Digital 2020 Report on Laos Released: Internet, Mobile, and Social Media

We Are Social and Hootsuite have released their joint annual global digital overview report for 2020, detailing global statistics for digital, mobile, and social media use.

According to the latest report, the number of people around the world using the internet has grown to 4.54 billion, an increase of seven percent compared to January 2019. Social media use has grown to 3.80 billion, while more than 5.19 billion people around the world now use mobile phones.


According to the report, 79% of the population in Laos now has a mobile phone, with internet penetration standing at 43% of the population. Unsurprisingly, social media use in Laos directly correlates with the rate of internet penetration, also standing at 43%.

Internet speeds average 25.54 Mbps in Laos, with a year-on-year increase in the speed of fixed internet connections by 68%.

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Jasmina Yap