ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Thailand's ICT spending to reach $21B In 2013
Economic uncertainty and rapidly changing consumer demand will continue to have significant impacts on Thailand's ICT market.
The growth of the smart connected devices market and newly developing IT service delivery models are prompting IT service providers as well as end-users in the enterprise and SMB sectors to evolve and adapt to the new reality. Moreover, changing buying behavior for IT products and services is resulting in a merging of the concepts of mobility, social applications and IT consumerization.
IDC believes that the growth of this year's ICT market in Thailand will be largely driven by the four pillars shaping the future of the global ICT world - Cloud, Mobility, Social business and Big data/Analytics – and the trends spawning from these concepts.
"Thailand’s ICT industry will be shaped by several factors in 2013," says Attaphon Satidkanitkul, IDC Asia/Pacific's Research Manager for Cross products & Consulting. "Demand for mobility from consumers and enterprises, evolving business delivery models that influence ICT spending, and the increasing competition among telecom service providers in the 3G era are among these factors."
IDC’s latest forecast indicates that the Thai ICT market will expand by 9.8% in 2013, reaching US$21 billion.
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