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Asia Mobile Operators


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Asia’s highly competitive mobile market is built on a multitude of innovative operators

Across Asia a total of around three billion mobile subscribers are being served by a large number of mobile operators. The operators are continuing to drive the market, expanding it by more than 10% annually coming into 2012. This market report presents a wide-ranging review, providing details on around 175 of the mobile operators to be found in Asia in 2012.

The list of operators ranges from the giant China Mobile with almost 700 million subscribers right through to a number of much smaller operators with only a few thousand subscribers each. BuddeComm’s overview of operators in the region does not claim to present an exhaustive list of licensed operators but it certainly is indicative of the breadth and variety of operator to be found in the region. It also reflects the highly commercial and competitive nature of the mobile sector in this region.

The focus of this report is on the operators within the individual national markets. Of course, in addition to these individual operators there are those companies such as SingTel, Vodafone, and Axiata (formerly Telekom Malaysia International) that have built a substantial presence around the region beyond their own domestic market through their shareholdings in operators in multiple other markets. This aspect of these corporations is not discussed in any detail but is mentioned in passing in the country by country review.

The table below shows the top operators in Asia as ranked by subscribers as of March 2012. It is noted that of the region’s operators just 16 (those listed in the table) have a combined share of just over 70% of the total regional mobile market. In other words, less than 10% of the market controls almost three quarters of the total subscriber base. This list of top operators has remained relatively stable over the last year or so, with few changes to the leading group.

Top mobile operators in Asia (By subscribers) – March 2012

Operator | Country | Subscribers
(million)
China Mobile | China | 667.2
China Unicom | China | 209.5
Bharti | India | 181.3
Reliance Communications | India | 153.0
Vodafone Essar | India | 150.5
China Telecom | China | 135.8
Idea/ Spice | India | 112.7
Telkomsel | Indonesia | 112.0
BSNL | India | 98.51
Tata Teleservices | India | 81.75
Aircel/Dishnet | India | 62.6
NTT DoCoMo | Japan | 60.1
Viettel | Vietnam | 60.0
Indosat | Indonesia | 52.1
Smart Communications | Philippines | 50.5
PMCL | Pakistan | 35.0
(Source: BuddeComm based on industry data)

While the overall regional growth rate was slightly over 10% in 2011 highlights a selection of countries with growth rates well in excess of the regional average. Compared with a few years back, the market has moderated considerably; however, there was still one country with growth in excess of 100% - North Korea’s subscriber base grew by 129% in 2011. The high growth rate markets are typically the smaller developing economies that are finally experiencing surges in subscriber numbers as they reach the turning point on the ‘S-curve’. It is noted that India appears on the list. Although it is certainly experiencing a growth surge at this stage, it is its own special case being such a huge market (population 1.2 billion) with the growth being driven by a sophisticated telecom regulatory regime on the back of a strong economy.

With the progressive opening up of markets to more competition, we have seen the licensing of more and more operators across the region. One phenomenon in Asia has been the granting of a significant number of mobile operator licences in what have been regarded as smaller markets, ie with relatively low populations as well as low income per capita. We have seen this occur for example in Cambodia, Laos and Georgia. Over time, we can certainly expect some rationalisation of the operator numbers in such markets. In fact the process has already started in Cambodia.

