The development of Next Generation Networks across Asia is being strongly promoted. The growth, however, is mostly focused on the developed markets and has been heavily dependent on the local support being provided by the governments in those markets. This support comes in various shapes and sizes, including funding and strategic planning. And of course to make this work the operators must cooperate with their respective governments. The markets that are leading the way with their NGNs have been typically investing in extensive fibre networks. This report looks at progress in the building of NGNs and IP-based networks in a number of the developed markets in Asia.