82% of Peruvians use internet via mobile phone

13:29 | Lima, Mar. 27.

82% of Peruvians —aged 6 and above— who use the internet did so via cell phones in the fourth quarter of 2018, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reported on Wednesday.

According to INEI, this figure represents a significant increase of 8.8%, compared to the same period in 2017. 

Likewise, it indicated the highest rise was posted in rural areas, as it expanded 13.6 percentage points climbing from 55.2% to 68.8%.

Furthermore, this rate increased in urban areas going from 70.7% to 79.8%, and in Lima Metropolitan Area climbing from 78.4% to 86.4%.

It should be noted these results are considered to be significant rises. 

Regarding age groups, the majority of internet users via cell phone belong to the ages: 25-40 (93.1%), followed by 41-59 (91.5%), 19-24 (87.5%), 60 and above (80.6%), 12-18 (63.2%), and 6-11 (50.4%). 

All the abovementioned cases registered important expansions between 4.6% and 17.4%, compared to the similar term in 2017. 

On the other hand, INEI informed that 88.6% and 89.1% of internet users with university higher education and non-university higher education, respectively, accessed the internet via their mobile phones. 

Men and women 

On the other hand, women's access to the internet expanded from 73.9% to 82%, while men's went from 72.7% to 82%. 


Published: 3/27/2019
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