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December 13, 2015

internet speeds across the world: 50 nations compared

The global average connection speed saw a 3.5% increase in the second quarter of 2015, to 5.1 Mbps. According to Akamai state of the internet 2015 report.The below chart compared 50 nations and their internet connection speeds.Globally web speeds increased across the board for the top 10 countries/regions, with the exception of South Korea, which saw a 2.1% decrease from the first quarter. Japan saw the largest quarterly gain at 7.8%, while the remaining eight countries saw modest gains ranging from 1.5% in Hong Kong to 4.6% in Switzerland.

On a global basis, 107 of the 143 qualifying countries/regions saw average peak connection speeds increase from the first quarter, with growth ranging from 0.1% in Trinidad and Tobago (to 34.9 Mbps) to 100% in Egypt (to 23.4 Mbps). Other than Egypt, four countries—Uzbekistan, Mauritius, Ghana, and Tunisia—saw quarterly increases of over 50%.

May 28, 2015

middle east mobile penetration exceeds 124% vs 17% in social media

"Middle east digital indicators: 124% mobile penetration vs 17%  in social media "


With an Urbanization percentage of  67% . The middle east is home to 238 million  with 87million active internet users(36%).With 294 million mobile subscribers,the  middle east  mobile penetration stands at a  remarkable 124% . Users who access their social media account from their mobile web does not exceed 35 million, ( 15%)

August 14, 2014

Why MIDDLE EAST is the Next New BRIC Powerhouse

Latest reports indicate that " Middle east markets  along with North Africa ( MENA )   set to emerge as the Next  BRIC Powerhouse is likely to see increasing technology adoption  both across B2c markets and B2b 

Smartphones and Internet " ate among the two drivers which is set   to grow to double digits are among key drivers that would " provide more jobs for the local people, as more start ups incubate which in turn will lead to more " local outsourcing opportunities to small and medium back offices
There are three interesting things about MENA Countries  in this context which explains why this market is possibly undeserved  and potential is enormous
  1.  Only two countries [Saudi Arabia and Kuwait]  usage  account for more than 11 percent of all web page views."  (  wearesocial data )
  2.  Africa has the youngest population in the world, with 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, according to the United Nations (UN). -
  3. World Bank says Africa’s middle class is forecast to grow from 355 million  (34% of the continent’s population) in 2010 to 1.1 billion (42%of the population) in 2060
  4.  Frost & Sullivan has predicted that smartphone usage in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow 40% each year until 2017.