We can feel this that Mobile internet usage on rise in India.Today, India ranks fourth among the top 10 nations in the world.It has been growing in every sense of the world.
when it comes to internet usage. Obviously, U.S. leads all the way with 220 million internet users subsequently followed by China 210 million and Japan 88.1 million. China will outdo the U.S. in internet use by 2011.Brazil is ranked 5th with 53.1 million users, UK 40.2 million, Germany 39.1 million, republic of Korea 35.5 million, followed by Italy and France.
%u2022 1.73 billion – worldwide (September 2009).
%u2022 18% – Increase in Internet users since the previous year.
%u2022 738,257,230 – Asia.
%u2022 418,029,796 – Europe.
%u2022 252,908,000 – North America.
%u2022 179,031,479 – Latin America / Caribbean.
%u2022 67,371,700 – Africa.
%u2022 57,425,046 – Middle East.
%u2022 20,970,490 – Oceania / Australia.
Social media users
%u2022 126 million – Total number of blogs on the Internet (as tracked by BlogPulse).
%u2022 84% – Social network sites comprising more women than men.
%u2022 27.3 million – Number of tweets on Twitter per day (November, 2009)
%u2022 57% – Twitter’s user base located in the United States.
%u2022 350 million – People on Facebook.
%u2022 50% – Percentage of Facebook users that log in every day.
%u2022 500,000 – The number of active Facebook members.
The number of internet users on personal computers be it desktops or laptops may not have risen on the expected lines however, innovative data plans offered by telecom operators and fall in the prices of handsets are expected to cover the gap with an increasing number of users wanting to surf the net on their handsets.
People using mobile internet in India has almost doubled, nearly 8-10 million at the start of 2009. By March-April the rise was four-fold when it came to Google searches on mobiles.
Product manager, Mobile, Google India,Alok Goel says that India initially was looked upon as a low-end market, however, by February and March 2009, there was a sudden spurt in the number in mobile traffic in the mobile internet space.
The low price of a general packet radio service (GPRS) ready mobile handset seems to a foremost factor driving the growth. Almost a year ago, an internet-enabled handset costs at least Rs 5,000. But today, a customer can buy a GPRS-enabled handset for just Rs 2,000.
According to industry analysts there are around 500 million mobile phone subscribed in India and with prices of handsets falling the numbers of people who surf the internet on their mobiles have reached to 10 million mark.