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Telenor Asia Study Reveals 5 Key Trends for Continued Surge in Time Spent on Mobile Devices

Surge in digital adoption shows no sign of slowing down: Three in four expect usage to increase, with Thai respondents leading this trend. Gen Z and Millennials fear they are overusing technology and lack the skills to keep pace with digital acceleration. Nearly all (93%) have major concerns about privacy and security, but Thailand has lowest level of concern at 75%. Three in four are optimistic about the potential for mobile connectivity to help them to lead more sustainable lives. Nine in 10 believe mobile connectivity improves financial, healthcare and education access.   7 September 2022 – People across Asia are united by a firm belief that connectivity empowers them with more economic opportunity, daily convenience, and greater access to essential services, according to Telenor Asia’s new “Digital Lives Decoded” study. The study, released in conjunction with Telenor’s 25th anniversary in Asia, surveyed over 8,000 mobile internet users across eight countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) in South and Southeast Asia. The survey revealed a common appreciation for the benefits of an “always-on” life, where mobile connectivity enriches relationships and delivers convenience and makes it easier for people to participate in the digital economy. A resounding 93%…