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


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • AFGHANISTAN
    • MOBILE OPERATORS STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2011
      • Table Market share by major operators - 2011
      • Table ARPU by operator - 2008 - 2009
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Afghan Wireless (AWCC)
        • Table AWCC's mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2011
      • Roshan
        • Table Roshan's mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2011
      • MTN (Areeba)
        • Table MTN's mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Etisalat Afghanistan
        • Table Etisalat's mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Afghan Telecom
  • ARMENIA
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2011
      • Table Mobile operators by share of total mobile market - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • ArmenTel (Beeline)
        • Table ArmenTel (Beeline) mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2011
        • Table ArmenTel (Beeline) mobile ARPU - 2008 - 2011
      • VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom)
        • Table VivaCell-MTS mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2011
        • Table VivaCell-MTS mobile ARPU - 2007 - 2011
      • Orange Armenia
        • Table Orange Armenia - mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2011
  • AZERBAIJAN
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2011
      • Table Mobile operators by share of total mobile market - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Azercell
        • Table Azercell mobile subscribers and market share - 2003 - 2012
      • Bakcell
        • Table Bakcell mobile subscribers - 2002; 2005 - 2006; 2010 - 2011
      • Azerfon (Nar Mobile)
        • Table Azerfon mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Catel
  • BANGLADESH
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change - July 2012
      • Table Market share by operator - July 2012
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • CityCell (PBTL)
        • Table CityCell (PBTL) subscribers - 1999 - 2012
      • GrameenPhone
        • Table GrameenPhone subscribers - 1998 - 2012
      • Orascom Telecom (formerly Sheba Telecom)
        • Table Orascom Telecom subscribers - 2002 - 2012
      • Robi (formerlyTMIB/AkTel)
        • Table Axiata (Bangladesh) subscribers - 2005 - 2012
      • Teletalk
        • Table Teletalk subscribers - 2005 - 2012
      • Airtel Bangla (formerly Warid Telecom)
        • Table Airtel subscribers - 2007 - 2012
  • BHUTAN
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2010
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • B-Mobile
        • Table B-Mobile's subscribers - 2003 - 2010
      • Tashi InfoComm
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile
        • Table B-Mobile's 3G subscribers - 2008 - 2009
  • BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - March 2009
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • DSTCom
        • Table DSTCom mobile subscribers - 1999 - 2011
      • B-Mobile
        • Table B-Mobile mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2011
  • CAMBODIA
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, system and subscribers- 2011
      • Table Mobile subscribers and market share by operator - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Overview
      • Cambodia GSM (MobiTel)
        • Table Cambodia GSM (MobiTel) subscribers - 1998 - 2011
        • Table MobiTel: 3G subscribers - 2006 - 2010
      • CamShin (Mfone)
        • Table CamShin subscribers - 1998 - 2011
      • Hello Axiata
        • Table Hello Axiata subscribers - 1998 - 2011
      • AZ Communications
      • Viettel (Metfone)
        • Table Viettel (Metfone) subscribers - 2009 - 2011
      • CadComms (QB)
        • Table Cadcomms (QB) subscribers - 2008 - 2011
      • GT-Tell (Excell)
      • Latelz (Smart Mobile)
        • Table Smart Mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2012
      • Applifone (Star Cell)
        • Table Applifone (Star Cell) subscribers - 2008 - 2009
      • VimpelCom (Beeline Cambodia)
        • Table Beeline Cambodia subscribers - 2009 - 2011
  • CHINA
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change - June 2012
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • China Mobile Ltd (CML)
        • Table China Mobile Limited at a glance - December 2011
        • Table China Mobile revenue, capex, EBITDA margin, net profit - 2000 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile data services revenue breakdown - 2010 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile wireless data revenue - 2010 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile capex - 2008 - 2014
