Mobile Internet Users grow 245% [India] – Facebook becomes most popular mobile social network [global] – Report


Opera today released the state of mobile web report which found that Facebook usage by Mobile users has jumped over 600% compared to last to become the most popular Mobile social network. Unique users of Facebook grew more than 600% during 2009, helping the site surpass VKontakte, formerly the most popular social network among Opera Mini users.


These numbers and findings are based on Mobile Opera browser users only, which is the most popular mobile web browser.

Statistical Snapshot for Indian Mobile Users

  • Page-view growth since December 2008: 263.3%
  • Unique-user growth since December 2008: 244.8%
  • Page views per user: 339
  • Data transferred per user (MB): 7
  • Data transferred per page view (KB): 20
  • Gmail fell off the top 10 list, allowing Facebook, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, and YouTube to move up the list.
  • Cricinfo is a new addition to the top 10 list.

If you ware wondering how did Gmail fall off the top 10 list, its simple – Google introduced push email feature few months back and that allowed users to check mail without the browser.

Top 10 Mobile sites in India (unique users)

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Top handsets for Indian Mobile users for December 2009

  1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
  2. Nokia 2700c
  3. Nokia N70
  4. Nokia 3110c
  5. Nokia N73
  6. Nokia 6300
  7. Nokia 7210
  8. Nokia N72
  9. Nokia 5310 XpressMusic
  10. Nokia 3500c

WoW ! like previous years, Nokia just rules the roost, all 10 mobile phone handsets used by Indians are Nokia !

Top Social Networks in 2009 [Global Statistics]

Top Mobile Social Networking Sites in 2009

Facebook has got uber-popular over last couple of years – Last year it great 619% to take the top position. Except Friendster, all other sites have shown good growth amongst Mobile users !

Top Social Networks in 2009 [Global Statistics]


Even though, Facebook grew around 430% as compared to Orkut’s 189%, but still the latter currently commands first position. Peperonity and mocoscape come in at number 3 and 4 !

  1. subodh says

    which city in india usage most Internet ?

  2. Sumedh says

    Interesting point in the report – Even combodia and laos are ahead of India in terms of number of users…we have a looooooong way to go yet!

  3. Sahil says

    Any idea of: Mobile internet traffic Vs. PC internet traffic in India?


    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      You can search on and you will get many past reports that I published on this…check the right sidebar for some of the popular reports…

  4. Vishal Sanjay says

    Its somewhat different in the global report, Twitter was the most visited mobile site and facebook was the most popular social site in PCs. I many Indians still haven’t witnessed anything cool in Twitter.

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