15.2 million Internet users in the Kingdom at the end of Q3 2012

The estimated number of Internet users in the Kingdom is 15.2 million users at the end of Q3 2012, representing 52% of the population.
 It is expected that the demand for Internet services will increase significantly in the next few years due to the availability of fiber optic networks (FTTx) at very high speeds, initially in large cities, growing Internet content, and the spread of handheld smart devices and applications.
2001-2006: CITC estimates based on reported Internet connections (dial-up and broadband). 
2007-2009: Actual based on field surveys of the Internet market commissioned by CITC.
2010 – Q3 2012: CITC estimate (projection) based on field surveys.


  • Publish Date:
  • 09\02\1434 H       
  • Corresponding:
  • 12/22/2012
  • Newspaper:
  • CITC Newspaper
  • Issue Number:
  • 013