This article was originally published on December 5, 2017.
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The country has been plagued by rising Internet usage as the nation is slowly adopting the technology of digital networking and has seen its Internet usage soar.
A government survey has revealed that over the past year internet usage in Indonesia has increased by a whopping 30 per cent.
Internet usage in the country has also increased by around 1.8 per cent in the past 12 months.
The survey also found that over 40 per cent of Indonesians use a VPN, an anonymising software that allows people to connect to the internet anonymously.
Internet-connected cars are also being introduced to the country, and a number of companies are developing apps for cars to connect with the internet.
The rise in Internet usage comes amid a growing desire for the country to become more connected to the rest of the world.
According to the World Bank, Indonesia is now one of the most digitally integrated countries in the world with a GDP of $3.4 trillion and a population of 5.3 million.
Internet has become a major factor in Indonesia’s economy, with more than 30 per,000 of the country’s citizens currently using VPNs.
The government’s latest survey also revealed that Indonesia’s internet users now spend nearly 70 per cent on mobile phones.
In a bid to improve its mobile connectivity, the government launched a project to install a 100m-wide mobile network in the city of Surabaya last year.
The network is expected to provide internet access to more than 200,000 households.
The number of smartphones in use in Indonesia is estimated to have reached almost 1.4 million.
More than 4,000 schools and colleges across the country are equipped with a mobile broadband network.
A recent report from Indonesia’s National Research Council said that 70 per, and half of Indonesia’s households use mobile devices in their daily lives.