An Indonesian worker holds a mobile phone inside a train in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2016. The prevalence of mobile technology in Southeast Asia has raised concerns about affordability of high-speed internet. Photo: EPA

Fast Wi-fi and e-commerce: Southeast Asian cities need smart solutions but connection speeds and security issues present challenges

  • There are an estimated 350 million internet users in the region and about 3 million are going online for the first time each month since 2015, according to a new report by Google and Singapore investment firm Temasek Holdings

Topic |   Urban planning

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An Indonesian worker holds a mobile phone inside a train in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2016. The prevalence of mobile technology in Southeast Asia has raised concerns about affordability of high-speed internet. Photo: EPA
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