The Communications, Space, and Technology Commission (CST) has published the Saudi Internet Report 2022, which provides the most accurate statistics on the Internet system and its usage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the level of infrastructure development, with the aim of enhancing digital services for the public and private sectors, attracting technical investments, and thereby contributing to the development of a thriving digital economy.
The report reveals the growth of Internet usage in the Kingdom, according to gender, age and regions. It also tracks the pattern and behavior of users and their daily usage rates, stating that 49.4% of Internet users spend 7 hours or more each day browsing the internet, making Saturday one of the busiest days of the week.
The report also included data on the Kingdom's rising percentage of Internet use, which reached 98.6% of its population. The report’s statistics on the most downloaded e-government applications show that the most downloaded application this year was the Tawakkalna Services application, and in terms of educational applications, Madrasati was ranked first, while Nusuk was the most downloaded application for travel.
The report examines several statistics of infrastructure and quality of services provided, where the average mobile internet download speed reached 180.2 Mbps, maintaining the Kingdom’s position among the top ten countries in terms of mobile Internet speeds, as it shows that the average consumption of mobile Internet data per person in the Kingdom is 37GB per month in 2022, while 28% of people use an “unlimited” Internet package on their mobile device.
Moreover, the total Internet traffic in the Kingdom also increased to 35 million terabytes, a 17% increase from 2021.
The Saudi Internet Report is the second edition of the ICT Indicators Forum, which highlights the most prominent indicators and numbers that reflect efforts and trends in enhancing the efficiency of digital infrastructure to support the aspirations of the digital economy in the Kingdom.