        • Table China Mobile subscribers, annual change, ARPU and market share - 1997 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile voice usage - 2006 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile Advanced services usage - 2007 - 2010
        • Table China Mobile advanced services by subscription - 2008 - 2009
        • Table China Mobile advanced services by subscription - 2010
        • Table China Mobile wireless data traffic - 2010 - 2011
      • China Telecom
        • Table China Telecom Corporation Ltd at a glance - December 2011
        • Table China Telecom financial data - 2001 - 2011
        • Table China Telecom revenue breakdown - 2010 - 2011
        • Table China Telecom wireline revenue breakdown - 2007 - 2010
        • Table China Telecom capex breakdown - 2008 - 2011
        • Table China Telecom fixed-line, PHS and broadband subscribers and ARPU - 2004 - 2011
        • Table China Telecom mobile and 3G subscribers and ARPU - 2002 - 2011
        • Table China Telecom key operational statistics - 2007 - 2011
      • China Unicom
        • Table China Unicom Ltd at a glance - December 2011
        • Table China Unicom financial data - 2001 - 2011
        • Table China Unicom mobile and fixed-line service revenue structure - 2009 - 2011
        • Table China Unicom mobile and fixed-line voice and non-voice revenue - 2008 - 2011
        • Table China Unicom mobile service revenue 2G and 3G - 2009 - 2011
        • Table China Unicom capex breakdown - 2010 - 2012
        • Table China Unicom GSM mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2011
        • Table China Unicom key operating metrics - 2007 - 2011
  • GEORGIA
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2011
      • Table Mobile operators - subscribers and market share - 2011
      • Table 3G mobile operators and subscribers - 2009
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Geocell
        • Table Geocell subscribers - 2002 - 2011
      • MagtiCom
        • Table MagtiCom subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Mobitel
        • Table Mobitel subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Aquafon
  • HONG KONG
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Selected mobile operator subscribers and market share - December 2011
      • Table Operator market share by subscribers - 2003 - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW)
        • Table PCCW consolidated revenue, EBITDA and profit US$ - 2001 - 2011
        • Table PCCW core revenue US$ - 2006 - 2011
        • Table PCCW TSS revenue US$ - 2008 - 2011
        • Table PCCW 2G and 3G subscribers - 2005 - 2011
        • Table PCCW 3G and blended ARPU - 2007 - 2011
      • Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH)
        • Table HTHKH revenue and profit - 2006 - 2011
        • Table HTHKH mobile service revenue for data, voice, roaming - 2009 - 2011
        • Table Hutchison mobile subscribers and annual change - 1998 - 2011
        • Table HTHKH mobile subscribers 2G and 3G postpaid and total - 2008 - 2011
        • Table Hutchison postpaid ARPU - 2010 - 2011
        • Table HTHKH frequency allocations - 2012
      • New World Telecommunications Ltd
        • Table CSL New World subscribers and annual change - 2006 - 2011
      • Peoples (China Resources Peoples Telephone Co Ltd)
        • Table Peoples (China Mobile Hong Kong) subscribers and annual change - 1998 - 2011
      • SmarTone-Vodafone
        • Table SmarTone revenue and profit - 2002 - 2011
        • Table SmarTone - ARPU and data contribution - 2002 - 2011
        • Table SmarTone subscribers and annual change - 1998 - 2011
        • Table SmarTone - 3G subscribers - 2004 - 2011
  • INDIA
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - September 2011
      • Table Total mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) by operator and market share - September 2011
      • Table GSM mobile operators, subscribers and market share - September 2011
      • Table CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share - September 2011
      • Table Overall mobile ARPU - 2005 - 2011
      • Table Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended - September 2011
      • Table Mobile ARPU (blended) for selected operators - 2011
      • Table 3G auction (2010): Number of licences and total fees paid by operators
      • Table Mobile penetration urban and rural - 2007; 2009 - 2011
      • Table Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended - September 2011
      • Table Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) - 2005 - 2011
      • Market overview
      • Reporting of revenue
      • Unified Access Service Licences (UASL)
      • BSNL/MTNL
    • MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Aircel/Dishnet
        • Table Aircel mobile subscribers - 2004 - 2011
      • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
        • Table BSNL mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2011
      • Bharti Airtel
