Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | 12:16 PM
This is a follow-up to the recent post that Doug Yeum, Director of Business Development, shared last month on mobile trends unique to South Korea.
Three weeks ago, we wrote about mobile in South Korea. We explored 2010 as a tipping point for smartphone growth with a 67x increase in monthly traffic. This growth has led to the emergence of data-rich services and growing mobile media consumption by the South Korean consumer. Since the post, we've received requests to dive deeper into the South Korean market so we've produced a mobile metrics report on South Korea. The report looks at trends in the AdMob network in South Korea and includes data from a localized survey of 524 mobile Internet users. The results of the survey reflect surprisingly strong usage patterns and levels of engagement with the mobile Internet:
- 29% of respondents spend more than one hour a day using the mobile Internet
- 35% of respondents spend more time using the mobile Internet than watching TV; 24% more than using the desktop Internet
- Using the phone for entertainment is more popular than texting, phone calls or social networking
- 58% of respondents access the mobile Internet at least 5 times a day: