2010 Asia Mobile Operators

Publication Overview

The report has gathered together a selection of information about each of these many operators. The range of information presented in the text, and where appropriate in tables, includes:

  • brief history of the company;
  • corporate and business structure;
  • subscriber growth;
  • some information on financial performance;
  • market position.

It is noted that the information provided varies from market to market and operator to operator, depending very much on the availability of statistics and corporate reports.

In some markets we also provide an overall review of the market in which we find these operators; this overview includes such statistical information as market share and Average Revenue per User (ARPU) if available. Within the background information we have also reported on the mergers and acquisition that have been part of a transformational market.

The countries covered in this report include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

Researchers:- Peter Evans & Lisa Hulme-Jones

Current publication date:- March 2010 (7th Edition)

Next publication date:- March 2011

Executive Summary

This market report provides a wide-ranging review of mobile operators across the Asian region. The overview covers around 170 operators that were to be found in Asia in 2010. There was a combined total of close to 2.1 billion mobile subscribers being served by these operators going into 2010 and this is expected to reach a total of over 2.5 billion by year end. The list of operators ranges from the giant China Mobile with more than 500 million subscribers right through to a number of small operators with only a few thousand subscribers each. It is noted that of the region’s operators just 15 of these have a combined share of around 68% of the regional mobile market. BuddeComm’s overview of operators in the region does not claim to present an exhaustive list of licensed operators but it certainly is indicative of the breadth and variety of operator to be found in the region. It also reflects the highly competitive nature of the mobile sector in this region.

 The focus of this report is on the operators within the individual national markets. Of course, in addition to these individual operators there are those companies such as SingTel, Vodafone, Hutchison and Axiata (formerly Telekom Malaysia International) that have built a substantial presence around the region through their shareholdings in operators in multiple markets. This aspect of these corporations is not discussed in any detail but is mentioned in passing in the country by country review.

The table below shows the top 15 operators as ranked by subscribers at December 2009. The list has remained relatively stable over the last year or so. Compared to the top 15 at the end of 2007, SK Telecom has dropped off the list and Viettel has come in at number 11 on the table.

Top 15 mobile operators in Asia (by subscribers) – 2009

Rank

Operator

Country

Subscribers

(million)

1

China Mobile

China

522.3

2

China Unicom

China

147.6

3

Bharti

India

118.9

4

Reliance Communications

India

96.0

5

Vodafone Essar1

India

90.0

6

Telkomsel

Indonesia

76.0

7

BSNL

India

63.0

8

Idea Cellular

India

57.0

9

China Telecom

China

56.1

10

NTT DoCoMo

Japan

55.4

11

Viettel

Vietnam

45.0

12

Smart Communications

Philippines

41.0

13

KDDI

Japan

31.4

14

PMCL

Pakistan

30.8

15

Indosat

Indonesia

30.0

(Source: BuddeComm based on Global Mobile data), Note: 1Formerly Hutchison.

With the progressive opening up of markets to more competition, we have seen the licensing of more and more operators in the various countries of the region. One phenomenon in Asia has been the granting of a significant number of mobile operator licences in what have been regarded as smaller markets, ie with relatively low populations as well as low income per capita. We have seen this occur for example in Cambodia, Laos and Georgia. Cambodia has been the standout market in this regard; with the licensing of Vimpelcom in 2009 this market had nine mobile operators for a country whose population was just under 15 million and GDP per capita was less than US$800. The market in Vietnam also became more competitive in 2009 with the arrival of the VimpelCom-backed GTEL-Mobile, the number of operators in Vietnam jumping to seven as a result. No doubt markets like Cambodia and Vietnam will need to go through some form of market rationalisation in the future.

There are only a handful of countries that still cling to a single state-owned incumbent structure today. Typically markets are characterised by a number of operators in each market competing on price, service quality, service offering and other market areas to win market share, build customer bases and healthy businesses. We have seen markets like India where some rather complex licensing systems saw dozens of operators enter the market; this was followed by a period of market rationalisation, which it is generally agreed ultimately produced a highly effective commercial environment. Similar processes have taken place right across the region.

