Tuesday, August 15, 2006

12.3m in the UK used the mobile internet in June

According to the Mobile Data Association (MDA), a total of 12.3 million people used their mobile phone to access theinternet in the UK during June 2006. This figure shows that close to 20% of mobile phone users are now regularly using the WAP capability ontheir phones to download ringtones, games, wallpapers or to simply browsethe internet whilst on the move.

The MDA plans to issue mobile internet user figures on a monthly basis -having previously issued figures relating to the number of WAP page impressions viewed. The method for counting has been revised to give a clearer picture of how many people are accessing the service each month, rather than how many pages a certain number may have viewed. For further mobile internet information, please visit: http://www.text.it/mobileweb/tips.cfm