Mobile Vs Desktop Internet Usage – Statistics and Trends [Infographic]

25 Nov 2016

Did you know 52.7% of global internet users access the internet via mobile devices and nearly 80 percent of internet usage will be mobile by 2018. Check out our infographic for comparison between mobile and desktop internet usage and latest statistics and trends.

Global Mobile Payment Statistics

Infographic by GO Globe Hong Kong Web Design Company

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Estimated Global mobile data traffic (in exabytes per month)

 Year Traffic  (in exabytes per month)
   
2016 6.2
2017 9.9
2018 14.9
2019 21.7
2020 30.6

 

Mobile and tablet devices internet usage exceeds desktop for first time worldwide in Oct 2016 and accounted for 51.3% of internet usage worldwide compared to 48.7% by desktop.

Mobile devices now represent 65 percent of all digital media time whereas desktop accounts for only 35% of digital media time spent.

Share of content category time spent by platform

 Content Category Mobile Devices Desktop
     
 Portal 69% 31%
Business/Finance 58% 42%
Entertainment/News 51% 49%
Health Information 46% 54%
News / Information 44% 56%
Sports 39% 61%
Retail 38% 62%
Lifestyle 36% 64%
Personals 23% 77%
Social  Networking 21% 79%
Online Gaming 12% 88%
Photos 8% 92%
Maps 6% 94%

 
Mobile advertising spend is projected to account for 60.4% of all digital advertising spend by 2016 and 72.2% of all digital advertising spend by 2019