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Asia Fixed Broadband and Internet Market and Forecasts

Fixed broadband in Asia still dominated by the North Asia players as the other markets try hard to close the ‘digital gap’

The energetic expansion of broadband was for a long time a phenomenon limited to the developed economies, with narrowband dial-up access being the norm in the majority of the poorer developing countries of the region. This has been changing rapidly of late, but nonetheless there remains a ‘digital gap’. In those economies where there is extensive access to broadband, both DSL and cable modem platforms have both proved popular, with DSL establishing a clear advantage. In fact Asia has become the leading region in the world for DSL, with close to 40% of the global DSL subscribers to be found in the region. More recently, we have seen the arrival of FttX as an alternative platform for broadband access in Asia. FttX already comprises over 50% of the high speed internet access connections in the leading technology markets of Japan and South Korea. And in Japan, as FttX grows DSL has been in decline.

As broadband internet continues to extend its presence across Asia, the region’s broadband market finds itself dominated by six ‘high flyers.’ These ‘High’ ranked markets comprise five economies of North Asia plus Singapore. South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Taiwan and Japan, for the moment at least, have been well and truly leading the way in terms of both penetration and sophistication of their broadband services and infrastructure. Their fixed broadband penetration rates by population are in excess of 20%; this sees fixed broadband household penetrations of between 90% and 100%. The penetration gap to the next level is clearly seen in the Exhibit below.

Asia - Fixed (wired) broadband markets ranked by population penetration − June 2012
Market ranking | Penetration range
(as proportion of population) | Markets
High | Greater than 20% | South Korea
Hong Kong
Japan
Singapore
Macau
Taiwan

Medium | Between 1% and 12% | China
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Maldives
Brunei
Thailand
Armenia
Vietnam
Mongolia
Philippines
Bhutan
Sri Lanka
Indonesia
India

Low | Less than 1% | Laos
Uzbekistan
Pakistan
Kyrgyzstan
Nepal
Cambodia
Myanmar
Tajikistanr
+ 5 other countries in Asia below 0.1%

(Source: BuddeComm, estimates)

South Korea has been the most remarkable example of the Asian broadband revolution to be found in the leading markets of the region. By mid-2012 fixed broadband subscriber penetration had reached 37% and over 95% of households in the country had very high speed broadband internet connections.

Another market of special note in the region is Singapore where the government has been implementing broadband internet access – wired and wireless - for the whole of the island state. The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Singapore’s telecom regulator, has begun reporting what it referrs to as the ‘Residential Wired Broadband Household Penetration Rate’. This measures the total number of residential wired broadband subscriptions per household, and excludes all wireless access plans (3G, 3.5G/HSDPA, WiMAX and WiFi hotspots). Singapore’s Residential Wired Broadband Household Penetration Rate was 105% as of March 2012, with 1.24 million wired broadband households.

The regional broadband market in Asia consists of a large number of relatively small countries. There continues to be considerable activity in the internet and online markets across Asia ranging from China’s impressive progress in terms of sheer scale to Mongolia which has trebled household penetration to over 15% and implemented numerous e-government initiatives. China, with over 160 million broadband subscribers is still undergoing broadband subscriber growth in excess of 15% per annum despite already being the largest broadband internet market in the world.

For the economies that fall outside the High band of Asian internet markets already noted, two distinct groupings appear in terms of population penetration. The countries in the ‘Medium’ band – with fixed broadband penetration by population of between 1% and 12% – are busily expanding their broadband capability. Whilst the countries in this second group are gradually closing in on the top six, for the time being there remains a clear gap of 8% population penetration (equivalent to around 35% of household penetration) to be bridged before a position can be claimed in the top grouping.

Of the larger markets in this group, Malaysia is playing a significant role; in the last few years both operators and governments in these markets have started to give priority to expanding internet access and speed. There are a few relative newcomers to this group, too, Azerbaijan and Georgia being examples of recent rapid growth. Although a clear leader with the number of broadband lines deployed, China remains in this Medium grouping (at the top of the group) due to its huge population.

In the ‘Low’ grouping – countries with fixed broadband penetration below 1% of population - are those countries that, for whatever reason, have not yet ‘got their act together’ when it comes to internet. Of course, some are performing relatively well under difficult circumstances. In the last year or so, Sri Lanka, recovering from its long-running civil war, managed to lift itself out of the Low group; similarly, India which, like China, has been struggling with servicing its huge population, has moved from the Low to Medium grouping in the last 12 months. Some economies in the Low category have been plainly dysfunctional, with poor telecom infrastructure and generally underdeveloped regulatory regimes combined with low GDP per capita.

