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Big moment for online media: Users accessing internet more from mobile devices than desktop for first time, shows study

More People Across The World Are Using Internet From Mobile Devices Than From Desktop For The First Time, Internet Monitoring Firm StatCounter Has Revealed.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 01 Nov 2016, 11:05:53 PM
Mobile internet usage surpasses desktop for first time, says study (Pic: Getty)

New Delhi:

More people across the world are using internet from mobile devices than from desktop for the first time, internet monitoring firm StatCounter has revealed. The traffic from mobile and tablets is 51.2 per cent, while the internet access for desktop has been recorded at 48.7 per cent. This has happened for the first time since StatCounter started tracking stats for internet usage.

This is a clear indication for the companies to focus more on mobile instead of desktop for their internet services and web properties as the latest trend is unlikely to reverse.

When it comes to emerging markets like India, where the internet use accounts for 75 percent, mobile platforms are not given that much weightage for internet access.

In April 2015, comScore had revealed that the number of internet users on mobile platforms in the US surpassed those who use desktop. In May 2015, Google had revealed that more searches through the search engine were conducted through mobile platforms than on desktop.


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First Published : 01 Nov 2016, 10:52:00 PM