Morocco ranks second as most connected to Internet Arab nations

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Morocco is the second most Internet-connected Arab nations, according to a survey.

Morocco ranks second as most connected to Internet Arab nations

Morocco ranks second as most connected to Internet Arab nations

Internationally, the expert in collection of information on the Internet, which has just announced the crossing of the bar a billion websites in the world, ranks the UK 27th out of 198 countries surveyed, just after Australia. With over 20.2 million Internet users in 2014, an increase of + 10% compared to 2013, Morocco is the equivalent of 0.69% of the world population connected to the Internet.

Regionally, Morocco is by far the leader in North Africa, as well beyond Algeria (54th) and Tunisia (66th) among others. As for the Arab countries, this is Egypt (14th), which trumps in Morocco. In Africa, Nigeria stands out by moving up to 8th position worldwide. In the second position, the tip of South Africa (24th) followed by Morocco, which closes the Top 3 of the most connected countries in the continent.

In the world rankings, China enjoyed a clear lead with 641.6 million users, representing a penetration rate of 46.03% and a 21.97% share of global Internet users. The former Middle Kingdom is closely followed by the United States who claim a more modest global share (9.58%) with 279.83 million users, but a significant penetration: 86.75%. 3rd Global position returns to India that has 243,190,000 users, representing a penetration rate of 19.19%.

According to the latest figures from the National Agency of Telecommunications Regulation (ANRT), the park had Internet in June 7.8 million subscribers (penetration rate of 23.5%), with almost all (99 56%) have an ADSL connection of 4 Mbit / s. Furthermore, the latest survey on Internet use and social networking in Morocco found that the majority of respondents (53%) spend an average of more than 4 hours per day on the Internet, the laptop remaining the connection support favorite with a utilization rate of 78%. However, smartphones and tablets are gaining ground.

Mohamed Dekkak