        • Table Major shareholders in Bharti Airtel - April 2011
        • Table Bharti Airtel mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2011
        • Table Bharti Airtel - mobile operations - key statistics
        • Table Bharti Airtel mobile ARPU - 2004 - 2005; 2007 - 2011
      • Etisalat DB Telecom (Swan Telecom)
        • Table Etisalat mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2011
      • Idea/Spice
        • Table Idea/Spice mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2011
        • Table Idea Cellular - mobile operations - key statistics
        • Table Idea/Spice mobile ARPU - 2007 - 2011
      • Loop Mobile (formerly BPL Mobile)
        • Table Loop Mobile (BPL) mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2011
      • Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
        • Table MTNL mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2011
      • Reliance Communications
        • Table Reliance mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2011
        • Table Reliance Communications - mobile operations - key statistics
        • Table Reliance mobile ARPU - 2007 - 2011
      • Sistema
        • Table Sistema mobile subscribers - 2008 - 2011
      • Spice Telecom
        • Table Spice Telecom mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2008
      • S Tel
        • Table S Tel mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2011
      • Tata Teleservices
        • Table Tata Teleservices mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2011
        • Table Tata Teleservices - mobile operations - key statistics
      • Uninor (Unitech)
        • Table Uninor mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2011
      • Videocon
        • Table Videocon mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2011
      • Vodafone Essar (formerly Hutchison Essar Telecom)
        • Table Vodafone Essar mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2011
        • Table Vodafone Essar - mobile operations - key statistics
        • Table Vodafone Essar mobile ARPU - 2008 - 2011
      • Virgin Mobile
  • INDONESIA
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Major mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2011
      • Table Subscribers and market share by operator - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • PT Telkomsel
        • Table Telkomsel subscribers - postpaid, prepaid and market share - 1999 - 2011
        • Table Telkomsel post/prepaid ARPU - 2011
        • Table Telkomsel subscribers - postpaid and prepaid - 2001 - 2011
        • Table Telkomsel prepaid subscribers as proportion of total - 2002; 2004; 2009 - 2011
      • PT Indosat
        • Table PT Indosat mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2011
        • Table PT Indosat postpaid and prepaid subscribers - 2011
        • Table PT Indosat postpaid and prepaid ARPU - 2008 - 2011
        • Table Telkomsel's wireless broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2011
      • XL Axiata (formerly PT Excelcomindo Pratama)
        • Table XL Axiata mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2011
      • PT Sampoerna Telekomunikasi Indonesia (STI)
        • Table PT Sampoerna (STI) subscribers - 2007 - 2009
        • Table SmartFren subscribers - 2010 - 2011
        • Table Mobile-8 subscribers - 2004 - 2011
        • Table Smart Telecom subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Axis (formerly Natrindo Telepon Selular)
        • Table Axis Indonesia subscribers - 2008 - 2011
      • PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications
        • Table Hutchison CP subscribers - 2007 - 2011
  • JAPAN
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator and technology - February 2012
      • Table Mobile subscribers, ARPU and churn by operator - 2004 - 2011
      • Table Net addition share by operator - 2006 - 2011
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator and technology - February 2012
      • Table Mobile subscribers, ARPU and churn by operator - 2004 - 2011
      • Table Net addition share by operator - 2006 - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • NTT Corporation
        • Table NTT Group structure - March 2011
        • Table NTT major shareholders - September 2011
        • Table NTT financial data - 2000 - 2012
        • Table NTT proportion of operating revenue by segment - 2001 - 2011
        • Table NTT forecast consolidated revenue composition - 2008 - 2013
        • Table NTT subscribers by service - December 2011
      • NTT DoCoMo
        • Table NTT DoCoMo major shareholders - March 2011
        • Table NTT DoCoMo revenue, net income, capex and EBITDA - 2005 - 2012
        • Table NTT DoCoMo CAPEX breakdown - 2007 - 2012
        • Table NTT DoCoMo subscribers - February 2012
        • Table NTT DoCoMo ARPU, MOU and Churn - 2004 - 2012
        • Table NTT DoCoMo aggregate ARPU, mova and FOMA - 2005 - 2011
        • Table NTT DoCoMo's subscribers by technology and ARPU - 2002 - 2012
        • Table NTT DoCoMo ID payment terminals and DCMX members - 2007 - 2011
        • Table NTT DoCoMo infrastructure deployments: technology and speed - 2006 - 2011
        • Table NTT DoCoMo investment in international operators - March 2011
      • KDDI Corporation
        • Table KDDI financial data - 2001 - 2012
        • Table KDDI proportion of revenue by segment - 2001 - 2012
        • Table KDDI total capital expenditure on mobile and fixed line - 2005 - 2012
        • Table au subscribers by technology and market share - 1997 - 2012
        • Table KDDI au ARPU, MOU and churn - 2001 - 2012
        • Table TU-KA subscribers and market share - 1997 - 2009
      • Softbank Corporation
        • Table Softbank operations
        • Table Softbank major shareholders - March 2011
        • Table Softbank distribution of ownership among shareholders - March 2011
        • Table Softbank financial data - 1995 - 2011
        • Table Softbank proportion of revenue by segment - 2006 - 2011
        • Table Softbank mobile ARPU and churn - 2004 - 2011
        • Table Softbank operational data - thousands of subscribers - 2006 - 2011
        • Table Softbank market share by service - March 2011
      • eAccess
        • Table eAccess stakeholders - September 2011
        • Table eAccess financial data - 2004 - 2012
        • Table eMobile subscribers, ARPU, churn and acquisition cost - 2007 - 2012
  • KAZAKHSTAN
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - March 2009
      • Table Mobile operators - market share - March 2009
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Altel
      • GSM-Kazakhstan (K'Cell)
        • Table K'Cell's mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2010
      • Kar-Tel (Beeline)
        • Table Kar-Tel's mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2011
        • Table Kar-Tel's mobile ARPU - 2006 - 2011
      • NeoTelecom
        • Table NeoTelecom's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2011
  • KYRGYZSTAN
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators and subscribers - September 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MegaCom (BiMoCom Ltd)
      • Sky Mobile (Beeline)
        • Table Sky Mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Aktel (Fonex)
        • Table Aktel (Fonex) subscribers - 2007 - 2010
      • Katel
  • LAOS
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Lao Telecom
        • Table Lao Telecom's mobile subscribers and annual change - 1995 - 2010
      • Enterprise of Telecommunications Lao (ETL)
        • Table ETL's mobile subscribers - 2003 - 2010
      • Beeline (formerly Tigo)
        • Table Tigo's mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2011
      • Unitel (formerly Lao Asia Telecom)
        • Table Unitel's mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2010
      • Sky Telecom
  • MACAU
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change - March 2009
      • Table Mobile subscribers total and prepaid and penetration rate - 1990 - 2013
      • Table Mobile subscribers 2G and 3G - 2007 - 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Compahnia de Telecomunicações de Macau (CTM)
        • Table CTM mobile, fixed-line and broadband subscribers and ARPU: 2007 - 2011
      • 3 Macau (Hutchison Telecom Macau)
      • SmarTone Mobile Communications (Macau) Ltd
      • China Telecom
  • MALAYSIA
    • MOBILE OPERATORS STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2011
      • Table Mobile prepaid, postpaid and blended ARPU by operator - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Telekom Malaysia
      • Axiata
        • Table Axiata's total mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2011
        • Table Axiata's major shareholders -June 2012
      • Celcom
        • Table Celcom mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2012
        • Table Celcom - prepaid and postpaid subscribers - 2011 - 2012
        • Table Celcom ARPU - prepaid and postpaid - 2008 - 2012
        • Table Celcom's mobile broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2012
      • Maxis Communications
        • Table Maxis at a glance - December 2011
        • Table Maxis capital expenditure - 2007 - 2011
        • Table Maxis mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2011
        • Table Maxis mobile subscribers - prepaid, postpaid, - 2011
        • Table Maxis mobile ARPU - prepaid, postpaid, wireless and blended - 2007 - 2011
        • Table Maxis' mobile broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2011
      • Digi Communications
        • Table DiGi at a glance - December 2011
        • Table DiGi's major shareholders - March 2011
        • Table DiGi mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2012
        • Table DiGi's ARPU - prepaid, postpaid, blended - 2008 - 2011
