We have been saying how times are changing and so are we and guess what? Ofcom’s most recent report on the communications market in the UK proves this (not that we needed any convincing).
As the digital revolution continues to unfold, consumer habits continue to change. The report announced that the UK is now a ‘smartphone society’. It showed that 33% of Internet users consider their smartphone to be the most important device for going online, compared to the 30% who stick to their laptop. Compared to 39% in 2012, today, 66% of UK adults have a smartphone in their pockets.
But this change is not merely amongst the younger generation; the report showed that since 2012, amongst 55-64 year olds, smartphone users have gone up from 19% to 50%. It’s not just web surfing that has changed, but also the weekly use of emails. Today a total of 52% of adults have access to email, a staggering increase when compared to the 5% in the 2005 Ofcom report.