The International Telecommunication Union has issued digital.life, which is the eighth in the series of ITU Internet Reports, launched in 1997. It focuses on consumers and looks at how human lives are being continuously shaped and re-shaped by advances in digital technologies. It was prepared especially for ITU TELECOM World being held from December 4 – 8 2006 in Hong Kong. It’s well worth reading and is packed with interesting statistical data that confirms the trends that we all are familiar with.
One chart for example shows the staggering growth for cell phones as compared with fixed lines that is so very apparent.
Another interesting chart compares the proportion of subscribers to the various ways of linking to the Internet. Europe and Oceania are far ahead of the US now and most of that is because of the huge impact of the Mobile Web.
This is only another aspect of the rapid growth of cell phone use. Clearly everyone should be thinking of how the growth of the Mobile Web influences how they can profit from this ever more popular technology.
Tags: Mobile, Cellphone