Chart of the Week September 10, 2021: Enabling the Digital Economy: – Leapfrogging in Asia’s Infocomm Infrastructure

Click for enlarged image | Graphic by Ge Yixuan

Summary

In Asia, where there is a clear recognition of the benefits of broad digital access, we see that there are signs of rapid technological leapfrogging in Infocomm infrastructure.

The Service Penetration Rate of at least LTE/WiMAX mobile networks in Asia has ballooned rapidly in the brief period between 2015 – 2019.

In most of developing Asia, it has overtaken or is on track to overtake the service penetration of 3G.

This positive development in the availability of high-speed mobile internet will be key to the inclusive development of the digital economy in Asia.

By Kway Guan TAN

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