Mobile internet usage soars by 67% in one year

The use of mobile devices to access the internet has increased by 67 per cent worldwide over the last 12 months, new research by StatCounter has shown.

18th September, 2014
In Ireland, internet access by mobile is up 59% on one year ago

The use of mobile devices to access the internet has increased by 67 per cent worldwide over the last 12 months, new research by StatCounter has shown.

The report found that while desktops remain the most popular way to access the internet (64.6 per cent), mobile has grown rapidly from 17.1 per cent to 28.5 per cent worldwide.

Tablet devices now account for 6.8 per cent of internet usage, compared to 4.8 per cent 12 months ago.

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