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The Mobile Economy in Asia Pacific, 2017 | GSMA

| Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific holds more than half the world’s mobile subscribers – mostly in China and India -. The region also holds the top 3 markets worldwide in terms of 4G penetration (South Korea 78% – Japan 69% – Australia 65%).

Read the below and take a quick look at the state of the mobile economy in the Asia Pacific in 2017:

  • There were 2.7 billion unique mobile subscribers in the Asia Pacific in 2016, accounting for two-thirds of the region’s population with a penetration rate of 66%. This number is expected to hit 3.1 B in 2020.
  • 94% of the population subscribe to mobile services.
  • The number of SIM connections in the Asia Pacific region totaled 4.2 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach 5.1 B by 2020.
  • Smartphones also are expected to rise from 1 B at the end of 2016 to reach 3 B in 2020.
  • Mobile broadband connections are predicted to increase from 53% of the total in 2016 to 72% by 2020.
  • Mobile technologies & services generated 5.2% of GDP in Asia-Pacific in 2016, a contribution that amounted to around $1.3 trillion of economic value.

The Mobile Economy Asia Pacific 2017 GSMA

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The GSM Association is a trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. Approximately 800 mobile operators are full GSMA members and a further 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem are associate members. As part of GSMA, GSMA Intelligence is the definitive source of global mobile operator data, analysis and forecasts, and publisher of authoritative industry reports and research. The company's data covers every operator group, network and MVNO in every country worldwide and is considered the most accurate and complete set of industry metrics.

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