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Asia and MEA To Drive Internet Adoption

The region's massive population, coupled with high smartphone adoption rates and improved internet connectivity, has positioned Asia Pacific as a global leader in the digital realm.

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As the world embraces the digital age, the online population continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. In the next five years, a remarkable 937 million new internet users are projected to join the global digital community, with Asia and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) leading the charge.

These two regions are expected to account for a staggering 85% of this growth, driven by rapid digital adoption and technological advancements. This digital transformation is reshaping economies and societies, presenting immense opportunities for businesses, governments, and individuals.

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Online population. Total number of individuals or users who have access to the internet and regularly use it for various purposes, such as communication, information gathering, entertainment, shopping, and more (at least once in a month)
Additional Notes
Release Date: April 2024
Region: Worldwide
Time Period: 2009 to 2028
Author: Datum Research Team
Source: Datum Global Online Population Forecast 2023-28
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