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Asia - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband

Asia - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband

Asia’s mobile market continues to be driven by mobile broadband

Asia’s mobile and mobile broadband markets continue to see solid growth. The overall mobile penetration rate on average across the entire Asian region reached over 102% going into 2018, up from 83% back in 2012.

The mobile broadband subscriber base across all of Asia continues to grow very strongly. With 3G, 3G+ and 4G platforms extensively covering the region, mobile broadband services have already become well established.

Asia’s total mobile broadband subscriber base as a proportion of the total mobile subscriber base continues to grow. The total mobile broadband subscriber base across Asia is now equivalent to just over 50% of Asia’s total mobile subscriber base

Whilst there are still developing markets continuing to grow their mobile subscriber base at moderate to high annual rates, there are in fact few countries left in Asia with significantly underdeveloped mobile markets and low mobile penetration rates.

Total mobile subscriber market growth will continue to ease off over the next five years as the remaining lagging mobile markets now head toward saturation as has occurred in the more mature markets such as Japan, Hong Kong Macau and Singapore.

Although the rate of increase of mobile broadband subscribers has subsided as the initial rapid rollout of services has slowed down, the growth rate is still reasonably strong. There is still significant growth opportunity left in the market over the next five years to 2023, especially in some of the less developed Asian markets that are still dependant on voice networks for mobile services.

This BuddeComm annual publication provides a country level analyses of the 34 mobile subscriber and mobile broadband markets across Asia. It includes information on each country’s mobile and mobile broadband markets, key market statistics and key information on the mobile infrastructure markets of each of these countries.

Asia is arguably the world’s most diverse region with regards to its telecoms industry. The region contains a vast array of countries, ranging from those with highly mature and advanced telecommunications markets, that are world leaders in the move towards 5G, such as South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, to some of the poorest and least developed countries such as North Korea and Afghanistan.

