2008 Asian - Mobile Voice Market

Publication Overview

This Asia market report covers 35 countries in North, South and Central Asia. The topic is mobile deployments and developments particularly focussing on voice application for mobile use.

 

Researchers:- Lisa Hulme-Jones and Peter Evans

Current publication date:- August 2008 (5th Edition)

Next publication date:- October 2009

 

Executive Summary

This Asia market report covers 35 countries in North, South and Central Asia. The topic is mobile deployments and developments particularly focussing on voice application for mobile use.

 

Mobile markets in Asia continued experiencing rapid growth during 2007, despite many countries close to or over the 90% penetration mark. This has resulted in the Asia region being home to the fastest growing telecoms markets in the world. Excluding the highly penetrated markets, growth has been in excess of 20% in all countries, with average annual growth being well over 30%. This is particularly relevant in India and China where monthly net additions are regularly in excess of 10 million subscribers. These two countries alone account for over 20% and 40% overall market share in the Asia-Pacific region respectively.

 

There is still room for substantial growth. Markets with large populations and relatively low penetration rates, such as India, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Vietnam and Indonesia, will continue to grow at a rapid rate. In the more mature markets like Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, mobile numbers will rise less than 5%. Growth is being driven by various factors, including government investment to drive the economy; infrastructure building after years of neglect or fixing the after-effects in war torn countries, and also major foreign investment.

 

South Korea has become a leading global mobile phone player as a result of a number of key factors coming together. First, tariffs and terminal costs have been constantly forced downwards, creating a huge surge in public demand. Second, the introduction of competition in 1996 provided a major impetus to growth. Third, the government’s very active role in helping to build the mobile market has been instrumental in making South Korea one of the mobile phone powerhouses on the global scene. Fourth, the nationwide roll out of CDMA technology has been a real boost to the market. Unlike most other countries where GSM is the norm, the South Korean Government mandated the use of CDMA. Fifth, camera-equipped mobile phones should not to be overlooked as simply a fad; these phones played an important role in increasing mobile service subscriptions and sales of mobile handsets. And finally, 3G phones and advanced mobile services such as mobile gaming, m-banking and m-commerce have kept the mobile sector invigorated.

 

In the developing economies quick and easy mobile uptake is the preferred, and often only, option for subscribers, exacerbated by low fixed-line deployments. These countries also offer investors the promise of continued growth of the mobile infrastructure and subscribers. While subscriber growth and market share is important in the developing economies, there comes a point where the venture must result in profits.

 

Operators still face the huge challenge of trying to prevent ARPU slide as mobile services spread to poorer parts of the population. To an extent, a large customer base will help to offset low spend but it is also hoped that new non-voice services will help to drive revenue. Operators are developing new mobile services such as mobile banking, remittance payments, and mobile health services that take advantage of a lack of access by the poor to social infrastructure such as banks and hospitals.

 

China

In the past five years, as one of its ‘pillar’ industries, China’s telecom service industry has grown at a faster rate than the country’s GDP. Revenue from basic telecom service contributes approximately 2.1% of GDP, while value-added telecom services contribute a further 3.2% to total GDP. China continues to extend its lead as the single largest mobile market in the world. The vast majority of services are GSM – China is the largest GSM market in the world – though China Unicom’s CDMA service is the second largest in the world. By February 2008, China had 565 million mobile phone users, exceeding the fixed-line subscription base of 362 million.

 

At the end of 2007, mobile penetration in China stood at 41%, following a record level of subscriber additions during the year. The robust growth was due to an expanding rural market and the increasing number of people who have acquired more than one mobile phone. Despite this growth, both China Mobile and China Unicom have been grappling with a steady decline in the average revenue earned from new users. As in other markets around the world, this trend has been fuelled by the growing popularity of prepaid cards instead of the more lucrative postpaid subscriber contracts.

 

China Mobile chief Wang Jianzhou predicted that, based on the current population of 1.3 billion, China’s mobile market should reach saturation at about 800 million subscribers. Foreign experience suggests that once the 50% mark is reached, growth slows down.

