2019 Internet Statistics

Internet history

Internet History

The idea of internet had started in the dawn of the development of electronic computers in the 1950s, the wide area networking was first originated in many computer science laboratories in tree countries which are the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, The U.S. Department of Defense started the development of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) project as early as the 1960s, the project that was directed by Robert Taylor and managed by Lawrence Roberts, the internet had practically started in 1969 when the computer science Professor Leonard Kleinrock's had sent the first message over ARPANET from first network node in a laboratory at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to the second network node at Stanford Research Institute (SRI), at 1970 internet started to take a new shape by studding the packet switching technology, Donald Davis was the first scientist to demonstrate the packet switching at late of 1969, that lead to a great leap forward in the development of the protocols for internetworking, in which multiple separate networks could be joined into a network of networks, then the two scientists Robert E. Kahn and Vint Cerf that they developed the (TCP/IP) in the late of 1970 and from since it became the standard networking protocol on the ARPANET, in the early 1980 had seen the foundation of the national supercomputing centers at several universities, that started the NSFNET project in 1980 under the direction of Louis Pouzin that provided interconnectivity in 1986 and also created network access to the supercomputer sites, the Commercial Internet service providers (ISPs) began to emerge in 1980, The ARPANET project was decommissioned in 1990, and the NSFNET project was also decommissioned in 1995, and ended by removing the last restrictions on the use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic, and the internet started to take the shape of world wide web from early 1990 with a great revolution in on culture, commerce, and technology, side by side with the initiation of a brand new technologies like electronic email, instant messaging, and voice over Internet, then the JANET network was initiated in the united kingdom and the internet 2 in the USA, from since the world had seen the importance of the internet in their daily life were the telecommunication was taking 1% of the world communication in the early 90th then it reaches 51% by the beginning of the new millennium (2000), and reached 97%  of the world telecommunicated information by 2007, and the internet Is getting to grow every single day till this days that we will talk in the next article about the 2019 internet statistics.

Global Internet traffic

Global Internet Traffic

Traffic size:

At first we will talk about the total internet traffic in the past years let’s start with the new millennium from the year 2000 that were 361 million users of the internet all over the world, the at the end of 2005 it becomes about 1 billion users, this number is nearly doubled by the end of the year 2010 to reach 1.97 billion internet users, then we have a great leap by the year 2015 that the total internet users reached 3.3 billion users, and guess what it reached 4.1 billion users by the end of 2018, and the Analysts see that the internet total number of users will reach 12 billion users by the year 2020.

Traffic geography:

As geography Asia had listed as the most continent using internet by 49% of total internet users and the runner up continent is Europe by 16.8%, North America has the highest internet penetration percentage in all the continents with 88.1% followed by Europe, and as countries China is in the lead by 20% of all worldwide internet users for about 800 million users at the end of 2018, a very important point we have to take in view is that about 98% of China internet users use the mobile internet, not only that have a record in the number of internet users but Iceland has its own record by nearly 100% of internet penetration as all the Icelandic citizens use the internet.

Internet Records:

for the first time, internet advertising beats TV advertising as the global Internet advertising spends over 2017 reached 205$ billion while TV advertising reached nearly 192$ billion, for the USA it is the world leader in the online purchasing that would reach about 80% of the American internet users that could purchase online in 2019, Internet publishing is still growing that reached 4 million posted on the internet every day.

Google had seen a great leap in the total number of searches in the last years which reached about 5 million Google searches per day in 2018, even the type of search on google had and will see a great revolution that the voice search is expected to reach about 50% of all the searches done by Google in a year and 30% will not even use a screen to search.

By talking about Google and records it never ends as google had dominated the internet traffic as the most visited website on the internet in 2018 followed by YouTube, Facebook and the Chinese search engine Baidu is the 4th most visited site on the internet.

As web hosting market sees a great evolution in the last years as Domain name registrations grow by 3.5% every year, and there are about 342 million domain name registered in the third quarter of 2018, the most dominant domain is the famous one (.com) that leads the domain names registered by 43.59% of all domain names extensions, by the way, let’s talk about the most expensive domain ever which is LasVegas.com which was sold for 90 million dollars in 2005.

The e-commerce marketing became one of the most important niches of all the websites niches, as the size of sales could reach 3.45 trillion dollars in 2019, as expected Amazon dominates the online shopping by 49% of all online sales worldwide, the online shoppers spend on average of about 488 dollars annually on the marketplaces.

As the online advertising industry is growing the ads blocker also grows as there are More than 615 million devices in the world that have a one ad blocker installed at least.

Egyptian Internet

Egyptian Internet


First, let’s talk about the history of the internet in Egypt and how and when it started.

