2009 Asian Mobile Voice Market

Publication Overview

This Asia market publication covers 35 countries in North, South, South East and Central Asia. The theme of the report is mobile deployment and development, particularly focusing on voice application for mobile use.

 

Researchers:- Peter Evans, Lisa Hulme-Jones

Current publication date:- December 2009 (6th Edition)

Next publication date:- December 2010

Executive Summary

This Asia market publication covers 35 countries in North, South, South East and Central Asia. The theme of the report is mobile deployment and development, particularly focusing on voice application for mobile use.

 

Mobile markets in Asia have continued experiencing rapid growth during 2009, despite many countries close to or over the 90% penetration mark. This has resulted in the Asia region being home to the fastest growing telecommunications markets in the world. Excluding the highly penetrated markets, growth has been in excess of 20% across the remaining markets, with average annual growth being well over the 30% mark. This is particularly relevant in India and China where monthly net additions are regularly in excess of the 10 million subscriber mark. These two countries alone account for over 22% and 35% overall market share in the Asia-Pacific region respectively; or a massive 57% combined

 

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 such as 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.

 

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 subscriber numbers. 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 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 the country’s ‘pillar industry’, 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 the country’s 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 Telecom’s CDMA service is the second largest in the world.

 

By mid-2009, the number of mobile phone users reached over 670 million and mobile penetration was at 50.6%. The robust growth was due to an expanding rural market and the increasing number of people who have acquired more than one mobile phone. With many of the more prosperous eastern Chinese cities saturated, rural areas are the new target. However, this massive push into China’s rural areas has meant that ARPU is being squeezed. 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.

 

Consumers in China increasingly view fixed-line service as impractical, opting instead to use only mobile phones. China Mobile succeeded in attracting new customers away from fixed line operators China Telecom and China Netcom after a calling-party-pays system was implemented nationwide in 2007. The company also ramped up new service offerings such as mobile newspapers. The one-way charging also accelerated the substitution of fixed-line services by mobile networks.

 

In 2008 China added nearly 25 million subscribers per quarter with China Mobile accounting for over 70% share of the market. Although the 3G licenses had still not been issued, this did not stop the uptake of the Internet on mobile phones which, by end-2008, accounted for 73 million of China’s 298 million web users.

 

The long awaited 3G licences were finally awarded in late 2008 and by mid-2009 all three operators were aggressively building out their networks in over 340 cities across China. China Mobile was saddled with TD-SCDMA technology and already subscriber forecasts have been reduced as the operator struggles to sign up 3G users. China Unicom with its WCDMA licence and China Telecom with its CDMA2000 licence are expected to the fierce competitors in the bid to boost falling ARPU figures.

 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s mobile market has some of the cheapest tariffs in the world amidst a highly competitive environment. 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. By mid-2009, total mobile subscribers were over 11.5 million including over 3.0 million 3G subscribers.

 

India

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. Twelve months later there were 330 million mobile subscribers in India, a more than 40% jump in the year. The growth continued into 2009 and by mid-year there were 415 million subscribers with growth running at more than 50%. India’s 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 had the highest usage in the world with the average customer typically using 500 minutes per month.

 

Indonesia

Half way through 2009 around 140 million of Indonesia’s 235 million population had a mobile phone, still presenting room for more growth over the coming years. The market was expanding at an annual growth rate of about 30%. In a country where GDP per capita was running at below US$2000, the market has boomed on the back of cheaper tariffs and handset prices. At the same time, not surprisingly, ARPU was falling; this was obviously being offset by the increasing subscriber base and upturn in non-voice revenue with the arrival of 3G. By June 2009 there were already around 10 million 3G subscribers in the Indonesian market.

 

Vietnam

After a slow start by general standards, Vietnam’s mobile market has been developing at a rapid pace. For a number of years it has been growing at an annual rate of between 50% and 100% per year. This pattern was continuing through 2009, with growth running at more than 70% mid-year in what was a highly competitive market. It became even more competitive in July 2009 with the arrival of the VimpelCom-backed GTEL-Mobile. This saw the number of operators in Vietnam increase from six to seven. Penetration was 100% at the time.