        • Table DiGi mobile subscribers - prepaid v. postpaid - 2011
        • Table DiGi capital expenditure - 2006 - 2011
        • Table DiGi service revenue - proportion of voice v. data - 2009 - 2011
      • U Mobile
        • Table U Mobile subscribers - 2008 - 2011
  • MALDIVES
    • MOBILE OPERATORS STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, estimated subscribers and annual change - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Dhiraagu (DhiMobile)
        • Table DhiMobile subscribers - 1998 - 2011
      • Wataniya Telecom
        • Table Wataniya subscribers - 2006 - 2011
  • MONGOLIA
    • MOBILE OPERATORS STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile total subscribers, prepaid subscribers, annual change and penetration rate - 1996 - 2013
      • Table Mobile operators and subscribers - June 2009, December 2010
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MobiCom
      • SkyTel
      • Unitel
      • G-Mobile
  • MYANMAR
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change - 1995 - 2012
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATOR
      • Myanmar P&T (MPT)
        • Table Overview of MPT's CDMA service
        • Table MPT Mobile subscribers and annual change by service type - March 2009
  • NEPAL
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - October 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Nepal Telecom (NT)
        • Table NDCL's mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2011
      • NCell (formerly Spice Nepal)
        • Table NCell's mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2011
  • NORTH KOREA
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table North Korea mobile subscribers 2003; 2008 - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATOR
      • Koryolink 3G network
        • Table Koryolink quarterly revenue, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, capex - 2009 - 2011
        • Table Koryolink quarterly subscribers, MoU and ARPU - 2009 - 2011
  • PAKISTAN
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Overview
        • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - May 2012
        • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and market share - May 2012
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Mobilink (PMCL)
        • Table Mobilink (PCML) subscribers - 2000 - 2012
      • Ufone (PTCL)
        • Table Ufone (PTCL) subscribers - 2001 - 2012
      • Telenor Pakistan
        • Table Telenor Pakistan subscribers - 2005 - 2012
      • Warid Telecom
        • Table Warid Telecom subscribers - 2005 - 2012
      • Zong
        • Table Zong subscribers - 2000 - 2012
      • Instaphone (Pakcom)
        • Table Instaphone (Pakcom) subscribers - 2000 - 2010
  • PHILIPPINES
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile market share - major operators - 2011
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2011
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)
        • Table PLDT mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2012
        • Table PLDT - monthly ARPU by operator/contract type - March 2012
        • Table Smart mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2012
        • Table Smart - prepaid and postpaid subscribers - March 2012
        • Table Smart - prepaid and postpaid ARPU - March 2012
        • Table Talk `N Text subscribers - 2002 - 2012
        • Table Red Mobile (CURE) subscribers - 2009 - 2012
      • Globe Telecom
        • Table Globe Telecom subscribers - 2001 - 2011
        • Table Globe Telecom - subscribers prepaid v. postpaid - 2011
      • Digitel/Sun Cellular
        • Table Digitel subscribers - 2005 - 2012
        • Table Digitel - prepaid and postpaid subscribers - March 2012
      • Other operators
  • SINGAPORE
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Singapore - mobile operators by share of total mobile market - 2011
      • Table Singapore - estimated 3G mobile subscribers by operator - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Singapore Telecom (SingTel)
        • Table Major shareholders in SingTel - May 2011
        • Table SingTel's regional subsidiaries and shareholdings - 2010
        • Table SingTel - Singapore market - key operational statistics - 2011
        • Table SingTel mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2011
        • Table SingTel 3G mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2011
        • Table SingTel Mobile - key operational statistics - 2011
        • Table SingTel Mobile - ARPU - 2010 - 2011
        • Table SingTel - ARPU for mobile services - postpaid and prepaid - 2003 - 2011
        • Table SingTel's regional mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2011
        • Table SingTel's mobile subscribers by regional markets - 2011
      • StarHub Pte Ltd
        • Table Major shareholders in StarHub - February 2012
