first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#international#web According to stats compiled byvnunet.com, China will overtake the US next year to become the world’s largestbroadband internet market:“The number of broadband subscribers in China is growing at a staggering 79 per centannually, and will reach 79 million in 2007, consulting firm Ovum predicted in researchreleased today.Recent estimates from Leichtman Research suggest that the number of broadbandconnections in the US, currently the world’s largest market, is around 51 million.”LikeJohn Dowdell, I believe this will provide many opportunities to developers all overthe world. The globalisation of web apps is a trend that I’ve been monitoring closely,particularly in my ongoing series on International Web Apps.In my post TopWeb Apps in China, I discussed how China’s mobile sector currently has moreinnovation than the general Web sector – because of the high penetration rate of mobilehandsets and highly developed short message, ringtone and ringback tone services. Howeverthe risks for non-Chinese people in this market include tough government regulations,plus the language and cultural barriers. I also noted in that post that China already hassome very big Internet companies – Baidu, Sina, Sohu amongthem. Check out my China web appoverview for more details.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanuslast_img