Sunday, February 4, 2007

World Internet Users

Do you know which region in this world have the most internet user? Is it Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East or Australia/Oceania?

The answer is Asia! Yes it in Asia with approximately 389 million people online as Jan 2007. Follow by Europe 313 million and North America 232 million.

If you are a serious Internet Marketer, Asia is the market must tap into. China itself have about 36% user online which contribute the most to Asia region.

According to a semi-annual survey conducted by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), as of the end of 2006 the number of Internet users in China was estimated to be 137 million, a 10.5% penetration rate.

While that penetration rate is small compared with many other countries around the globe, China ranks second only to the US in the overall number of users online.

In fact, many analysts feel that the number of Internet users in China will surpass the number of US users within two years. At the current rate of growth it is forecast that Chinese Internet users will exceed the 210 million US users by 2009.

Importantly, over 90 million of those users are already connected by broadband. While the Chinese government figures show nearly 140 million Chinese users, there are less than half that many connected computers.

Vital Wave estimates that 50% or more of the users in China connect on shared-access points, such as Internet cafes and school labs, or by hand-held mobile devises.

Until the gap between Internet usage and computer ownership in China narrows, the market opportunities for hardware and software providers will not be as prevalent as the usage numbers would normally indicate.

"Without doubt, China is a considerable current and future market opportunity for many technology companies,"

"But to tap into that market, business managers have to evaluate market data in the context of their own business model."

Access aside, the CNNIC figures show that Chinese Internet users closely resemble users around the world, though the user population does skew more male than female.

Online, the Chinese tend to do exactly the same things as the rest of the world's users: check e-mail, read the news and search for and acquire information.

For more information on Internet development in Asia, go to China Online, India Online and Japan Online reports.

How about you? Which region is the most customer buy from you? Leave me a messages if you have anything to share with me.


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