Such data traffic is equivalent to around 372 million DVDs each month or 4,105 million text messages each second.

Mobile Internet Users inthe Middle East (By Age)

Less than 18 years 21%
18-24 years 39%
25-35 years 26%
More than 35 years 14%

 

Mobile Internet Users inthe Middle East (By Gender)

\ Almost 2/3rd of mobile internet users in the Middle East are male

Male 65%
Female 35%

 

Mobile Internet Users in the Middle East (By Education)

Graduate/ Post Graduate 36%
Diploma/Under Graduate 30%
Schooling up to 12 years 26%
Uneducated 8%

 

Mobile Internet Users inthe Middle East (By Employment Status)

Around 25% of mobile internet users in the Middle East have a full time Job

Student 31%
Full time Job 24%
Business 20%
Self Employed/Professional 9%
Unemployed 7%
Part time job 5%
Housewife 4%

 

Types of Mobile Content Downloaded

Games/apps 65%
Video 51%
Music 44%
Themes 38%