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Asia - Telecom Forecasts

Asia - Telecom Forecasts

Mobile broadband will continue to fuel growth across Asia to 2023

Asia’s telecoms markets continue to see solid growth, however this growth is predicted to slow down over the next five years to 2023. While the mobile broadband market still has significant room for further strong growth, the mobile subscriber market is already approaching saturation in most Asian markets.

Total mobile subscribers market growth will continue to ease of over the next five years to 2023 as the remaining mobile markets now head toward saturation and their mobile subscriber growth rates ease off 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, implying that 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.

Asia’s total mobile broadband subscriber base as a proportion of the total mobile subscriber base continues to grow. Mobile broadband subscribers now account for just over half of all mobile subscribers in Asia. This percentage will continue to increase over the next five years to 2023.

Fixed broadband penetration is expected to only increase modestly in these markets over the next five years to 2023, while the growth will come from the less developed markets such as India. However, penetration rates are never expected to reach the high levels seen in the more mature developed nations as developing nations have typically bypassed fixed line access and moved directly to mobile access.

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 and next generation fibre networks, 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 Asia – fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2011 - 2018
    • 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
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Afghanistan - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Afghanistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Afghanistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2013 - 2022
  • ARMENIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Armenia - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Armenia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Armenia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • AZERBAIJAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Azerbaijan - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Azerbaijan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Azerbaijan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
  • BANGLADESH
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Bangladesh - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • FIXED-LINE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Bangladesh - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Bangladesh - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
      • Table Bangladesh - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Bangladesh - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Bangladesh - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • BHUTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Bhutan - Forecast Mobile Subscribers, Penetration and Annual Growth - 2012 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Bhutan - Forecast Fixed Broadband Subscribers - 2012 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Bhutan - Mobile broadband, Penetration and Annual Growth (with forecast) – 2007 - 2019
  • BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Brunei Darussalam - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Brunei Darussalam - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Brunei Darussalam - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2022
  • CAMBODIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Cambodia - Forecast Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Cambodia - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
  • CHINA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table China - Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table China - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2017; 2019; 2022
  • GEORGIA
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Georgia - Forecast - fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Georgia - Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • HONG KONG
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Hong Kong - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Hong Kong - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Hong Kong - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • INDIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table India - Forecast Fixed Broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table India - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2017; 2019; 2022
  • INDONESIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Indonesia - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2005 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Indonesia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Indonesia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • JAPAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Japan - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • 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
  • KAZAKHSTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Kazakhstan - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Kazakhstan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
  • KYRGYZSTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Kyrgyzstan - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Kyrgyzstan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
  • LAOS
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Laos - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Laos - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Laos - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Laos - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • MACAU
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Macau - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Macau - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Macau - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Macau - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • MALAYSIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Malaysia - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • FIXED-LINE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Malaysia - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Malaysia - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • INTERNET STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Malaysia - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Malaysia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Malaysia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • MONGOLIA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Mongolia - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Mongolia - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Mongolia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Mongolia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • MYANMAR
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Myanmar - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Myanmar - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
  • NEPAL
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Nepal - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • FIXED LINE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Nepal - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Nepal - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • INTERNET STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Nepal - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Nepal - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Nepal - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2011 - 2022
  • NORTH KOREA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table North Korea - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table North Korea - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2015 - 2022
  • PAKISTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Pakistan - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - Key Metrics - 2017 - 2022
    • INTERNET STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Pakistan - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Pakistan - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Pakistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Pakistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • PHILIPPINES
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Philippines - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Philippines - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Philippines - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Philippines - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
  • SINGAPORE
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Singapore - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Singapore - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration – 2017; 2019; 2022
  • SOUTH KOREA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table South Korea - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table South Korea - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table South Korea - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • SRI LANKA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Sri Lanka - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • FIXED-LINE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Sri Lanka - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • INTERNET STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Sri Lanka - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Sri Lanka - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Sri Lanka - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Sri Lanka - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • TAIWAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Taiwan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • FIXED LINE SUBSCRIBERS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Taiwan - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Taiwan - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • INTERNET STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Taiwan - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Taiwan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Taiwan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • TAJIKISTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Tajikistan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Tajikistan - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Tajikistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Tajikistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2011 - 2022
  • THAILAND
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Thailand - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • FIXED LINE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Thailand - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Thailand - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • INTERNET STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Thailand - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Thailand - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Thailand - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2011 - 2022
  • TIMOR LESTE
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Timor Leste - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rates (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • INTERNET STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Timor Leste - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Timor Leste - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Timor Leste - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • 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
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Turkmenistan - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Turkmenistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Turkmenistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2013 - 2022
  • UZBEKISTAN
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Uzbekistan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
    • FIXED LINE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Uzbekistan - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • INTERNET STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Uzbekistan - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Uzbekistan - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Uzbekistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Uzbekistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2022
  • VIETNAM
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Vietnam - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Vietnam - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2022
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECASTS
      • Table Vietnam - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2022

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