US Mobile Internet registers 154% growth in 2007
It seems thereâ€™s no stopping the invasion of Mobile 2.0 or the convergence of mobile technology and Internet. The latest data from research firm comScore reveals that the â€œnumber of computers using mobile broadband technology to access the Internet grew by 154 percent in Q4 2007 versus the same period in 2006.â€
â€œThough mobile broadband access is currently used by about 1 percent of the total U.S. Internet population it is poised for significant growth over the next few years,â€ said Serge Matta, senior vice president of comScore. â€œAs consumers increasingly demand and depend on portable Internet access, the demand for mobile broadband should continue to increase.â€
An interesting insight here is the disparity of mobile Internet across different household income. It turned out this is still considered as luxury. Those making at least $100,000 were 37 percent more likely than average to use mobile broadband and those with incomes below $25,000 were 41 percent less likely to do so.