Some highlights of the fixed (wired) broadband market in Asia in 2011:

Of the 590 million fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions worldwide at end-2011, around 250 million were to be found in Asia;

Just over 30 million fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions were added in China during the year, this being about half of the total subscriptions added worldwide;

Fixed (wired) broadband penetration in China reached a formidable 12%;

By end-2011, 70% of the total households in developed countries had internet access, whereas only 20% of households in developing countries had access. One of the outstanding exceptions was Malaysia with 61% of its households with internet.

Mobile data and third generation (3G) mobile broadband services are covered in a separate report: Asia - Mobile Data, Wireless Broadband Market and Forecasts

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • ASIA OVERVIEW
    • Table Asia - Fixed (wired) broadband markets ranked by population penetration June 2012
  • AFGHANISTAN
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Afghanistan Internet users - 2002 - 2012
        • Table Afghanistan Internet subscribers - 2002 - 2012
        • Table Afghanistan Broadband subscribers - 2004 - 2012
        • Table Afghanistan International Internet bandwidth - 2005 - 2011
      • E-health
      • e-Government
      • Internet cafes
      • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
        • Table Afghanistan Licensed Internet Service Providers
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Afghanistan Forecast internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
  • ARMENIA
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Armenia Internet users - 1994, 2000 - 2012
        • Table Armenia Internet subscribers - 2000 - 2012
        • Table Armenia Broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Armenia Overview of broadband/household subscribers - 2011
        • Table Armenia Internet bandwidth capacity - 2001 - 2011
        • Table Armenia Dial-up internet subscribers - 2004; 2010 - 2011
      • Broadband services
      • National Broadband Network (NBN)
      • VoIP
      • ISP market
        • Table Armenia - ArmenTel (Beeline) fixed broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2011
  • AZERBAIJAN
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Azerbaijan Internet users, annual growth and penetration - 1995 - 2012
        • Table Azerbaijan Internet subscribers - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Azerbaijan Internet access by household - 2002 - 2012
        • Table Azerbaijan Internet bandwidth capacity - 2001 - 2012
      • Computers for schools
      • Cybercrime
      • ISP market
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Azerbaijan Fixed broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Azerbaijan Broadband subscribers and household overview - 2011
        • Table Azerbaijan DSL broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2011
      • Trans-Eurasian Information Superhighway
      • WiMAX
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Azerbaijan Forecast Internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
  • BANGLADESH
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Bangladesh Internet users - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Bangladesh Fixed internet subscribers - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Bangladesh Fixed broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2012
        • Table Bangladesh Total international internet bandwidth - 1998 - 2012
      • Village Computer and Internet Program (VCIP)
      • International Internet Gateway (IIG) licences
      • Digital Bangladesh
      • Access to Information (A2I) program
      • ISP market
        • Table Bangladesh Number of ISPs - 1996 - 2011
      • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
      • Wireless broadband
      • Mobile broadband
      • WiMAX
      • Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
      • Regulation
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Bangladesh Forecast internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
  • BHUTAN
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Bhutan Internet users and penetration rate - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Bhutan Internet subscribers - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Bhutan Dial-up internet subscribers - 2001 - 2007
        • Table Bhutan Broadband internet subscribers - 2008 - 2012
        • Table Bhutan DSL broadband internet subscribers - 2008 - 2010
        • Table Bhutan International internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2011
        • Table Bhutan Percentage of households with a computer - 2002 - 2010
      • ISP market
        • Table Bhutan List of licensed ISPs - May 2009
  • BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    • INTERNET MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Brunei Darussalam Internet users - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Brunei Darussalam Internet subscribers - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Brunei Darussalam International internet bandwidth - 1999 - 2011
    • BROADBAND MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Overview
      • National Broadband Blueprint
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Brunei Darussalam Fixed broadband subscribers and households - September 2011
        • Table Brunei Darussalam Fixed-broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2012
        • Table Brunei Darussalam Mobile broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2012
  • CAMBODIA
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Background
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Cambodia Internet users, annual change and penetration - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Cambodia Internet subscribers - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Cambodia Internet household penetration - 2008 - 2012
        • Table Cambodia Fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2012
        • Table Cambodia DSL subscribers - 2003; 2006 - 2011
