GSMA study tracks transition of Asian countries towards digital societies

GSMA has released a new report entitled Advancing Digital Societies in Asia, at the GSMA-ITU Digital Societies Policy Forum 2016 in Bangkok. The report focuses on the different stages of seven Asian countries in transitioning towards a digital society: emerging digital societies (Bangladesh and Pakistan), transitioning digital societies (Thailand and Indonesia) and advanced digital societies (Australia, Japan and Singapore). The countries are assessed on their levels of connectivity, digital citizenship, digital lifestyle and digital commerce. Finally, the report pleads for enhanced regional cooperation and the involvement of a wider group of stakeholders.