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Jakarta Post

RI highly dependent on mobile Internet

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 12 2011   /  08:00 am

Indonesia has emerged as the country with the highest dependence on mobile Internet access in Southeast Asia, with almost half of all citizens surfing the web via their mobile phones, a Nielsen report says.

According to the report, although mobile Internet use is high in Indonesia, the country has the lowest level of overall Internet penetration in the region.

“Internet-capable handheld devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, offer easy access to the Internet for many Indonesians without having to rely on the availability of high speed broadband services at their home,” Nielsen Indonesia media division managing director Irawati Pratignyo said in a statement released to The Jakarta Post on Monday.

The report, which contains data from Nielsen’s Southeast Asia Digital Consumer Report, which will be available on Sept. 30, found that 48 percent of Internet user...