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Emerging economies set to power future online population growth

JupiterResearch, an authority on the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on business, predict...


June 24, 2008  


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JupiterResearch, an authority on the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on business, predicts that the number of worldwide online users will increase 44% between 2007 and 2012, reaching 1.8 billion users.

By 2012, one quarter of the worldwide population will access the Internet on a regular basis, says a new report entitled Worldwide Online Population Forecast, 2007 to 2012, published by JupiterResearch.

According to the report, the growth in online populations of emerging economies will continue to increase at double-digit rates during the next five years, driving the expansion of the worldwide online population.

Brazil, Russia, India, and China will experience some of the highest growth rates. By 2011, China will overtake the U.S. in number of regularonline users to become the leading online population, with India following in a distant third place.