Perspectives on broadband in Southeast Asia

Broadband in Southeast Asia

Through this report highlighting how broadband enhances economic development, the Economist Intelligence Unit takes a look at the development of broadband in Southeast Asia. Analyzing challenges, opportunities and perspectives, it gathers many insights on Internet connectivity, telecommunications and mobile broadband in ASEAN.

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Broadband in Southeast Asia – Summary

About the report – page 2

Executive summary – page 3

1. Introduction: Broadband as an economic enabler – page 5

2. The broadband divide – page 7

  • The Broadband Commission for Digital Development targets – page 7
  • The importance of having a plan – page 8
  • Mobile broadband opportunities and challenges – page 8
  • A changing role for telecommunications regulators – page 9

3. Broadband strategies in ASEAN – page 10

4. Remaining challenges – page 12

  • Affordability – page 12
  • An urban/rural divide – page 12
  • Vulnerable populations – page 13
  • Trust – page 14

Conclusion – page 15

Report from September 2014 by the Economist Intelligence Unit

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