The Mobile Economy
Asia Pacific 2018

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. With some markets at the forefront of global innovation, yet others with millions of people still to take their first foray online, 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. 4G is now the leading mobile technology in the region by share of total connections, and 5G will gain a foothold by the end of the decade. Meanwhile, the large-scale societal adoption and use of digital technologies is a key driver of measurable economic, social and cultural value.