There’s nothing Thais like to do more than spend a lazy day surfing the web. The Electronic Transactions Development Agency has revealed today that Thais spend an average of 45 hours a week, or 6.4 hours per day, on the internet. These numbers are for 2016 and are shown to have increased compared with last year’s numbers.
The nationwide survey was conducted shortly after the launch of 4G mobile phone service, and it covers internet use across all types of devices, not just phones. The results are in, and it shows that smartphones are the most used gadgets, with smartphone users spending 6.2 hours on average browsing the net. According to the survey, PCs are mostly used during 8am and 4pm, while smartphones are used 4pm and 8am.
What do Thais usually do on the internet, you might ask? The survey shows that most Thai internet users connect to Facebook, LINE and YouYube.
ICT Minister Uttama Savanayana had said that 4G service has significantly influenced internet usage in Thailand, and the survey results could help assist public and private sectors in planning their strategies, reported The Nation. If they launch 5G one day, the numbers will probably skyrocket.