The utilization of mobile broadband has the potential to be a game-changer for Indonesia’s economic prospects. Indeed, it has been estimated that optimal utilization of mobile broadband could increase the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 1.68% in 2015. This is an opportunity that should not be overlooked, as it could be a significant contributor to economic growth in the region.
As such, it is important that the government, businesses, and individuals alike take the necessary steps to make the most of this digital opportunity. This could involve providing better access to mobile broadband, improving infrastructure, and developing innovative applications that can take advantage of the technology. It is therefore paramount that Indonesia capitalizes on the potential of mobile broadband technology to realize its economic ambitions.
The statement was made by Jayes Easwaramony, Vice President, ICT Practice Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific, on the first day of the Indonesia International Communication Expo & Conference (ICC) at the Jakarta Convention Centre, a few weeks ago. Jayes added that Indonesia ranked second lowest compared to other countries in the Asia Pacific region in wireline broadband penetration, reaching only 2.3% of the total population in 2010. “However, wireline broadband penetration is expected to grow 23 percent by 2015,” he said.