Access in Saudi Arabia
#375.11?Rank out of 92 countries. Score out of 10.
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Nearly half—47 percent—of Saudis use the Internet, placing the country’s Internet penetration rate slightly above the regional average. Overall mobile penetration is close to 200 percent, with smartphone penetration at 63 percent; the majority of Saudi Internet users access the Internet through mobile devices. Saudis are reported to be active Twitter users—in 2012, more than a third of all Arab tweets originated in the country—and online forums, Facebook, and YouTube are all popular.