2011-11-09 From: UC Mobile
Targets 100 million users by 2015 in India
- The world’s biggest mobile browser by user base
- World’s fastest & cost effective mobile browser in races of 2G, 3G, and Wi-Fi - saves up to 90% of the traffic consumption when user browsing the internet, which makes the speed faster
- Compatible to all handset platforms, like Android, Symbian, Java, iPhone, MTK, Brew, Blackberry
- First browser to effectively use cloud computing in 2004
November 09, New Delhi: UCWeb, a leading provider of mobile internet software technology and application services, today, announced their strategic expansion in the country with the launch of their latest UCWEB 8.0 version for Android in India. Currently, the company occupies 20% market share of the total mobile internet market in the country, which means out of every 4 Indian mobile internet users, 1 of them uses UC Browser. The company has more than 200 million users worldwide.
UC is the world’s first mobile browser that adopts "cloud computing" framework of server-client hybrid computing. It is capable of compressing mobile Internet traffic up to 90% to save users’ cost for the data consumption, as well as to reduce the cost of operators. .
The new product UCWeb 8.0 version for Android promises a more superior experience to its users. Based on the strong power offered by U3 kernel technology, UCWEB 8.0 comes with greatly improved five performance indices of mobile browsers - speed, intelligence, safety, low energy consumption, and expansibility.. Aimed at bringing faster, cheaper, easier & higher efficiency mobile Internet experience to local users, and because of its powerful capability, has an average speed over 50% higher than those of other mobile browsers in 3G network, and up to 30% faster than other mobile browsers when accessing Internet in WIFI environment. In the future UC will introduce its hardware capacity and stronger HTML5 rendering and accelerating ability into U3 kernel to further upgrade the speed of UC browser. UCWEB 8.0 also realizes various smart modes of smart reading, smart forum, and smart screen-adapting etc.
Expressing his views the latest development, Yu Yongfu, Chief Executive Officer ,UCWeb, said “We see great traction in the Indian mobile internet space specially with the increase in mobile penetration in the the Indian market, the introduction to new smart phones and the advent of 3G. We are quite buoyant about significant opportunities here and are actively looking at partnering with all the leading Indian telecom companies. We believe that growth in this space can be driven by technical expertise and innovation; which are synonymous with our philosophy of growth.”
He also added, “We observed a lot of striking similarities between the user behavior in India and China in terms of the handsets OS, applications, networks and user behaviors. Therefore we are confident that our strategy for India will reap us outstanding results. “
“We aim to make UCWeb the number one mobile internet browser company in India and achieve a user base of 100mn by 2015 in the country. We would like to thank all our existing partners in assisting us in our endeavor.”
Speaking on the partnership, Mr. Rajan Srinivasan, Senior VP, Network 18 said, “Network 18 is a strong content provider spanning different media in India such as CNBC TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNNIBN, Homeshop18, etc. . It’s of utmost importance to us that we partner with a strong content distributor for mobile internet, which would enable us to not only cover most platforms but also ensure that people get content continuity thereby enhancing user experience. UCWeb meets all our needs and we are happy with the constant innovation and unmatched service that their products bring to the table.”
Currently UCWeb now holds second place in the cell phone browser markets of India, Indonesia and Russia, behind Opera Software ASA, a Norwegian maker of Web browsers. In India, UCWeb occupies a market share of almost 25 percent. Based in China, the company has already partnered with over 500 partners in India, including Google, Getjar, Nokia, ebuddy, and nimbuzz to provide end-to-end mobile internet services to local users.
UCWeb in the near future is also working on the introduction of its hardware capacity and stronger HTML5 rendering and accelerating ability into U3 kernel to upgrade further the speed of UC browser.
April 2004, UC launched its core product UC Browser, which now runs on almost any mobile platform - Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, WinCE, bada, Java, MTK, Brew etc. More than 3000 phone models in 200 brands can perfectly support UC Browser. With UC Browser, mobile users can easily get online service, such as web news, web games, e-commerce, and so forth. By Mar 2011, UC Browser has served more than 150 countries and areas, and got more than 1 billion downloads. Per month, 167 million users visits 100 billion pages through UC Browser, which ranked 1st in the world.
UC cooperates with mobile network operators, phone manufacturers and content providers widely, deeply and sincerely, to establish a healthy Mobile Web ecosystem.
UC's philosophy is to help users access and enjoy the Mobile Internet. UC's target is to become the largest technology services around the Mobile Internet Industry. UC's ideal is to provide at least half of the world population the most open, convenient service from the Mobile Internet.