        • Table Cambodia Fixed broadband subscribers and households - 2011
        • Table Cambodia Mobile broadband subscribers -2010 - 2011
        • Table Cambodia Total international internet bandwidth - 1999 - 2012
      • WiMAX
      • Long term evolution (LTE) network
      • Selected ISP analysis: AngkorNet
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Cambodia Forecast internet subscriber growth - 2015; 2020
  • CHINA
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table China Broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2000 - 2013
        • Table China Broadband subscribers and households - May 2012
        • Table China Telecom broadband subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2012
        • Table China Unicom broadband subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2012
        • Table China Broadband subscribers and growth by access type - May 2012
    • BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Cable modems
        • Table China Cable modem internet subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2010
      • Digital subscriber line (DSL)
        • Table China DSL internet subscribers - 2000 - 2011
      • Fibre-to-the-home (FttH)
        • Table China FttX subscribers - 2006 - 2012
    • INTERNET
      • Rural connectivity
      • Product ownership
        • Table China Product ownership in households: 2005; 2009
      • China in global terms
    • FORECASTS
      • Forecast broadband subscribers - 2012-2017
        • Table China Forecast broadband subscribers and population penetration - lower band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
        • Table China orecast broadband subscribers and household penetration - higher band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Forecast FttX subscribers - 2010-2017
        • Table China Forecast FttX subscribers and penetration: 2010 - 2012, 2017
  • GEORGIA
    • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Georgia - Internet users and penetration rate - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Georgia Internet subscribers - 2001 - 2012
        • Table Georgia Internet bandwidth capacity - 2001 - 2011
      • August 2008 conflict and possible cyber warfare
      • ISP market
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Georgia Fixed broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2011
        • Table Georgia Fixed broadband subscribers and households - 2011
        • Table Georgia DSL subscribers - 2008 - 2011
        • Table Georgia FttH subscribers - 2008 - 2011
      • WiMAX
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SUBSCRIBERS - 2015; 2020
      • Table Georgia Forecast internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
  • HONG KONG
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Background
      • Overview
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Hong Kong Broadband internet access subscribers - 2000 - 2013
        • Table Hong Kong Narrowband internet access subscribers - 2000 - 2012
        • Table Hong Kong Prepaid and leased line internet access subscribers - 2000 - 2012
        • Table Hong Kong Broadband subscribers and households - March 2012
        • Table Hong Kong Broadband internet traffic volume - 2000 - 2011
      • Broadband performance pledges
        • Table Hong Kong Broadband performance pledges - Q1 2011
      • Digital 21 IT Strategy
        • Table Hong Kong Digital 21 Strategy - key indicators - June 2012
      • Broadband Survey results
        • Table Hong Kong Broadband ranking evolution top 10 countries - 2008 - 2010
      • FttB/FttH building registration scheme
    • BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
        • Table Hong Kong Broadband subscribers by operator - 2007 - 2011
      • Cable modems
        • Table Hong Kong Cable modem internet subscribers - 2000 - 2013
      • Digital subscriber line (DSL)
        • Table Hong Kong DSL subscribers - 1999 - 2013
      • Fibre to the home (FttH)
        • Table Hong Kong FttX subscribers - 2007 - 2013
      • Wireless access
    • MAJOR BROADBAND OPERATORS
      • i-Cable Communications (Hong Kong Cable Television Ltd)
        • Table Hong Kong i-Cable broadband and VoIP subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2011
        • Table Hong Kong i-Cable cable TV subscribers, penetration and ARPU - 1995 - 2011
      • Hong Kong Broadband Network Services (City Telecom - CTInets)
        • Table Hong Kong HKBN triple play subscribers, ARPU and IDD traffic volume - 2003 - 2011
      • PCCW
        • Table Hong Kong PCCW broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2011
        • Table Hong Kong PCCW NOW TV subscribers and ARPU - 2003 - 2011
      • SmarTone Broadband Services
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Hong Kong Internet users and subscribers - 1996 - 2013
      • Internet traffic volume
        • Table Hong Kong Internet traffic volume (PSTN and broadband) - 1997 - 2011
        • Table Hong Kong Use of international private leased circuits (IPLCs) - 2002 - 2011
      • Domain names
        • Table Hong Kong Registered domain names - 2004 - 2012
      • Internet contribution to GDP
    • FORECAST BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS: 2012-2013; 2017
      • Table Hong Kong Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Table Hong Kong Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
  • INDIA
    • BROADBAND NETWORKS AND SERVICES
      • Overview
        • Table India Fixed broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2012
        • Table India Fixed broadband subscribers - market share by access type - March 2012
        • Table India Broadband subscribers and households - March 2012
        • Table India Internet subscribers by access type - March 2012
      • National Broadband Policy
        • Table India - Broadband and internet subscriber targets - 2005; 2007; 2010
      • National Broadband Plan
      • Broadband technologies
        • Table India DSL subscribers - 2001 - 2012
        • Table India Cable modem subscribers - 2001 - 2012
        • Table India Wireless broadband subscribers - 2003; 2006 - 2012
      • Satellite
