KUALA LUMPUR: Almost 69% of Malaysians have said that they would not be able to stop using their mobile phones even for a day.
According to a new “State of Digital Lifestyles” report from Limelight Networks Inc, Malaysians are the most addicted to their digital devices, followed by India.
When it comes to e-books, Malaysia scores the highest among the 10 countries surveyed – 74.7% prefer digital books while 25.4% opt for physical copies.
The report is based on responses from 5,000 consumers in 10 countries, aged 18 and older, who had downloaded software or streamed online video or music during the last month.
Respondents in 10 countries – Malaysia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States – were asked how they interact with digital media and the impact of technology on their lives.
Limelight Networks, in a statement, said laptops and desktop computers were the second most integral technology for Malaysian respondents – with 43.4% of them unable to go a day without theirs.
Based on the report, music is also the most commonly accessed online content in Malaysia, followed by movies, television shows and apps.
Malaysians are not fans of paid content as the report revealed that they are the least likely to pay for content, alongside their neighbour, Singapore.
Senior director at Limelight Networks, Michael Milligan, said: “Consumers have become increasingly dependent on digital technology in both their personal and professional lives for information, entertainment and to simplify everyday tasks.”
Limelight Networks, a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content on any device.