The Office for National Statistic (ONS) report ‘Internet Access – Households and Individuals 2011, has shown significant growth in the use of mobile internet technology since 2010. There are now 6 million people using their mobile phones to access the internet.
Mobile phone internet technology has grown the fastest amongst the 16 to 24 age group and use of mobile phone internet technology has increased from 44% to 71% over 12 months.
Mobile internet use by women has seen a doubling of use since 2009 increasing from 18% to 39%.
Use of mobile internet technology i.e. laptops etc. has also seen an increase in use with 38% of users accessing the internet via this method while away from the home or work.