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Report: Mobile Phones To Be Primary Means Of Accessing The Internet In 2008

M/C Ventures is predicting that 2008 will see more people access the Internet via their mobile phones than via desktops or laptops. That's globally. In the developed world, PCs will still be the primary means of access. But in developing regions, most Internet use will come from mobile phones, helping to bridge the digital divide.
M/C Ventures is predicting that 2008 will see more people access the Internet via their mobile phones than via desktops or laptops. That's globally. In the developed world, PCs will still be the primary means of access. But in developing regions, most Internet use will come from mobile phones, helping to bridge the digital divide.M/C Ventures' report details the growing importance of connectedness, and looks specifically at the way people are using mobile phones to gather information.

Said James Wade, managing general partner, M/C Venture Partners: "Mobile broadband is becoming the medium to bridge the digital divide worldwide. Many people in the world, even developed economies, don't have regular, affordable access to the Internet for a variety of reasons, but mobile phones and the business models around them are profitably penetrating even the low-income sectors of the economy. Now more than ever, people of many means can use mobile phones to enable their lives. Quite simply, mobile broadband will democratize communications."

This point is probably worth an entire blog post on its own, but there are more on M/C's list of predictions for 2008 that I'd like to take a look at.

Here is the rest of M/C Ventures' list: