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Asia internet growth outpaces that of all other regions worldwide

Claudia Gabarain's picture

The Asia- Pacific internet audience grew last year 14 percent to 319 million visitors by April 2008, according to a recent report by one of the leading companies in measuring the digital world.

While the strongest proportional growth occurred in India with a 27 percent surge, that equals 28 million more internet users. China, following with a 14 percent growth, added however a total of 102 million users.

Also interesting is the forecast by comScore, the company behind the report, which predicts that in less than two more years, Asia Pacific will take up 42 percent of the regional distribution of worldwide online population, with North America behind carrying 20 percent.

There are other findings available in a presentation and video posted at the comScore site (see “State of the Global Internet – With a Focus on Asia” in this page).