Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Mobiles are about to flood BRICI countries.

Source: "Mobile internet in emerging markets: The next billion geeks," The Economist, September 2nd 2010
In Brazil, Russia, India, China and Indonesia (the so-called BRICI countries), there are 610m regular internet users but a staggering 1.8 billion mobile-phone connections, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In a report called “The Internet’s New Billion”, BCG predicts that by 2015 there will be 1.2 billion internet users in these countries—dwarfing the total in America and Japan (see chart).
Mobile phones are, I suppose, an aspect of the next phase or aspect of the Information Revolution -- personal connectivity leading to a flood of applications for mobile, personal devices. I admit I didn't see that coming.

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