Internet Usage in Thailand

Usage of the internet in Thailand differ. As an example the most common way to connect to the internet is by dial-up. This still makes up more than 54% of all Thai internet connections. Followed behind dialup is school leased lines at 33%. This means that more than a quater of all internet access takes place from a school.

Thailand has not only provided all school with internet connections over the past 5 years but also fully equipped computer rooms. The average amount of time spent online has varied over the years. The average today is about 10 hours per week per internet user. The most common usage as viewed by Nectec who did the research was checking email, online chat and local new media websites. Online games had increased over the years to where it now assumes more than 5% of time spent online. The advent of locally programmed games has become very popular and at the rate at which it is increasing it will just be a matter of time before Thailand rivals south Korea in terms of online game usage.

 

 

YEAR

Users

Population

% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source

2000

2,300,000

61,528,000

3,7%

US$ N/A

ITU

2007

8,465,800

67,249,456

12.6%

US$ 3,759

ITU

2009

16,100,000

65,998,436

24.4%

US$ 3,940

ITU

2010

17,486,400

66,404,688

26.3%

US$ 4,403

ITU

 

 

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