9.7 mln simultaneous file-sharers worldwide in May 2006

The average number of simultaneous file-sharing users was about 9.7 mln worldwide in May 2006, with about 6.7 mln from the USA, according to BigChampagne. In May 2005, BigChampagne tracked 8.6 mln average users globally and 6.2 mln in the United States.