Hong Kong - Mobile Communications - Market Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
Growth in Hong Kong's mobile phone market has continued to grow despite having reached saturation point in 2002. Going into 2013 penetration was over 230%. With a population of over seven million, the market is effectively saturated but has continued to remain competitive through preparedness among the operators to embrace new technology opportunities and be innovative with solution offerings. This report provides statistics and insights into Hong Kong's dynamic mobile market including the increasing uptake of 3G/4G services after the introduction of LTE. In addition mobile forecasts are included up to 2018 for the total market and specifically for 3G/4G.
Mobile penetration trends above 230%; 3G/4G becomes the dominant network technology over 55% of all subscribers; strong growth impacts forecasts upwards; mobile data usage skyrockets 50% in a year boosted by increased smartphone and tablet adoption; OTT services impact SMS traffic; additional 50MHz of spectrum awarded in 2.5/2.6GHz band; China Mobile (Hong Kong) launches mobile TV network
Companies covered in this report include:
PCCW; SmarTone; Hutchison Telecom; New World Telecom; CSL; China Mobile HK