Telenor study: Thais, Malaysians among savviest smart phone users

A Telenor Group study has revealed that young mobile Internet users in Malaysia and Thailand are among the most smartphone-savvy in the world. telnor_malay

Known as ‘digital frontrunners’, with ages ranging from 16-35 years old, this group was found to rely on their mobile phones for an unexpectedly wide variety of connectivity needs

Sigve Brekke, Telenor Group EVP and Head of Asia Operations said, “The progress we are seeing in the adoption of the latest mobile applications in the Southeast Asian market is rapid.”

The study included over 2,600 people in Malaysia, Thailand, Sweden and Norway.

Despite Malaysia’s and Thailand’s ICT infrastructure not being nearly as mature as that of Norway’s or Sweden’s, Malaysians and Thais still beat their peers when it comes to using more communication platforms.

The study also revealed that this trend meant there was massive business development potential in Southeast Asia in the arena of mobile communications technology.

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