Southeast Asia is poised to be a leader in mobile internet usage in 2018, according to a report by Google and Temasek.
The region's internet economy is estimated to hit $50 billion by the end of 2017, surpassing Google and Temasek’s expectations by 35%.
Southeast Asia has more than 641 million consumers, 51% of whom are monthly active internet users; that leaves plenty of room for growth in mobile internet usage.
Southeast Asia’s internet user base has surged rapidly over the past two years.
Thailand leads the pack with 4.2 hours per day, followed by Indonesia at 3.9 hours per day.
Southeast Asia is one of the fastest-growing emerging smartphone markets.