Social media dominates internet usage in Jordan

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AMMAN – According to a survey on the usage and spread of communications and information technology in households in 2022, social media platforms have taken the lead in internet usage in Jordan.اضافة اعلان

According to Al-Mamlaka TV, the survey, conducted by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the Department of Statistics, revealed that participation in social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram ranked highest among services used by individuals aged 5 and older, reaching a percentage of 95.8 percent. The highest percentage was recorded in the Northern region at 95.9 percent.

Following social media, other services included watching or downloading images, movies, videos, listening to or downloading music, playing electronic games, or downloading them, with a percentage of 78.6 percent. The highest percentage in this category was in the Central region, reaching 81.4 percent.

A previous report by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission indicated that the penetration rate of fixed voice communication services for households was 20.5 percent by the end of the fourth quarter of the previous year. Regarding mobile communication services, the penetration rate for the population was 67.47 percent.

The report also highlighted that the penetration rate of broadband fixed internet services for households was 34 percent, with a wide-area fixed data usage of 958 million gigabytes and a wide-area mobile data usage of 528 million gigabytes.

Regarding mobile voice communication subscriptions, the report indicated that the total number of subscriptions by the end of the fourth quarter of the previous year was 7.625635 million, including 5.502722 million prepaid subscriptions and 2.122913 million postpaid subscriptions.

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship emphasized that the annual survey aims to provide a database on the use of communications and information technology in Jordanian households. The data is crucial for decision-makers and policy developers in the telecommunications and information technology sector, providing insights into the reality of communication and information technology usage, skills, and barriers to adoption within households.