 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s mobile market has some of the cheapest tariffs in the world. This is one of the reasons why it is has such a high penetration rate. An ongoing price war has cut mobile phone air-time rates to levels where operators have become increasingly reliant on provision of non-voice value-added services to maintain margins. This, in turn, has made 2.5G and 3G services of considerable importance to the operators.

 

India

Driven by cheap call rates, low handset prices and rising incomes among the estimated 300 million of the population that are described as the country’s middle class, the boom in India’s mobile market has continued into 2008. Also the operators are increasingly eyeing the poorer rural areas as potential markets for their services.

 

India’s mobile market finished the 2007 year strongly with over 233 million subscribers in the sector – according to the telecom regulator’s figures which cover GSM, CDMA and WLL. The mobile operators have been attracting new customers with call rates as low as US$0.01 a minute and by offering cheap handsets. While offering some of the lowest mobile tariffs in the world, the market also has the highest usage in the world with an average customer using 500 minutes per month. In the meantime, the fixed-line market has experienced falling customer numbers, with the overall base dropping to 39.3 million by year-end.

 

The government continues to be very positive about the future of India’s telecoms market. In February 2007, ahead of its national budget, the government predicted that the number of phone connections, including fixed-line, GSM and CDMA subscribers, would rise to 650 million by 2012, from 200 million at the time.

 

Indonesia

At the end of 2007 almost 90 million of Indonesia’s 245 million population had a mobile phone, providing plenty of room for growth over the next three years. Coming into 2008 the market continued to expand, with annual growth still running at about 30% on the back of cheaper tariffs and handset prices. But the market is also getting crowded and operators have been slashing prices in a bid to entice customers in a country where mobile take-up is set to surge to 120 million by the end of 2008. ARPU is also falling but with this being offset by the increasing subscriber base, companies are planning to target the lower income groups.

 

Pakistan

Pakistan’s mobile market continued to run hot in 2007 and into 2008. By any measure, 2007 was another remarkable year for the mobile sector; subscribers totalled 77 million by year-end, representing annual growth of 60%, coming on top of 120% growth in 2006. Mobile penetration was almost 50% by end-2007. Strong marketing by the operators continues to be central to Pakistan’s mobile growth phenomenon. As well as marketing, cheap call rates and falling handset prices have also been key factors in driving demand for mobiles.

 

Philippines

By March 2008 55 million of the Philippine’s 90 million population were subscribing to mobile services; with the annual growth rate continuing at around 15%. The subscriber base can be expected to reach around 75 million by 2010. On the back of the huge popularity of prepaid services, mobile penetration had reached 59% by end-2007.

 

Thailand

Thailand’s mobile market experienced yet another strong year of growth in 2007 and this has continued into 2008. Although growth slowed somewhat from a few years earlier, the market has continued its long run of robust expansion, a run that started in 2000. Despite expectations of a cooling market, by end-2008 the 65 million mobile subscriber mark is expected to be reached.

 

Vietnam

Vietnam’s mobile market started off slowly but has subsequently developed rapidly – growing at an annual rate of between 50% and 100% per year. Judging by the interest shown by foreign operators in investing in the Vietnam market, there is still plenty of room for further growth.

 

Mobile subscribers and annual change in Asian markets ranked by penetration – 2007

Country

Subscribers (thousand)

Annual change

Penetration

Macau

794

25%

150%

Singapore

5,600

17%

124%

Hong Kong

10,600

12%

118%

Taiwan

24,290

4%

106%

Malaysia

23,300

14%

90%

Brunei Darussalam

353

3%

90%

South Korea

43,500

8%

88%

Maldives

283

6%

86%

Japan

105,300

4%

82%

Kazakhstan

12,590

79%

82%

Thailand

53,000

23%

81%

Armenia

1,800

118%

60%

Philippines

54,200

26%

59%

Azerbaijan

4,500

41%

51%

Georgia

2,300

21%

50%

Pakistan

77,000

60%

45%

Vietnam

36,300

125%

43%

China

547,300

23%

41%

Kyrgyzstan

2,100

125%

39%

Mongolia

1,100

51%

39%

Sri Lanka

8,000

48%

39%

Indonesia

85,900

43%

38%

Tajikistan

1,950

183%

26%

Bangladesh

35,200

60%

23%

India

218,200

46%

20%

Uzbekistan

4,800

92%

18%

Afghanistan

4,700

176%

17%

Cambodia

2,400

53%

17%

Laos

1,000

35%

15%

Nepal

2,400

135%

8%

Turkmenistan

400

94%

8%

Bhutan

154

140%

7%

Timor Leste

77

48%

7%

(Source: BuddeComm based on Global Mobile and industry data)



Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Afghanistan
    • 1.1 Overview of Afghanistan’s mobile market
      • 1.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 1.2 Mobile licences
    • 1.3 Mobile technologies
      • 1.3.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 1.4 Satellite mobile
  • 2. Armenia
    • 2.1 Overview of Armenia’s mobile market
      • 2.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 3. Azerbaijan
    • 3.1 Overview of Azerbaijan’s mobile market
      • 3.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 3.2 Mobile technologies
      • 3.2.1 Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
  • 4. Bangladesh
    • 4.1 Overview of Bangladesh’s mobile market
      • 4.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 4.2 Interconnection issues
    • 4.3 Mobile technologies
      • 4.3.1 Handsets
      • 4.3.2 Other services
  • 5. Bhutan
    • 5.1 Overview of Bhutan’s mobile market
      • 5.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 5.1.2 Second mobile licence
    • 5.2 Mobile technologies
      • 5.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
  • 6. Brunei Darussalam
    • 6.1 Overview of Brunei Darussalam’s mobile market
      • 6.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 6.2 Mobile voice services
      • 6.2.1 Satellite mobile
  • 7. Cambodia
    • 7.1 Overview of Cambodia’s mobile market
      • 7.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 7.2 Regulatory issues
    • 7.3 Mobile services
      • 7.3.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
  • 8. China
    • 8.1 Overview of China’s mobile market
      • 8.1.1 Mobile Internet
      • 8.1.2 Analysis – prevalence of mobile phones in China’s city centres
      • 8.1.3 Mobile statistics
    • 8.2 Regulatory issues
      • 8.2.1 Price wars
      • 8.2.2 Subscriber registration
      • 8.2.3 Calling Party Pays (CPP)
      • 8.2.4 Share listing
      • 8.2.5 Open information
      • 8.2.6 Manufacturing quality
      • 8.2.7 Mobile multimedia alliance
    • 8.3 Mobile technologies
      • 8.3.1 GSM
      • 8.3.2 CDMA
      • 8.3.3 PAS/PHS
      • 8.3.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 8.3.5 BuddeComm analyses
      • 8.3.6 TD-SCDMA
      • 8.3.7 WCDMA
      • 8.3.8 CDMA2000
      • 8.3.9 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
      • 8.3.10 WiMAX
    • 8.4 Mobile handset market
      • 8.4.1 Overview
    • 8.5 Mobile voice services
      • 8.5.1 Prepaid cards (SIM and PIM cards)
      • 8.5.2 Satellite mobile
  • 9. Georgia
    • 9.1 Overview of Georgia’s mobile market
      • 9.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 9.2 Mobile technologies
      • 9.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
  • 10. Hong Kong
    • 10.1 Overview of Hong Kong’s mobile market
      • 10.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 10.2 Regulatory issues
      • 10.2.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 10.2.2 Spectrum licensing
      • 10.2.3 Personal Communications Services (PCS)
      • 10.2.4 Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC)
    • 10.3 Mobile technologies
      • 10.3.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 10.4 Mobile voice services
      • 10.4.1 Prepaid
  • 11. India
    • 11.1 Overview of India’s mobile market
      • 11.1.1 Market background
      • 11.1.2 Mobile statistics
      • 11.1.3 Mobile market segments
      • 11.1.4 Pricing and marketing strategies
    • 11.2 Regulatory issues
      • 11.2.1 New Telecommunications Policy – 1999 (NTP-99)
      • 11.2.2 Year 2007
    • 11.3 Mobile technologies
      • 11.3.1 Overview of mobile technologies used in India
      • 11.3.2 GSM
      • 11.3.3 CDMA
      • 11.3.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 11.4 Mobile voice services
      • 11.4.1 Prepaid
      • 11.4.2 Satellite mobile
  • 12. Indonesia
    • 12.1 Overview of Indonesia’s mobile market
      • 12.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 12.2 Mobile technologies
      • 12.2.1 Analogue services (AMPS and NMT)
      • 12.2.2 GSM
      • 12.2.3 CDMA
      • 12.2.4 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 12.2.5 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 12.3 Mobile voice services
      • 12.3.1 Prepaid
      • 12.3.2 Satellite mobile
  • 13. Japan
    • 13.1 Overview of Japan’s mobile market
      • 13.1.1 Background
      • 13.1.2 Mobile statistics
      • 13.1.3 Market developments
      • 13.1.4 New entrants into the mobile market
      • 13.1.5 IP mobile telephony to hit the Japanese market around 2008
    • 13.2 Mobile technologies
      • 13.2.1 Personal Digital Cellular (PDC)
      • 13.2.2 CDMA
      • 13.2.3 Personal Handy Service (PHS)
