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UC Mobile targets top spot in Indian mobile browser market next year

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Telecom Lead India: UC Mobile is targeting top spot in India's mobile browser market by next year.

After entering the Indian mobile market in 2010, the company grew its user base to around 20 million in the country, accounting for 25 percent market share.

"UC's growth rate in India has accelerated over the past six months since we established an office there last November," said UC Mobile CEO Yu Yongfu at the 2012 Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing.

Research firm StatCounter said UC Mobile's market share in India has grown from 11 percent to more than 20 percent over the past six months, second to Norway's Opera Software, which had a market share of 36 percent in the same period.

UC Mobile will invest at least $5 million in India this year. Meanwhile, it expects its Indian user base to surpass 100 million by 2015.

More than 500 local companies have established partnerships with UC Mobile, including media company Network 18 and instant messaging provider RockeTalk.

Serving more than 300 million users worldwide, UC Mobile is the world's biggest mobile browser by user base, with about 40 million overseas users.

The company has more than 10 percent marketshare in six foreign countries, including India, Indonesia and Russia.

In addition to emerging markets, UC Mobile is also planning to expand in the United States by providing customized products to customers in the first half of this year.

UC Mobile has raised about $100 million in funding since 2006.

The company will not seek additional investors before an initial public offering since UC Mobile has enough cash in hand. The management team has the majority stake in the company, according to a report in Chinadaily.com.

On Thursday, UC Mobile signed a partnership agreement with Evernote, a US application developer.

Under the agreement, the latest international version of UC browser will include Evernote Support, enabling users to share everything that they view through UC browser on to their Evernote account with just a click. This function will also be featured in the Chinese version soon.

UC Mobile also announced its cooperation with UK-based telecom operator Vodafone to become its mobile browser partner in the India market.
 

iS THAT ME

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Awesome, I wish to see Opera dethroned !


BTW, I am happy with Dolphin. mystic bro suggested Maxthon, I am happier with it !
 
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