The Buddecomm Telecoms Maturity Index, has been devised as a tool to easily and uniformly compare these different markets. BuddeComm’s “Asian Telecoms Maturity Index”, is an index (on a scale between 0 and 100) that measures and ranks the relative maturity of the telecoms industry in all of the 34 countries in Asia. This report provides a comprehensive comparison of the 34 Asian markets according to a number of parameters such as fixed broadband and mobile broadband.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • REGIONAL OVERVIEW
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Asia - Total mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2018
      • Table Asian countries - mobile broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2017
      • Table Asian countries - mobile broadband penetration - 2011 - 2017
    • ASIAN TELECOMS MATURITY INDEX
      • Overview
      • Market analysis
      • Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
      • Key market characteristics by market segment
      • Asian TMI by Tier
      • Asian TMI by Region
      • Largest ten countries by GDP and population
  • AFGHANISTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Afghanistan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Overview
      • Regulatory authorities
      • Framework for emergency telecoms systems
      • Number Portability (NP)
      • Access
      • Mobile
      • Digital media
    • MOBILE OVERVIEW
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Afghanistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Afghanistan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 2002 - 2006
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Afghanistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2013 - 2022
      • Table Afghanistan - 3G mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2013 - 2017
      • Table Afghanistan - 3G mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2013 - 2017
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Introduction
        • Table Afghanistan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
      • Third Generation (3G)
      • 4G / LTE
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • Mobile banking and m-money
      • Roshan's Malomat service
  • ARMENIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Historical overview
      • Regulatory authority
      • Fixed networks
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Spectrum
    • MOBILE OVERVIEW
      • Table Armenia - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • BACKGROUND
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Armenia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Armenia - Historic - Mobile subscribers - 1996 - 2006
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Armenia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • 4G
      • 5G
  • AZERBAIJAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Ministry of Communications and High Technology (MCHT)
      • Proposed telecom regulator
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Fixed Number Portability (FNP)
      • Spectrum
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Azerbaijan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Azerbaijan - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration - 1994 - 2006
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Azerbaijan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
      • Third Generation (3G) services
      • Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)
  • BANGLADESH
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Bangladesh - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
      • Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology
      • Telecommunications Act 2001
      • The Communications Convergence Bill 2001
      • The Telecommunication (Amendment) Bill 2010
      • Expanded licensing regime
      • Regulatory developments
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table Bangladesh - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Bangladesh - Historical - Mobile subscribers - 1996 - 2005
      • Table Bangladesh - Historic - Mobile services monthly ARPU - 1998 - 2016
    • MOBILE BROADBAND AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table Bangladesh - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Table Bangladesh - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • BHUTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Bhutan Telecommunications Act 1999
      • Bhutan Information Communications and Media (BICM) Act 2006
      • BICMA legislation - amendment or repeal?
      • Licensing
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Bhutan -Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration 2003 - 2009
      • Table Bhutan -Mobile Subscribers, Penetration, and Annual Growth - 2007 - 2017
      • Table Bhutan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Bhutan - Mobile broadband, Penetration and Annual Growth (with forecast) - 2007 - 2019
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • 3G
      • 4G LTE
  • BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Privatisation
      • Regulatory developments
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Brunei Darussalam - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Brunei Darussalam - Historic - mobile subscribers - 1995 - 2006
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Brunei Darussalam - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2010 - 2022
  • CAMBODIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Regulatory developments
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE MARKET BACKGROUND
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Cambodia - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration - 1993 - 2017
      • Table Cambodia - Historic - Mobile services sector estimated ARPU - 1998 - 2012
      • Table Cambodia - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Cambodia - Mobile broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2019
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Table Cambodia - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration - 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • 4G LTE
  • CHINA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table China - Historical - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 1995 - 2002
        • Table China - Mobile subscribers, Penetration and Annual Change - 2002 - 2017
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table China - Mobile broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2017
      • Forecasts - mobile subscribers - 2017; 2019; 2022
        • Table China - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Licensing
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • VAT Introduction
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
      • Other infrastructure developments
      • IoT and M2M networks
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Table China - Historic - Utilisation rate and number of users for mobile applications Activity 2014 2013
      • Rich Communication Services (RCS)
      • Mobile gaming
        • Table China - Historic - Mobile online gaming users and utilisation rate
      • m-commerce
      • m-banking (payments/loans)
      • Mobile Advertising
      • m-TV
      • Apps
        • Table Historic - Apple net sales for Greater China
  • GEORGIA
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Privatisation
      • Number Portability (NP)
        • Table Georgia - Fixed number portings - 2011 - 2018
      • Licensing and auctions - background information
      • Illegal operations
      • Call termination
      • Mobile Regulatory issues
        • Table Georgia - Mobile number portings - 2011 - 2018
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Georgia - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1999 - 2009
      • Table Georgia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Georgia - Mobile market retail revenue - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Georgia - Mobile market voice revenue - 2013 - 2018
      • Table Georgia - Mobile voice traffic - 2010 - 2018
    • MOBILE DATA
      • SMS and MMS
        • Table Georgia - SMS traffic - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Georgia - SMS revenue - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Georgia - MMS traffic - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Georgia - MMS revenue - 2010 - 2018
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Georgia - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Georgia - HSPA/EVDO internet subscribers - 2010 - 2017