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table India Internet users - 1995 - 2012
        • Table India Internet subscribers - 1995 - 2012
        • Table India Dial-up internet subscribers - 2007 - 2012
        • Table India Internet (dial-up) ARPU - 2005; 2007 - 2009
        • Table India International internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2012
      • Regulatory issues
    • VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP)
    • FORECASTS- INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table India Forecast internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
      • Growth issues
  • INDONESIA
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Indonesia Internet users - 1998 - 2012
        • Table Indonesia Internet subscribers - 1998 - 2012
        • Table Indonesia Dial-up internet subscribers - 2004 - 2011
        • Table Indonesia Total international internet bandwidth - 1998 - 2011
        • Table Indonesia Households with internet access (%) - 2005 - 2011
      • Social Networking
    • REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS
      • Indonesian Internet Agency (LII)
      • Domain names
        • Table Indonesia Domain name registrations - June 2010
      • Internet information control
      • Cyber laws
    • INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Telkom's national IP backbone
    • ISP MARKET
      • Table Indonesia Internet licences by licence type - 2007
      • Table Indonesia TelkomNet's dial-up internet subscribers - 2004 - 2011
      • Table Indonesia IndosatNet's dial-up internet subscribers - 2010 - 2011
    • BROADBAND NETWORKS AND SERVICES
      • Overview
        • Table Indonesia Fixed broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2012
        • Table Indonesia DSL subscribers - 2001 - 2011
        • Table Indonesia Broadband subscribers and households 2011
      • Broadband market background
      • Broadband service providers
        • Table Indonesia PT Telkom's broadband subscribers - 2004 - 2011
      • ID-WiBB
      • High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) project
      • Wireless broadband
      • Internet via satellite
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Indonesia Forecast of Internet subscribers and penetration rates - 2015; 2020
  • JAPAN
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Background
      • Overview
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Japan Broadband subscribers and households - June 2012
        • Table Japan Broadband subscribers and market share by access type - June 2012
        • Table Japan Broadband subscribers by access type - 1998 - 2013
        • Table Japan Broadband subscriber annual change and market share by access type - 2001 - 2012
      • Electric power utilities
    • BROADBAND POLICY
      • Overview
      • Regulatory framework
      • U-Japan
      • New IT reform strategy
      • Next Generation Broadband strategy FY 2010
        • Table Japan Broadband household connectivity and service availability - 2006 - 2008; 2011
      • Japan's New Generation Network
        • Table Japan Differences between NXGN and NWGN
    • BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Broadband charges into 2012
        • Table Japan Representative charges per service in Tokyo - 2008
        • Table Japan Tariffs for broadband services - 2008
      • Cable modems
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
        • Table Japan DSL subscribers and market share by operator - June 2012
      • Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
        • Table Japan FttH subscribers and market share by operator - June 2012
        • Table Change in ARPU from FttH - 2005 - 2010
      • World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
        • Table Japan WiMAX subscribers (BWA) - UQ Communications: 2009 - 2012
      • Broadband Internet via satellite
    • VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP)
      • Background
      • Statistics
        • Table Japan VoIP subscribers and market share by operator - June 2012
        • Table Japan VoIP subscribers and annual change - 2004 - 2012
    • FORECASTS
      • Forecast FttX subscribers: 2012-2013; 2017
        • Table Japan Forecast FttX subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2012-2013; 2017
        • Table Japan Forecast FttX subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2012-2012; 2017
      • Forecast broadband subscribers: 2012-2013; 2017
        • Table Japan Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2012-2013; 2017
        • Table Japan Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2012-2013; 2017
  • KAZAKHSTAN
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Kazakhstan Internet users - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Kazakhstan Internet subscribers - 1996 - 2011
        • Table Kazakhstan Fixed broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2011
        • Table Kazakhstan Fixed broadband subscribers and household overview - 2010
        • Table Kazakhstan DSL subscribers - 2007 - 2010
        • Table Kazakhstan Internet bandwidth capacity - 2001 - 2011
        • Table Kazakhstan Forecast internet subscribers and penetration rates - 2015; 2020
      • Broadband services
        • Table Kazakhtelecom's fixed broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2011
        • Table Kazakhstan Kar-Tel's broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2010
      • ISP market
      • Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
  • KYRGYZSTAN
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Kyrgyzstan Internet users - 1998 - 2012
        • Table Kyrgyzstan Internet subscribers - 1998 - 2012
        • Table Kyrgyzstan Fixed broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Kyrgyzstan DSL subscribers - 2003 - 2011
        • Table Kyrgyzstan Cable modem subscribers - 2003 - 2010
        • Table Kyrgyzstan Fixed broadband subscribers and household overview - 2011
        • Table Kyrgyzstan International internet bandwidth - 2006 - 2011
      • ISP market
  • LAOS
    • INTERNET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Laos Internet users - 1998 - 2012
