Iran has got the first rank among Middle Eastern countries with more than 32 million of Internet users.
PR of the Ministry of ICT- According to Internetwordstats site which has been prepared in September 2009, Internet user's penetration rate has been reached to 48/5 percent in Iran.
Also, according to the report, Internet users in Iran have had nearly 12 thousand 780 percent growth between 2000 and 2009.
This growth in the Middle East has been one thousand and 675 percent and nearly 399 percent in the world.
Internet penetration rate and number of users in the Middle East is respectively, 28/8 percent and 58 million and 309 thousand persons, according to this report.
Regarding to the statistics released by this site, the Internet penetration rate in Asia is 20/1 percent, 53 percent in Europe and 76/2 percent in North America, too.
According to this report, Asia with more than 764 million and 435 thousand persons has the largest number of Internet users while the second and third ranks in this area have been allocated to Europe and North America.
This report suggests the next ranks in terms of number of Internet users have been allocated to Saudi Arabia, Syria and the United Arabic Emirates in the Middle East after Iran.
But in terms of Internet penetration rate the first rank has been allocated to the United Arabic Emirates with 74/1 percent and Iran with 48/5 percent is in the fifth rank in the Middle East.