INTERNET USAGE IN HONG KONG19.1.2017Reading Time: 3 minutes
Hello, dear publishers!
Since our offers for Asia are showing really good results, we are continuing to focus on Asian countries when providing you with the information related to Internet usage there. Today we would like to dwell upon one of the most technologically developed regions – Hong Kong.
General facts about Hong Kong:
According to the latest estimates of United Nations, the current population there is 7,376,954.
Official languages: Chinese(Cantonese) 89.5% and English 3.5%.
Other languages are spoken there: Putonghua (Mandarin), other Chinese dialects, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Filipino, Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic.
Internet usage in Hong Kong:
The telecommunication system of Hong Kong is considered to be refined (or perfect as you wish).
Telephone density there is one of the highest in the world.
Top mobile operators in Hong Kong:
More than 90% people surf the Internet everyday using their smartphones, what is considered to be the highest rate in Asia.
Peak hours of mobile Internet acces – from 12 am to 2 pm; from 8 pm to 10 pm.
Most widely used mobile operating system in Hong Kong is Android:
Top App categories among Android users:
Top App categories among Iphone users:
*Financial Apps are the most popular among users of both operating systems because of the fluctuation of the stock market.
As for the type of smartphones, phablets (5.3” to 6.9”) are more popular among Android users, whereas IOS users prefer phone screen size more than phablets.
Android mobile browsers market share:
Number of Internet users in Hong Kong is 5,442,101.
Internet speed in Hong Kong is one of the fastest in the world – 20.1 Mbps (average connection speed).
Average Latency : 175 ms
Average Download : 39.90 Mbps
Average Upload : 25.01 Mbps
The main Internet Service Providers in Hong Kong are:
- Hong Kong Broadband
- Pacific Internet
- HGC Broadband
E-shopping in Hong Kong:
The majority of the population prefers shopping online than offline and it is not a surprise – technologically sophisticated region has its effect on people’s e-commerce behavior.The most active online shoppers are young adults (25-29 years old).
Social media usage in Hong Kong:
64% of the population has active social media accounts. Some statistical analyses say that the top social network in Hong Kong is Whatsapp, while others claim that it is Facebook.
Usage of Facebook:
More than 50% of the population has personal accounts on Facebook, while more than 3 million people logs in Facebook every day (the average time of each visit is 30 min).
Other popular networks are: Facebook messenger, WeChat, Instagram, LINE, GooglePlus, Skype, Sina Weibo, LinkedIn, Twitter.
In what languages do people in Hong Kong communicate via social media?
This is it for now. We hope that this information will help you in running your campaigns.