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