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This Asia market publication covers 35 countries in North, South, South East and Central Asia. The theme of the report is mobile deployment and development, particularly focusing on voice application for mobile use.


This Asia market publication covers 35 countries in North, South, South East and Central Asia. The theme of the report is mobile deployment and development, particularly focusing on voice application for mobile use.

  Mobile markets in Asia have continued experiencing rapid growth during 2009, despite many countries close to or over the 90% penetration mark. This has resulted in the Asia region being home to the fastest growing telecommunications markets in the world. Excluding the highly penetrated markets, growth has been in excess of 20% across the remaining markets, with average annual growth being well over the 30% mark. This is particularly relevant in India and China where monthly net additions are regularly in excess of the 10 million subscriber mark. These two countries alone account for over 22% and 35% overall market share in the Asia-Pacific region respectively; or a massive 57% combined

  There is still room for substantial growth. Markets with large populations and relatively low penetration rates, such as India, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Vietnam and Indonesia, will continue to grow at a rapid rate. In the more mature markets such as Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, mobile numbers will rise less than 5%. Growth is being driven by various factors, including government investment to drive the economy; infrastructure building after years of neglect or fixing the after-effects in war torn countries, and also major foreign investment.

  In the developing economies quick and easy mobile uptake is the preferred, and often only, option for subscribers, exacerbated by low fixed-line deployments. These countries also offer investors the promise of continued growth of the mobile infrastructure and subscriber numbers. While subscriber growth and market share is important in the developing economies, there comes a point where the venture must result in profits.

  Operators still face the huge challenge of trying to prevent ARPU slide as mobile services spread to poorer parts of the population. To an extent, a large customer base will help to offset low spend but it is also hoped that new non-voice services will help to drive revenue. Operators are developing mobile services such as mobile banking, remittance payments, and mobile health services that take advantage of a lack of access by the poor to social infrastructure such as banks and hospitals.

  China

In the past five years, as one of the country’s ‘pillar industry’, China’s telecom service industry has grown at a faster rate than the country’s GDP. Revenue from basic telecom service contributes approximately 2.1% of the country’s GDP, while value added telecom services contribute a further 3.2% to total GDP. China continues to extend its lead as the single largest mobile market in the world. The vast majority of services are GSM - China is the largest GSM market in the world - though China Telecom’s CDMA service is the second largest in the world. 

By mid-2009, the number of mobile phone users reached over 670 million and mobile penetration was at 50.6%. The robust growth was due to an expanding rural market and the increasing number of people who have acquired more than one mobile phone. With many of the more prosperous eastern Chinese cities saturated, rural areas are the new target. However, this massive push into China’s rural areas has meant that ARPU is being squeezed. Both China Mobile and China Unicom have been grappling with a steady decline in the average revenue earned from new users. As in other markets around the world, this trend has been fuelled by the growing popularity of prepaid cards instead of the more lucrative postpaid subscriber contracts.

  Consumers in China increasingly view fixed-line service as impractical, opting instead to use only mobile phones. China Mobile succeeded in attracting new customers away from fixed line operators China Telecom and China Netcom after a calling-party-pays system was implemented nationwide in 2007. The company also ramped up new service offerings such as mobile newspapers. The one-way charging also accelerated the substitution of fixed-line services by mobile networks.  

In 2008 China added nearly 25 million subscribers per quarter with China Mobile accounting for over 70% share of the market. Although the 3G licenses had still not been issued, this did not stop the uptake of the Internet on mobile phones which, by end-2008, accounted for 73 million of China’s 298 million web users.

  The long awaited 3G licences were finally awarded in late 2008 and by mid-2009 all three operators were aggressively building out their networks in over 340 cities across China. China Mobile was saddled with TD-SCDMA technology and already subscriber forecasts have been reduced as the operator struggles to sign up 3G users. China Unicom with its WCDMA licence and China Telecom with its CDMA2000 licence are expected to the fierce competitors in the bid to boost falling ARPU figures.

  Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s mobile market has some of the cheapest tariffs in the world amidst a highly competitive environment. This is one of the reasons why it is has such a high penetration rate. An ongoing price war has cut mobile phone air-time rates to levels where operators have become increasingly reliant on provision of non-voice value-added services to maintain margins. This, in turn, has made 2.5G and 3G services of considerable importance to the operators. By mid-2009, total mobile subscribers were over 11.5 million including over 3.0 million 3G subscribers.