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 Mobile operator statistics
      • 1.1.1 Afghan Wireless (AWCC)
      • 1.1.2 Roshan
      • 1.1.3 Areeba / MTN
      • 1.1.4 Etisalat
  • 2. Armenia
    • 2.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 2.2 Major mobile operators
      • 2.2.1 ArmenTel (ArmGSM)
      • 2.2.2 K-Telecom (VivaCell)
      • 2.2.3 Orange Armenia
  • 3. Azerbaijan
    • 3.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 3.2 Major mobile operators
      • 3.2.1 Azercell
      • 3.2.2 Bakcell
      • 3.2.3 Azerfon (Nar Mobile)
      • 3.2.4 Catel
  • 4. Bangladesh
    • 4.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 4.2 Major mobile operators
      • 4.2.1 CityCell (PBTL)
      • 4.2.2 GrameenPhone
      • 4.2.3 Orascom Telecom (formerly Banglalink / Sheba Telecom)
      • 4.2.4 Axiata (Bangladesh) (formerlyTMIB / AkTel)
      • 4.2.5 Teletalk
      • 4.2.6 Warid Telecom
  • 5. Bhutan
    • 5.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 5.2 Major mobile operators
      • 5.2.1 B-Mobile
      • 5.2.2 Tashi InfoComm
  • 6. Brunei Darussalam
    • 6.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 6.2 Major mobile operators
      • 6.2.1 DSTCom
      • 6.2.2 B-Mobile (TelBru)
  • 7. Cambodia
    • 7.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 7.2 Major mobile operators
      • 7.2.1 Cambodia GSM (MobiTel)
      • 7.2.2 CamShin
      • 7.2.3 TMIC
      • 7.2.4 AZ Communications
      • 7.2.5 Viettel
      • 7.2.6 Applifone (Star Cell)
      • 7.2.7 CadComms
      • 7.2.8 GT-Tell
      • 7.2.9 Smart Mobile (Latelz)
      • 7.2.10 VimpelCom
  • 8. China
    • 8.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 8.2 Overview of major operators
      • 8.2.1 2002 industry restructure
      • 8.2.2 Drivers for further business restructuring in China
      • 8.2.3 2008 industry restructure
      • 8.2.4 Newly Formed Entities
    • 8.3 China Mobile Ltd (CML)
      • 8.3.1 Company overview
      • 8.3.2 Financial and operating highlights – Annual Report 2008
      • 8.3.3 Recent developments
      • 8.3.4 China Tietong (merged into China Mobile)
    • 8.4 China Telecom
      • 8.4.1 Company overview
      • 8.4.2 Financial and operating highlights – Annual Report 2008
      • 8.4.3 Recent developments
      • 8.4.4 China Satcom (merged into China Telecom)
    • 8.5 China Unicom
      • 8.5.1 Company overview
      • 8.5.2 Financial and operating highlights – Annual Report 2008
      • 8.5.3 Recent developments
      • 8.5.4 China Netcom (merged into China Unicom)
  • 9. Georgia
    • 9.1 Mobile operator statistics
      • 9.1.1 Impact of the conflict with Russia
    • 9.2 Major mobile operators
      • 9.2.1 Geocell
      • 9.2.2 MagtiCom
      • 9.2.3 Mobitel
  • 10. Hong Kong
    • 10.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 10.2 Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services
    • 10.3 Sunday / PCCW
    • 10.4 Hutchison Telecom
    • 10.5 CSL New World
      • 10.5.1 Hong Kong CSL
      • 10.5.2 New World Mobility
      • 10.5.3 CSL New World Mobility Group
    • 10.6 Peoples (China Resources Peoples Telephone Co Ltd)
    • 10.7 SmarTone-Vodafone
  • 11. India
    • 11.1 Overview of major mobile operators
      • 11.1.1 Unified Access Service Licences (UASL)
    • 11.2 Market structure and earlier growth
      • 11.2.1 Telecom circles
      • 11.2.2 Mergers and acquisitions
      • 11.2.3 BSNL / MTNL
      • 11.2.4 MVNO licences
    • 11.3 Mobile operator statistics
    • 11.4 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
      • 11.4.1 Overview
      • 11.4.2 Proposed Initial Public Offering (IPO)
      • 11.4.3 Historical development
      • 11.4.4 3G development
    • 11.5 Bharti Airtel
      • 11.5.1 Overview
      • 11.5.2 ARPU
      • 11.5.3 Corporate structure
      • 11.5.4 Historical development
      • 11.5.5 Key strategic decisions
      • 11.5.6 3G plans
    • 11.6 Loop Mobile (formerly BPL Mobile)
      • 11.6.1 Overview
      • 11.6.2 Corporate structure and development
    • 11.7 Vodafone Essar (formerly Hutchison Essar Telecom Ltd)
      • 11.7.1 Overview
      • 11.7.2 ARPU
      • 11.7.3 Corporate structure
      • 11.7.4 Historical development
      • 11.7.5 Key strategic decisions
      • 11.7.6 3G plans
    • 11.8 Aircel
      • 11.8.1 Overview
      • 11.8.2 Corporate structure
      • 11.8.3 Historical development
    • 11.9 Idea Cellular
      • 11.9.1 Overview
      • 11.9.2 ARPU
      • 11.9.3 Corporate structure
      • 11.9.4 Historical development
    • 11.10 Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
      • 11.10.1 Overview
      • 11.10.2 Historical development
    • 11.11 Reliance Communications
      • 11.11.1 Overview
      • 11.11.2 ARPU
      • 11.11.3 Corporate structure
      • 11.11.4 Historical development
      • 11.11.5 3G
    • 11.12 Spice Telecom
      • 11.12.1 Overview
      • 11.12.2 Corporate structure
      • 11.12.3 Historical development
    • 11.13 Tata Teleservices
      • 11.13.1 Overview
      • 11.13.2 Corporate structure
      • 11.13.3 Historical development
    • 11.14 Virgin Mobile
    • 11.15 New operators
      • 11.15.1 Datacom
      • 11.15.2 Unitech Wireless / Uninor
      • 11.15.3 S Tel
      • 11.15.4 Others
