5.7m people in the UK used a mobile device to access the internet during January 2007, according to new figures.
 

The study by comScore and Telephia compared mobile internet usage in the UK with that in the US and found similar levels of mobile web browsing in both countries.  

 The findings included:

  • 5.7m people in the UK used a mobile device to access the internet in January this year, 19% of the 30m people who accessed the web from a PC.
  • In the US, 30m, or 19%, of the 159m US internet users accessed the internet from a mobile device during the same month.
  • Under 35s account for 67% of UK mobile web users, compared to 39% of PC-based internet users.  
  • In the US, under 35s account for 46% of the mobile web users, and  36.5% of the PC-based internet audience. 
  • 63% of mobile web users in the UK  are male, compared to 54 % of PC users. In the US, the figures are 60% and 49% respectively.
  • The most popular sites accessed on UK mobiles were the BBC and Sky, attracting 2.3m and 1.2m unique visitors respectively.