Mobile use could overtake PCs for global internet access in three years’ time, but youngsters are already at this point, according to new data.
The research, from Global Web Index, indicates that 2019 will be the year when mobiles start capturing more time than all other devices combined.
However, age is a pretty crucial factor here, with 16-24s expected to reach this landmark globally in the coming months.
There’s similar variation by market; whereas many countries in regions like the Middle East and Latin America have already crossed the Mobile Tipping Point, many North American and European markets will not make this transition until the final stages of the 10s decade.
As this happens, PCs/laptops certainly won’t be abandoned. Instead, we’re looking at the emergence of a bigger and bigger mobile-first audience – something which brings obvious implications for how and when brands will communicate with consumers.
Source: Global Web Index