  • 12. Indonesia
    • 12.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 12.2 PT Telkomsel
      • 12.2.1 Overview
      • 12.2.2 Corporate structure
      • 12.2.3 Operational statistics
      • 12.2.4 Business strategies
      • 12.2.5 Development of products and services
    • 12.3 PT Indosat
      • 12.3.1 Overview
      • 12.3.2 Corporate structure
      • 12.3.3 Operational statistics
      • 12.3.4 Business and network strategies
      • 12.3.5 PT Satelindo
      • 12.3.6 IM3 Indosat
    • 12.4 XL Axiata (formerly PT Excelcomindo Pratama)
      • 12.4.1 Overview
      • 12.4.2 Corporate structure
      • 12.4.3 Business and network strategies
    • 12.5 PT Sampoerna Telekomunikasi Indonesia (STI)
    • 12.6 Mobile-8
    • 12.7 Axis / Natrindo Telepon Selular
    • 12.8 PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications
    • 12.9 Smart Telecom
  • 13. Japan
    • 13.1 Overview of major mobile operators
    • 13.2 Mobile operator statistics
    • 13.3 Market developments
    • 13.4 New entrants into the mobile market
    • 13.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
    • 13.6 Differentiation efforts
    • 13.7 NTT DoCoMo
    • 13.8 KDDI au and Tu-KA Mobile Business
    • 13.9 Softbank
      • 13.9.1 Vodafone K.K. (formerly J-Phone)
    • 13.10 eMobile
    • 13.11 Willcom (DDI Pocket)
  • 14. Kazakhstan
    • 14.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 14.2 Major mobile operators
      • 14.2.1 Altel
      • 14.2.2 GSM-Kazakhstan (K’Cell)
      • 14.2.3 Kar-Tel (K-Mobile)
      • 14.2.4 Mobile Telecom Service (NeoTelecom)
  • 15. Kyrgyzstan
    • 15.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 15.2 Major mobile operators
      • 15.2.1 MegaCom (BiMoCom Ltd)
      • 15.2.2 Bitel/Sky Mobile
      • 15.2.3 Aktel
      • 15.2.4 Katel
  • 16. Laos
    • 16.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 16.2 Major mobile operators
      • 16.2.1 Lao Telecommunications Company
      • 16.2.2 Enterprise of Telecommunications Lao (ETL)
      • 16.2.3 Tigo (Millicom)
      • 16.2.4 Star Telecom (formerly Lao Asia Telecom (LAT))
      • 16.2.5 Sky Telecom
  • 17. Macau
    • 17.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 17.2 Major mobile operators
      • 17.2.1 CTM
      • 17.2.2 Hutchison Telecom Macau
      • 17.2.3 SmarTone Mobile Communications (Macau) Ltd
      • 17.2.4 China Unicom
  • 18. Malaysia
    • 18.1 Mobile statistics
    • 18.2 Telekom Malaysia
      • 18.2.1 Telecom Malaysia International
    • 18.3 Celcom
      • 18.3.1 Telekom Malaysia / Celcom merger
      • 18.3.2 Listing
    • 18.4 Digi Communications
    • 18.5 Maxis Communications
    • 18.6 Time dotCom
      • 18.6.1 Maxis/Time merger
    • 18.7 U Mobile
  • 19. Maldives
    • 19.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 19.2 Major mobile operators
      • 19.2.1 Dhiraagu (DhiMobile)
      • 19.2.2 Wataniya Telecom
  • 20. Mongolia
    • 20.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 20.2 Major mobile operators
      • 20.2.1 MobiCom
      • 20.2.2 SkyTel
      • 20.2.3 Unitel
      • 20.2.4 G-Mobile
  • 21. Myanmar
    • 21.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 21.2 Mobile Operator
      • 21.2.1 Myanmar P&T (MPT)
  • 22. Nepal
    • 22.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 22.2 Major mobile operators
      • 22.2.1 Nepal Telecom
      • 22.2.2 Spice Nepal Pvt Ltd (SNPL)
  • 23. Pakistan
    • 23.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 23.2 Major mobile operators
      • 23.2.1 Mobilink (PMCL)
      • 23.2.2 Instaphone (Pakcom)
      • 23.2.3 Ufone (PTCL)
      • 23.2.4 Telenor Pakistan
      • 23.2.5 Warid Telecom
      • 23.2.6 Zong (formerly CMPak)
  • 24. Philippines
    • 24.1 Overview
    • 24.2 Mobile operator statistics
    • 24.3 Globe Telecom
    • 24.4 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)
      • 24.4.1 Smart Communications
      • 24.4.2 Talk ‘N Text (TNT) (formerly Piltel)
      • 24.4.3 Umobile (CURE)
      • 24.4.4 ACeS Philippines
    • 24.5 Extelcom
    • 24.6 Digitel/Sun Cellular
    • 24.7 BellTel
  • 25. Singapore
    • 25.1 Overview of major mobile operators
    • 25.2 Mobile operator statistics
    • 25.3 SingTel Mobile
      • 25.3.1 Overview
      • 25.3.2 Operating statistics
      • 25.3.3 Business strategy – 3G
      • 25.3.4 Development of products and services – 2009
    • 25.4 MobileOne
      • 25.4.1 Overview
      • 25.4.2 Operating statistics
      • 25.4.3 Business strategies
      • 25.4.4 Network development
      • 25.4.5 Development of products and services – 2009
    • 25.5 StarHub
      • 25.5.1 Overview
      • 25.5.2 Operating statistics
      • 25.5.3 Business strategies
      • 25.5.4 Network developments
      • 25.5.5 Development of products and services
  • 26. South Korea
    • 26.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 26.2 Overview of major mobile operators
    • 26.3 SK Telecom
      • 26.3.1 Merger with Shinsegi Telecom
    • 26.4 KTF
      • 26.4.1 KT ICOM
      • 26.4.2 KT M.Com / Hansol M.Com
    • 26.5 LG Telecom
    • 26.6 MVNOs
  • 27. Sri Lanka
    • 27.1 Mobile operator statistics
      • 27.1.1 3G mobile
    • 27.2 Dialog Telekom (MTN)
      • 27.2.1 Company overview
      • 27.2.2 Products and services
