Friday, April 13, 2007

mobile web will overtake pc web

Yahoo! states "more people will be accessing the internet via their mobile phones than their PCs in 10 years time". Of course this is on the back of a news item that Vodafone's European operations is in discussions with Yahoo! about hosting mobile ads and developing voice activated search technology, with a view to introducing the mobile ad format by the end of the year.

I do believe they're right though about global internet access - it will be predominantly via mobile, especially in developing nations whose subscription growth rates are phenomenal. The latest stats I read were that there were more mobile phone subscriptions in China than the whole population of the USA and that Indian subscriptions were growing at a rate of 6m a month. Food for thought.