US Catching Up To European Countries In Percent Of 3G Subscribers

According to research firm comScore, America is beginning to catch up to Europe in the number of citizens that are subscribed to a high-speed 3G data network service thanks to the iPhone 3G. The firm reports that 28.4% of Americans right now currently have 3G devices, compared to an average 28.3% in the largest countries in Europe.

Since the launch of the iPhone 3G, the number of U.S. 3G subscribers has grown by 80% to 64.2 million during the past year, in large part due to the iPhone 3G, putting the U.S. ahead in the percent of 3G users in all European countries except for Spain and Italy.

Europe has a whole rose around 8% to a total of 28.3%. Spain experienced the largest 3G growth of the European countries with a rise of 14.7% to 37.2%. The U.S. jumped 11.7% to 28.4% 3G saturation.

“For years, the American mobile industry has aspired to the level of sophistication of the European market,” observed Mark Donovan, comScore’s senior vice president and senior analyst.

“Today, Americans have finally caught up with Europeans in adoption of 3G. The advancements in 3G network technology and the introduction of sleek devices into the US market have paid off as adoption of mobile media continues to grow at a rapid pace,” he added.

[via Macworld]

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