Historically, the UK has led the U.S. when it comes to trends on the phone. But according to data released by Bango (AIM: BGO) today, the U.S. as of February now claims the top spot when it comes to mobile browsing, and accounts for 29 percent of traffic worldwide. The results are not unexpected. Anil Malhotra, SVP of Marketing at Bango: “With 245 million subscribers, it was only a matter of time before the U.S. became the number 1 country in the world for mobile web browsing.”
The more interesting finding is that the U.S. is also leading the way when it comes to paying for things over the phone. The U.S. accounts for 57 percent of payments worldwide. However, there isn’t always a correlation between high browsing and high payments. In fact, only five countries in the Top 10 browsing chart are also in the Top 10 payments chart. They are: U.S. UK, Portugal, South Africa and Spain.
The statistics looked at mobile web traffic in 208 different countries and on 1,811 different handsets. For more information, check out Bango’s mobile traffic here.