      • Table Georgia - CDMA internet subscribers - 2012 - 2018
      • Table Georgia - LTE internet subscribers - 2014 - 2018
      • Table Georgia - Standard mobile internet subscribers - 2012 - 2016
      • Table Georgia - Mobile internet traffic - 2010 - 2016
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2019; 2021; 2023
      • Table Georgia - Forecast - mobile subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
    • MOBILE APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES
      • M-banking
  • HONG KONG
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Background
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Hong Kong - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Hong Kong - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1984 - 2006
      • Table Hong Kong - Historic - Prepaid and activated SIM cards - 1997 - 2015
      • Table Hong Kong - Historic - 3G/4G mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2016
      • Table Hong Kong - Historic - Mobile data usage per person - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Hong Kong - Historic - SMS messages sent and received - 2002 - 2015
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Hong Kong - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Licensing
      • Spectrum
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Hong Kong - Historic - Total mobile numbers ported
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Analogue networks
      • Digital networks
      • Other infrastructure developments
      • IoT and M2M Networks
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-Banking
      • m-Trading
      • m-TV
  • INDIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Geographic segments
      • Rural expansion
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table India - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2006 - 2017
        • Table India - Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) - 2002 - 2017
        • Table India - Mobile penetration in urban and rural areas - 2007; 2009 - 2017
        • Table India - Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) - 2005 - 2017
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table India - Mobile broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2017
      • Forecasts - mobile subscribers - 2017; 2019; 2022
        • Table India - Forecast mobile subscribers - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum
      • Mobile subscriber verification
      • Call drop investigation
      • Operators directed to issue data usage messages
      • Roaming
      • MNP
      • Network sharing
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Introduction
      • GSM
        • Table India - GSM ARPU - 2003 - 2017
        • Table India - GSM ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended - March 2017
        • Table India - GSM ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended - March 2016
      • CDMA
        • Table India - CDMA ARPU - 2003 - 2017
      • 3G
      • 4G / LTE
      • Other infrastructure developments
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Introduction
      • m-banking (payments/loans)
      • m-TV
      • m-Health
      • Apps
    • MOBILE HANDSETS
  • INDONESIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Mobile subscriber statistics and forecasts
        • Table Indonesia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
        • Table Indonesia - Historic - Mobile subscribers - 1995 - 2006
      • Mobile data
      • Mobile Broadband statistics and forecast
        • Table Indonesia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Near Field Communication (NFC)
      • Spectrum
        • Table Indonesia - Historic - Frequency spectrum overview - major mobile operators - Sept 2015
      • MNP
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
      • Other infrastructure developments
        • Table Indonesia - Historical - Fixed-wireless (WLL) subscribers - 2003; 2007 - 2015
      • IoT and M2M networks
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-TV
  • JAPAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Background
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Japan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Japan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Licensing
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
      • Other infrastructure developments
      • IoT and M2M networks
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
  • KAZAKHSTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Market liberalisation
      • Privatisation
      • Number Portability (NP)
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Kazakhstan - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 1996 - 2017
    • VIDEOSTREAMING - INTERNET PROTOCOL TV (IPTV)
      • Table Kazakhtelecom's IPTV subscribers (historical) - 2010 - 2014
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Kazakhstan - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2017
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Table Kazakhstan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration - 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
        • Table Kazakhstan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • KYRGYZSTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Kyrgyzstan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Regulatory developments
      • Mobile Regulatory issues
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Kyrgyzstan - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate - 1998 - 2017
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Kyrgyzstan - Mobile broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2017
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Table Kyrgyzstan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates - 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • DIGITAL NETWORKS
      • Developments
      • LTE
  • LAOS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Overview
      • Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT)
      • Telecommunications Law No. 2 (2012)
      • Earlier legislation
      • SIM Registration
      • Regulatory issues
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Laos - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Laos - Historical - mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1995 - 2006
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Laos - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile services
      • Long Term Evolution (LTE) / 4G services
        • Table Laos - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • MACAU
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Macau - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Historical overview
      • Regulatory authority
      • Liberalisation and regulatory developments
      • Licensing
        • Table Macau - Number of licensed operators by service - 2017
      • Mobile Regulatory issues
    • MOBILE INTRODUCTION
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Macau - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Macau - Mobile Subscribers by category - Nov 2017
      • Table Macau - Historic - Mobile subscribers total and prepaid and penetration rate - 1990 - 2007
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Macau - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Analogue networks
      • Digital networks
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Introduction
      • m-banking (payments/loans)
  • MALAYSIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Malaysia - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Government policies eg Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Privatisation and liberalisation
      • Universal Service Provision (USP)
      • Licences
      • Number Portability (NP)
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics and Forecast
        • Table Malaysia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
        • Table Malaysia -Historic - mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration rate - 1995 - 2011
      • Mobile voice
        • Table Malaysia -Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2017
      • Mobile broadband statistics and Forecast
        • Table Malaysia -Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-commerce
      • m-TV
      • Smartphones and tablets
  • MALDIVES
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Telecommunications plans
      • Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Telecommunications Regulation 2003
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Maldives - Historical - Mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2009
