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Mobile Technologies Contributed Almost 4.9 Percent To Asia-Pacific Region's GDP In 2012, Study Shows

September 19, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Mobile technologies accounted for almost $1 trillion, or almost 4.9 percent, of GDP in the Asia-Pacific region in 2012, with 3 percentage points coming from improvements in productivity, according to a study by The Boston Consulting Group. Commissioned by the mobile industry group GSMA, the socio-economic impact study also forecast that as adoption rates continue rising, these technologies’ contribution to the region’s GDP could grow to almost 8 percent by 2020. Mobile technologies helped create almost 16 million jobs across the mobile industry in the region. Also, these technologies helped increase by 12 percent the financial inclusion in developing countries, reduced income uncertainty, and reduce fraud and economic leakage. In the healthcare segment, mobile technologies helped save lives through improved healthcare information and education.
"The Mobile Economy Asia Pacific 2013", Boston Consulting Group/GSMA, September 19, 2013, © Boston Consulting Group/GSMA
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