According to the Korea Internet Information Centre, one third of mobile
phone subscribers have used their handsets to log into wireless Internet
The Korea Internet Information Centre, along with Internet Metrix, an
online survey firm, surveyed 2,000 mobile phone subscribers in the month
of September to determine wireless Internet usage and trends.
Through the survey it was found that 32.3 per cent of those surveyed
said they have used mobile phones as a means to link to the Internet,
up 4.9 per cent from last year.
Those who have logged into wireless Internet services via personal digital
assistant (PDA) devices and notebook computers accounted for 4.3 and 10.7
per cent, respectively. The figures represented rises by 0.9 and 44 per
cent from March.
By age category of mobile phone subscribers for the usage of wireless
Internet services, the group between 12-19 took the lion's share with
a usage rate of 73.5 per cent, followed by 58 per cent for those in their
20s, 25.1 per cent for those in their 30s, 8.2 per cent of those in their
40s and 1.4 per cent over 50.
Among contents, graphic and ringer tone download service was most popular,
accounting for 30.7 per cent of wireless Internet logins.