        • Table Laos Internet subscribers - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Laos Internet bandwidth capacity - 2002 - 2011
      • ISP market
      • Public internet access
      • Top level domain name
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Laos Fixed broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2012
        • Table Laos Overview of broadband/household subscribers - 2011
        • Table Laos Fixed broadband subscribers by access type - 2009 - 2010
      • WiMAX
      • VoIP telephony
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Laos Forecast internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
  • MACAU
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Background
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Macau Internet users and penetration rate - 1994 - 2012
        • Table Macau Internet subscribers - 1996 - 2013
      • Internet survey results
      • Macau international internet bandwidth
        • Table Macau international internet bandwidth - 1997 - 2010
      • Online services
        • Table Macau E-government services used - 2010
      • Country code domain names
        • Table Macau Number of registered domain names of `mo' - 1998 - 2010
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
      • Statistics
        • Table Macau Broadband subscribers and households - April 2012
        • Table Macau Broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2013
        • Table Macau Growth of online household computers - 2003 - 2010
      • WiFi
        • Table Macau WiFi Hotspots - 2008 - 2012
      • E-commerce
      • Cloud computing
  • MALAYSIA
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Malaysia NBP broadband penetration targets - 2007 - 2010
      • Broadband and Internet statistics
        • Table Malaysia Fixed broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2012
        • Table Malaysia Total broadband subscribers and household penetration - 2009 - 2012
        • Table Malaysia Fixed broadband subscribers and households - March 2012
        • Table Malaysia Broadband subscribers by access type - March 2012
        • Table Malaysia Internet users and penetration - 1995 - 2012
        • Table Malaysia Internet subscribers - 1995 - 2012
        • Table Malaysia Dial-up Internet subscribers - 1995 - 2009
        • Table Malaysia Total international internet bandwidth - 1999 - 2012
      • High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) network
        • Table Malaysia UniFi broadband subscribers and premises passed - 2010 - 2012
      • Development of Internet in Malaysia
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
        • Table Malaysia DSL subscribers - 2001 - 2012
      • Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
      • Wireless broadband
        • Table Malaysia Wireless hotspots and hotspot subscribers - 2005 - 2011
        • Table Malaysia Packet One WiMAX subscribers - 2009 - 2012
        • Table Malaysia YTL's WiMAX subscribers - 2011 - 2012
      • Broadband Powerline (BPL)
      • Internet via satellite
    • FORECASTS - BROADBAND INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Malaysia Forecast broadband internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
  • MALDIVES
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Maldives Internet users - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Maldives Fixed internet subscribers - 1998 - 2012
        • Table Maldives Internet subscribers by access type - 2009
        • Table Maldives International Internet bandwidth - 1999 - 2011
      • Competition
      • Government Network of the Maldives (GNM)
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Maldives Mobile broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2012
        • Table Maldives Fixed broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2012
        • Table Maldives DSL subscribers - 2002 - 2011
        • Table Maldives Cable modem subscribers - 1999 - 2010
  • MONGOLIA
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Mongolia Internet users - 1995 - 2013
        • Table Mongolia Total fixed-line internet subscribers - 1998 - 2011
        • Table Mongolia Total internet subscribers - 2005 - 2011
        • Table Mongolia Different types of access to the internet - 2010
      • Internet infrastructure statistics
        • Table Mongolia International internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2010
        • Table Mongolia Number of PCs - 2000 - 2009
      • Mongolia internet Exchange (MIX)
      • ISP market
        • Table Mongolia Market share of ISPs - 2009 - 2010
      • ISP charges
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
      • National broadband program of Mongolia
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Mongolia Broadband internet subscribers - 2001 - 2012
        • Table Mongolia DSL subscribers - 2005 - 2010
  • MYANMAR
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Background
        • Table Myanmar Internet users and penetration - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Myanmar Internet subscribers - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Myanmar Fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2012
        • Table Myanmar Internet access by household - 2005 - 2012
        • Table Myanmar International Internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2012
      • Internet cafes
      • Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
    • DATA MARKET
  • NEPAL
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Nepal Estimated Internet users - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Nepal Internet subscribers - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Nepal Fixed broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2011
        • Table Nepal Fixed broadband subscribers and household overview - October 2011
        • Table Nepal Internet bandwidth capacity - 2001 - 2011
      • Broadband internet
      • ISP market
      • Internet Exchange
      • Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
      • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
      • Forecasts - Internet services - 2015; 2020