        • Table StarHub - key operational statistics - 2010 - 2011
        • Table StarHub - proportion of revenue by market segment - 2011
        • Table StarHub mobile subscribers - 2000 - 2011
        • Table StarHub 3G mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2011
        • Table StarHub - operating revenue and capital expenditure - 2008 - 2011
        • Table StarHub - key operational statistics - postpaid and prepaid - 2011
        • Table StarHub - ARPU for mobile services - postpaid and prepaid - 2003 - 2011
      • MobileOne
        • Table Major shareholders in Mobile One - February 2011
        • Table MobileOne subscribers - 1998 - 2011
        • Table MobileOne 3G subscribers - 2006 - 2011
        • Table Mobile One - operating revenue and capital expenditure - 2008 - 2011
        • Table Mobile One - mobile subscribers, market share and ARPU - 2011
        • Table MobileOne - ARPU for mobile services - postpaid and prepaid - 2002 - 2011
  • SOUTH KOREA
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and annual change by operator and technology - December 2011
      • Table Mobile operator market share - 2002 - 2011
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator - 2002 - 2011
      • Table Blended mobile ARPU by operator - 4Q 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • KT Corp
        • Table KT at a glance - December 2011
        • Table KT Corp revenue, net profit, capex - 2008 - 2011
        • Table KT Corp capex - 2010
        • Table KT Corp's mobile and 3G subscribers and total market share - 2004 - 2012
        • Table KT's Voice and data ARPU - 2004 - 2011
        • Table KT's smartphone subscriber trend - Q4 2009 - Q1 2012
      • SK Telecom
        • Table SK Telecom at a glance - December 2011
        • Table SK Telecom revenue, net profit, capex, EBITDA margin - 2005 - 2011
        • Table SK Telecom mobile and 3G subscribers, ARPU - 2002 - 2011
      • LG U+
        • Table LG U+ at a glance - December 2011
        • Table LG U+ revenue, net income, EBITDA - 2009 - 2011
        • Table LG U+ revenue breakdown by service - 2009 - 2011
        • Table LG U+ capex - 2009 - 2011
        • Table LG Telecom mobile subscribers, ARPU - 2003 - 2012
      • Fourth mobile operator to enter market?
  • SRI LANKA
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1995 - 2012
      • Table Mobile operator market share based on subscribers - 2010
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2010
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Dialog Axiata (formerly Dialog Telekom)
        • Table Dialog Axiata subscribers and market share - 2004 - 2010
        • Table Dialog Axiata prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2010
        • Table Dialog Axiata ARPU - postpaid, prepaid and blended - 2004 - 2005; 2007 - 2010
      • Mobitel
        • Table Mobitel subscribers and market share - 2004 - 2011
      • Etisalat Sri Lanka (formerly Tigo)
        • Table Etisalat Sri Lanka subscribers - 2004 - 2010
      • Hutchison Lanka
        • Table Hutchison Lanka subscribers and market share - 2006 - 2010
      • Bharti Airtel Lanka
        • Table Bharti Airtel Lanka subscribers and market share - 2009 - 2010
      • Satellite mobile
  • TAIWAN
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Net additions per mobile operator comparison
        • Table Taiwan - Mobile subscribers, net additions by operator - 2011
      • ARPU per mobile operator comparison
        • Table Taiwan - Mobile subscribers, market share and ARPU by operator - December 2011
      • 3G mobile operator comparison
        • Table Taiwan - 3G mobile subscribers and market share - December 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (CHT)
        • Table Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom revenue, capex, net profit and employees - 2000 - 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom revenue breakdown - 2003; 2006 - 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom fixed line and mobile subscribers and market share - 2000 - 2011
        • Table Chunghwa Telecom's subscriber base - January 2012
        • Table Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom market share by segment - December 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom mobile subscribers and annual change - 1998 - 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom's blended mobile ARPU - 2001 - 2011
      • Far EasTern Telecommunications Group
        • Table Taiwan - Far EasTone revenue, EBITDA, capex, net profit and ARPU - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Taiwan - Far EasTone mobile subscribers and annual change - 1998 - 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Far EasTone selected operational data - 2006 - 2011
        • Table KG Telecom mobile subscribers and annual change - 1998 - 2006
      • Taiwan Mobile (formerly Taiwan Cellular)
        • Table Taiwan - Taiwan Mobile revenue and net profit - 2003 - 2012