    • 27.3 Mobitel
      • 27.3.1 Company overview
      • 27.3.2 Products and services
    • 27.4 Tigo (formerly Celltel Lanka)
      • 27.4.1 Company overview
      • 27.4.2 Products and services
    • 27.5 Hutchison Lanka
    • 27.6 Bharti Airtel Lanka
  • 28. Taiwan
    • 28.1 Overview
      • 28.1.1 Mobile operator comparison
      • 28.1.2 Net additions per mobile operator comparison
      • 28.1.3 ARPU per mobile operator comparison
      • 28.1.4 3G mobile operator comparison
    • 28.2 Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (CHT)
      • 28.2.1 CHT statistics
      • 28.2.2 CHT – mobile network - overview
      • 28.2.3 CHT – mobile network – 3G
      • 28.2.4 CHT – mobile network – partnerships
    • 28.3 Far EasTern Telecommunications Group
      • 28.3.1 Far EasTone – background
      • 28.3.2 Far EasTone – financials
      • 28.3.3 Far EasTone – subscribers
    • 28.4 Taiwan Mobile (formerly Taiwan Cellular)
      • 28.4.1 Taiwan Mobile – background
      • 28.4.2 Taiwan Mobile – financials
      • 28.4.3 Taiwan Mobile – subscribers
      • 28.4.4 Taiwan Fixed Network Telecom
    • 28.5 VIBO Telecom
  • 29. Tajikistan
    • 29.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 29.2 Major mobile operators
      • 29.2.1 Babilon Mobile
      • 29.2.2 Indigo Tajikistan
      • 29.2.3 Somoncom
      • 29.2.4 Tacom
      • 29.2.5 TK Mobile
      • 29.2.6 TT Mobile
  • 30. Thailand
    • 30.1 Operating environment
    • 30.2 Mobile operator statistics
    • 30.3 Advanced Info Service (AIS)
      • 30.3.1 Overview and statistics
      • 30.3.2 3G strategy
    • 30.4 DTAC
      • 30.4.1 Overview and statistics
      • 30.4.2 3G strategy
    • 30.5 True Move
      • 30.5.1 Overview and statistics
      • 30.5.2 3G strategy
      • 30.5.3 PCT network
    • 30.6 Hutchison CAT
      • 30.6.1 Overview and statistics
    • 30.7 Thai Mobile
      • 30.7.1 TOT/CAT joint venture
      • 30.7.2 Restructuring of Thai Mobile joint Venture
      • 30.7.3 Proposed 3G network
    • 30.8 CAT Telecom
    • 30.9 MVNO
  • 31. Timor Leste
    • 31.1 Overview of Timor Leste’s mobile market
    • 31.2 Timor Telecom
      • 31.2.1 Operator statistics
  • 32. Turkmenistan
    • 32.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 32.2 Major mobile operators
      • 32.2.1 MTS-Turkmenistan (formerly Barash Communications Technologies (BCT))
      • 32.2.2 TM Cell (Altyn Asyr)
  • 33. Uzbekistan
    • 33.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 33.2 Major mobile operators
      • 33.2.1 Uzdunrobita / MTS-Uzbekistan
      • 33.2.2 Unitel
      • 33.2.3 UCell (Coscom)
    • 33.3 Other mobile operators
  • 34. Vietnam
    • 34.1 Mobile operator statistics
    • 34.2 Mobifone
    • 34.3 Vinaphone
    • 34.4 CityPhone
    • 34.5 S-Fone (SLD Telecom)
    • 34.6 Viettel
    • 34.7 EVN Telecom (formerly VP Telecom)
    • 34.8 Hutchison Vietnam/ HT Mobile
      • 34.8.1 Vietnamobile
    • 34.9 New and prospective operators
      • 34.9.1 Telenor
      • 34.9.2 Vodafone
      • 34.9.3 GTel Mobile
  • 35. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Afghanistan – 2008
  • Table 2 – Market share by operator in Afghanistan – 2008
  • Table 3 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Armenia – March 2009
  • Table 4 – Beeline (ArmenTel) - mobile subscribers and ARPU – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 5 – Orange Armenia - mobile subscribers – 2009 - 2010
  • Table 6 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Azerbaijan – September 2009
  • Table 7 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Bangladesh – January 2010
  • Table 8 – Market share by operator in Bangladesh – January 2010
  • Table 9 – Mobile services monthly ARPU in Bangladesh – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 10 – CityCell (PBTL) subscribers – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 11 – GrameenPhone subscribers – 1998 - 2010
  • Table 12 – Orascom Telecom subscribers – 2002 - 2010
  • Table 13 – Axiata (Bangladesh) subscribers – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 14 – Teletalk subscribers – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 15 – Warid Telecom subscribers – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 16 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Bhutan – March 2009
  • Table 17 – B-Mobile’s subscribers – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 18 – B-Mobile’s 3G subscribers – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 19 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Brunei Darussalam – March 2009
  • Table 20 – DSTCom mobile subscribers – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 21 – B-Mobile mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 22 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Cambodia – March 2009
  • Table 23 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Cambodia – March 2009
  • Table 24 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Cambodia – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 25 – Cambodia GSM (MobiTel) subscribers – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 26 – CamShin subscribers – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 27 – TMIC subscribers – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 28 – Applifone subscribers – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 29 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in China – 2009
