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India now the largest mobile advertising market in the Asia Pacific region with 5.8 billion impressions monthly

January 17, 2011

Most recent InMobi network research data shows 22% growth in Indian mobile ad impressions in just the past 90 days

India, January 06, 2011 – InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile ad network, has released its updated network research report closing the year with a snapshot of mobile advertising trends in India between July 2010 and October 2010. A full download of the data and analysis is available at

“The Indian mobile advertising market continues to show rapid growth due to the improving ad ecosystem. Major publishers are bringing their media into the mobile channel while brands are simultaneously discovering the power of mobile advertising. This healthy ecosystem along with 3G network infrastructure improvements will position India as one of the most influential mobile markets on the globe,” comments James Lamberti, VP of Global Research & Marketing at InMobi.

Key findings include:

• In just 90 days, the Indian market grew by over 1 billion impressions (+22%) to become the largest market in the Asia Pacific region.
• Smartphones remain relatively nascent in the market with 88% of all mobile ad impressions served on advanced phones.
• Nokia devices remain commonplace in the Indian mobile market with 12 of the top 15 devices manufactured by Nokia.
• Android & iPhone OS have yet to gain significant ground in India and today represent only a .4% share of the market.

Comments Amit Gupta, Co-Founder & VP, Business Development for InMobi, “With the growth we are witnessing in India, there is no question that mobile is a must-buy for brands who intend to reach Indian consumers at scale. With so many consumers using mobile devices as a primary means to digital media consumption, mobile is the complimentary media channel to TV for reach extension while still maintaining a compelling brand experience that will only improve as smart phones penetrate at scale over the next year.”

InMobi provides advertisers and publishers a display mobile advertising platform reaching hundreds of millions of Indian consumers through nearly 5.8 billion mobile ad impressions monthly. As a leading ad network in India, InMobi is committed to providing the mobile industry a data-driven, distinctly Asian consumer perspective on the state of mobile advertising. InMobi will continue to release network data and analysis periodically at to help educate the market from our independent market position.

About InMobi

InMobi is the world’s largest independent mobile advertising network. With six offices on four continents we provide advertisers, publishers and developers with a uniquely global solution for advertising. Our network is growing fast and we now deliver the unprecedented ability to reach 194 million consumers, in over 115 countries, through more than 24 billion mobile ad impressions monthly. We recently were selected as the 2010 AlwaysOn Global 250 Company to Watch in Silicon Valley.

InMobi is venture-backed with marquee investors including: Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures. The company has offices in London, San Francisco, Bangalore, Tokyo, Mumbai and Singapore.

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