More than 1.5 billion new mobile connections will be added in Asia by 2017, fuelling the growth of the so-called ‘connected life’, a new report developed by PwC and GSMA released. “The pervasive nature of connected devices is already transforming the way that people in the region live their lives,” said Michael O’Hara, chief marketing officer, GSMA. “Over the next five years, Asia will experience an accelerated growth in connected cars, buildings, medical monitors and a whole range of connected consumer electronics and household appliances.” Continued collaboration between mobile operators and key players in vertical sectors is vital in further driving the disruptive and pioneering mobile services that will improve the lives of people in the region.

Source:  Global Intelligence Alliance and eGov Innovation, 02  July 2013