  India

India’s mobile market finished the 2007 year strongly with over 233 million subscribers in the sector - according to the telecom regulator’s figures which cover GSM, CDMA and WLL. Twelve months later there were 330 million mobile subscribers in India, a more than 40% jump in the year. The growth continued into 2009 and by mid-year there were 415 million subscribers with growth running at more than 50%. India’s mobile operators have been attracting new customers with call rates as low as US$0.01 a minute and by offering cheap handsets. While offering some of the lowest mobile tariffs in the world, the market also had the highest usage in the world with the average customer typically using 500 minutes per month.

  Indonesia

Half way through 2009 around 140 million of Indonesia’s 235 million population had a mobile phone, still presenting room for more growth over the coming years. The market was expanding at an annual growth rate of about 30%. In a country where GDP per capita was running at below US$2000, the market has boomed on the back of cheaper tariffs and handset prices. At the same time, not surprisingly, ARPU was falling; this was obviously being offset by the increasing subscriber base and upturn in non-voice revenue with the arrival of 3G. By June 2009 there were already around 10 million 3G subscribers in the Indonesian market.

  Vietnam

After a slow start by general standards, Vietnam’s mobile market has been developing at a rapid pace. For a number of years it has been growing at an annual rate of between 50% and 100% per year. This pattern was continuing through 2009, with growth running at more than 70% mid-year in what was a highly competitive market. It became even more competitive in July 2009 with the arrival of the VimpelCom-backed GTEL-Mobile. This saw the number of operators in Vietnam increase from six to seven. Penetration was 100% at the time.  

Asia - mobile subscribers, annual change ranked by penetration rate - June 2009
Country Subscribers (thousand) Annual change Penetration
Macau 1,050 23% 216%
Singapore 6,630 6% 149%
Hong Kong 9,750 8% 133%
Maldives 410 19% 130%
Brunei Darussalam 440 20% 109%
Taiwan 24,910 7% 106%
Malaysia 28,540 14% 105%
South Korea 47,430 5% 99%
Thailand 63,800 11% 99%
Vietnam 86,500 72% 97%
Kazakhstan 15,100 19% 97%
Georgia 3,700 23% 86%
Japan 108,490 5% 85%
Philippines 73,600 18% 81%
Armenia 2,500 18% 81%
Azerbaijan 6,400 21% 77%
Kyrgyzstan 4,000 38% 74%
Mongolia 1,810 25% 68%
Sri Lanka 12,600 34% 65%
Indonesia 140,300 29% 60%
Pakistan 94,700 7% 56%
Tajikistan 3,600 48% 53%
Uzbekistan 14,600 64% 52%
China 673,200 15% 50%
Bhutan 330 83% 49%
Afghanistan1 10,500 124% 36%
India 414,700 52% 35%
Cambodia 4,500 44% 31%
Bangladesh 47,200 11% 29%
Laos 1,700 44% 28%
Turkmenistan 1,400 123% 28%
Nepal 5,400 57% 18%
(Source: BuddeComm based on Global Mobile data)
Note: 1December 2008