 

Asia – mobile subscribers, annual change ranked by penetration rate – June 2009

Country

Subscribers (thousand)

Annual change

Penetration

Macau

1,050

23%

216%

Singapore

6,630

6%

149%

Hong Kong

9,750

8%

133%

Maldives

410

19%

130%

Brunei Darussalam

440

20%

109%

Taiwan

24,910

7%

106%

Malaysia

28,540

14%

105%

South Korea

47,430

5%

99%

Thailand

63,800

11%

99%

Vietnam

86,500

72%

97%

Kazakhstan

15,100

19%

97%

Georgia

3,700

23%

86%

Japan

108,490

5%

85%

Philippines

73,600

18%

81%

Armenia

2,500

18%

81%

Azerbaijan

6,400

21%

77%

Kyrgyzstan

4,000

38%

74%

Mongolia

1,810

25%

68%

Sri Lanka

12,600

34%

65%

Indonesia

140,300

29%

60%

Pakistan

94,700

7%

56%

Tajikistan

3,600

48%

53%

Uzbekistan

14,600

64%

52%

China

673,200

15%

50%

Bhutan

330

83%

49%

Afghanistan1

10,500

124%

36%

India

414,700

52%

35%

Cambodia

4,500

44%

31%

Bangladesh

47,200

11%

29%

Laos

1,700

44%

28%

Turkmenistan

1,400

123%

28%

Nepal

5,400

57%

18%

(Source: BuddeComm based on Global Mobile data)

Note: 1December 2008

 