  • Table 30 – Prepaid mobile subscribers by operator in China – September 2009
  • Table 31 – 3G usage fee comparison in China - April 2009
  • Table 32 – China Mobile subscribers, annual change, ARPU and market share – 1997 - 2009
  • Table 33 – China Mobile voice usage – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 34 – China Mobile postpaid versus prepaid mobile subscribers – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 35 – China Mobile selected value added revenue – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 36 – China Mobile revenue composition of value added business – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 37 – China Mobile Advanced services usage – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 38 – China Mobile – TD-SCDMA datacard packages - April 2009
  • Table 39 – China Mobile financial information – 2000 - 2008
  • Table 40 – China Telecom key operating statistics – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 41 – China Telecom CDMA network statistics – 2Q 2009
  • Table 42 – China Telecom (China Unicom) CDMA mobile subscribers (millions) – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 43 – China Telecom financial data – 2001 - 2008
  • Table 44 – China Telecom revenue breakdown – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 45 – China Unicom GSM mobile subscribers (millions) – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 46 – China Unicom postpaid versus prepaid mobile subscribers by network – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 47 – China Unicom key operating metrics – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 48 – China Unicom financial data – 2001 - 2008
  • Table 49 – China Unicom CAPEX breakdown – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 50 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Georgia – March 2009
  • Table 51 – Mobile operators – subscribers and market share in Georgia – March 2009
  • Table 52 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong – June 2008
  • Table 53 – Operator market share by subscribers in Hong Kong – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 54 – MVNO subscribers in Hong Kong – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 55 – Sunday subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 56 – Sunday net profit/loss – 2000 - 2006
  • Table 57 – PCCW mobile revenue, EBITDA and net profit – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 58 – PCCW 2G and 3G subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 59 – Hutchison total subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 60 – Hutchison Hong Kong 3G mobile subscribers and annual change – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 61 – HTIL Hong Kong and Macau revenue – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 62 – CSL New World subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2006
  • Table 63 – New World Mobility subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2005
  • Table 64 – CSL New World Mobility Group subscribers and annual change – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 65 – Peoples subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 66 – SmarTone subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 67 – SmarTone-Vodafone 3G subscribers – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 68 – SmarTone-Vodafone revenue and profit – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 69 – SmarTone-Vodafone ARPU and data contribution – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 70 – Mobile operators, subscribers in India – June 2009
  • Table 71 – Total mobile subscribers (GSM & CDMA) by operator & market share in India – March 2009
  • Table 72 – GSM mobile operators, subscribers & market share in India – June 2009
  • Table 73 – CDMA mobile operators, subscribers & market share in India – June 2009
  • Table 74 – Overall mobile ARPU in India – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 75 – GSM ARPU by operator grouping in India, prepaid/postpaid/blended – September 2009
  • Table 76 – Mobile ARPU (blended) for selected operators in India – 2009
  • Table 77 – BSNL mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 78 – Bharti Airtel mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 79 – Bharti Airtel mobile ARPU – 2004 - 2005; 2007 - 2009
  • Table 80 – Loop Mobile (BPL) mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 81 – Vodafone Essar mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 82 – Vodafone Essar mobile ARPU – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 83 – Aircel mobile subscribers – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 84 – Idea Cellular mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 85 – Idea Cellular mobile ARPU – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 86 – MTNL mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 87 – Reliance mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 88 – Reliance mobile ARPU – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 89 – Spice Telecom mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 90 – Tata Teleservices mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 91 – Mobile operators and subscribers in Indonesia – March 2009