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

1. Afghanistan
1.1 Overview of Afghanistan’s mobile market
1.1.1 Mobile statistics
1.2 Mobile licences
1.3 Mobile technologies
1.3.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
1.4 Mobile voice services
1.4.1 Satellite mobile
2. Armenia
2.1 Overview of Armenia’s mobile market
2.1.1 Mobile statistics
3. Azerbaijan
3.1 Overview of Azerbaijan’s mobile market
3.1.1 Mobile statistics
3.2 Mobile technologies
3.2.1 Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
4. Bangladesh
4.1 Overview of Bangladesh’s mobile market
4.1.1 Mobile network shutdown
4.1.2 Mobile statistics
4.2 Regulatory issues
4.2.1 Interconnection issues
4.2.2 Infrastructure sharing
4.2.3 Spectrum allocation
4.2.4 SIM registration
4.3 Mobile technologies
4.3.1 Handsets
4.4 Mobile voice services
4.4.1 Prepaid
4.4.2 Satellite
4.4.3 Other services
5. Bhutan
5.1 Overview of Bhutan’s mobile market
5.1.1 Mobile statistics
5.1.2 Second mobile licence
5.2 Mobile technologies
5.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
6. Brunei Darussalam
6.1 Overview of Brunei Darussalam’s mobile market
6.1.1 Mobile statistics
6.2 Mobile voice services
6.2.1 Satellite mobile
7. Cambodia
7.1 Overview of Cambodia’s mobile market
7.1.1 Mobile statistics
7.2 Regulatory issues
7.3 Mobile voice services
7.3.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
8. China
8.1 Overview of China’s mobile market
8.1.1 Mobile statistics
8.2 Regulatory issues
8.2.1 Price wars
8.2.2 Subscriber registration
8.2.3 Calling Party Pays (CPP)
8.3 Mobile technologies
8.3.1 GSM
8.3.2 CDMA
8.3.3 PAS/PHS (Little Smart/Xiaolingtong)
8.3.4 WiMAX
8.3.5 Third Generation (3G) mobile
8.3.6 WCDMA
8.3.7 CDMA2000
8.3.8 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
8.3.9 Mobile handset market
8.4 Mobile voice services
8.4.1 Prepaid cards (SIM and PIM cards)
8.4.2 Satellite mobile
9. Georgia
9.1 Overview of Georgia’s mobile market
9.1.1 Impact of the conflict with Russia
9.1.2 Mobile statistics
9.2 Mobile technologies
9.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
10. Hong Kong
10.1 Overview of Hong Kong’s mobile market
10.1.1 Mobile statistics
10.2 Regulatory issues
10.2.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
10.2.2 Spectrum licensing
10.2.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services
10.2.4 Personal Communications Services (PCS)
10.3 Regulatory issues
10.3.1 3G licensing
10.4 Mobile technologies
10.4.1 Handsets
10.4.2 3G
10.4.3 4G
10.5 Mobile voice services
10.5.1 Prepaid
11. India
11.1 Overview of India’s mobile market
11.1.1 Mobile statistics
11.1.2 Mobile market segments
11.1.3 Pricing and marketing strategies
11.2 Regulatory issues
11.2.1 New Telecommunications Policy - 1999 (NTP-99)
11.2.2 Year 2009
11.2.3 Year 2008
11.3 Mobile technologies
11.3.1 Overview of mobile technologies used in India
11.3.2 GSM
11.3.3 CDMA
11.3.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
11.4 Mobile voice services
11.4.1 Prepaid
11.4.2 Satellite mobile
12. Indonesia
12.1 Overview of Indonesia’s mobile market
12.1.1 Background to market development
12.1.2 Mobile statistics
12.2 Mobile technologies
12.2.1 GSM
12.2.2 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
12.2.3 Analogue services (AMPS and NMT)
12.2.4 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
12.2.5 Third Generation (3G) mobile
12.3 Mobile voice services
12.3.1 Prepaid
12.3.2 Satellite mobile
13. Japan
13.1 Overview of Japan’s mobile market
13.1.1 Market developments
13.1.2 New market entrants
13.1.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
13.1.4 Mobile Statistics
13.2 Mobile technologies
13.2.1 PDC
13.2.2 CDMA
13.2.3 PHS
13.2.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
13.2.5 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
13.2.6 Mobile handset market
13.3 Mobile voice services
13.3.1 Prepaid cards
13.3.2 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
14. Kazakhstan
14.1 Overview of Kazakhstan’s mobile market
14.1.1 Mobile statistics
14.2 Mobile technologies
14.2.1 Third Generation (3G)
14.2.2 Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
15. Kyrgyzstan
15.1 Overview of Kyrgyzstan’s mobile market
15.1.1 Mobile statistics
16. Laos
16.1 Overview of mobile market in Laos
16.1.1 Mobile statistics
16.2 Mobile technologies
16.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile services