      • 13.2.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 13.2.5 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
      • 13.2.6 Mobile handset market
    • 13.3 Mobile services
      • 13.3.1 Overview
      • 13.3.2 Mobile Enterprise Alliance Japan
    • 13.4 Mobile voice services
      • 13.4.1 Prepaid cards
      • 13.4.2 Mobile satellite services (MSS)
  • 14. Kazakhstan
    • 14.1 Overview of Kazakhstan’s mobile market
      • 14.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 14.2 Mobile technologies
      • 14.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 14.2.2 Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
  • 15. Kyrgyzstan
    • 15.1 Overview of Kyrgyzstan’s mobile market
      • 15.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 16. Laos
    • 16.1 Overview of mobile market in Laos
      • 16.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 17. Macau
    • 17.1 Overview of Macau’s mobile market
      • 17.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 17.2 Mobile technologies
      • 17.2.1 Push-to-talk (PTT)
  • 18. Malaysia
    • 18.1 Overview of Malaysia’s mobile market
      • 18.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 18.1.2 Mobile infrastructure
    • 18.2 Mobile technologies
      • 18.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 18.2.2 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 18.3 Mobile voice services
      • 18.3.1 Prepaid cards
  • 19. Maldives
    • 19.1 Overview of Maldives’ mobile market
      • 19.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 20. Mongolia
    • 20.1 Overview of Mongolia’s mobile market
      • 20.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 21. Myanmar
    • 21.1 Overview of Myanmar’s mobile market
      • 21.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 21.2 Mobile services
      • 21.2.1 Satellite mobile
      • 21.2.2 Mobile Broadcasting
  • 22. Nepal
    • 22.1 Overview of Nepal’s mobile market
      • 22.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 22.2 Satellite mobile
  • 23. North Korea
    • 23.1 Overview of North Korea’s mobile market
    • 23.2 Mobile technologies
      • 23.2.1 GSM
      • 23.2.2 CDMA
  • 24. Pakistan
    • 24.1 Overview of Pakistan’s mobile market
      • 24.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 24.1.2 Competitive market
    • 24.2 Regulatory issues
      • 24.2.1 Additional licences
      • 24.2.2 Calling Party Pays (CPP)
      • 24.2.3 Licensing in Azad Jammu and Kashmir
    • 24.3 Mobile voice services
      • 24.3.1 Prepaid
      • 24.3.2 Satellite mobile
  • 25. Philippines
    • 25.1 Overview of the Philippines’ mobile market
      • 25.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 25.2 Regulatory issues
      • 25.2.1 Mobile licences
    • 25.3 Mobile technologies
      • 25.3.1 Personal Communication Services (PCS)
      • 25.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 25.4 Mobile voice services
      • 25.4.1 Prepaid cards
  • 26. Singapore
    • 26.1 Overview of Singapore’s mobile market
      • 26.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 26.1.2 Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
    • 26.2 Regulatory issues
      • 26.2.1 Tariffs
      • 26.2.2 Mobile billing systems
      • 26.2.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 26.2.4 Registration of prepaid services
      • 26.2.5 Additional spectrum auction
    • 26.3 Mobile technologies
      • 26.3.1 GSM
      • 26.3.2 CDMA
      • 26.3.3 Wired with Wireless Program
      • 26.3.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 26.4 Mobile voice services
      • 26.4.1 Prepaid
      • 26.4.2 International roaming
      • 26.4.3 Satellite mobile
      • 26.4.4 Content
  • 27. South Korea
    • 27.1 Overview of South Korea’s mobile market
      • 27.1.1 Introduction
      • 27.1.2 Technology testbed
      • 27.1.3 Mobile statistics
      • 27.1.4 Mobile growth forecast
      • 27.1.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
      • 27.1.6 Mobile phone ‘addiction’ in South Korea
    • 27.2 Regulatory issues
    • 27.3 Mobile technologies
      • 27.3.1 Analogue (AMPS)
      • 27.3.2 CDMA
      • 27.3.3 GSM-CDMA interoperability
      • 27.3.4 CDMA2000
      • 27.3.5 WCDMA
      • 27.3.6 Personal Communication Service (PCS)
      • 27.3.7 One-Phone: fixed and mobile services over one device
      • 27.3.8 Third Generation (3G) mobile in South Korea
      • 27.3.9 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile in South Korea
      • 27.3.10 Mobile handset market
    • 27.4 Mobile voice services
      • 27.4.1 Market overview
      • 27.4.2 Satellite mobile
  • 28. Sri Lanka
    • 28.1 Overview of Sri Lanka’s mobile market
