Wednesday, 6 June 2012

139m Europeans access the internet using mobile phones each week

"426.9 million Europeans go online every week (65%) with than one third (37%) accessing the internet using more than one device. 64% of people access the web via a computer – that’s 415.7 million people – and 21% use the internet on their mobile phone (139.2m). Using the internet via a computer is most popular in Norway and Switzerland (89%) and users are most likely to be aged between 25-44 years old (44%). Mobile internet users are most likely to be 16-24 years old (30%) and using the internet via a mobile phone is most popular in the UK, Norway and Sweden where more than 4 in 10 access the internet via this device.
Time spent on the web differs by the device used – European’s spend a total of 14.8 hours online each week – those using a computer spend 13.3 hours, compared to 9.4 hours amongst those using mobile phones and 9.3 hours for those using tablets. The figure is 6.8 hours via games console."

Source:  Press release from IAB Europe, 6th June 2012
Methodology:  "Conducted using a combination of online, telephone and face-to-face methodologies totalling over 50,000 interviews across 28 markets Mediascope Europe now ranks as one of the leading sources of data on European consumer use of media and online shopping habits."

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