user base


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user base

(jargon)
The number of users of some product or standard.

This term typically arises in discussions of backward compatibility or lock-in.
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Ufone's 3G user base improved slightly to 2.6 million while Warid boasted 121,602 users on its 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) network at the end of July.
Globe Telecom is looking to dominate its mobile data business with a substantial growth of its mobile data user base with the return of its Free Facebook offer, giving its postpaid, prepaid, and TM customers access to Facebook at zero data charges and without Wi-Fi needed.
user base in 2014 and have almost 400m users worldwide by 2018, which is a
Since both parties already have a huge user base, this partnership carries mutual strategic importance.
The global user base of smartphones increased at the same time by 38 per cent year-on-year to an estimated 470 million active users in 2010, said new research report by Berg Insight, a Sweden-based business intelligence provider.
The firm has a broadband Internet access user base in the Moscow region of around 50,000 subscribers and offers services to up to 10,000 people in the cities of Ryazan and Volgograd, the manager of an unnamed competitor informed.
26 May 2011 -- Twitter has paid USD40m (EUR28m) in cash and shares for UK-based TweetDeck, which offers Twitter users an application that allows them to organise their messages, as part of efforts to exert stricter control on its user base, the Financial Times reported.
Telenor being the runner up in the fiscal year of 2009-10 increased its user base to 23.7 million with increase of 2.9 million customers.
Despite go2's emphasis of local search and content, the company's mobile search user base grew by more than 16 percent from August to November 2006, while the other top mobile search companies that M:Metrics measures showed declines or nominal growth during that same period.
As a single developer responsible for a fairly mature product I represent a user base of 40+ businesses of varying size with a total user base of something in the order of 300.
In early 2002, IBS launched a multi-million-dollar effort to enable its system to meet the future needs of its user base. With a 25-year development history, IBS software addresses virtually all property management, accounting and construction management tasks.
"With a broad and growing user base for our Satellite series of notebooks, it is imperative to design systems with the flexibility and performance to handle today's most visually demanding applications," said, Masahiko Fukakushi, Vice President, Personal Computer and Network Company, Toshiba Corporation.