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Uroš Cvetko: Mobile Internet – One Year Later

  1. 1. Mobile internet – one year later Uroš Cvetko, Valicon VALICON © 2008 | www.valicon.net November 4th 200 9
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Resume of 2008 conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of 2009 findings </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions and implications for going forward </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where is mobile internet usage?
  4. 4. Low frequency of usage appears to be driven by (mis)perception rather than real issues <ul><li>USAGE = # OF USERS X FREQUENCY </li></ul>30% of all internet users use mobile device as one of their access points Only 12% of internet users mobile internet service on daily basis
  5. 5. Low frequency is driven mostly by mis-perceptions about the service Reasons for not using mobile internet services Which are biggest obstacles for not using mobile internet or mobile internet services? Source: web survey, method CAWI, october 2008, n=347
  6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>Resume of 2008 conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of 2009 findings </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions and implications for going forward </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some global players recorded extreme mobile internet growth rates in the last 12 months Opera mini browser usage statistics Opera Mini usage by Total data consumed per month (millions of MB) and Pages transcoded per month (billions) In top 10 countries Source: State of the Mobile Web, September 2009 (www.opera.com) 3x 5x Page views (billions) Data transfer (millions MB)
  8. 8. Finding 1: Mobile internet penetration has increased by almost 40% Mobile Internet users Access internet via mobile devices Percent, 100 = all internet users 1,4 x Mobile e-mail Mobile browsing Internet servicees on mobile IM, social networks,etc 1,4 x 1, 6 x 1, 1 x 2008 2009
  9. 9. Finding 2: Also the frequency of mobile internet usage has increased significantly 1, 7 x Mobile e-mail Mobile browsing Internet servicees on mobile IM, social networks,etc 2 , 8 x 1, 6 x 1, 8 x 2008 2009 Mobile Internet usage frequency Daily access internet via mobile devices Percent, 100 = all internet users
  10. 10. <ul><li>USAGE = # OF USERS X FREQUENCY </li></ul>Consequently usage of mobile internet services has doubled in one year Mobile e-mail Mobile browsing Internet servicees on mobile IM, social networks,etc 2,4 x 1,6 x 1,7 x Mobile Internet usage increase 09 vs. 08 Increase in number of usage days
  11. 11. Perceived high cost remains top obstacle, but its overall significance has decreased Reasons for not using mobile internet services Which are biggest obstacles for not using mobile internet or mobile internet services?      Source: web survey, method CAWI, october 2009, n=786
  12. 12. In 2009 there was significant increase in offerin g s of packages that include data
  13. 13. The readiness to pay for a smart phone has not changed dramatically 96-137 EUR 91-123 EUR Expected price for a smart phone PSM analysis, comparison 2008 and 2009 All mobile users -5 to -10 EUR
  14. 14. Usage of mobile internet strongly correlates with age, however drivers of usage differ Penetration of mobile internet services by age group All internet users Segment 1 (<25 years) Segment 2 (25-40 years) Segment 3 (>40 years)
  15. 15. Various age groups have different obstacles to mobile internet usage Reasons for not using mobile internet services Which are biggest obstacles for not using mobile internet or mobile internet services? Segment 1 (<25 years) Segment 2 (25-40 years) Segment 3 (>40 years) Source: web survey, method CAWI, october 2009, n=786
  16. 16. Global internet players remain the major developers of mobile internet Internet services Use on internet, use on mobile device and intention to use service in next 12 months Source: web survey, method CAWI, october 2009, n=786 48% 25% 33% 18% 17% 22%
  17. 17. Social networking is one of key drivers for mobile internet usage USA UK POLAND google.com facebook.com Nasza-klasa.pl facebook.com google.com google.com yahoo.com bbc.co.uk onet.pl 1. 2. 3. Source: State of the Mobile Web, September 2009 (www.opera.com) Top 3 internet sites used on mobile devices September 2009
  18. 18. Mobile social network penetrations seems to be unrelated to general telco development Share of Facebook users among countries Estimated number of Facebook users by country Source: FACEBOOK & WIKIPEDIA
  19. 19. Agenda <ul><li>Resume of 2008 conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of 2009 findings </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions and implications for going forward </li></ul>
  20. 20. Conclusions <ul><li>In accordance with the predictions from last year there was a strong growth in mobile internet usage </li></ul><ul><li>Obstacles to mobile internet usage identified in 2008 remain the same in 2009, however their relative importance has changed in line with predictions </li></ul><ul><li>Although the mobile internet penetration correlates with age, there are significant differences in usage attitudes of at least 3 segments </li></ul><ul><li>Global internet sites remain the major drivers of mobile internet, however there are examples of local sites taking the leading role </li></ul>
  21. 21. Implications for going forward <ul><li>Mobile internet will continue with rapid growth, both in terms of penetration and usage frequency </li></ul><ul><li>Screen size will be the major obstacle for mobile internet development if operators continue to alleviate the “perceived” obstacles (price, speed) </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking is the “killer application” for attracting young users, the issue however remains how to increase penetration among older users </li></ul><ul><li>Local content and service providers have the opportunity to enter relatively unformed market, however they will need to clearly differentiate from global players </li></ul>
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