Mobile Internet Future in China
China is the world's biggest telecom market with about 800 million mobile subscribers and 380 million internet users. The Chinese telecoms market is a lot more than voice it is very diverse. Voice is indeed the main use of the mobile in rural China, where an estimated 30 percent of the population now has access to mobile services. But rural China is also connecting to the web, with almost 107 million internet connections in early 2009, an increase of 26 percent from 2008. In urban China, particularly among its youth, high-end mobility, broadband and mobile broadband are already a way life. Some 87 percent of urban Chinese youth use the internet on a daily basis. The increasing wealth among urban Chinese is reflected in the country's position as the second-largest luxury goods consumer in the world, so the speed of mobile internet uptake should be no surprise. Available video includes an edited package and general views from the Ericsson Business Innovation forum in Shanghai, held during the World Expo 2010, as well as soundbites with guest speakers.