Mexico has 79.1 million Internet users

The study revealed that the population of between 25 and 34 years of age are the heaviest Internet users

Mexico has 79.1 million Internet users
Nearly 7 out of 10 Mexicans above the age of six have access to the Internet - Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 17/05/2018 17:58 Newsroom Mexico City Isaías Pérez Actualizada 16:15
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Nearly 7 out of 10 Mexicans above the age of six have access to the Internet, according to the 14th Edition of the Internet User Habit Study, conducted by the Internet Association.MX.

When measuring the Internet activity of 79.1 million users, web access showed a 12% growth in regard to 2016. In addition, with the advent of Mobile internet, nearly every single user (99%) is able to connect any day of the week, but more so on Saturdays and Sundays.

The average connection time of Internet users grew to 8 hours and 12 minutes, which places the world wide web as the Mexican people’s favorite communication medium. By contrast, the average Mexican citizen claimed to devote only three hours a day to watching television, and only one hour and forty-five minutes to listen to the radio.

One of the reasons behind the increase in Internet use is that 89% of users admit that they prefer to use their smart-phones to go online. The percentage surpasses the 49% of people who prefer to use their laptops and 34% of people that use desktop computers. The use of other devices, such as tablets and consoles, has decreased significantly.

Users spend most of their time on social networks (89%), followed by e-mail (84%), and instant message services (83%). Nevertheless, the Association points to the use of other services, like online maps, which reached a historical high of 73%; music streaming went from 54% to 68%, and movie streaming, from 55% to 65%.

Online purchases also showed a considerable increase, from 37% to 54%. Internet transport hailing was gauged for the first time, reaching a 36% among users. The reasons that led users to prefer online transport hailing services were safety (72%) and convenience (49%), due to shorter waiting times.

In more detail, the study revealed that the population of between 25 and 34 years of age are the heaviest Internet users, followed by the population of 12 to 17 years old (18%), and 18 to 24 years old (17%). In addition, 51% of users are female, and 49% are male, most of them connecting from central and southern Mexico.

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