Internet for a Mobile Generation

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This report on Internet for a Mobile Generation is the fourth in the "ITU Internet Reports" series (previously known as "Challenges to the Network"). The key issues addressed in this 2002 edition are: technologies and applications; demand, market structure and economic implications; regulatory and policy aspects. Material from individual country case studies provides valuable and informative insights and a Statistical Annex presents the latest information on the status of Internet developments worldwide.



Market Trends

While the Internet has been hailed as the ultimate tool for business and personal communications, it was in fact military and educational institutions that first made the Internet a reality. Until 1993, Internet demand came mainly from academics and technologically-savvy users. With the introduction of the World Wide Web and of graphical browsers in the early 1990s, the Internet went mainstream and its ensuing growth has been phenomenal.


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