Where will the Growth of Internet Population come from in 5 Years ?

  • On July 2228, 2009

  • by Aydin Senkut

In a report this week released by Forrester, global internet population is expected to hit 2.2 billion people by 2013. What’s most interesting about the report is where that growth is likely to come from:

  • Asia is to account about 43% of that jumping from just over half a billion users to nearly a billion users
  • China alone will have almost 1/5 of the users by then
  • Growth in the US and Europe is expected to hover around 1-3%
  • Russia and Turkey expected to grow at an annual rate of 8%
  • Africa / Middle East will have about 1 in every 8 global internet user by then almost on par with Latin America / the Caribbean (225 and 239 million users respectively)