Koreans to lead digital lifestyle with 11 gadgets

From GPS-enabled sunglasses to digital umbrellas, Koreans will use more mobile-connected devices per capita than any other country by 2020, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) said on Tuesday.

The GSMA said there will be 24 billion mobile connections in the world by that date presenting a $4.5 trillion market opportunity for companies that adopt mobile technology into their business models.

Koreans are estimated to own more than 10 such devices within the next decade as the nation’s legions of early adopters move to embrace a digitally ubiquitous living environment.

“We estimate that South Korea will be a country that has the world’s highest share of the number of connected mobile devices per capita in 10 years,” said Ana Lattibeaudiere, head of the GSMA’s connected living program, during a press conference at the Connected Living Asia Summit at COEX in southern Seoul on Tuesday.

For full article see Joongang Daily.