Infographic: Which global nation is the most switched on?


Technology is consuming our lives at an increasingly rapid rate, but have you ever stopped and wondered which continent has the most internet users? Or which global region has the highest smartphone penetration?

This infographic from Irish IT company ERS, called Internet and Devices Worldwide, showcases the global nations that are the most switched on when it comes to tech and devices.

In the fourth quarter of 2014, Internet World Stats found that Asia had the most internet users, accounting for 45.6% of the world. This was followed by Europe (18.9%), Latin America and the Caribbean (10.5%) and North America (10.1%).

The number of smartwatches reported globally for 2015, according to Global Web Index, is currently at 9%, with the biggest number of wearable device owners being affluent 25- to 34-year-olds based in the Asia-Pacific region.

On UK shores, more than 66% of people own a smartphone and use it for almost two hours every day to browse the internet, access social media, bank and shop online, according to statistics from an Ofcom report in August.


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