        • Table Nepal Forecast Internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
  • NORTH KOREA
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Background
      • Korea Computing Centre (KCC)
      • Kwangmyong
      • Personal computer production
      • Factory visits in China
      • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
      • Revival of the .kp domain
      • Social networking North Korean style - Uriminzokkiri
  • PAKISTAN
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Background
      • Internet and broadband statistics
        • Table Pakistan Internet users - 1995 - 2012
        • Table Pakistan Internet subscribers - 1997; 2000 - 2012
        • Table Pakistan Broadband subscribers - 2004 - 2012
        • Table Pakistan Broadband subscribers by technology - 2012
        • Table Pakistan Broadband subscribers and households - 2011
        • Table Pakistan Total international internet bandwidth - 2004 - 2011
      • Major government initiatives
      • Internet control and censorship
      • ISP market
    • E-SERVICES
      • E-commerce
      • E-government
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Pakistan Broadband subscribers by type - 2009 - 2012
        • Table Pakistan PTCL broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
        • Table Pakistan DSL broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2012
      • Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
        • Table Pakistan FttH subscribers - 2007 - 2012
      • Cable modem
      • Wireless broadband
        • Table Pakistan WiMAX subscribers - 2008 - 2012
      • Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET MARKET - 2015; 2020
      • Table Pakistan Forecast internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
  • PHILIPPINES
    • BROADBAND IN THE PHILIPPINES
      • Broadband market overview
      • Background
      • Broadband and Internet statistics
        • Table Philippines Fixed broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2012
        • Table Philippines Wireless broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2011
        • Table Philippines Broadband subscribers and households - June 2011
        • Table Philippines Broadband subscribers by major service provider - 2008 - 2011
        • Table Philippines Internet users - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Philippines Internet subscribers - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Philippines Overview of Internet market - 2010
        • Table Philippines International Internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2011
        • Table Philippines Percentage of households with computer - 2002 - 2011
      • Regulatory issues
      • National Broadband Network (NBN)
      • PC market
      • Broadband platforms
        • Table Philippines DSL subscribers - 2001 - 2011
      • Broadband over power lines
    • INTERNET MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Role of Internet in the Philippines
      • Cloud computing
      • Social networking
      • Internet exchanges
      • Internet regulations
      • Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT)
      • Gearing Up Internet Literacy and Access for Students (GILAS)
      • E-commerce
    • MAJOR BROADBAND SERVICE PROVIDERS AND ISPS
      • Overview
        • Table Philippines Number of registered ISPs - 2001 - 2011
        • Table Philippines PLDT broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2012
        • Table Philippines PLDT's DSL subscribers - 2001 - 2012
        • Table Philippines PLDT's wireless broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2012
        • Table Philippines Smart's `SmartBro' subscribers - 2005 - 2012
        • Table Philippines Digitel's broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2012
        • Table Philippines Globe Telecom's broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2011
        • Table Philippines Globe Telecom's DSL subscribers - 2009 - 2011
        • Table Philippines Globe Telecom's wireless subscribers - 2009 - 2011
      • Internet via satellite
      • IP networks
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Philippines Forecast Internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
  • SINGAPORE
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
      • Background
      • Broadband and internet statistics
        • Table Singapore Broadband subscribers - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Singapore - broadband subscribers and households - March 2012
        • Table Singapore Broadband subscribers by sector - 2011
        • Table Singapore Broadband market share - by access type - 2011
        • Table Singapore Overview of internet market - 2011
        • Table Singapore Internet users - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Singapore Fixed internet subscribers - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Singapore Registered domain names - February 2012
      • Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure (Next Gen NII)
        • Table Singapore Structure of National Broadband Network
      • Broadband service providers
        • Table Singapore Fixed broadband subscribers, annual change, market share by major providers - 2011
      • Broadband technologies
        • Table Singapore Cable modem subscribers - 2000 - 2011
        • Table Singapore DSL subscribers - 2000 - 2011
        • Table Singapore Wireless broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • SOUTH KOREA
    • INTERNET STATISTICS
      • South Korea internet users
        • Table South Korea Internet users and population penetration rates - 1994 - 2013
      • South Korea internet subscribers
        • Table South Korea Internet subscribers - 1996 - 2013
        • Table South Korea Personal computers and penetration by population and household - 2000 - 2011
      • South Korea ICT usage by household
      • Changes in the average internet user by activity- 2000 vs 2010, 2011
        • Table South Korea Changes in the average internet user by activity- 2000 versus 2010, 2011
      • Distribution of internet users by region - 2010
        • Table South Korea Population and internet users by region - 2010