Internet had started working in Egypt since 1993 by using a cable connection to France with 9.6 kbps bandwidth, the number of users at that time was estimated to be between 2000 and 3000 users, the Egyptian domain was only one domain in 1993 which is (.eg), then this domain is divided into 3 sub-domains which are

  • . eun.eg for the Egyptian Universities Network.

  • . sci.eg serving the Scientific research institutes.

  • . gov.eg for Governmental institutes.

1996 had seen a great leap in the Egyptian internet by increasing the internet speed by 20 times, and the number of internet users had increased to reach about 20,000 users, in the year 2000 Egypt had started using ISDN service is added to the telephone line which changed the analog telephone to digital, which reflected on the internet speed to make I reaches 64kbps and 128kbps, nowadays the internet speed reaches 24Mbps.


Egyptians interest in internet grows every day till the penetration reaches to 47.4 million users on 2018, social media platforms dominate the internet traffic in Egypt by 37 million users per month, Facebook is the most visited social media platform.

Social media statistics

Social Media Statistics


Social media had started from the early age of internet on 1973 when Dave Wooly and Douglas Brown had created Talkomatic the first multi-user chat room application an instant sensation for users in the PLATO System's online community.

Social media platforms Start:

Social media had really started to be worldwide from the year 2003 with two main websites which are Myspace that reached 1 million users in a few months from its start, the year 2003 had witnessed the launching of the most worldwide social media platform Facebook as FaceMash by the American 19 years old kid Mark Elliot Zuckerberg with his colleagues, Facebook began to dominate the social media market with by the year 2004 Facebook had reached 1.5 million users, in 2018 Facebook had reached about 1.32 billion users per day, and about 2 billion monthly active users, 2005 had seen the launch of (YouTube)the most famous videos platform nowadays, the year 2006 had seen the launch of twitter that came to compete with Facebook after the fallback of Myspace, the year 2010 had witnessed the launch of one of the most social media platforms that are specialized in images and videos, then we go to the year 2010 when google the biggest search engine in the internet had decided to enter the social media world with google+ which is going to be deactivated in 2019 after falling to compete with other social media platforms especially Facebook.

Social media 2019 statistics:

2019 is going to see a great leap in social media marketing, while the Analysts experts expect that social media users number will reach about 2.77 billion users in 2019, social media different platforms will see a lot of new statistics like 32% of internet users will use Instagram, over than 95 million images and video will be shared on Instagram daily, Facebook status with images will see a great leap over status without images, about 64% of Facebook monthly users will use messenger, it is expected that social media will be responsible for about 30% of online shopping, Facebook sees 8 billion average daily video views from 500 million users, Facebook will see an average of 500,000 new users per day, YouTube will reach 1 billion watching hours per day, Twitter will reach 500 million visits per month, Instagram will see 800 million monthly active users, Pinterest will reach 200 million monthly active users, LinkedIn and snapchat will reach 187 million active users every month.

Mobile internet statistics

Mobile Internet Statistics


Mobile internet or mobile web which is browsing the internet through mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, in early 2010 (ITU) international communication Union had started to work with wireless network, the mobile internet had seen a great leap as in 2014 that it exceeded the desktop internet in the USA, as per as the growing importance of mobile internet google had launched a new update called Mobilegeddon that focus on websites quality and speed on mobile, and even gives the most applicable websites on mobile an advance in search results, and in 2005 a new web update as they launched AMP (accelerated mobile page) that work on optimizing the website speed on mobile.

2019 statistics:

2019 is going to see a great advance in mobile internet usage as it’s expected that 63.3% of mobile users will use access to internet through mobile, January 2019 had seen about 3.7 billion global mobile internet users, Mobile e-commerce will be responsible for about 67.2 % nearly $2.32 trillion of e-commerce sales by the year 2021, Mobile internet traffic was responsible for 52.2% of global Internet traffic in 2018, 40.1% of time spent on sites is by mobile users, 30% of all mobile e-commerce transactions comes from mobile devices, as countries South Korea has the highest internet penetration rate with 71.5% of the population uses internet mobile, and as Continents Asia leads with 61.09% of total global mobile internet, mobile acquires about 53% of emails that opened on mobile devices, Tablets leads add-to-cart rate on e-commerce sites with 8.58% more than all other devices, social media apps will dominate the all mobile internet by 89% and the remaining 11% spent on other websites, 71% of marketers believes that mobile marketing is more appropriate for their business than desktop.


We see that the mobile internet is the future of internet in all niches, mobile e-commerce will see a great rise in global total online shopping revenue, online marketers are focusing on mobile marketing than desktop as per as the great mobile internet had a great leap in the past few years, global internet users began to prefer logging on the internet using mobile even tend to online shopping through mobile, so is the next years are going to see the age of mobile marketing.

Tell us in the comments what is your opinion in the mobile internet improvement, and does it worth it.

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Mohamed Adel

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