China’s 1 billion mobile subscribers are rapidly taking up the mobile Web. The number of mobile Web users is rapidly approaching 400 million users, according to CNNIC, while the Chinese operators report that they have more than 200m 3G (i.e. fast internet) subscribers.
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Growth rates for almost everything in China are staggering, but few come close to the phenomenal rise of mobile.
With so many execs with tablet devices on their Christmas list this year, CTOs will be under increased pressure in the New Year to formulate a strategy that allows employees to use their new toys at work.
UPDATE (December 13, 2012): Adds brand-new data on 3G subscriptions provided by Informa. Mobile subscriber numbers also updated for China, Brazil and Japan.
This week, lawyers were given permission by a US Judge at a court in Seattle to bring a class-action law suit against Papa John’s Pizza for allegedly sending unwanted text messages to customers across the US. This allows the lawyers to bring the case for any number of plaintiffs. If the case is proven, the food chain faces a potential bill for damages of over US $250 million.
This is a great opportunity for young/start-up mobile companies to get some free exposure and see how you measure up to your contemporaries. As part of the BLN Making it Mobile Forum (London, November 16, 2012), the finalists will be given the platform to pitch their companies in front of the conference audience and the competition judges (which includes venture capitalists).
The number of smartphones in use worldwide has now broken the 1 billion mark, according to Strategy Analytics. That is a stunning landmark… It is an awful lot of smartphones. It is equivalent to one seventh of the global population and one sixth of mobile phone subscribers.
China has reached another monumental milestone as the number of Chinese people accessing the Internet on a mobile phone has now surpassed the number accessing the Web using a PC.