2010 Asian Mobile Data and the Wireless Broadband Market

Publication Overview

This market report provides an overview of the Mobile Data and Wireless Broadband Market segment across the various markets of Asia. Some 29 Asian countries are covered in the report. It is noted that the amount of information offered is obviously dependent on the relative size of the market in each of the respective countries. The coverage in the report also results in some segment overlap as we see increased convergence in the mobile data and wireless broadband markets.

Researchers:- Lisa Hulme-Jones, Peter Evans
Current publication date:- April 2010 (7th Edition)
Next publication date:- April 2011

Executive Summary

Mobile data services in Asia

With some 2.1 billion Asians using mobile phones going into 2010, the region’s mobile markets offer huge potential for mobile data services.

The growth of wireless Internet in Asia is being driven by competition in the market place and by the advent of 3G and 3.5G services. Market competition has been driving handset prices and airtime tariffs downward, thus opening up mobile services to wider adoption. The rate of adoption of wireless Internet has started to rise with the overall increase in mobile penetration together with networks being progressively upgraded to next generation platforms. While 3G licensing and the ongoing launch of 3G services in Asia has certainly been promoting the growth of wireless data services, 3G has also been providing opportunities for both wireless access and content providers in domestic markets. In South Asia, particularly, more people own a mobile phone than a PC, giving the delivery of mobile data services huge potential there.

Mobile data is not a new phenomenon in Asia. Regional public networks based on Mobitex technology were established in Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea. Another form of mobile data, the DataTAC network, was made available in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, with network trials in South Korea, Japan and China. The DataTAC networks established in Asia were more extensive than the corresponding networks in either Europe or the US.

An example of widespread adoption of a particular mobile data service has been the SMS capability of GSM and other digital cellular technologies. SMS, which allows the sending and receiving of basic text messages, became very popular throughout Asia, with remarkable growth being experienced in the Philippines and Malaysia, as well as in China.

The business plans of the majority of mobile operators have been built on the assumption that the key to further revenue growth lies in the ability to offer more Value-Added Services (VAS) and, in particular, access to the Internet. A number of technologies are competing for the region’s mobile Internet market. In Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and a number of other countries, in an effort to chase this market, offerings based on the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) standard were tried. Apart from South Korea, however, WAP failed to claim any significant share of the market.

In Japan, by contrast, NTT DoCoMo launched its i-Mode service and its two rivals – SoftBank and KDDI - launched their own versions of i-Mode with dramatic success, with over 80% of mobile subscribers in Japan logging on from a mobile using one of these platforms. In fact, mobile subscribers (93 million) accessing the Internet almost equal the fixed line users (94 million). Another system that has supported mobile data, the GPRS, grew out of GSM. Labelled as a 2.5G technology, it has been adopted in a significant number of Asian markets.

The widespread adoption of HSDPA, a new generation (3.5G) mobile telephone protocol, is also noted throughout Asia. It is an evolution of the Wideband WCDMA 3G standard, designed to increase the available data rate by a factor of 5 or more. In effect, it extends the capabilities of WCDMA in the same way that EV-DO extended CDMA 2000, allowing higher data capacity (up to 14.4Mb/s). SK Telecom launched a commercial HSDPA network in 25 major cities in South Korea in 2006, offering customers what it claimed was the world’s first commercial HSDPA-enabled mobile handset. This was followed by SmarTone-Vodafone launching a system in Hong Kong in 2006, providing a data speed of 1.8Mb/s. Others have quickly followed.

KTF began rolling out an upgraded HSUPA network in 2007, for faster data transmission to attract more users of 3G mobile services. HSUPA supports upload data rates of up to 5.76Mb/s, which is 15 times faster than HSDPA, which itself is an advancement of 3G wireless technology. KTF launched high-speed uplink packet access, or HSUPA, in five major cities, including the capital Seoul.

Japan’s four main mobile operators, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI (au), Softbank Mobile and eMobile – plan to invest up to ¥1 trillion ($10 billion) into so-called ‘3.9G’ mobile services, offering end users the prospect of even better and faster options than they have today. Known as 3.9G in Japan, the new networks will use frequencies in the 2,010-2,025MHz range for LTE technology. 3.9G performance is roughly comparable with fibre-optic networks and from 2010 a number of domestic carriers intend to utilise their existing 3G infrastructure, on which the providers spent ¥ 5 trillion, to keep 3.9G rollout costs to a minimum.

Asia – WCDMA 3G subscribers by market – 2009

Country

Subscribers

(million)

Armenia

0.01

Brunei

0.15

Cambodia

0.45

Georgia

0.95

Hong Kong

3.75

Indonesia

12.00

Japan

106.17

Laos

0.04

Macau

0.61

Malaysia

5.30

Mongolia

0.02

Myanmar

0.01

North Korea

0.10

Philippines

3.20

Singapore

3.15

South Korea

25.60

Taiwan

12.50

Tajikistan

0.20

Uzbekistan

0.30

Total

174.51

(Source: BuddeComm based on industry data)

Wireless broadband in Asia

After a somewhat tentative start, wireless broadband access in its various forms is starting to take hold in Asia. This has seen a flurry of activity as operators rush to acquire the necessary frequency licences. The sector had earlier experienced problems involving unreliable equipment and network design faults. These have become things of the past.

