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Mobile – The Innovation Platform of the 21st Century

More than half the world’s mobile subscribers live in Asia-Pacific – mostly in China and India. Although the region has reached its peak in terms of subscriber growth, Asia-Pacific will account for almost two-thirds of new subscribers globally by 2020, with most of the incremental growth coming from the two dominant markets, India and China. By 2020 there will be more than 3.1 billion mobile subscribers in the region, or three-quarters of the population. – The Mobile Economy, Asia-Pacific 2017, GSMA

GSMA reports that in 2016, mobile technologies and services generated 5.2% of GDP in the APAC region, which translated into a contribution of $1.3 trillion of economic value. By 2020, mobile technologies and services are expected to contribute $1.6 trillion (5.4% of GDP) in economic value, as countries benefit from the improvements in productivity and efficiency brought about by increased take-up of mobile services and adoption of new mobile technologies such as M2M. The m ...

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