Millions Access the Internet Through Wireless, According to Report

Aug 15, 2006

More than 34.6 million mobile subscribers accessed the internet via their wireless devices in June 2006, according to Telephia, a provider of performance measurement information to the mobile industry. The latest Telephia Mobile Internet Report shows that email and weather sites were the top two most visited mobile internet categories. The sports category followed, with more than 7.1 million visitors, while the Search category secured 6.5 million visitors.

Additionally, more than six million mobile consumers accessed City Guides/Maps sites in June. According to Telephia, Yahoo! Mail was the most visited site by mobile consumers in June. More than 5.8 million mobile consumers accessed The Weather Channel through their cell phones, while visitors to ESPN totaled more than 5.3 million. Rounding out the top five, Google Search and MSN Hotmail secured 4.3 and 3.4 million mobile visitors, respectively.

Another report from Telephia, the U.S. Device Census Report for Q2 2006, shows that Openwave, Motorola, and Nokia browsers have the highest adoption rates among wireless internet users, with more than one-fourth of mobile web users accessing the Internet via an Openwave browser. Motorola followed closely with a browser adoption rate of 24%, while Nokia rounded out the top three with a 13%adoption rate. According to Telephia, 81% of internet consumers have phones with browsers that support xHTML-MP.