        • Table Taiwan - Taiwan Mobile revenue breakdown per business segment - 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Taiwan Mobile subscribers and annual change - 1998 - 2011
        • Table Taiwan - Taiwan Mobile selected operational data - 2006 - 2011
      • Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless (APBW)
        • Table Taiwan - APBW mobile subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2011
      • VIBO Telecom
        • Table Taiwan - VIBO Telecom mobile subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2011
  • TAJIKISTAN
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - March 2009
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator and market share - March 2009
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Babilon Mobile
      • Indigo Tajikistan
      • Somoncom
      • Tacom
      • TK Mobile
      • TT Mobile
      • Tcell
  • THAILAND
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2011
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and market share - 2011
      • Table ARPU (postpaid, prepaid, blended) for major mobile operators - 2010 - 2011
      • Table Monthly ARPU (postpaid, prepaid, blended) for major mobile operators - 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Advanced Info Service (AIS)
        • Table AIS: subscribers and market share - 2004; 2007 - 2012
        • Table AIS: mobile subscribers and ARPU (postpaid and prepaid) - March 2012
        • Table AIS: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) - 2007 - 2012
        • Table AIS: number of data users - 2008 - 2012
        • Table AIS: proportion of revenue from non-voice - 2008 - 2012
        • Table AIS: capital expenditure - 2008 - 2012
      • DTAC
        • Table DTAC: subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2003; 2005 - 2012
        • Table DTAC: mobile subscribers and ARPU (postpaid and prepaid) - 2011
        • Table DTAC: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) - 2008 - 2011
      • True Corp
        • Table True Corp's major shareholders - April 2011
        • Table True's total revenues - 2004 - 2011
        • Table True Corp: capital expenditure - 2007 - 2011
        • Table True Move: subscribers and market share - 2004 - 2012
        • Table True Move: mobile subscribers and ARPU (postpaid and prepaid) - September 2011
        • Table True Move: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) - 2007 - 2011
        • Table True Move: proportion of revenue from non-voice - 2008 - 2011
        • Table True's PCT subscribers - 2004 - 2011
      • Telephone Organization of Thailand Corp (TOT)
      • Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT)
        • Table Hutchison CAT: subscribers and market share - 2003; 2007 - 2010
      • Thai Mobile, TOT and CAT
        • Table Thai Mobile Telecom's subscriber growth - 2002 - 2009
  • TURKMENISTAN
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2010
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTS-Turkmenistan (formerly Barash Communications Technologies (BCT))
        • Table MTS mobile subscribers - 2005; 2007 - 2010
        • Table MTS mobile ARPU - 2004 - 2005; 2008 - 2010
      • TM Cell (Altyn Asyr)
        • Table TM Cell mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2011
  • UZBEKISTAN
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2010
      • Table Mobile operators by share of total mobile market - 2010
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTS-Uzbekistan (formerly Uzdunrobita)
        • Table MTS (Uzdunrobita) mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2011
      • Unitel
        • Table Unitel mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2010
        • Table Unitel's mobile ARPU - 2006 - 2008; 2010
      • UCell (Coscom)
        • Table UCell (Coscom) mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2011
      • Uzmacom
      • Buztel
      • Perfectum Mobile
      • Uzbektelecom Mobile (UzMobile)
  • VIETNAM
    • MOBILE OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators, systems and subscribers- 2011
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • VNPT
        • Table VNPT subscribers - 1998 - 2010
      • Mobifone
        • Table Mobifone subscribers - 1998 - 2010
      • Vinaphone
        • Table Vinaphone subscribers - 1998 - 2010
      • S-Fone (S-Telecom)
        • Table S-Fone subscribers - 2003 - 2010
      • Viettel
        • Table Viettel subscribers - 2004 - 2011
      • EVN Telecom (formerly VP Telecom)
        • Table EVN Telecom subscribers - 2006 - 2011
      • Vietnamobile (formerly Hutchison Vietnam/HT Mobile)
        • Table HT Mobile (CDMA) subscribers - 2006 - 2009
        • Table Vietnamobile (GSM) subscribers - 2009 - 2010
      • GTel Mobile (Beeline)
        • Table Beeline subscribers - 2009 - 2011

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