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 Mobile voice services
      • 1.4.1 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 network shutdown
      • 4.1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 4.2 Regulatory issues
      • 4.2.1 Interconnection issues
      • 4.2.2 Infrastructure sharing
      • 4.2.3 Spectrum allocation
      • 4.2.4 SIM registration
    • 4.3 Mobile technologies
      • 4.3.1 Handsets
    • 4.4 Mobile voice services
      • 4.4.1 Prepaid
      • 4.4.2 Satellite
      • 4.4.3 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 voice services
      • 7.3.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
  • 8. China
    • 8.1 Overview of China’s mobile market
      • 8.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 8.2 Regulatory issues
      • 8.2.1 Price wars
      • 8.2.2 Subscriber registration
      • 8.2.3 Calling Party Pays (CPP)
    • 8.3 Mobile technologies
      • 8.3.1 GSM
      • 8.3.2 CDMA
      • 8.3.3 PAS/PHS (Little Smart/Xiaolingtong)
      • 8.3.4 WiMAX
      • 8.3.5 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 8.3.6 WCDMA
      • 8.3.7 CDMA2000
      • 8.3.8 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
      • 8.3.9 Mobile handset market
    • 8.4 Mobile voice services
      • 8.4.1 Prepaid cards (SIM and PIM cards)
      • 8.4.2 Satellite mobile
  • 9. Georgia
    • 9.1 Overview of Georgia’s mobile market
      • 9.1.1 Impact of the conflict with Russia
      • 9.1.2 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 Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services
      • 10.2.4 Personal Communications Services (PCS)
    • 10.3 Regulatory issues
      • 10.3.1 3G licensing
    • 10.4 Mobile technologies
      • 10.4.1 Handsets
      • 10.4.2 3G
      • 10.4.3 4G
    • 10.5 Mobile voice services
      • 10.5.1 Prepaid
  • 11. India
    • 11.1 Overview of India’s mobile market
      • 11.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 11.1.2 Mobile market segments
      • 11.1.3 Pricing and marketing strategies
    • 11.2 Regulatory issues
      • 11.2.1 New Telecommunications Policy – 1999 (NTP-99)
      • 11.2.2 Year 2009
      • 11.2.3 Year 2008
    • 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 Background to market development
      • 12.1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 12.2 Mobile technologies
      • 12.2.1 GSM
      • 12.2.2 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
      • 12.2.3 Analogue services (AMPS and NMT)
      • 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 Market developments
      • 13.1.2 New market entrants
      • 13.1.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
      • 13.1.4 Mobile Statistics
    • 13.2 Mobile technologies
      • 13.2.1 PDC
      • 13.2.2 CDMA
      • 13.2.3 PHS
      • 13.2.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 13.2.5 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
      • 13.2.6 Mobile handset market
    • 13.3 Mobile voice services
      • 13.3.1 Prepaid cards
      • 13.3.2 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
  • 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)
      • 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
    • 16.2 Mobile technologies
      • 16.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile services
  • 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
      • 18.3.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 18.3.3 Roaming
  • 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 voice services
      • 21.2.1 Satellite mobile
  • 22. Nepal
    • 22.1 Overview of Nepal’s mobile market
      • 22.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 22.2 Mobile voice services
      • 22.2.1 Satellite mobile
  • 23. North Korea
    • 23.1 Overview of North Korea’s mobile market
      • 23.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 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 Third Generation (3G) licences
      • 24.2.3 Calling Party Pays (CPP)
      • 24.2.4 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
      • 25.2.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 25.3 Mobile technologies
      • 25.3.1 Personal Communication Services (PCS)
      • 25.3.2 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-Party-Pays (MPP)
      • 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 3G
      • 26.3.5 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
    • 26.4 Mobile voice services
      • 26.4.1 Prepaid
      • 26.4.2 International roaming
      • 26.4.3 Satellite mobile
  • 27. South Korea
    • 27.1 Overview of South Korea’s mobile market
      • 27.1.1 Introduction
      • 27.1.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile in South Korea
      • 27.1.3 Technology Testbed
      • 27.1.4 Mobile statistics
      • 27.1.5 Mobile growth forecast
      • 27.1.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 27.2 Mobile technologies
      • 27.2.1 Analogue (AMPS)
      • 27.2.2 Personal Communication Service (PCS)
      • 27.2.3 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
      • 27.2.4 Wideband CDMA (WCDMA)
      • 27.2.5 TD-SCDMA
      • 27.2.6 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile in South Korea
      • 27.2.7 Mobile handset market
    • 27.3 Mobile voice services
      • 27.3.1 Market overview
      • 27.3.2 One-Phone - fixed and mobile services over one device
  • 28. Sri Lanka
    • 28.1 Overview of Sri Lanka’s mobile market
      • 28.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 28.2 Mobile technologies
      • 28.2.1 3G mobile
      • 28.2.2 Dialog Telekom 3G
      • 28.2.3 Mobitel 3G
      • 28.2.4 Bharti Airtel 3G
    • 28.3 Mobile voice services
      • 28.3.1 Satellite mobile
  • 29. Taiwan
    • 29.1 Overview of Taiwan’s mobile market
      • 29.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 29.2 Regulatory issues
      • 29.2.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 29.3 Mobile technologies
      • 29.3.1 3G mobile
    • 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 3G mobile
  • 31. Thailand
    • 31.1 Overview of Thailand’s mobile market
      • 31.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 31.1.2 Competition
    • 31.2 Regulatory developments
      • 31.2.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 31.2.2 Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
      • 31.2.3 Interconnection arrangements
      • 31.2.4 National security
    • 31.3 Mobile technologies
      • 31.3.1 Overview
      • 31.3.2 CDMA
      • 31.3.3 PCN services
      • 31.3.4 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 31.3.5 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 31.3.6 Third Generation (3G) mobile
  • 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
      • 35.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 35.1.2 Market forecasts
      • 35.1.3 Market background
      • 35.1.4 Tariffs and revenue
    • 35.2 Mobile technologies
      • 35.2.1 Overview
      • 35.2.2 Development of 3G
    • 35.3 Mobile voice services
      • 35.3.1 Prepaid
      • 35.3.2 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • 36. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Afghanistan – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Afghanistan – 2008
  • Table 3 – Mobile subscribers in Armenia – 1996 - 2009
  • Table 4 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Armenia – March 2009
