Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mobile Web boom continues in India; Opera mini August report

India total has ~80 million unique users accessing the internet via mobile. This includes 50 mn users accessing only operator portals (access to the operator walled garden is not charged for). 

Source : Opera

The mobile Web gained increasing momentum in August, with page views increasing by more than 14 percent and data transfers increasing by almost 10 percent from July. More than four million new Opera Mini users contributed to the jump, which is the largest gain in six months.
In addition to maintaining its position as the third largest country with Opera Mini users, India’s unique-user growth is the highest amongst the top 20 countries in the Opera State of the Mobile Web report.  Leading with 338.7 % increase in unique-users, India is followed by Malaysia (306%) Vietnam (289.9%) and Brazil (289%).
Mobile Web boom continues in India; Opera mini August report
Global trends :
  • In August 2010, Opera Mini had more than 66.5 million users, a 6.8 percent (%) increase from July 2010. Since August 2009, the number of unique users has increased 108.3%.
  • Opera Mini users viewed more than 33.9 billion pages in August 2010. Since July, page views have gone up 14.3%. Since August 2009, page views have increased 143.2%.
  • In August 2010, Opera Mini users generated more than 489.4 million MB of data for operators worldwide. Since July, the data consumed went up by 9.9%. Data in Opera Mini is compressed by up to 90%. If this data were uncompressed, Opera Mini users would have viewed more than 4.5 petabytes of data in August. Since August 2009, data traffic is up 134.4%.
  • Instead of the usual top 10, this month Opera begins in-depth profiling of the top 20 countries for Opera Mini usage. The top 20 are, in order: Indonesia, Russia, India, China, Ukraine, South Africa, United States, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Poland, Nigeria, Malaysia, Belarus, Philippines, Egypt, Germany, Brazil and Bangladesh.
“Growth of the mobile Web worldwide accelerated dramatically in August,” said Jon von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Opera Software. “These numbers are not limited to smartphones alone. The mobile Web was, and remains, a global phenomenon for people all over the world, on a variety of devices and screen sizes. It is this unparalleled reach of the mobile Web that will bring tremendous social and economic change to people in many countries.”

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