17. Macau
17.1 Overview of Macau’s mobile market
17.1.1 Mobile statistics
17.2 Mobile technologies
17.2.1 Push-to-talk (PTT)
18. Malaysia
18.1 Overview of Malaysia’s mobile market
18.1.1 Mobile statistics
18.1.2 Mobile infrastructure
18.2 Mobile technologies
18.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
18.2.2 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
18.3 Mobile voice services
18.3.1 Prepaid cards
18.3.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
18.3.3 Roaming
19. Maldives
19.1 Overview of Maldives’ mobile market
19.1.1 Mobile statistics
20. Mongolia
20.1 Overview of Mongolia’s mobile market
20.1.1 Mobile statistics
21. Myanmar
21.1 Overview of Myanmar’s mobile market
21.1.1 Mobile statistics
21.2 Mobile voice services
21.2.1 Satellite mobile
22. Nepal
22.1 Overview of Nepal’s mobile market
22.1.1 Mobile statistics
22.2 Mobile voice services
22.2.1 Satellite mobile
23. North Korea
23.1 Overview of North Korea’s mobile market
23.1.1 Mobile statistics
23.2 Mobile technologies
23.2.1 GSM
23.2.2 CDMA
24. Pakistan
24.1 Overview of Pakistan’s mobile market
24.1.1 Mobile statistics
24.1.2 Competitive market
24.2 Regulatory issues
24.2.1 Additional licences
24.2.2 Third Generation (3G) licences
24.2.3 Calling Party Pays (CPP)
24.2.4 Licensing in Azad Jammu and Kashmir
24.3 Mobile voice services
24.3.1 Prepaid
24.3.2 Satellite mobile
25. Philippines
25.1 Overview of the Philippines’ mobile market
25.1.1 Mobile statistics
25.2 Regulatory issues
25.2.1 Mobile licences
25.2.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
25.3 Mobile technologies
25.3.1 Personal Communication Services (PCS)
25.3.2 3G mobile
25.4 Mobile voice services
25.4.1 Prepaid cards
26. Singapore
26.1 Overview of Singapore’s mobile market
26.1.1 Mobile statistics
26.1.2 Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
26.2 Regulatory issues
26.2.1 Tariffs
26.2.2 Mobile-Party-Pays (MPP)
26.2.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
26.2.4 Registration of prepaid services
26.2.5 Additional spectrum auction
26.3 Mobile technologies
26.3.1 GSM
26.3.2 CDMA
26.3.3 Wired with Wireless Program
26.3.4 3G
26.3.5 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
26.4 Mobile voice services
26.4.1 Prepaid
26.4.2 International roaming
26.4.3 Satellite mobile
27. South Korea
27.1 Overview of South Korea’s mobile market
27.1.1 Introduction
27.1.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile in South Korea
27.1.3 Technology Testbed
27.1.4 Mobile statistics
27.1.5 Mobile growth forecast
27.1.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
27.2 Mobile technologies
27.2.1 Analogue (AMPS)
27.2.2 Personal Communication Service (PCS)
27.2.3 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
27.2.4 Wideband CDMA (WCDMA)
27.2.5 TD-SCDMA
27.2.6 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile in South Korea
27.2.7 Mobile handset market
27.3 Mobile voice services
27.3.1 Market overview
27.3.2 One-Phone - fixed and mobile services over one device
28. Sri Lanka
28.1 Overview of Sri Lanka’s mobile market
28.1.1 Mobile statistics
28.2 Mobile technologies
28.2.1 3G mobile
28.2.2 Dialog Telekom 3G
28.2.3 Mobitel 3G
28.2.4 Bharti Airtel 3G
28.3 Mobile voice services
28.3.1 Satellite mobile
29. Taiwan
29.1 Overview of Taiwan’s mobile market
29.1.1 Mobile statistics
29.2 Regulatory issues
29.2.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
29.3 Mobile technologies
29.3.1 3G mobile
29.4 Mobile voice services
29.4.1 Prepaid cards
29.4.2 Personal Handyphone Service (PHS)/Personal Access System (PAS)
30. Tajikistan
30.1 Overview of Tajikistan’s mobile market
30.1.1 Mobile statistics
30.2 Mobile technologies
30.2.1 3G mobile
31. Thailand
31.1 Overview of Thailand’s mobile market
31.1.1 Mobile statistics
31.1.2 Competition
31.2 Regulatory developments
31.2.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
31.2.2 Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
31.2.3 Interconnection arrangements
31.2.4 National security
31.3 Mobile technologies
31.3.1 Overview
31.3.2 CDMA
31.3.3 PCN services
31.3.4 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
31.3.5 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
31.3.6 Third Generation (3G) mobile
32. Timor Leste
32.1 Overview of Timor Leste’s mobile market
32.1.1 Mobile statistics
33. Turkmenistan
