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Taiwan - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Taiwan - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Taiwan possesses a competitive mobile market comprised of six mobile network operators although the market is dominated by three players. High mobile penetration has resulted in intense competition to gain new subscribers hence the market was quick to embrace LTE.
Taiwan's mobile operators have focused on LTE as a means to increase ARPU to offset the continual year-on-year decline in overall ARPU levels. Mobile users are attracted to LTE due to improved quality of experience provided through faster speeds.
Taiwan's mobile market is relatively developed compared to other Asian markets and has experienced negative growth over the last five years due to an increasingly saturated market. Flat to very slow growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to a saturated mobile subscriber market and strong local competition.
As with any shift in the market landscape, Taiwan's three smaller players will view LTE introduction as an opportunity to expand market share, principally by offering more value to end users through higher speeds and/or lower prices. This in turn has the potential to impact the profitability of LTE investments by all six mobile network operators.
Taiwan has seen a rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years driven by strong growth of 4G mobile subscribers. Slowing growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022 as the market reaches a heightened state of maturity.

Key developments:

Taiwan's mobile market is relatively developed compared to other Asian markets.
Mobile operators have focused on LTE as a means to increase ARPU to offset the continual decline in overall ARPU levels.
Taiwan has seen a rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years driven by strong growth of 4G mobile subscribers.
Slowing mobile broadband growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT); Far EasTone; Taiwan Mobile; Asia Pacific Telecom; Vibo Telecom; Ambit


1. Synopsis
2. Market Overview and analysis
2.1 Background
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics and Forecasts
3.2 Mobile Broadband Statistics and Market Forecasts
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 4G / LTE spectrum auctions
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Brief intro analogue networks
5.2 Digital networks
5.3 Personal Handyphone Service (PHS)
5.4 2G
5.5 3G
5.6 4G
5.7 5G
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Statistics by Mobile Operator
6.2 Far EasTone Telecommunications Group
6.3 Taiwan Mobile
6.4 Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (CHT)
6.5 Asia Pacific Telecom (APT)
6.6 VIBO Telecom
6.7 Ambit
6.8 Star Cellular
7. Related reports
Table 1 Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
Table 2 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 3 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration 1995 - 2011
Table 4 Mobile subscribers by technology - 2G, 3G, 4G 2014 2016
Table 5 Mobile subscribers market share by technology - 2G, 3G, 4G 2014 2016
Table 6 Historic Mobile subscribers by technology (PHS, 2G, 3G, LTE) 2003 2015
Table 7 2G/3G/4G mobile services ARPU 2005 - 2016
Table 8 Prepaid mobile subscribers market share 2001 - 2017
Table 9 SMS message volume 2001 - 2016
Table 10 Mobile data service revenue ratios 2001 - 2016
Table 11 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2022
Table 12 Taiwan 3G/4G mobile broadband subscribers 2008 - 2016
Table 13 Mobile Operators Subscribers and Market Share 2017
Table 14 Far EasTone revenue, EBITDA, capex, net profit and ARPU 2003 - 2016
Table 15 Taiwan - Far EasTone mobile subscribers and annual change 1998 - 2017
Table 16 Taiwan - Far EasTone blended ARPU 2007 2017
Table 17 Taiwan Mobile - revenue and net profit 2003 2017
Table 18 Taiwan - Taiwan Mobile subscribers and annual change 1998 2017
Table 19 Chunghwa Telecom mobile - 1998 2017
Table 20 Chunghwa Telecom mobile subscribers market share 2000 - 2017
Table 21 Chunghwa Telecom's blended mobile ARPU 2001 - 2017
Table 22 APT mobile subscribers 2003 - 2017
Table 23 Taiwan - VIBO Telecom mobile subscribers and annual change (historical) 2005 - 2013
Chart 1 Fixed Line & Mobile Penetration 2017; 2022
Chart 2 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Chart 3 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 4 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2022
Chart 5 Taiwan - Mobile Operators - Market Share 2017

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