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Taiwan Telecommunications Report Q4 2017

BMI View: We retain our view that the Taiwanese telecommunications market is highly competitive andhome to a tech-savvy population, propelling the market with high usage of advanced mobile and wirelineservices. The market continues to perform in line with our forecasts and there have been no major changesto the five-year outlook. We note that the three major operators command close to 90% of the mobilemarket and we believe pressure for smaller operators to merge or be acquired will intensify in 2017 asunlimited mobile data plans are still the norm in Taiwan and this strategy to encourage subscribers toincrease data consumption will continue to eat into ARPU in the medium term. As the countryapproaches the 100% 4G LTE penetration rate, and no more room for 2G/3G migration, operators will belooking to enhance their revenue streams in the coming years. Focusing on expanded services anddeepening their relations with existing customers by upselling premium attractive offers till the advent of5G will fuel growth beyond 2017 and out to 2021. Over the medium-term, operator infrastructureinvestments remain crucial as 5G and connected technology of the future will have to provide long-termgrowth in a technologically saturated market.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Telecoms
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Taiwan 2014-2021)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Asia Pacific Risk/Reward Index
Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q417
Taiwan Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Market Drivers And Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice And Broadband
Table: Taiwan Broadband Subscriptions ('000)
Table: Chunghwa Telecom Wireline Broadband Subscriptions By Type ('000)
Pay-TV/Convergence
Table: Taiwan Mobile - Pay-TV Metrics
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Industry Risks
Main Development: Regulating New Technology
Additional Developments
Table: Taiwan - Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
Competitive Landscape
Table: Taiwan Mobile Market Overview
Table: Chunghwa
Table: TWM
Table: FarEasTone
Company Profile
Chunghwa Telecom
Far EasTone
Taiwan Mobile
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Taiwan 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Taiwan 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Taiwan 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Taiwan 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Taiwan 1990-2025)
Glossary
Table: Glossary of Terms
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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