33.1 Overview of Turkmenistan’s mobile market
33.1.1 Mobile statistics
34. Uzbekistan
34.1 Overview of Uzbekistan’s mobile market
34.1.1 Mobile statistics
35. Vietnam
35.1 Overview of Vietnam’s mobile market
35.1.1 Mobile statistics
35.1.2 Market forecasts
35.1.3 Market background
35.1.4 Tariffs and revenue
35.2 Mobile technologies
35.2.1 Overview
35.2.2 Development of 3G
35.3 Mobile voice services
35.3.1 Prepaid
35.3.2 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
36. Glossary of Abbreviations
List of Tables
Table 1 - Mobile subscribers and annual change in Afghanistan - 2002 - 2009
Table 2 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Afghanistan - 2008
Table 3 - Mobile subscribers in Armenia - 1996 - 2009
Table 4 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Armenia - March 2009
Table 5 - 3G mobile subscribers in Armenia - 2008 - 2009
Table 6 - Mobile subscribers in Azerbaijan - 1994 - 2009
Table 7 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Azerbaijan - March 2009
Table 8 - Mobile subscribers in Bangladesh - 1996 - 2009
Table 9 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Bangladesh - March 2009
Table 10 - Mobile market share by operator in Bangladesh - 2008
Table 11 - Mobile services monthly ARPU in Bangladesh - 1998 - 2009
Table 12 - Mobile subscribers in Bhutan - 2003 - 2009
Table 13 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Bhutan - March 2009
Table 14 - B-Mobile’s 3G subscribers - 2008 - 2009
Table 15 - Mobile subscribers in Brunei Darussalam - 1995 - 2009
Table 16 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Brunei Darussalam - March 2009
Table 17 - Prepaid mobile subscribers in Brunei Darussalam - 1999 - 2008
Table 18 - Mobile subscribers in Cambodia - 1993 - 2009
Table 19 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Cambodia - March 2009
Table 20 - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Cambodia - March 2009
Table 21 - Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Cambodia - 1998 - 2008
Table 22 - Mobile subscribers and annual change in China - 1995 - 2008
Table 23 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in China - 2008
Table 24 - Mobile Internet subscribers and annual change in China - 2006 - 2008
Table 25 - China Unicom CDMA subscribers pre/postpaid, MOU, ARPU - 2002 - 2008
Table 26 - China Unicom CDMA network statistics - 2007
Table 27 - Little Smart (PHS) subscribers in China - 2002 - 2008
Table 28 - Mobile phones manufactured in China - 2004 - 2007
Table 29 - Prepaid mobile subscribers by operator in China - 2008
Table 30 - China Unicom postpaid/prepaid mobile subscribers by network - 2004 - 2008
Table 31 - China Mobile postpaid/prepaid mobile subscribers - 2004 - 2008
Table 32 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Georgia - 1995 - 2009
Table 33 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Georgia - March 2009
Table 34 - Mobile operators - subscribers and market share in Georgia - March 2009
Table 35 - Mobile subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong - 1992 - 2009
Table 36 - Mobile operators, technology, subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong - June 2008
Table 37 - Operator market share by subscribers in Hong Kong - 2003 - 2008
Table 38 - Total mobile numbers ported in Hong Kong - 1999 - 2009
Table 39 - MVNO subscribers in Hong Kong - 2005 - 2009
Table 40 - PCS subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong - 1997 - 2009
Table 41 - 3G mobile subscribers in Hong Kong - 2005 - 2008
Table 42 - BWA Licence winners in Hong Kong
Table 43 - Prepaid and activated SIM cards in Hong Kong - 1997 - 2008
Table 44 - Mobile subscribers and annual change in India - 2006 - 2009
Table 45 - Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) and annual change in India - 2002 - 2008
Table 46 - GSM mobile subscribers and annual change in India - 1997 - 2008
Table 47 - WLL technology-based subscribers in India - June 2006
Table 48 - Mobile services revenue in India - 1996 - 2008; 2010; 2012
Table 49 - Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) and annual change in India - 2005 - 2008
Table 50 - Mobile subscribers and market share by region/circle in India - 2008
Table 51 - GSM mobile subscribers by region/circle in India - April 2009
Table 52 - GSM ARPU in India - 2004 - 2008
Table 53 - GSM ARPU/month by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India - 2008