  • Table 92 – Subscribers and market share by operator in Indonesia – March 2009
  • Table 93 – CDMA mobile operators and subscribers in Indonesia – March 2009
  • Table 94 – 3G mobile operators and subscribers in Indonesia – March 2009
  • Table 95 – Prepaid subscribers in Indonesia – selected mobile operators – June 2009
  • Table 96 – Telkomsel subscribers – postpaid, prepaid and market share – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 97 – Telkomsel post/prepaid ARPU and subscribers – June 2009
  • Table 98 – Telkomsel subscribers – postpaid and prepaid – 2001 - 2009
  • Table 99 – Telkomsel prepaid subscribers as proportion of total – 2002; 2004; 2009
  • Table 100 – PT Indosat mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 101 – PT Indosat postpaid and prepaid subscribers – June 2009
  • Table 102 – PT Indosat postpaid & prepaid ARPU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 103 – XL Axiata mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 104 – PT Sampoerna (STI) subscribers – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 105 – Mobile-8 subscribers – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 106 – Axis / Natrindo Telepon Selular subscribers – 2G & 3G – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 107 – Hutchison CP subscribers – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 108 – Smart Telecom subscribers – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 109 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology in Japan – November 2009
  • Table 110 – Carrier share of mobile telephones and PHS in Japan – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 111 – Market share of mobile operators in Japan – June 2009
  • Table 112 – Mobile subscribers, ARPU and churn by operator in Japan – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 113 – Net additions by operator in Japan – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 114 – NTT DoCoMo major shareholders – March 2009
  • Table 115 – NTT DoCoMo revenue, net income, CAPEX and EBITDA – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 116 – NTT DoCoMo CAPEX breakdown – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 117 – NTT DoCoMo subscribers – November 2009
  • Table 118 – NTT DoCoMo ARPU, MOU and Churn – 2004 - 2013
  • Table 119 – NTT DoCoMo aggregate ARPU, mova and FOMA – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 120 – NTT DoCoMo ID payment terminals and DCMX members – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 121 – NTT DoCoMo’s subscribers by technology and ARPU – 2002 - 2010
  • Table 122 – NTT DoCoMo plans: technology and speed – 2006 - 2011
  • Table 123 – NTT DoCoMo investment in international operators – March 2009
  • Table 124 – au subscribers by technology and market share – 1997 - 2009
  • Table 125 – KDDI au ARPU, MOU and churn – 2001 - 2009
  • Table 126 – TU-KA subscribers and market share – 1997 - 2009
  • Table 127 – Softbank major shareholders – March 2009
  • Table 128 – Softbank distribution of ownership among shareholders – March 2009
  • Table 129 – Softbank financial data – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 130 – Softbank proportion of revenue by segment – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 131 – Softbank operational data – thousands of subscribers – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 132 – Softbank ARPU and churn – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 133 – Softbank market share by service – 2009
  • Table 134 – eMobile revenue, net income, Capex and EBITDA – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 135 – eMobile subscribers and churn – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 136 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kazakhstan – March 2009
  • Table 137 – Mobile operators in Kazakhstan – market share – March 2009
  • Table 138 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kyrgyzstan – March 2009
  • Table 139 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Laos – March 2009
  • Table 140 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Laos – March 2009
  • Table 141 – Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers by operator in Laos – 2008
  • Table 142 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Laos – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 143 – Lao Telecom’s mobile subscribers and annual change – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 144 – Mobile subscribers total and prepaid and penetration rate in Macau – 1990 - 2011
  • Table 145 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Macau – March 2009
  • Table 146 – Mobile subscribers 2G and 3G in Macau – 2007 - 2011
  • Table 147 – Local SMS statistics in Macau: Christmas, Lunar & New Years holidays – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 148 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Malaysia – March 2009
  • Table 149 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Malaysia – March 2009
  • Table 150 – Mobile service pre and postpaid ARPU by operator in Malaysia – 2008
