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China Has More Mobile Internet Users Than Broadband Users


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The mobile web is king in China. According to the China Internet Network Information Center, mobile internet users outnumbered broadband users for the first time.

Mobile internet connections have surged with the growth of smartphones, while broadband connections have contracted by 70 million over the past 18 months. CNNIC says that half of new internet users come from rural areas, 60 percent of whom access the web from their phones.

Broadband is probably faltering because mobile web access is cheaper than fixed access, as is true in most of the developing world. Boston Consulting Group forecasts that most of the growth in G-20 internet connections will come from mobile access.    

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Surprise! Study finds internet worth a lot of money, is responsible for 4.7 percent of US economy



Ever wondered how much the interwebs contribute to the Uncle Sam’s bottom line? Thanks to the Boston Consulting Group, now you don’t have to. It’s estimated the net contributes a cool $684 billion is to the US gross domestic product. That’s roughly 4.7 percent of US GDP, the same tranche as its effect on Japan’s economy, but less than the 5.5, 7.3 and 8.3 percent clocked in by China, South Korea and the United Kingdom, respectively. And per the report, the internet is just getting started, with future growth expected to hit eight percent on average by 2016 for developed countries, and well north of 20 percent in booming economies like those of Argentina and India. Hit the source for the full report.

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