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Information Society Statistical Profiles 2009

Asia and the Pacific

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This report is the first of a series of regional statistical profiles on the information society prepared by ITU in 2009, as an input to the six regional preparatory meetings (RPMs) for the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2010 (WTDC-10). These developments were examined in detail in the 2008 ITU Asia-Pacific Telecommunication/ ICT Indicators Report, on which Chapter 2 of this report is based. It highlights some of the earlier key findings and provides the latest updates and figures.

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Market Overview

In the last decade, the Asia and the Pacific region has experienced continuous ICT infrastructure development and service uptake, which have led the region to become a world leader in ICTs. At the end of 2007, Asia and the Pacific accounted for 42 per cent of the world’s mobile cellular subscriptions, 47 per cent of the world’s fixed telephone lines, 39 per cent of the world’s Internet users, 36 per cent of the world’s fixed broadband subscribers, and 42 per cent of the world’s mobile broadband subscriptions.

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