      • Table Maldives - Mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Maldives - Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2017
      • Table Maldives - Mobile operators and service launch
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Maldives - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2018
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
  • MONGOLIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Mongolia - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
      • Table Mongolia - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • MONGOLIA'S TELECOM MARKET - FINANCIAL STATISTICS
      • Table Mongolia - Total revenue and investment of ICT sector and tax contribution - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Mongolia - Historic - ICT sector revenue breakdown - 2015
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Historical overview
      • Regulatory authority
      • Government policies
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table Mongolia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Mongolia - Historic - Mobile subscribers, total v. prepaid, annual change and penetration - 1996 - 2010
      • Table Mongolia Prepaid subscribers - 2012 - 2017
    • MOBILE VOICE
      • Table Mongolia Historic - Total outgoing mobile telephone traffic - 1999 - 2015
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Table Mongolia Historic - SMS traffic - 2000 - 2009; 2012 - 2016
      • Table Mongolia - Historic - 3G subscribers - 2009 - 2016
    • MOBILE BROADBAND AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table Mongolia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Table Mongolia - Historic - Operating Systems -2015
  • MYANMAR
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • INVESTMENT IN TELECOM SECTOR
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Historical overview
      • Regulatory authority
      • Market liberalisation process
      • Telecommunications Law - 2013
      • Telecom Master Plan
      • Licensing - Fixed Services
      • Corruption investigations
      • Government control of the internet
      • Fibre access
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Myanmar - Historical - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change - 1995 - 2005
      • Table Myanmar - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change - 2006 - 2017
      • Table Myanmar - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • MOBILE DATA
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Myanmar - Mobile broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2017
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Table Myanmar - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates - 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • 3G
      • 4G LTE
  • NEPAL
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Nepal - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
      • Table Nepal - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Telecommunications Policy 1999
      • Telecommunications Policy 2004
      • Telecom sector liberalisation and licensing
        • Table Nepal - Licences issued for telecom services
      • Foreign assistance
      • Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA)
      • Privatisation of Nepal Telecom
      • Broadband policy
      • Regulatory developments
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table Nepal - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Nepal - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate - 1999 - 2011
    • MOBILE BROADBAND AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table Nepal - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2011 - 2022
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-commerce
  • NORTH KOREA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Overview
    • MOBILE MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Mobile phone costs
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table North Korea - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2008 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table North Korea - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2015 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • 3G
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
    • MOBILE HANDSETS
      • North Korea's answer to the tablet
  • PAKISTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Pakistan - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - Key Metrics - 2017 - 2022
      • Background
      • Revenue and investment levels
        • Table Pakistan's total telecom revenue - 2004 - 2016
        • Table Pakistan's telecom investment - total and mobile - 2004 - 2016
      • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
        • Table Pakistan - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in telecom sector - 2002 - 2016
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Overview
      • Regulatory authorities
      • Government policies
      • Access
      • Universal Service Fund (USF)
      • Regulatory developments
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Pakistan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics and market forecast
        • Table Pakistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
        • Table Pakistan - Historic - mobile subscribers - 1995 - 2005
        • Table Pakistan - Mobile services revenue - 1998 - 2016
        • Table Pakistan - Mobile services revenue - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Pakistan - Historical - overall ARPU across all mobile operators - 2002; 2004 - 2009
      • Mobile voice
        • Table Pakistan - Proportion of prepaid mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2016
      • Mobile broadband statistics and Market Forecast
        • Table Pakistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-commerce / m-banking
      • m-TV
  • PHILIPPINES
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Philippines - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
      • Table Philippines - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Regulatory developments
      • Access
      • Mobile regulatory Issues
    • MOBILE MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Mobile statistics and forecasts
        • Table Philippines - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
        • Table Philippines - Historic - Total mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1994 - 2004
        • Table Philippines - Historic - Mobile services revenue - 1993 - 2016
      • Mobile voice
      • Mobile broadband statistics and Forecasts
        • Table Philippines - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-commerce
      • mobile-TV
  • SINGAPORE
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Historic overview
      • Regulatory authority
      • Cyber Security
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Singapore - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration - 1997 - 2017
        • Table Singapore - Mobile Subscribers by 2G, 3G, 4G, prepaid, postpaid (millions) - 2012 - 2017
        • Table Singapore - Mobile Subscribers by 2G, 3G, 4G (millions) - 2012 - 2017
        • Table Singapore - Mobile Subscribers market share by 2G, 3G, 4G - 2012 - 2017
        • Table Singapore - Historic - 3G mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Singapore - Historic - Overall mobile services ARPU - 2002 - 2015
        • Table Singapore - ARPU - postpaid and prepaid by mobile operator - 2014 - 2017
      • Mobile data
        • Table Singapore - Total SMS messages per month - 2004 - 2017
      • Mobile Broadband
        • Table Singapore - Mobile broadband subscribers - 2013 - 2018
        • Table Singapore - Mobile broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2017
      • Forecasts - mobile subscribers - 2017; 2019; 2022
        • Table Singapore - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
      • Other Infrastructure Developments
  • SOUTH KOREA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Background
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Background
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Mobile Subscribers and Forecasts
        • Table South Korea - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
        • Table South Korea - Historic - Mobile subscribers - 1985 - 2006
        • Table South Korea - Historic - Smart phone subscribers and market share
        • Table South Korea - Historic - Smart phone and tablet PC subscribers and market share - 2010 - 2015
      • Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Forecasts
