Only 19% of the American Internet users use it via their mobile phones – indicates the research firm comScore. In five Western European countries does it 29% of Internet users.
Mobile internet is the most popular in Germany and Italy, were 34% of the Internet population in these countries uses Internet on their phones. The next places go to: France (28%), Spain (26%) and the United Kingdom (24%). In the United States only 19% of Internet users use the Web on a mobile phone. Unfortunately the conducted study has not included the countries of Central – Eastern Europe.
Portals, independent from the mobile operator, are much more popular in the USA than in Europe. Three-quarters of the Americans who browse their mobile devices, visit sites such as Google, Yahoo! or MSN. Such portals are visited by only 30% of the Europeans – says Bob Ivans, managing director of comScore Europe.