  • Table 151 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Maldives – March 2009
  • Table 152 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Mongolia – 2008
  • Table 153 – Mobile subscribers by operator and market share in Mongolia – 2008
  • Table 154 – MPT Mobile subscribers and annual change by service type – March 2009
  • Table 155 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Nepal – March 2009
  • Table 156 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Pakistan – 2009
  • Table 157 – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share in Pakistan – 2009
  • Table 158 – Overall ARPU across all mobile operators in Pakistan – 2002; 2004 - 2008
  • Table 159 – Mobile monthly ARPU by operator in Pakistan – March 2008
  • Table 160 – Mobilink (PCML) subscribers – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 161 – Instaphone (Pakcom) subscribers – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 162 – Ufone (PTCL) subscribers – 2001 - 2009
  • Table 163 – Telenor Pakistan subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 164 – Warid Telecom subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 165 – Zong subscribers – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 166 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in the Phillipines – March 2009
  • Table 167 – Mobile market share by operator in the Phillipines – March 2009
  • Table 168 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in the Phillipines – March 2009
  • Table 169 – Globe Telecom subscribers – 2001 - 2009
  • Table 170 – Smart subscribers – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 171 – PLDT monthly ARPU by contract type – September 2009
  • Table 172 – Digitel subscribers – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 173 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Singapore – March 2009
  • Table 174 – Mobile operators by share of total mobile market in Singapore – March 2009
  • Table 175 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Singapore – March 2009
  • Table 176 – Mobile operators by share of 3G mobile market in Singapore – March 2009
  • Table 177 – SingTel mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 178 – SingTel – ARPU for mobile services – postpaid & prepaid – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 179 – MobileOne subscribers – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 180 – MobileOne – ARPU for mobile services – postpaid & prepaid – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 181 – StarHub mobile subscribers – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 182 – StarHub – ARPU for mobile services – postpaid & prepaid – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 183 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in South Korea – 2009
  • Table 184 – Mobile subscribers and annual change by operator and technology in South Korea – September 2009
  • Table 185 – Blended mobile ARPU by operator in South Korea – Q2 2009
  • Table 186 – Mobile subscribers by operator in South Korea – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 187 – Combined mobile operator Q3 financial data in South Korea – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 188 – CDMA2000 1x mobile subscribers by operator in South Korea – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 189 – CDMA2000 subscribers by operator and system in South Korea – 2004; 2009
  • Table 190 – WCDMA subscribers by operator in South Korea – September 2009
  • Table 191 – SKT financial data – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 192 – SK Telecom shareholders – 2008
  • Table 193 – SKT mobile subscribers, minutes of use and ARPU – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 194 – KTF financial data – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 195 – KTF shareholders – 2008
  • Table 196 – KTF data and total ARPU by network type – Q4 2007
  • Table 197 – LG Telecom financial data – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 198 – LG Telecom mobile subscribers, minutes of use and ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 199 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Sri Lanka – March 2009
  • Table 200 – Mobile operator market share based on subscribers in Sri Lanka – March 2009
  • Table 201 – 3G mobile operators and subscribers in Sri Lanka – March 2009
  • Table 202 – Dialog Telekom subscribers and market share – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 203 – Dialog Telekom prepaid subscribers – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 204 – Dialog Telekom ARPU – postpaid, prepaid and blended – 2004 - 2005; 2007 - 2009
  • Table 205 – Mobitel subscribers and market share – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 206 – Tigo Sri Lanka subscribers – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 207 – Hutchison Lanka subscribers and market share – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 208 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Taiwan – June 2009
  • Table 209 – Mobile share by service revenue for top three operators in Taiwan – Q1 2009
  • Table 210 – Mobile subscribers, net additions by operator in Taiwan – Q2 2009
