Is the Internet mobile? Measurements from the Asia-Pacific region

Michael Minges
2005 Telecommunications Policy  
Analysis of mobile Internet trends presents difficulties. One problem is the lack of comparable data within and across countries. There are no standard indicators and few operators report meaningful numbers regarding subscriptions or usage. Government statistical offices and telecommunication policymakers have also been slow to collect and disseminate statistics surrounding mobile Internet use. Another confusion surrounding the mobile Internet is the diversity of mobile systems that use
more » ... t terms to mean the same thing. This paper uses actual data as examples from developed economies in the Asia-Pacific region before proposing standard mobile Internet indicators that can assist inter-country comparability and enhance understanding of trends. r
doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2004.11.002 fatcat:b23i6g2ja5eyvkjsmukuofxqc4