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

December 30, 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

Infographic by GO Gulf web design Dubai Company

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

201494.0%
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201695.0%
201796.0%

 

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

201454.4%
201556.2%
201658.2%
201759.7%

 

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 years21%
18-24 years39%
25-35 years26%
More than 35 years14%

 

Mobile Internet Users inthe Middle East (By Gender)

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

Male65%
Female35%

 

Mobile Internet Users in the Middle East (By Education)

Graduate/ Post Graduate36%
Diploma/Under Graduate30%
Schooling up to 12 years26%
Uneducated8%

 

Mobile Internet Users inthe Middle East (By Employment Status)

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

Student31%
Full time Job24%
Business20%
Self Employed/Professional9%
Unemployed7%
Part time job5%
Housewife4%

 

Types of Mobile Content Downloaded

Games/apps65%
Video51%
Music44%
Themes38%