Table 54 - GSM ARPU/month by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India - 2008
Table 55 - CDMA mobile subscribers by operator and market share in India - 2008
Table 56 - CDMA mobile ARPU/month by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India - 2008
Table 57 - Monthly ARPU, mobile subscribers by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India - 2008
Table 58 - Mobile subscribers in Indonesia - 1995 - 2009
Table 59 - Mobile operators and subscribers in Indonesia - 2008
Table 60 - Subscribers and market share by operator in Indonesia - 2008
Table 61 - CDMA mobile operators and subscribers in Indonesia - 2008
Table 62 - 3G mobile operators and subscribers in Indonesia - 2008
Table 63 - Prepaid subscribers - selected mobile operators in Indonesia - 2008
Table 64 - Mobile subscribers and annual change in Japan - 1995 - 2008
Table 65 - Mobile subscribers by system in Japan - 2008
Table 66 - cdmaOne, CDMA2000 1x and WCDMA subscribers in Japan - 1999 - 2008
Table 67 - PHS subscribers by carrier in Japan - 2004 - 2008
Table 68 - PHS subscribers in Japan - 1995 - 2008
Table 69 - 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Japan - 2008
Table 70 - Prepaid mobile subscribers in Japan - 2008
Table 71 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kazakhstan - March 2009
Table 72 - Mobile operators - market share in Kazakhstan - March 2009
Table 73 - Mobile subscribers and annual change in Kazakhstan - 1996 - 2009
Table 74 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Kyrgyzstan - 1998 - 2009
Table 75 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kyrgyzstan - March 2009
Table 76 - Mobile subscribers and annual change in Laos - 1995 - 2009
Table 77 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Laos - March 2009
Table 78 - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Laos - March 2009
Table 79 - Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers by operator in Laos - 2008
Table 80 - Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Laos - 1998 - 2008
Table 81 - 3G mobile subscribers and annual change in Laos - 2008 - 2009
Table 82 - Mobile subscribers total and prepaid and penetration rate in Macau - 1990 - 1996; 1998 - 2009
Table 83 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Macau - January 2009
Table 84 - Mobile subscribers 2G and 3G in Macau - 2008 - 2009
Table 85 - Local SMS statistics for Christmas, Lunar and New Years holidays in Macau - 2008 - 2009
Table 86 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Malaysia - 1994 - 2008
Table 87 - Mobile services revenue in Malaysia - 1993 - 2008
Table 88 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Malaysia - 2008
Table 89 - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Malaysia - 2008
Table 90 - Mobile service pre and postpaid ARPU by operator in Malaysia - 2008
Table 91 - 3G mobile subscribers and market share in Malaysia - 2006 - 2009
Table 92 - Postpaid & prepaid mobile subscribers and market share in Malaysia - 2002 - 2008
Table 93 - Mobile subscribers in Maldives - 1998 - 2009
Table 94 - Postpaid and prepaid subscribers in Maldives - March 2009
Table 95 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Maldives - March 2009
Table 96 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Mongolia - 1996 - 2008
Table 97 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Mongolia - 2008
Table 98 - Mobile subscribers by operator and market share in Mongolia - 2008
Table 99 - Mobile subscribers in Myanmar - 1995 - 2009
Table 100 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Nepal - March 2009
Table 101 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Nepal - 1999 - 2009
Table 102 - Mobile prepaid versus postpaid subscribers in Nepal - January 2008
Table 103 - Overview of mobile statistics in North Korea - 2009
Table 104 - Mobile subscribers in Pakistan - 1995 - 2009
Table 105 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Pakistan - March 2009
Table 106 - Mobile operators, subscribers and market share in Pakistan - March 2009
Table 107 - Mobile services revenue in Pakistan - 1998 - 2008
Table 108 - Overall ARPU across all mobile operators in Pakistan - 2002; 2004 - 2008
Table 109 - Mobile monthly ARPU by operator in Pakistan - March 2008
Table 110 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Philippines - 1992; 1994; 1996 - 2009
