UC Browser Becomes World’s No. 2 Mobile Browser, Grabs Market Share of over 17%
The current achievement coincides with the browser’s consistent rise in its overseas markets, as it succeeds in more than half of mobile browsing market share (54.42%, per StatCounter) in October 2015 in India and attained a share of 49.05% (per StatCounter) at October 2015 in Indonesia, the third and second populous nation in Asia. Both India and Indonesia have become the new frontier for mobile Internet, driven mostly by the rapid growth of their connected population.
The popularity of UC Browser attributes to its fast speed and effortless access to local content and services, as well as the effective distribution system UC Union, a worldwide mobile traffic and monetization platform.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr. YU Yongfu, President of Alibaba Mobile Business Group, of which UCWeb is a part, said,’In addition to our leading position in home turf China, overseas growth has contributed significantly to UC Browser’s ascent to become the world’s No.2 mobile browser. By supplying a mobile browsing gateway, UC Browser makes services conveniently available, helping improve and reshape the lifestyle of our customers. We will continue to reach users through personalisation efforts and exceptional localisation.’
UCWeb has been seeing achievement in emerging markets, long dominating browser market in Indonesia, India and China, the three most populous emerging markets. UCWeb also boasts of the number one spot in Pakistan (33.76%, October 2015, StatCounter percent) and has been seeing encouraging performance among other countries.
UC Browser’s strength is its signature cloud-enabled browsing technology that can compress data by around 60%, capability to compress page to provide faster page loading & information cost saving combined with localized content, catering to each market that is exceptional. Localization and synergistic partnerships with local content providers has fostered involvement and downloads . Last December, UC Browser surpassed 100 million daily active users (DAUs), propelling it into the elite group of apps that includes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and so on.
UCWeb Inc. (UCWeb) is a leading provider of mobile internet software and services. Since its inception in 2004, the mission of UCWeb is to provide mobile internet experience to people around the world. UC Browser, the product of UCWeb, is compatible with all mainstream operating systems, and can be obtained on more than versions of mobile devices from over 200 manufacturers. Serving users in more than 150 countries and areas around the world, UC Browser is available in 11 languages including English, Russian, Indonesian, and Vietnamese. Additional information about UCWeb and UC Browser can be found at www.ucweb.com. UCWeb Inc., is a business within Alibaba Group’s mobile business division.