Marked by astounding growth, the speed at which Internet usage is expanding has left industry experts and observers in awe with global Internet users projected to exceed a staggering 5.5 billion, encompassing approximately 67.73% of the world’s population by the year 2024.
Painting a remarkable picture, this growth trajectory comes as part of global statistics shared by WebAcquisition, shedding light on a transformative trend that is reshaping the global online community.
Asia, in particular, is poised to assert its dominance in this remarkable surge in Internet usage. With half of its population already accessing the web, Asia exemplifies the far-reaching impact of the digital revolution, with its effects reverberating across industries and societies.
Notably, mobile devices have emerged as the torchbearers of this digital phenomenon. The number of mobile Internet users is poised to continue its meteoric rise, underlining its status as a formidable force in the digital realm.
For businesses operating in the digital sphere, the implications are unequivocal: the optimization of mobile experiences is no longer a choice but a necessity to remain competitive in a landscape that is evolving at an unprecedented pace.
These statistics offer a compelling glimpse into the future, where the Internet’s influence is set to expand exponentially, reshaping industries, redefining businesses, and transforming the way we connect, communicate, and consume information.
The growth of Internet usage shows no signs of slowing down, with over 5.18 billion global users in 2023 alone. Further data also indicates that this figure could soar beyond 5.5 billion by 2024 and reach a staggering 6 billion by the dawn of the next decade.
Leading the digital charge, mobile devices are set to play an increasingly pivotal role, with over 7.26 billion people accessing the Internet via smartphones and tablets by 2022. These numbers are expected to swell to 7.49 billion by 2025.
Search Engine Titans
Google, the titanic search engine, manages a mind-boggling 3.5 billion daily searches and an astronomical 1.2 trillion searches annually, firmly cementing its place as the unrivaled leader in the realm of digital exploration.
Looking ahead, Chrome is poised to seize the lion’s share of the browser market, with a commanding 64% market share. Meanwhile, Safari, claiming a 20% share, is rapidly gaining ground on mobile devices.
The World of Websites
As of February 2023, the global web landscape boasts an astonishing 1.13 billion websites. Intriguingly, a significant 82% of these websites remain inactive, leaving a modest 200 million as active online domains.
WordPress reigns supreme, powering over 43% of all websites. Forecasts suggest its reach will continue to expand by 2024, thanks to the ever-growing adoption of content management systems (CMS). Notable contenders in this arena include Joomla, Drupal, Magento, Blogger, and Shopify.
Rising Star: Video Content
Estimates indicate that this year, a remarkable 82% of all Internet traffic comprised of video content, up from 73% in 2017. With this continuous improvement of Internet infrastructure, video streaming is also poised for explosive growth.
Need for Speed
In 2023, the average Wi-Fi speed clocks in at 91.6 Mbps, underscoring the growing demand for faster and more reliable connections. As online traffic escalates, the importance of Internet speed is expected to become increasingly evident on a global scale by 2030.