ASEAN market set for 71 million ePassports
Intelling has published a new Smart Insights Report which examines the numerous ID projects taking place in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.
It says many projects of world importance have their roots in South East Asia. For instance, the Malaysian ID card was the first nationwide multi-application eID card, while the Phillipines is set to be one of the largest issuers of ePassports in the world.
According to the report, Government eID in South East Asia, the market is delivering steady growth, and could issue more than 71 million ePassports and 350 million-plus eID cards by 2017. Additionally, around 70 million electronic driving licences will be in circulation.
The report analyses the drivers for the establishment of eID projects in South East Asia and also includes a detailed analysis of each project as well as market data and forecasts. In addition, it includes information about standardisation and vendor profiles.
“A characteristic of the region is the wide spread in terms of market maturity between different countries, some of them having a full set of Government eID projects, and others just starting future development plans for ePassports,” says Artur Khakimov, industry analyst with Smart Insights and the author of the report.
“Observers of the secure transactions industry have known about eID projects in South East Asia for a long time. Nowadays, projects are becoming more and more innovative and the region is one of the most dynamic in the world for eID projects,” says Thierry Spanjaard, CEO of Intelling and head of Smart Insights Reports.
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