Mobile phone ownership in Asia has continued its exponential growth into 2009, as now nearly 60% of the region's inhabitants own a mobile device compared to only 20% five years earlier. This increase in device penetration coupled rise of new cellular technologies and smartphones are quickly changing the ways in which people interact with the world as mobile phones are now commonly used not only to make voice calls but to browse the Internet, make payments and watch TV among other applications. This lecture seeks to profile the rise of mobile telephony in the region, explain how mobile network technology is evolving, explore new uses for mobile technologies in the region and examine the implications for both developed and emerging Asian economies.
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Marc Daniel Einstein, Industry Manager with Frost & Sullivanâ€™s ICT Research team
- Monday, 25 January 2010
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road