  • Table 5 – 3G mobile subscribers in Armenia – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 6 – Mobile subscribers in Azerbaijan – 1994 - 2009
  • Table 7 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Azerbaijan – March 2009
  • Table 8 – Mobile subscribers in Bangladesh – 1996 - 2009
  • Table 9 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Bangladesh – March 2009
  • Table 10 – Mobile market share by operator in Bangladesh – 2008
  • Table 11 – Mobile services monthly ARPU in Bangladesh – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 12 – Mobile subscribers in Bhutan – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 13 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Bhutan – March 2009
  • Table 14 – B-Mobile’s 3G subscribers – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 15 – Mobile subscribers in Brunei Darussalam – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 16 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Brunei Darussalam – March 2009
  • Table 17 – Prepaid mobile subscribers in Brunei Darussalam – 1999 - 2008
  • Table 18 – Mobile subscribers in Cambodia – 1993 - 2009
  • Table 19 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Cambodia – March 2009
  • Table 20 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Cambodia – March 2009
  • Table 21 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Cambodia – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 22 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in China – 1995 - 2008
  • Table 23 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in China – 2008
  • Table 24 – Mobile Internet subscribers and annual change in China – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 25 – China Unicom CDMA subscribers pre/postpaid, MOU, ARPU – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 26 – China Unicom CDMA network statistics – 2007
  • Table 27 – Little Smart (PHS) subscribers in China – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 28 – Mobile phones manufactured in China – 2004 - 2007
  • Table 29 – Prepaid mobile subscribers by operator in China – 2008
  • Table 30 – China Unicom postpaid/prepaid mobile subscribers by network – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 31 – China Mobile postpaid/prepaid mobile subscribers – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 32 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Georgia – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 33 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Georgia – March 2009
  • Table 34 – Mobile operators – subscribers and market share in Georgia – March 2009
  • Table 35 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong – 1992 - 2009
  • Table 36 – Mobile operators, technology, subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong – June 2008
  • Table 37 – Operator market share by subscribers in Hong Kong – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 38 – Total mobile numbers ported in Hong Kong – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 39 – MVNO subscribers in Hong Kong – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 40 – PCS subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong – 1997 - 2009
  • Table 41 – 3G mobile subscribers in Hong Kong – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 42 – BWA Licence winners in Hong Kong
  • Table 43 – Prepaid and activated SIM cards in Hong Kong – 1997 - 2008
  • Table 44 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in India – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 45 – Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) and annual change in India – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 46 – GSM mobile subscribers and annual change in India – 1997 - 2008
  • Table 47 – WLL technology-based subscribers in India – June 2006
  • Table 48 – Mobile services revenue in India – 1996 - 2008; 2010; 2012
  • Table 49 – Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) and annual change in India – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 50 – Mobile subscribers and market share by region/circle in India – 2008
  • Table 51 – GSM mobile subscribers by region/circle in India – April 2009
  • Table 52 – GSM ARPU in India – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 53 – GSM ARPU/month by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India – 2008
  • Table 54 – GSM ARPU/month by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India – 2008
  • Table 55 – CDMA mobile subscribers by operator and market share in India – 2008
  • Table 56 – CDMA mobile ARPU/month by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India – 2008
  • Table 57 – Monthly ARPU, mobile subscribers by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India – 2008
  • Table 58 – Mobile subscribers in Indonesia – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 59 – Mobile operators and subscribers in Indonesia – 2008
  • Table 60 – Subscribers and market share by operator in Indonesia – 2008
  • Table 61 – CDMA mobile operators and subscribers in Indonesia – 2008
  • Table 62 – 3G mobile operators and subscribers in Indonesia – 2008
  • Table 63 – Prepaid subscribers – selected mobile operators in Indonesia – 2008
  • Table 64 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Japan – 1995 - 2008
  • Table 65 – Mobile subscribers by system in Japan – 2008
  • Table 66 – cdmaOne, CDMA2000 1x and WCDMA subscribers in Japan – 1999 - 2008
  • Table 67 – PHS subscribers by carrier in Japan – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 68 – PHS subscribers in Japan – 1995 - 2008
  • Table 69 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Japan – 2008
  • Table 70 – Prepaid mobile subscribers in Japan – 2008
  • Table 71 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kazakhstan – March 2009
  • Table 72 – Mobile operators – market share in Kazakhstan – March 2009
  • Table 73 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Kazakhstan – 1996 - 2009
  • Table 74 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Kyrgyzstan – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 75 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kyrgyzstan – March 2009
  • Table 76 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Laos – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 77 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Laos – March 2009
  • Table 78 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Laos – March 2009
  • Table 79 – Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers by operator in Laos – 2008
  • Table 80 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Laos – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 81 – 3G mobile subscribers and annual change in Laos – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 82 – Mobile subscribers total and prepaid and penetration rate in Macau – 1990 - 1996; 1998 - 2009
  • Table 83 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Macau – January 2009
  • Table 84 – Mobile subscribers 2G and 3G in Macau – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 85 – Local SMS statistics for Christmas, Lunar and New Years holidays in Macau – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 86 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Malaysia – 1994 - 2008
  • Table 87 – Mobile services revenue in Malaysia – 1993 - 2008