Table 111 - Mobile services revenue in Philippines - 1993 - 2007
Table 112 - 3G mobile subscribers and market share in Philippines - 2006 - 2009
Table 113 - 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Philippines - March 2009
Table 114 - Fixed-line versus mobile subscriptions and teledensity in Singapore - 2008
Table 115 - Mobile market statistics in Singapore - January 2009
Table 116 - Mobile subscribers in Singapore - 1996 - 2009
Table 117 - Mobile services revenue in Singapore - 1993 - 2008
Table 118 - Mobile services ARPU in Singapore - 2002 - 2008
Table 119 - MobileOne ARPU for mobile services (postpaid & prepaid) - 2002 - 2008
Table 120 - StarHub ARPU for mobile services (postpaid & prepaid) - 2003 - 2008
Table 121 - SingTel ARPU for mobile services (postpaid & prepaid) - 2003 - 2008
Table 122 - 3G mobile subscribers in Singapore - 2005 - 2009
Table 123 - 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Singapore - June 2008
Table 124 - 2G prepaid subscribers in Singapore - 1999 - 2009
Table 125 - Mobile subscribers in South Korea - 1994 - 2008
Table 126 - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in South Korea - 2008
Table 127 - Mobile subscribers and annual change by operator and technology in South Korea - 2008
Table 128 - Overall mobile ARPU by operator in South Korea - 2008
Table 129 - Mobile subscribers by operator in South Korea - 2002 - 2008
Table 130 - Mobile operator financial data in South Korea - 2006 - 2008
Table 131 - CDMA 2000 1x mobile subscribers by operator in South Korea - 2002 - 2008
Table 132 - CDMA2000 subscribers by operator and system in South Korea - 2004; 2008
Table 133 - WCDMA subscribers by operator in South Korea - 2008
Table 134 - Mobile manufacturers’ shipments and market share in South Korea - 2008 - 2009
Table 135 - Mobile subscribers and penetration in Sri Lanka - 1995 - 2009
Table 136 - 3G mobile operators and subscribers in Sri Lanka - March 2009
Table 137 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Taiwan - 1995 - 2009
Table 138 - 3G mobile subscribers and market share in Taiwan - 2003 - 2008
Table 139 - 3G mobile subscribers and market share (operator data) in Taiwan - June 2008
Table 140 - Mobile services revenue in Taiwan - 1992 - 2008
Table 141 - 2G and 3G mobile services ARPU in Taiwan - 2005 - 2007
Table 142 - Prepaid 2G subscribers - market share in Taiwan - 2000 - 2007
Table 143 - PHS subscribers in Taiwan - 2001 - 2007
Table 144 - Mobile subscribers and annual change in Tajikistan - 1996 - 2009
Table 145 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Tajikistan - March 2009
Table 146 - Mobile subscribers by operator and market share in Tajikistan - March 2009
Table 147 - 3G mobile subscribers in Tajikistan - 2007 - 2009
Table 148 - 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Tajikistan - March 2009
Table 149 - Mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2009
Table 150 - Mobile services revenue and ARPU - 1998 - 2009
Table 151 - Mobile operators, subscribers and market share - March 2009
Table 152 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - March 2009
Table 153 - ARPU (postpaid, prepaid, blended) for major mobile operators - 2007 - 2008
Table 154 - Mobile subscribers in Timor Leste - 1999 - 2009
Table 155 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Turkmenistan - March 2009
Table 156 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Turkmenistan - 1997 - 2009
Table 157 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Uzbekistan - March 2009
Table 158 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Uzbekistan - 1995 - 2009
Table 159 - 3G mobile subscribers in Uzbekistan - 2008 - 2009
Table 160 - Mobile subscribers in Vietnam - 1995 - 2009
Table 161 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Vietnam - 2008
Table 162 - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Vietnam - 2008
Table 163 - Mobile services revenue in Vietnam - 1993 - 2008
Table 164 - Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Vietnam - 1998 - 2008
Exhibit 1 - Mobile operators in Bangladesh - 2008
Exhibit 2 - MVNO licensees in Hong Kong - 2008
Exhibit 3 - CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India
Exhibit 4 - Third generation licensees, spectrum and vendors in Singapore

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