Internet in Indonesia: Indonesia's Growing Number of Internet Users
30 May 2013 | Indonesia Investments
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The Indonesian Internet Service Providers Association (Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia, abbreviated APJII) expects the number of Indonesian Internet users to increase between 20% and 30% to 80 million people at end 2013. With Indonesia's current population numbering about 240 million people, it means that Internet penetration will grow to 33.3%. This development means that both Internet services providers and the Indonesian government should provide supportive conditions to accommodate increased Internet usage.
At end 2012, Indonesia had an Internet penetration rate of 22.1%. This is still a low figure compared to some of its regional peers: Malaysia (60.7%), Vietnam (33.9%), Thailand (30.0%), and Singapore (75%).
One of the current problems with Internet in Indonesia is that there are many illegal Internet services providers active in the country due to weak law enforcement (a characteristic of Indonesia).
Around 50 percent of Indonesian Internet users use a mobile phone to access the Internet. In particular social media are popular among Indonesia´s youth. Indonesia has the world's second largest Facebook community and the third largest number of Twitter users.
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