Internet Sta9s9c Number of popula9on (2012 Est.) : 67,091,089 Internet Users (2000) : 2,300,000 Internet Users (June 2012) : 20,100,000 Penetra9on (% Popula9on) : 30% Source: hNp://www.internetworldstats.com Na9onal Sta9s9cal Oﬃce of Thailand
Facebook Sta9s9c Total Facebook Users (Mar 2013) : 18,202,320 Penetration of population : 27.13% Penetration of online population : 124.21%
Mobile Sta9s9c Mobile Q3/2012 Q3/2011 Users (Sub.) Sub. YoY (%) Total 80,871,333 76,982,728 5.05% Prepaid 71,917,217 69,163,728 3.98% Postpaid 8,954,116 7,819,000 14.52% Mobile Market Share (Q3 2012) Source : nbtc.go.th
Mobile Non-‐voice Revenue Non voice revenue is growing up (Q3 2012) Source : nbtc.go.th
Mobile Sta9s9c Forecast Number of Smartphone sales (2013): grow by 110%, 7.5 million units [GFK] Forecast (2013) : Android 68% share, iOS 18% share, then Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10 [GFK] Forecast Number of 3G subs : 25 Million Factor: New 3G spectrum 2.1GHz [hNp://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-‐from-‐news/340517/mobile-‐phones-‐3g-‐4g-‐coming-‐next-‐month]
Reducing digital divide and crea9ng new Business Opportunity
Thailand Startup Ecosystem Venture Capital Incubator Training Knowledge Hub Co-‐working Space Media
4 business areas • Ardent Ventures Makes early stage investments in high poten9al businesses focused on e-‐commerce. • Ardent Labs internally tests and proves business models and market appe9te for appealing opportuni9es. Ardent Labs then assembles highly talented teams, along with funding, to launch these validated models as their own ventures. • Ardent Commerce provides logis9cs and technology solu9ons to provide end-‐to-‐end fulﬁllment services in the e-‐commerce space. • Ardent Advisers aspires to be the premier digital media and e-‐commerce focused buy side advisory ﬁrm in SEA, leveraging the network and rela9onships of the other Ardent divisions.
• Plajorm-‐based business model • The new cloud plajorm for Smart TVs, VoiP, healthcare solu9ons, and lots more. • Sokware House, System Integrator (SI) and developer could make use of it to power advert screens, home automa9on for lights or electronics, web TV, video-‐on-‐demand, and video conferencing.
Digio has successfully implemented the ﬁrst ever mobile EMV-‐cer9ﬁed card payment plajorm in Asia together with Kasikorn Bank, the leading digital bank in the region.
Summary • More business opportunity – The new 3G spectrum 2.1 GHz – Mobile operators create compe99ve diﬀeren9a9on • The rising of Thai Startup Ecosystem – However the funding is not the problem…. – Need to create more tech startups with the right skills and can turn technology into business.