      • 28.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 28.2 Mobile technologies
      • 28.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 28.3 Satellite mobile
  • 29. Taiwan
    • 29.1 Overview of Taiwan’s mobile market
      • 29.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 29.2 Regulatory issues
      • 29.2.1 Impact of competition
      • 29.2.2 Low tier mobile licences
    • 29.3 Mobile technologies
      • 29.3.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 29.3.2 Next generation services
      • 29.3.3 Mobile handset market
    • 29.4 Mobile voice services
      • 29.4.1 Prepaid cards
      • 29.4.2 Personal Handyphone Service (PHS)/Personal Access System (PAS)
  • 30. Tajikistan
    • 30.1 Overview of Tajikistan’s mobile market
      • 30.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 30.2 Mobile technologies
      • 30.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
  • 31. Thailand
    • 31.1 Overview of Thailand’s mobile market
      • 31.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 31.1.2 Competition
      • 31.1.3 Interconnection arrangements
      • 31.1.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 31.2 Mobile technologies
      • 31.2.1 PCN services
      • 31.2.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 31.2.3 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 31.2.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 31.2.5 Mobile handsets
    • 31.3 Mobile voice services
      • 31.3.1 Prepaid
  • 32. Timor Leste
    • 32.1 Overview of Timor Leste’s mobile market
      • 32.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 33. Turkmenistan
    • 33.1 Overview of Turkmenistan’s mobile market
      • 33.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 34. Uzbekistan
    • 34.1 Overview of Uzbekistan’s mobile market
      • 34.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 35. Vietnam
    • 35.1 Overview of Vietnam’s mobile market
    • 35.2 Market background
      • 35.2.1 Mobile statistics
    • 35.3 Tariffs
    • 35.4 Mobile technologies
      • 35.4.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 35.5 Mobile voice services
      • 35.5.1 Prepaid cards
  • 36. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Afghanistan – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 2 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Afghanistan – September 2007
  • Table 3 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Armenia – September 2007
  • Table 4 – Mobile subscribers in Armenia – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 5 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Azerbaijan – September 2007
  • Table 6 – Mobile subscribers in Azerbaijan – 1994 - 2007
  • Table 7 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Bangladesh – June 2007
  • Table 8 – Mobile subscribers in Bangladesh – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 9 – Market share by operator in Bangladesh – June 2007
  • Table 10 – Mobile subscribers in Bhutan – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 11 – Mobile subscribers in Brunei Darussalam – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 12 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Brunei Darussalam – 2007
  • Table 13 – Prepaid mobile subscribers in Brunei Darussalam – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 14 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Cambodia – September 2007
  • Table 15 – Mobile subscribers in Cambodia – 1993 - 2007
  • Table 16 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in China – September 2007
  • Table 17 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in China – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 18 – China Unicom CDMA network statistics – 2007
  • Table 19 – Little Smart (PHS) subscribers and annual change in China – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 20 – China Telecom and China Netcom PHS subscribers – 2007
  • Table 21 – Mobile phones manufactured in China – 2004 - 2007
  • Table 22 – Prepaid mobile subscribers by operator in China – 2007
  • Table 23 – China Unicom postpaid versus prepaid mobile subscribers by network – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 24 – China Mobile postpaid versus prepaid mobile subscribers – 2004 - 2007
  • Table 25 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Georgia – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 26 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Georgia – September 2007
  • Table 27 – Mobile subscribers and market share per operator in Georgia – September 2007
  • Table 28 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong – 1992 - 2007
  • Table 29 – Mobile service revenue in Hong Kong – 1992 - 2007
