South East Asia is leading the way
South East Asia had the highest internet penetration rates. In China, the internet penetration amounted to only 58.4 percent. Nevertheless, in terms of head count, the country has the most internet users in the region with about 738 million. Among the ASEAN states, Indonesia and the Philippines had the biggest internet populations.
Countries lagging behind
South Asian countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan had low internet penetration rates, mainly due to high internet fees for fixed broadband and mobile networks in these countries. The low literacy rates was also a contributing factor.