23-02-2010

Strong web usage in CEE territories

Written by FNE Staff
An IAB report shows heavy web usage among users in CEE territories, compared with West European counterparts.

Romanians have the lowest internet access, at just 32%, compared with Norway topping the charts at 85%. CEE users are also online for longer periods, with 33% logging in sessions of three hours or more.

Wireless connection shows room for growth in the region. Hungary is especially weak in this area, with only 19% of homes accessing wireless connection, as opposed to cable.

Online entertainment is popular in the CEE region. In Hungary, Poland and Romania, 49% watch online TV and video.

Hungarians are the top social network users, with 65% having viewed or updated a profile within three months, followed by Romanians at 61% and Poles at 56%.