  • Table 30 – Total mobile numbers ported in Hong Kong – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 31 – PCS subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong – 1997 - 2007
  • Table 32 – 3G mobile subscribers in Hong Kong – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 33 – Prepaid and activated SIM cards in Hong Kong – 1997 - 2007
  • Table 34 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in India – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 35 – GSM & CDMA mobile subscribers and annual change in India – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 36 – GSM mobile subscribers and annual change in India – 1997 - 2008
  • Table 37 – WLL technology-based subscribers in India – June 2006
  • Table 38 – Mobile services revenue in India – 1996 - 2007; 2010
  • Table 39 – GSM and CDMA ARPU and annual change in India – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 40 – Mobile subscribers and market share by region/circle in India – September 2007
  • Table 41 – GSM mobile subscribers by region/circle in India – 2004 - 2007
  • Table 42 – GSM ARPU in India – 2004 - 2007
  • Table 43 – GSM ARPU/month by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India – June 2007
  • Table 44 – GSM ARPU/month by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India – June 2007
  • Table 45 – CDMA operators, subscribers & market share in India – September 2007
  • Table 46 – CDMA mobile ARPU/month by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India – June 2007
  • Table 47 – Monthly ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India – June 2007
  • Table 48 – Mobile subscribers in Indonesia – 1995 - 2008
  • Table 49 – 3G mobile operators and subscribers in Indonesia – 2007
  • Table 50 – Prepaid subscribers – selected operators in Indonesia – 2007
  • Table 51 – Mobile subscribers in Japan – 1995 - 2008
  • Table 52 – Mobile subscribers by system in Japan – 2008
  • Table 53 – cdmaOne subscribers in Japan – 1999 - 2008
  • Table 54 – CDMA2000 1x subscribers in Japan – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 55 – WCDMA subscribers in Japan – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 56 – PHS subscribers by carrier in Japan – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 57 – PHS subscribers in Japan – 1995 - 2008
  • Table 58 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Japan – January 2008
  • Table 59 – NTT DoCoMo WCDMA subscribers – 2001 - 2008
  • Table 60 – Prepaid mobile subscribers in Japan – January 2008
  • Table 61 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kazakhstan – September 2007
  • Table 62 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Kazakhstan – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 63 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kyrgyzstan – September 2007
  • Table 64 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Kyrgyzstan – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 65 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Laos – September 2007
  • Table 66 – Mobile subscribers and annual growth in Laos – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 67 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Laos – September 2007
  • Table 68 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Macau – September 2007
  • Table 69 – Total mobile subscribers versus prepaid in Macau – 1990 - 1996; 1998 - 2008
  • Table 70 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Malaysia – 1994 - 2007
  • Table 71 – Mobile services revenues in Malaysia – 1993 - 2007
  • Table 72 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Malaysia – 2007
  • Table 73 – 3G mobile subscribers and market share in Malaysia – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 74 – Postpaid & prepaid mobile subscribers in Malaysia – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 75 – Mobile subscribers in the Maldives – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 76 – Postpaid and prepaid subscribers in the Maldives – October 2007
  • Table 77 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in the Maldives – September 2007
  • Table 78 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Mongolia – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 79 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Mongolia – 2007
  • Table 80 – Mobile operators’ market share in Mongolia – 2007
  • Table 81 – Mobile operator, subscribers and annual change in Myanmar – June 2007
  • Table 82 – Mobile subscribers in Myanmar – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 83 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Nepal – 2007
  • Table 84 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Nepal – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 85 – Mobile prepaid versus postpaid subscribers in Nepal – January 2008
