‘The Mobile Browser has become a Gateway to the Internet’
—Robert Bu General Manager, UCWeb India
What is your overall presence in India?
UCWeb established itself in India before it was merged into Alibaba Group in 2011. We are the only business within Alibaba Mobile Business Group to set feet on foreign lands out of China.
As a core member of the Alibaba Mobile Business Group, we aim at providing infrastructural internet services to India internet users - webpage browsing and application downloading, as the 2 gateways to make connecting to the internet world easy and fun.
The core products of UCWeb are UC Browser – the all-in-one browsing experience and 9Apps - a dynamically designed android application store with over 250 mn monthly active users.
In terms of page views, according to the generally used 3rd party data from StatCounter, over 50% of the webpages are accessed by UC Browser in India – a major milestone on our mission to connect half of the India Cyber Citizens to the Internet. Our monthly active users in India stand at over 80 million (as of March 2016) - accounting for more than 30% of the population of mobile internet users. Our journey in India has been fascinating, rich and rewarding, in more ways than one.
General Manager, UCWeb India