Active home Internet usage experienced its largest growth in Spain as the year closed out, according to data from Nielsen//NetRatings.
|Active Internet Universe, December 2006|
|Country||November 2006||December 2006||Growth (%)||Diff.|
|Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, 2007
Spain saw the largest percentage of growth in December (3.01 percent), with 397,848 new users. In Japan, there were 747,038 new users, accounting for a 1.7 percent increase. Increases were also seen in Italy (1.84 percent); the U.K. (1.47); and France (1.47 percent).
A drop in active Internet users was visible in Switzerland (-1.14 percent) and Brazil (-0.20 percent), despite Brazil’s lead in November.
Nielsen//NetRatings uses a sampling methodology applied worldwide, which allows for data aggregation on regional and global bases.