The need to stay connected anywhere and anytime has made mobile phones indispensable for most people today. Mobile internet adoption and speeds are surging globally but especially in Asia, which has the fastest-growing internet population and most tech-savvy consumers in the world.
While voice services will remain the primary source of income for mobile operators across the region with the exception of Japan and Korea, with their fast and advanced broadband networks, Asian operators are turning the global megatrend toward data into local opportunities.
“Over the past few years, mobile data usage in Thailand has been growing at breakneck speed, while voice calling is most likely to remain stable or drop slightly,” said Pratthana Leelapanang, senior vice-president for digital products and services with Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS), Thailand’s largest mobile phone operator.
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