Emerging Markets - Mobile Communications - Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC)

Synopsis

Archived report. The BRIC countries were one of the first set of emerging markets grouped together in order to examine the potential of these markets for future opportunities. Today there are around 50 countries worldwide identified by various organisations as Emerging Markets which means they have been highlighted as countries undergoing industrialisation and rapid growth. In this report, BuddeComm highlights the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and examines the important mobile communications environment in terms of key statistics, developments and the regulatory environment. Please note: BuddeComm offers a broad range of unique reports on telecoms in the emerging and developed markets beyond those included in this report.

Key developments:

Brazil is home to more than one third of all mobile users in Latin America and the Caribbean; Russia has a number of mobile network operators offering services although the market is dominated by three major operators (MTS, VimpelCom and MegaFon), which have expanded nationally through acquisitions of smaller regional service providers; From a humble start, growth in India’s mobile sector rapidly picked up pace and developed a sustained momentum, aided by higher subscriber volumes, lower tariffs and falling handset prices; China continues to extend its lead as the single largest mobile market in the world.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Brazil
    • 3.1 Overview of Brazil’s mobile market
      • 3.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 3.1.2 Average revenue per user (ARPU)
    • 3.2 Regulatory issues
      • 3.2.1 Number portability (NP)
      • 3.2.2 Mobile spectrum allocation and concession areas
      • 3.2.3 Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)
  • 4. Russia
    • 4.1 Overview of Russia’s mobile market
      • 4.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 4.2 Regulatory issues
      • 4.2.1 Mobile number portability
      • 4.2.2 3G licences
      • 4.2.3 800MHz spectrum
      • 4.2.4 Calling Party Pays (CPP) legislation
      • 4.2.5 Roaming
      • 4.2.6 Infrastructure sharing
  • 5. India
    • 5.1 Overview of India’s mobile market
    • 5.2 Mobile statistics
    • 5.3 Mobile market segments
    • 5.4 Regulatory issues
      • 5.4.1 Background
      • 5.4.2 Developments in 2011
      • 5.4.3 Developments in 2012
    • 5.5 2G corruption scandal
      • 5.5.1 Allegations
      • 5.5.2 Charges
      • 5.5.3 Court decision, appeal and aftermath
      • 5.5.4 Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum
    • 5.6 Analysis: 2G scandal - 2011
  • 6. China
    • 6.1 Overview of China’s mobile market
    • 6.2 Mobile statistics
      • 6.2.1 Mobile subscribers 1995-2012
      • 6.2.2 Mobile subscribers by operator
      • 6.2.3 Prepaid cards (SIM and PIM cards)
      • 6.2.4 Mobile talk time
    • 6.3 Regulatory environment
      • 6.3.1 Overview
      • 6.3.2 Tenth Five-Year Plan (2000-2005)
      • 6.3.3 Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2006-2010)
      • 6.3.4 Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2011-2015)
  • 7. Related reports
  • Table 1 – World’s six largest mobile markets – 2011
  • Table 2 – Brazil - mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997-2012
  • Table 3 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Brazil – major operators – 2008 - 2011
  • Table 4 – Russia - mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – Mar 2012
  • Table 5 – Russia - mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2013
  • Table 6 – Russia - Mobile operator market share – Sep 2012
  • Table 7 – Russia - mobile service revenue – 2003 - 2012
  • Table 8 – Overview of India’s mobile market – 2010 - 2012
  • Table 9 – India - mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2012
  • Table 10 – India - mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) – 2002 - 2012
  • Table 11 – India - GSM mobile subscribers and annual change – 1997 - 2012
  • Table 12 – India - mobile penetration urban and rural – 2007; 2009 - 2012
  • Table 13 – India - mobile services revenue – 1996 - 2012
  • Table 14 – India - mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended – March 2012
  • Table 15 – India - mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) – 2005 - 2012
  • Table 16 – China - mobile subscribers and annual change – 1995 - 2013
  • Table 17 - China - mobile subscribers by operator and annual change – June 2012
  • Table 18 - China - Prepaid mobile subscribers by operator – September 2010
  • Table 19 - China Unicom postpaid versus prepaid mobile subscribers by network – 2004 - 2010
  • Table 20 - China Mobile postpaid versus prepaid mobile subscribers – 2004 - 2010
  • Table 21 - Mobile talk time – 2006 - 2011
  • Chart 1 – Brazil - operators’ mobile ARPU – 2008- 2011
  • Chart 2 – Russia - mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2013
  • Chart 3 – India - mobile subscribers and penetration – 2006 - 2012
  • Chart 4 – India - mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) - 2002-2012
  • Chart 5 – India - GSM mobile subscribers and annual change - 1997-2012
  • Chart 6 – India - mobile penetration urban and rural - 2007; 2009-2012
  • Chart 7 – India - mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) - 2005-2012
  • Chart 8 - China mobile subscriber growth, population penetration – 2000 - 2013
  • Chart 9 - China operator market share 2G vs 3G – June 2012
  • Exhibit 1 – Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas
  • Exhibit 2 – Brazil - H-band for 3G services – lots, areas, and spectrum winners
  • Exhibit 3 – India - operators and licences affected by 2G licensing process cancellation – February 2012

Focus Report profile

Technologies

Companies (Major Players)
Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)
Regulations & Government Policies

Number of pages: 35

Status: Archived

Last update: 29 November 2012
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Author: Kylie Wansink

NOTE: This report has been archived

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