Indonesian now knows the importance of mobile technology, it seems. TIME Mobility Poll and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) have conducted a survey about mobile technology, involving 5,000 respondents from eight countries; US, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, South Africa, and UK.
At the opening of INAICTA 2012, Qualcomm’s president for South East Asia and Pacific, John Stefanac, explained the success of Indonesia’s wireless ecosystem to quicken the growth of 3G mobile broadband in the country, pointing to this survey as evidence.
TIME Mobility Poll showed that 63 percent of Indonesian believe that mobile wireless technology will increase their life quality in general. As big as 93 percent say that mobile wireless technology make Indonesia an effective place to conduct their business. And more than 9 out of 10 people in this survey stated that wireless technology has an important role in education and health in the country.
Stefanac also added that ecosystem needed more than just “conventional” data service. The importance of wireless technology exploration will give higher benefits for consumers.
Mobility is the biggest platform in human history. It has potential to change every phase of human life, wherever you are. Broadband 3G mobile service today just gives entertainment, information, and connect us with one another. But it’s capable of more than that. From health solutions that can save lives to augmented reality applications -- mobile potential can only be limited by human imagination.
To maximize the benefits of 3G mobile networks, Stefanac encourages industry stakeholders and the government to collaborate for long term wireless service expansion, noting that “the next step is to make sure the network is capable of handling a bigger data stream.”
To help the next mobile generation, mobile carriers must continuously give better service. But the government has to collaborate to decide network spectrum allocation and open mobile networks in the remote areas. That way, people in the country can take part in developing online business -- not just for the benefit of those in big cities, but also for those in remote areas.
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