In Western Sahara, internet usage rose by 364 percent in one year.
Rabat – Eighty-six percent of Moroccan internet users (22.56 million) go online daily, 11 percent weekly, and 2 percent monthly, according to Hootsuite and We Are Social’s 2018 digital report released last week.
Seventeen million, or 47 percent of the population, are active on social media. Most of those, 16 million, use social media from their mobile phones.
The report’s statistics for Morocco apparently did not include Western Sahara. In Western Sahara, the number of internet users increased by 364 percent or 102,000 users, the Next Web quoted the report.
There are 43.76 million mobile subscriptions in Morocco, which had an estimated population of 36.41 million people in 2018.
The report shows an annual digital growth of 1.2 percent between January 2018 and January 2019. Mobile phone usage rose by 5.7 percent over the same period while the number of active users on social networks grew by 1 million, or 6.3 percent.
Ninety-six percent of the total adult population have a phone. Fifty-seven percent have a smartphone. In contrast, only 25 percent of adults use a computer, 14 percent use a tablet, 87 percent have a television, and 7 percent have a streaming device.
The average internet speed for mobile is 20.77 megabits per second, compared to 13.87 megabits per second for cable. Both speeds increased by more than 26 percent in 2018 compared to a year earlier, according to the report.