        • Table South Korea - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
        • Table South Korea - Historic - CDMA mobile subscribers by operator
      • Other infrastructure developments
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-commerce
  • SRI LANKA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Sri Lanka - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
      • Table Sri Lanka - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC)
      • National policy on telecommunications
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table Sri Lanka - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Sri Lanka - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1995 - 2011
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table Sri Lanka - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
    • VOLTE
    • MIMO
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-Commerce
  • TAIWAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Taiwan -Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • MARKET REVENUES
      • Table Taiwan - Distribution of telecom revenue by services - 2016
      • Table Taiwan -Data communication revenue and mobile data service revenue ratios- 2001 - 2016
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
      • Table Taiwan -historic - telecoms service revenue - 1985; 1990; 1995; 2000; 2005 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Historic overview
      • Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC)
      • National Communications Commission (NCC)
      • Government policies eg Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Legislation and market liberalisation
      • The 1996 Telecom Bill
      • Foreign investment
      • Licensing
        • Table Taiwan 2.5GHz spectrum winners - 2007
      • Foreign equipment restrictions
      • Telecoms tariffs
      • Amendments to the Radio and Television act
      • National Information and Communication Initiative (NICI)
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Taiwan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
      • Background
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics and Forecasts
        • Table Taiwan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
        • Table Taiwan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1995 - 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Mobile subscribers by technology - 2G, 3G, 4G - 2014 - 2016
        • Table Taiwan - Mobile subscribers market share by technology - 2G, 3G, 4G - 2014 - 2016
        • Table Taiwan - Historic - Mobile subscribers by technology (PHS, 2G, 3G, LTE) - 2003 - 2015
        • Table Taiwan - 2G/3G/4G mobile services ARPU - 2005 - 2016
        • Table Taiwan - Prepaid mobile subscribers - market share - 2001 - 2017
        • Table Taiwan - SMS message volume - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Taiwan - Mobile data service revenue ratios - 2001 - 2016
      • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Market Forecasts
        • Table Taiwan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
        • Table Taiwan 3G/4G mobile broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2016
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Brief intro analogue networks
      • Digital networks
      • Personal Handyphone Service (PHS)
      • 2G
      • 3G
      • 4G
      • 5G
  • TAJIKISTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Tajikistan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Historical overview
      • Law on Electrical Communication
      • Regulatory authority
      • Interconnect
      • Access
      • SIM Registration
    • MOBILE MARKET BACKGROUND
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Tajikistan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
      • Table Tajikistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Tajikistan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 1996 - 2009
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Tajikistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2011 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
        • Table Tajikistan - Historical - 3G mobile subscribers by operator - 2009
  • THAILAND
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Thailand - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • BACKGROUND
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Historic overview
      • Regulatory Authority
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Thailand - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
      • Background
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General Statistics and Forecast
        • Table Thailand - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
        • Table Thailand - Historic - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual growth - 1999 - 2011
        • Table Thailand - Historic - Mobile services revenue and ARPU - 1998 - 2016
        • Table Thailand - Historic - Mobile subscribers - prepaid and postpaid - 2006 - 2013
      • Mobile data
      • Mobile broadband Statistics and Forecast
        • Table Thailand - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2011 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Mobile Technologies
      • 3G and 4G
      • 5G
      • Vo-WiFi
  • TIMOR LESTE
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Timor Leste - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rates (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
      • Table Timor Leste - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2011 - 2030
    • LIBERALISATION OF TELECOM SECTOR
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • National telecommunications policy
      • Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicacoes (ARCOM)
      • Autoridade Nacional de Communicaçõ es (ANC)
      • Licences issued in 2012
    • MOBILE MARKET BACKGROUND
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Timor Leste - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Timor Leste - Historic - Mobile subscribers - 1999 - 2006
    • MOBILE BROADBAND AND MARKET FFRECAST
      • Table Timor Leste - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2013 - 2022
  • TURKMENISTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Turkmenistan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Government policies - Censorship
    • MOBILE MARKET BACKGROUND
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Turkmenistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Turkmenistan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2007
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Turkmenistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2013 - 2022
  • UZBEKISTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Uzbekistan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
      • Table Uzbekistan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Historical overview
      • Regulatory authority
      • State Committee for Communications, Information and Telecommunication Technologies (CCITT)
      • Ministry of Development of Information Technologies and Communications (MDITC)
      • Licensing
        • Table Uzbekistan - Number of licensed operators by service - 2016
      • Broadband strategy
      • Pricing
    • MOBILE MARKET BACKGROUND
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table Uzbekistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Uzbekistan - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1995 - 2011
    • MOBILE BROADBAND AND MARKET FORECAST
      • Table Uzbekistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 022
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
  • VIETNAM
    • MARKET REVENUE
    • FOREIGN INVESTMENT
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
      • Regulatory authority
      • Government policies
      • Telecom licences
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Mobile regulatory issues
    • MOBILE MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Vietnam - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
      • Table Vietnam - Historic - mobile subscribers - 1995 - 2006
      • Table Vietnam - Total 3G mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2017
      • Table Vietnam - Mobile services revenue - 2003 - 2016
      • Table Vietnam - Mobile services sector estimated ARPU - 1998 - 2016
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Vietnam - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2010 - 2022
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • M-Commerce
      • M-Banking
      • Mobile Apps
      • Other m-content
    • MOBILE HANDSETS

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