The Asia Pacific has been the biggest contributor to global subscriber growth in recent years and still has room for growth. However, growth has reached its peak and has started to taper out. There is a growing need across the region to look beyond mobile adoption and towards migration to faster networks and increased usage of the mobile internet.
GSMA Intelligence has launched its ‘2018 Mobile Economy in Asia Pacific’ report which investigates the mobile industry landscape in the region. In addition deep insights into 8 of the fast-growing countries across the region
Take a Quick Glance at the 2018 Mobile Economy in the Asia Pacific:
- Unique mobile subscribers in the Asia Pacific region totaled 2.7 billion in 2017; with 67% penetration rate. The number is expected to reach 3.2 billion in 2025.
- Mobile internet users in the Asia Pacific region totaled 1.7 billion in 2017; with 47% penetration rate. The number is expected to reach 2.7 billion in 2025.
- Smartphone penetration was 59% and IoT connections are predicted to reach 11 billion in 2025.
- The Asia Pacific is rapidly migrating to higher speed mobile networks. 4G is the primary driver of this shift, overtaking 2G to become the leading mobile technology by share of total connections in 2017.
Some of the Mobile Economy Indicators in China & Indonesia – 2018
Content of “The Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific 2018” Report:
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
- Mobile adoption growth slowing
- 4G takes the lead, while 5G commercialisation approaches
- Scaling the Internet of Things: 11 billion connections in Asia Pacific by 2025
- Muted revenue outlook, while CapEx sees calm before 5G storm
- Mobile delivering economic growth
- MOBILE DRIVING AND ENABLING INNOVATION IN A FAST-EVOLVING ECOSYSTEM
- Asia Pacific taking the lead on 5G
- Digital commerce is on the rise
- Tech startup ecosystem is growing rapidly
- MOBILE ADDRESSING SOCIAL CHALLENGES
- Connecting the unconnected
- Delivering greater impact for social initiatives
- ADVANCING DIGITAL SOCIETIES IN ASIA PACIFIC
- Identity as the cornerstone for a digital society
- Fostering trust in the digital environment
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