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

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

Thailand's mobile market is highly developed and has experienced strong growth over the last six years. However, growth has become much slower over the past few years due to the heightened level of maturity. Very slow growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023 with annual growth rates further easing. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to a saturated mobile subscriber market and strong local competition.
DTAC has partnered with Nokia to deploy what it claims is the country's first commercial TD-LTE network. TOT and DTAC's subsidiary TriNet have also entered the TD-LTE space, signing an agreement to launch a 4G TD-LTE network in the 2300MHz band. The Thailand market is now moving towards 5G. True Corp enlisted Ericsson to the country's first 5G trial.
MNVOs in Thailand are generally struggling to compete with bigger rivals amid highly intense competition.
Thailand has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past six years driven by strong growth of 4G mobile subscribers. Slowing growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023 as the market reaches a heightened state of maturity. The mobile broadband market will be driven by increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators as they roll out their 4G and 5G networks and improving tariffs due to strong competition.

Key developments:

MNVOs in Thailand are generally struggling to compete with bigger rivals.
The Thailand market is now moving towards 5G.
Thailand has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past six years.

Companies covered in this report include:

TOT Corp; CAT Telecom; True Corp; True Move; TT&T; AIS; DTAC


1. Synopsis
2. Market overview and analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics and forecast
3.2 Mobile broadband statistics and forecast
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 National security
4.2 Spectrum
4.3 Tariffs
4.4 Interconnection charges
4.5 3G roaming agreements
4.6 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.7 SIM Card Registration
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Mobile technologies
5.2 3G and 4G
5.3 5G
5.4 Vo-WiFi
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Operators
6.2 Advanced Info Service (AIS)
6.3 DTAC
6.4 TrueMove
6.5 Telephone Organization of Thailand Corp (TOT)
6.6 Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT)
6.7 TT&T
6.8 Jas Mobile
6.9 MVNOs
6.9.1 Overview
6.9.2 Penguin SIM
6.9.3 Loxley
6.9.4 AirAsia
6.9.5 I-Mobile Plus
6.9.6 365 Communications
6.9.7 NTT
7. Related reports
Table 1 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 2 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2023
Table 3 Historic - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual growth 1999 - 2011
Table 4 Historic - Mobile services revenue and ARPU 1998 - 2016
Table 5 Historic - Mobile subscribers prepaid and postpaid 2006 - 2013
Table 6 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2011 - 2023
Table 7 Mobile operators and systems
Table 8 Mobile subscribers by Mobile Operator and Market Share 2018
Table 9 Historic AIS subscribers and market share 2004; 2007 - 2013
Table 10 AIS: subscribers (millions) 2014 - 2018
Table 11 AIS: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) 2007 - 2018
Table 12 DTAC: mobile subscribers (millions) 2002 - 2018
Table 13 DTAC: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) 2008 - 2018
Table 14 True Move: mobile subscribers (millions) 2004 - 2017
Table 15 Historic - True Move: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) 2007 - 2014
Table 16 Historic - TOT's fixed-line subscribers 2005 - 2013
Chart 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2008 - 2023
Chart 2 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2023

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