    • INTERNET USAGE PATTERNS
      • Table South Korea Internet usage rates by service- 2009 - 2011
      • Table South Korea Main purpose of using the internet - 2009 - 2011
      • Table South Korea Households with ICT devices - 2010
    • INTERNET USAGE BY THE SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED
      • Table South Korea Internet usage rate of the socially disadvantaged - 2003 - 2009
      • Table South Korea Computer penetration rate in the socially disadvantaged households - 2003 - 2009
    • INTERNET MEDIA CONSUMPTION
      • Table South Korea Online versus offline media consumption - 2010
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Background
      • Overview
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table South Korea Broadband internet subscriber growth and penetration rate - 1998 - 2013
        • Table South Korea Broadband subscribers and households - August 2012
      • Operator broadband subscribers
        • Table South Korea Broadband market share by operator - August 2012
      • Broadband subscribers by access type
        • Table South Korea Broadband internet subscriber numbers by system - 1998 - 2012
      • Bundled services usage rate by type
        • Table South Korea Bundled service usage pattern: households using bundled services- 2011
    • BROADBAND GOVERNMENT TARGETS
      • Broadband convergence Network
        • Table South Korea BcN implementation in households/subscribers - 2005; 2006 - 2011
      • Ultra Broadband convergence Network
        • Table South Korea UBcN implementation goals in households/subscribers - 2009 - 2013
      • Broadband speed results
    • BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
        • Table South Korea Broadband subscribers by access type - August 2012
      • Cable modem
        • Table South Korea Cable modem subscribers - 1999 - 2012
        • Table South Korea Broadband cable modem (HFC) subscribers by service provider - August 2012
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
        • Table South Korea DSL subscribers - 1999 - 2012
        • Table South Korea DSL subscribers by service provider - August 2012
      • Apartment LAN
        • Table South Korea A-LAN subscribers - 2002 - 2012
        • Table South Korea A-LAN subscribers by service provider - August 2012
      • Fibre-to-the-Home
        • Table South Korea FttH subscribers - 2006 - 2012
        • Table South Korea FttH subscribers by service provider - August 2012
      • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
        • Table South Korea VoIP subscribers by major operator and market share - June 2011
        • Table South Korea VoIP subscribers - 2006 - 2011
    • FORECAST INTERNET USERS - 2011 - 2012; 2016
      • Table South Korea Forecast internet users and penetration - higher band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Table South Korea Forecast internet users and penetration - lower band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
    • FORECAST BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2011 - 2012; 2017
      • Table South Korea Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Table South Korea Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
  • SRI LANKA
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Sri Lanka Internet users, annual change and penetration - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Sri Lanka Internet subscribers - 1994 - 2012
        • Table Sri Lanka Computer penetration by household - 2005 - 2011
        • Table Sri Lanka International Internet bandwidth - 1998 - 2012
      • Internet control and censorship
      • Internet exchange
      • Public internet access
      • School Net project
      • Lanka Government Cloud (LGC)
      • ISP market
        • Table Sri Lanka Licensed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) - 2010
        • Table Sri Lanka Licensed Data Communications Service Providers (Facility-based) - February 2011
        • Table Sri Lanka Licensed Data Communications Service Providers (Non-Facility based) - February 2011
        • Table Sri Lanka SLT's DSL broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2011
      • E-commerce
      • E-government
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Sri Lanka Fixed broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2012
        • Table Sri Lanka DSL subscribers - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Sri Lanka Mobile broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2012
        • Table Sri Lanka Broadband subscribers - fixed and mobile - 2010 - 2011
        • Table Sri Lanka Broadband subscribers and households - 2011
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
      • Wireless broadband/WiMAX
      • Fibre to the Building (FttB)
    • INTERNET PROTOCOL TV (IPTV)
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Sri Lanka Forecast internet subscribers and penetration rate - 2015; 2020
  • TAIWAN
    • OVERVIEW OF TAIWAN'S BROADBAND MARKET
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Taiwan - Fixed-line broadband subscribers, penetration and proportion of internet subscribers - 2000 - 2013
        • Table Taiwan - Broadband subscribers and households - December 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Broadband subscribers and annual change by access - December 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Fixed-line and wireless broadband subscribers by technology - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Taiwan - Fixed-line and wireless broadband subscribers and penetration - 2003 - 2013
      • Government initiatives for broadband and m-Taiwan
      • Broadband technologies
        • Table Taiwan - DSL subscribers - 2000 - 2013
        • Table Taiwan - Cable Modem subscribers - 2000 - 2013
        • Table Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom broadband subscribers and market share - 2001 - 2012
        • Table Taiwan - FttX subscribers - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom HiNet subscriber and ARPU - 2004 - 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom broadband charges for ADSL and FttX - August 2011
      • WiFi
