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The five reasons why VPN connections are triumphing in the world



Users turn to VPNs to access entertainment content not available in their home countries. This is recognized by 57% of consumers of virtual private networks on computers and 54% on mobile devices.

VPN networks (Virtual Private Network) have become, in just a few years, an option more than extended by half the world. More and more providers allow us to connect to servers in other countries of the world, pretending that we are physically in them. Or, simply, that they protect the data we send and receive through unsecured networks, such as WiFi access points at airports or train stations.

Given the success of VPNs in our times, it is worth asking what has been, is (and surely will be) the main catalyst for this way of accessing the Network of Networks. And where there is a question there is usually an answer, this time in the form of a GlobalWebIndex study on 33,000 VPN users on PCs and 25,000 mobile counterparts.

The data show that, in a massive way, users turn to VPNs to be able to access entertainment content not available in their home countries. This is recognized by 57% of consumers of virtual private networks on computers and 54% on mobile devices.

Behind are other cases of equally interesting VPN use: thirty-six percent of mobile respondents (34 percent on desktops) admit that they use VPN to access social networks, websites or news services blocked in their countries. In that sense, GlobalWebIndex states that 41 percent of mobile VPN users in China use this technology to access censored social platforms, although the local government has taken strong action against the practice.

On the other hand, 35 percent of desktop respondents say they use their VPNs for anonymous browsing and 30 percent use VPNs to access work files and services through networks approved by their respective IT departments.