Southeast Asia Digital Users Forecast 2023

Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand Lead Growth

Executive Summary

Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest-growing regions in digital device adoption. Its internet usage is highly focused on mobile devices. Nearly 90% of its internet users will also use smartphones in 2023, but over a third of the population will remain offline by the end of this year.

Key Question: How does Southeast Asia stack up against other regions in digital adoption?

KEY STAT: In 2023, 88.9% of internet users in Southeast Asia will also be smartphone users—a higher rate than those in more economically advanced regions like North America and Western Europe.

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Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Southeast Asia will gain internet users at a faster pace than most other regions.
  1. In Southeast Asia, digital activities center around smartphones.
  2. Southeast Asia’s digital gap continues to narrow.
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Man-Chung Cheung


Paul Briggs
Principal Analyst
Ruoyan Zeng
Associate Forecasting Analyst

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