      • WiMAX
        • Table Taiwan 2.5GHz spectrum winners - 2007
    • OVERVIEW OF THE INTERNET MARKET
      • ISP market
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Taiwan - Internet users and subscribers - 1995 - 2013
        • Table Taiwan - Internet subscribers by access technology - December 2011
        • Table Taiwan - International internet bandwidth capacity - 2001 - 2010
        • Table Taiwan - Number of internet hosts - 2001 - 2010
    • FORECAST FIXED BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2012; 2017
      • Table Taiwan - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2011 - 2012; 2017
      • Table Taiwan - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2011 - 2012; 2017
  • TAJIKISTAN
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Tajikistan Internet users - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Tajikistan Internet subscribers (fixed) - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Tajikistan Fixed broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2011
        • Table Tajikistan International internet bandwidth - 2005 - 2011
      • Internet regulation
      • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
      • Government's e-strategy
      • WiMAX
  • THAILAND
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • One Tablet Per Child (OTPC) project
      • Lese majeste laws
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Thailand Internet users - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Thailand Internet subscribers - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Thailand International internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2011
      • ISP market
        • Table Thailand ISPs operated by telecom companies
        • Table Licensed ISPs in Thailand - 2011
      • Thailand's internet gateway exchanges
        • Table International internet gateway operators in Thailand - 2011
      • Regulatory issues
      • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
    • BROADBAND COMPONENT OF MARKET
      • Overview
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Thailand Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2012
        • Table Thailand Fixed broadband subscribers and households - 2011
        • Table Major fixed broadband players and subscribers - 2011
        • Table Thailand DSL subscribers - 2002 - 2011
      • True Online
        • Table Thailand True - fixed broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2011
      • National Broadband Policy
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
      • Cable modem
      • Internet via satellite
      • Wireless internet
      • Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
    • FORECASTS
      • Overview
      • Forecasts - internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
        • Table Thailand Forecast internet subscribers and penetration rate - 2015; 2020
  • TIMOR LESTE
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • SAPO East Timor
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Timor Leste Internet users - 2005 - 2012
        • Table Timor Leste Internet subscribers - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Timor Leste Broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Timor Leste Internet bandwidth capacity - 2001 - 2011
      • VoIP
  • TURKMENISTAN
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Turkmenistan Internet users - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Turkmenistan Internet bandwidth capacity - 2002 - 2011
      • Broadband
        • Table Turkmenistan Fixed broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Censorship and control
  • UZBEKISTAN
    • INTERNET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Internet statistics
        • Table Uzbekistan Internet users and penetration - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Uzbekistan Internet subscribers - 1999 - 2012
        • Table Uzbekistan International internet bandwidth - 2001 - 2012
        • Table Uzbekistan Proportion of households with a computer - 2002 - 2011
      • ISP market
        • Table Uzbekistan Unitel fixed broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2012
        • Table Uzbekistan Unitel's fixed broadband ARPU - 2011 - 2012
    • BROADBAND MARKET
      • Overview
        • Table Uzbekistan Fixed broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Uzbekistan Fixed broadband subscribers and household overview - 2011
        • Table Uzbekistan DSL broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2011
      • WiMAX
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Uzbekistan Forecast internet subscribers - 2015; 2020
  • VIETNAM
    • OVERVIEW
      • Dial-up services
      • Tablet market
    • BROADBAND AND INTERNET STATISTICS
      • Table Vietnam Fixed broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2012
      • Table Vietnam Fixed broadband subscribers and household overview - 2011
      • Table Vietnam Active mobile-broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2012
      • Table Vietnam Internet users and penetration - 1998 - 2012
      • Table Vietnam Internet subscribers - 1998 - 2012
      • Table Vietnam Households with internet access (%) - 2005 - 2012
      • Table Vietnam Total international internet bandwidth - 2003 - 2012
    • BACKGROUND TO INTERNET DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAM
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Background
      • Government control
      • Cyber Law
    • BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
        • Table Vietnam Fixed broadband DSL subscribers - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Vietnam VNPT/VDC fixed broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2011
      • Cable modem
      • Wireless broadband
      • Satellite internet
    • VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP)
      • Background
    • FORECASTS - INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2020
      • Table Vietnam Forecast internet subscribers and penetration rates - 2015; 2020
  • GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

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