  • Table 86 – Mobile operators, subscribers and yearly growth in Pakistan – September 2007
  • Table 87 – Mobile subscribers in Pakistan – 1995 - 2008
  • Table 88 – Mobile operator market share in Pakistan – September 2007
  • Table 89 – Mobile services revenue in Pakistan – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 90 – Overall ARPU across all mobile operators in Pakistan – 2002; 2004 - 2007
  • Table 91 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in the Philippines – 1992; 1994; 1996 - 2008
  • Table 92 – Mobile services revenue in the Philippines – 1993 - 2007
  • Table 93 – 3G mobile subscribers and market share in the Philippines – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 94 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in the Philippines – 2007
  • Table 95 – Fixed-line versus mobile subscriptions and teledensity in Singapore – February 2008
  • Table 96 – Mobile market statistics in Singapore – February 2008
  • Table 97 – Mobile subscribers in Singapore – 1996 - 2008
  • Table 98 – Mobile services revenue in Singapore – 1993 - 2007
  • Table 99 – Mobile services ARPU in Singapore – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 100 – MobileOne ARPU for mobile services – postpaid & prepaid – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 101 – StarHub ARPU for mobile services – postpaid & prepaid – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 102 – SingTel ARPU for mobile services – postpaid & prepaid – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 103 – 3G mobile subscribers in Singapore – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 104 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Singapore – 2007
  • Table 105 – 2G prepaid subscribers in Singapore – 1999 - 2008
  • Table 106 – Mobile subscribers in South Korea – 1994 - 2007
  • Table 107 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in South Korea – 2007
  • Table 108 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in South Korea – 2007
  • Table 109 – Overall mobile ARPU by operator in South Korea – 2006
  • Table 110 – CDMA2000 1x subscribers by operator and system in South Korea – 2004; 2007
  • Table 111 – WCDMA subscribers by operator in South Korea – 2007
  • Table 112 – Mobile subscribers in Sri Lanka – 1995 - 2008
  • Table 113 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Taiwan – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 114 – 3G mobile subscribers and market share in Taiwan – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 115 – Mobile services revenue in Taiwan – 1992 - 2007
  • Table 116 – 2G and 3G mobile services ARPU in Taiwan – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 117 – Prepaid 2G subscriber market share in Taiwan 2001 - 2007
  • Table 118 – PHS subscribers in Taiwan – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 119 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Tajikistan – September 2007
  • Table 120 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Tajikistan – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 121 – Mobile subscribers in Thailand – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 122 – Mobile services revenue and ARPU in Thailand – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 123 – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share in Thailand – 2007
  • Table 124 – Prepaid subscribers and percentage of subscriber base by operator – in Thailand June 2007
  • Table 125 – Mobile subscribers in Timor Leste – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 126 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Turkmenistan – September 2007
  • Table 127 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Turkmenistan – 1997 - 2007
  • Table 128 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Uzbekistan – September 2007
  • Table 129 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Uzbekistan – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 130 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Vietnam – September 2007
  • Table 131 – Mobile subscribers in Vietnam – 1995 - 2008
  • Table 132 – Mobile services revenue in Vietnam – 1993 - 2007
  • Exhibit 1 – Mobile operators and foreign shareholdings in Bangladesh – November 2007
  • Exhibit 2 – CDMA 2G deployment in India – 2006
  • Exhibit 3 – CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India – 2007
  • Exhibit 4 – 3G licensees, spectrum and vendors in Singapore
  • Exhibit 5 – Overview of licences awarded to mobile carriers in South Korea
  • Exhibit 6 – Major mobile operators in Thailand – 2008

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