Thailand is a growing market for technology startups. With a population of around 70 million, the fourth largest in Southeast Asia, Thailand holds many opportunities for local and foreign technology startups.
According to the Internet World Stats, Thailand’s Internet users in 2011 amounted to around 30 percent of the total population. A corresponding Nielson report showed that Internet usage is highest among the age group from 15 to 19 years, with male users being the dominant group.
The top two entertainment sites visited by Thais are Sanook and Kapook, with both having more than a million daily visitors. Top game sites in Thailand includes Playpark.com and gg.in.th. On average, Thais spend about 16.6 hours weekly on the Internet, about 60 percent more than that on broadcast television and three times the amount of time spent listening to the radio.
The top three online activities for Thai users above the age of 15 includes emailing, reading the news and sending private messages via social networking sites.