  • Table 211 – Mobile subscribers, market share and ARPU by operator in Taiwan – June 2009
  • Table 212 – 3G mobile subscribers and market share in Taiwan – June 2009
  • Table 213 – Chunghwa Telecom revenue breakdown for 2003; 2006 - 2008
  • Table 214 – Chunghwa Telecom fixed line and mobile subscribers and market share – 2000 - 2008
  • Table 215 – Chunghwa Telecom market share by segment – 2009 (Sep)
  • Table 216 – Chunghwa Telecom mobile subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 217 – Chunghwa Telecom’s selected mobile network operational data – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 218 – Far EasTone revenue, EBITDA, CAPEX, net profit and ARPU – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 219 – Far EasTone mobile subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 220 – Far EasTone selected operational data – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 221 – Taiwan Mobile finalcial overview and monthly ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 222 – Taiwan Mobile revenue breakdown per business segment – November 2009
  • Table 223 – Taiwan Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 224 – Taiwan Mobile selected operational data – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 225 – VIBO Telecom mobile subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 226 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Tajikistan – March 2009
  • Table 227 – Mobile subscribers by operator and market share in Tajikistan – March 2009
  • Table 228 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Tajikistan – March 2009
  • Table 229 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Thailand – March 2009
  • Table 230 – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share in Thailand – March 2009
  • Table 231 – Prepaid subscribers and percentage of subscriber base by operator in Thailand – June 2007
  • Table 232 – ARPU (postpaid, prepaid, blended) by major mobile operator in Thailand – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 233 – AIS: subscribers and market share – 2004; 2007 - 2009
  • Table 234 – AIS: mobile subscribers and ARPU (postpaid & prepaid) – June 2009
  • Table 235 – DTAC: subscribers and market share – 2002 - 2003; 2005 - 2009
  • Table 236 – DTAC: mobile subscribers and ARPU (postpaid & prepaid) - 2008
  • Table 237 – True Move: subscribers and market share – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 238 – True Move: mobile subscribers and ARPU (postpaid & prepaid) - 2008
  • Table 239 – Hutchison CAT: subscribers and market share – 2003; 2007 - 2009
  • Table 240 – Thai Mobile Telecom’s subscriber growth – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 241 – CAT Telecom’s subscribers – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 242 – Timor Telecom’s mobile subscribers – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 243 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Turkmenistan – March 2009
  • Table 244 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Uzbekistan – March 2009
  • Table 245 – MTS (Uzdunrobita) mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 246 – Unitel subscribers – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 247 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Vietnam – March 2009
  • Table 248 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator in Vietnam – March 2009
  • Table 249 – Mobifone subscribers – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 250 – Vinaphone subscribers – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 251 – S-Fone subscribers – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 252 – Viettel subscribers – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 253 – EVN Telecom subscribers – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 254 – HT Mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2009
  • Exhibit 1 – The Village Pay Phone (VPP) Program in Bangladesh
  • Exhibit 2 – China - Restructuring Scenario 1
  • Exhibit 3 – China - Restructuring Scenario 2
  • Exhibit 4 – China - Restructuring Scenario 3
  • Exhibit 5 – China Mobile Limited at a glance – 2008
  • Exhibit 6 – China Telecom Corporation Ltd* at a glance – 2008
  • Exhibit 7 – China Unicom Ltd at a glance – 2008
  • Exhibit 8 – MVNO licensees in Hong Kong – 2009
  • Exhibit 9 – BSNL ‘mega-contract’ procurement process - timeline - 2005 - 2007
  • Exhibit 10 – Bharti Airtel – key operational statistics
  • Exhibit 11 – Major shareholders in Bharti Airtel – September 2009
  • Exhibit 12 – Vodafone Essar – key operational statistics
  • Exhibit 13 – Idea Cellular – key operational statistics
  • Exhibit 14 – Softbank operations
  • Exhibit 15 – Overview of MPT’s CDMA service
  • Exhibit 16 – SingTel Mobile – key operational statistics
  • Exhibit 17 – Major shareholders in Mobile One – October 2009
  • Exhibit 18 – Mobile One (M1) – key financial and operational statistics
  • Exhibit 19 – Major shareholders in StarHub – February 2009
  • Exhibit 20 – StarHub – key financial and operational statistics
  • Exhibit 21 – Special rural subscriber tariffs in Sri Lanka
  • Exhibit 22 – Revised structure of Hutchison CAT joint venture

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