  • Table 88 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Malaysia – 2008
  • Table 89 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Malaysia – 2008
  • Table 90 – Mobile service pre and postpaid ARPU by operator in Malaysia – 2008
  • Table 91 – 3G mobile subscribers and market share in Malaysia – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 92 – Postpaid & prepaid mobile subscribers and market share in Malaysia – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 93 – Mobile subscribers in Maldives – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 94 – Postpaid and prepaid subscribers in Maldives – March 2009
  • Table 95 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Maldives – March 2009
  • Table 96 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Mongolia – 1996 - 2008
  • Table 97 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Mongolia – 2008
  • Table 98 – Mobile subscribers by operator and market share in Mongolia – 2008
  • Table 99 – Mobile subscribers in Myanmar – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 100 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Nepal – March 2009
  • Table 101 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Nepal – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 102 – Mobile prepaid versus postpaid subscribers in Nepal – January 2008
  • Table 103 – Overview of mobile statistics in North Korea – 2009
  • Table 104 – Mobile subscribers in Pakistan – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 105 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Pakistan – March 2009
  • Table 106 – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share in Pakistan – March 2009
  • Table 107 – Mobile services revenue in Pakistan – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 108 – Overall ARPU across all mobile operators in Pakistan – 2002; 2004 - 2008
  • Table 109 – Mobile monthly ARPU by operator in Pakistan – March 2008
  • Table 110 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Philippines – 1992; 1994; 1996 - 2009
  • Table 111 – Mobile services revenue in Philippines – 1993 - 2007
  • Table 112 – 3G mobile subscribers and market share in Philippines – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 113 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Philippines – March 2009
  • Table 114 – Fixed-line versus mobile subscriptions and teledensity in Singapore – 2008
  • Table 115 – Mobile market statistics in Singapore – January 2009
  • Table 116 – Mobile subscribers in Singapore – 1996 - 2009
  • Table 117 – Mobile services revenue in Singapore – 1993 - 2008
  • Table 118 – Mobile services ARPU in Singapore – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 119 – MobileOne ARPU for mobile services (postpaid & prepaid) – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 120 – StarHub ARPU for mobile services (postpaid & prepaid) – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 121 – SingTel ARPU for mobile services (postpaid & prepaid) – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 122 – 3G mobile subscribers in Singapore – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 123 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Singapore – June 2008
  • Table 124 – 2G prepaid subscribers in Singapore – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 125 – Mobile subscribers in South Korea – 1994 - 2008
  • Table 126 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in South Korea – 2008
  • Table 127 – Mobile subscribers and annual change by operator and technology in South Korea – 2008
  • Table 128 – Overall mobile ARPU by operator in South Korea – 2008
  • Table 129 – Mobile subscribers by operator in South Korea – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 130 – Mobile operator financial data in South Korea – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 131 – CDMA 2000 1x mobile subscribers by operator in South Korea – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 132 – CDMA2000 subscribers by operator and system in South Korea – 2004; 2008
  • Table 133 – WCDMA subscribers by operator in South Korea – 2008
  • Table 134 – Mobile manufacturers’ shipments and market share in South Korea – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 135 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Sri Lanka – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 136 – 3G mobile operators and subscribers in Sri Lanka – March 2009
  • Table 137 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Taiwan – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 138 – 3G mobile subscribers and market share in Taiwan – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 139 – 3G mobile subscribers and market share (operator data) in Taiwan – June 2008
  • Table 140 – Mobile services revenue in Taiwan – 1992 - 2008
  • Table 141 – 2G and 3G mobile services ARPU in Taiwan – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 142 – Prepaid 2G subscribers – market share in Taiwan – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 143 – PHS subscribers in Taiwan – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 144 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Tajikistan – 1996 - 2009
  • Table 145 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Tajikistan – March 2009
  • Table 146 – Mobile subscribers by operator and market share in Tajikistan – March 2009
  • Table 147 – 3G mobile subscribers in Tajikistan – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 148 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Tajikistan – March 2009
  • Table 149 – Mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 150 – Mobile services revenue and ARPU – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 151 – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share – March 2009
  • Table 152 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – March 2009
  • Table 153 – ARPU (postpaid, prepaid, blended) for major mobile operators – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 154 – Mobile subscribers in Timor Leste – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 155 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Turkmenistan – March 2009
  • Table 156 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Turkmenistan – 1997 - 2009
  • Table 157 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Uzbekistan – March 2009
  • Table 158 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Uzbekistan – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 159 – 3G mobile subscribers in Uzbekistan – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 160 – Mobile subscribers in Vietnam – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 161 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Vietnam – 2008
  • Table 162 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Vietnam – 2008
  • Table 163 – Mobile services revenue in Vietnam – 1993 - 2008
  • Table 164 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Vietnam – 1998 - 2008
  • Exhibit 1 – Mobile operators in Bangladesh – 2008
  • Exhibit 2 – MVNO licensees in Hong Kong – 2008
  • Exhibit 3 – CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India
  • Exhibit 4 – Third generation licensees, spectrum and vendors in Singapore
  • Exhibit 5 – Major mobile operators and foreign shareholders – 2009

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