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Smart Insights Report “Government eID in South-East Asia” shows Identity market dynamics in South East Asia

Monday 17 December 2012

MARSEILLE, FRANCE, December 17, 2012 – Intelling’s Smart Insights Report “Government eID in South East Asia” is the result of an extensive study of the multiple eID projects that take place in South East Asia. It demonstrates the increasing role Identity Documents play on the path to better eGovernment projects. In addition, international compliance leads governments to issue electronic and biometric passports.


Countries with large populations drive the rollout of ePassports in the Region. The Philippines are bound to become one of the largest issuers of ePassports worldwide due to its strong population, and a high proportion of international migrants. Globally, Smart Insights anticipates the total volume of ePassports in the Region will reach 71 million units by 2017.


At the same time, most countries in the region are setting up national electronic ID card projects. Given various stages of development, and some aggressive programs aiming at equipping the whole population of some countries within 18 months, Smart Insights anticipates there will be over 350 million eID cards installed in 2017. In addition, around 70 million driving licenses will be in issue.


This Smart Insights Report includes a detailed analysis of each project as well as market data and 5-year forecasts. Moreover, “Government eID in South East Asia” Smart Insights Report includes information about standardization and vendors profiles.


“Studying eID cards in South East Asia, we’ve realized that many countries are developing huge technology-intensive eID projects, while others are just starting future development plans for ePassports", said Artur Khakimov, industry analyst with Smart Insights and author of the report.


“eID projects, along with eGovernment programs play a central role in the evolution of governance in the region for an increased level of service to the populations”, added Thierry Spanjaard, CEO of Intelling, and head of Smart Insights Reports.


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Smart Insights Reports, along with Smart Insights Weekly, are published by Intelling, a consultancy headquartered in Marseille, France. Intelling is a consultancy with two expertise majors: marketing and strategy for secure transactions, smart cards, telecoms, payment, and convergence, as well as market intelligence, for all industry fields. Intelling is the publisher of Smart Insights Reports, that address secure transactions and smart card markets, providing an extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis. Intelling is also the publisher of Smart Insights Weekly (, a newsletter delivered to subscribers on a weekly basis (40 issues per year) that covers the smart card industry, its technology suppliers (semi-conductor, operating systems, software), its markets (mobile communication, payment, e-passport, identity, healthcare, …), its environment (standardization, trade associations), and the career of key people in the industry.




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