The challenge still facing the industry, however, is to establish viable business models that allow wireless to compete with the more established service offerings - DSL and cable modem platforms in the case of fixed wireless broadband and next generation mobile telephony platforms in the case of mobile wireless broadband.

Wireless broadband systems are expected to eventually become a key feature of the broadband access landscape across Asia. Apart from WiFi and WiMAX platforms, wireless technologies include LMDS and MMDS.

For some years now, despite high equipment prices and security issues inhibiting adoption, wireless broadband services have been appearing in a piecemeal fashion across the region, notably in airport lounges, transport hubs and hotels, particularly offering mobile travellers immediate broadband connectivity.

As with other high technology services, it is the developed economies that have led the way in this segment of the telecom market in Asia. At the same time, however, wireless broadband technologies are certain to prove increasingly popular in the developing markets as they offer a powerful means of by-passing the incumbent’s infrastructure, especially the ‘last mile’ and also accessing customers where the incumbent’s infrastructure finds it difficult. These possibilities will become even more attractive as the cost of equipment falls with more roll-outs occurring and the market demand volume rising. This pattern has already started to emerge.

While there has been some activity in the providing of WiMAX networks, the real test will be the advent of mobile WiMAX. The initial roll-out of mobile WiMAX in Asia has begun but it has been a cautious start. The technology continues to be strongly supported at this stage of its development. The big question is whether it will become a mass market platform or simply satisfy a niche market need.

It should be noted that gathering statistics for broadband subscribers in Asia has become difficult with the advent of wireless services and hotspots. One phenomenon that makes it difficult is the practice of service ‘bundling’ by operators. Korea Telecom, for example, had a large number of WiFi subscribers, approximately two-thirds of whom were ‘bundled’ as subscribers on the operator’s DSL service.

Market highlights:

  • With some 2.1 billion Asians using mobile phones going into 2010, the region’s mobile markets offer huge potential for mobile data services.
  • The growth of wireless Internet in Asia is being driven by competition in the market place and by the advent of 3G and 3.5G services. Market competition has been driving handset prices and airtime tariffs downward, thus opening up mobile services to wider adoption.
  • In South Asia more people own a mobile phone than a PC, giving the delivery of mobile data services huge potential there.
  • The business plans of the majority of mobile operators have been built on the assumption that the key to further revenue growth lies in the ability to offer more Value-Added Services (VAS) and, in particular, access to the Internet
  • The widespread adoption of HSDPA, a new generation (3.5G) mobile telephone protocol, is also noted throughout Asia. It is an evolution of the Wideband WCDMA 3G standard, designed to increase the available data rate by a factor of 5 or more.
  • KTF began rolling out an upgraded HSUPA network in 2007, for faster data transmission to attract more users of 3G mobile services. HSUPA supports upload data rates of up to 5.76Mb/s, which is 15 times faster than HSDPA.
  • After a somewhat tentative start, wireless broadband access in its various forms is starting to take hold in Asia. The challenge still facing the industry, however, is to establish viable business models that allow wireless to compete with the more established service offerings - DSL and cable modem platforms in the case of fixed wireless broadband and next generation mobile telephony platforms in the case of mobile wireless broadband.

The countries covered in this report include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. 

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 Data
      • 1.1.1 Mobile banking
    • 1.2 Wireless Broadband
      • 1.2.1 Third Generation (3G)
      • 1.2.2 Internet Cafes
  • 2. Armenia
    • 2.1 Mobile data
      • 2.1.1 ArmenTel (ArmGSM)
      • 2.1.2 K-Telecom (VivaCell)
    • 2.2 Wireless Broadband
      • 2.2.1 WiMAX
  • 3. Azerbaijan
    • 3.1 Wireless Broadband
      • 3.1.1 WiMAX
      • 3.1.2 Wireless Infrastructure
  • 4. Bangladesh
    • 4.1 Mobile data services
      • 4.1.1 Mobile broadband
    • 4.2 Wireless broadband
      • 4.2.1 WiMAX licences
  • 5. Bhutan
    • 5.1 Overview
    • 5.2 Mobile data
    • 5.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 5.4 Wireless broadband
      • 5.4.1 Samden Tech
  • 6. Cambodia
    • 6.1 Mobile data operators
      • 6.1.1 Cambodia GSM (MobiTel)
      • 6.1.2 TMIC
      • 6.1.3 CadComms
      • 6.1.4 GT-Tell
      • 6.1.5 Smart Mobile (Latelz)
      • 6.1.6 VimpelCom
  • 7. China
    • 7.1 Mobile data services
      • 7.1.1 Mobile data statistics
      • 7.1.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 7.1.3 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • 7.1.4 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 7.1.5 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
    • 7.2 Mobile TV
      • 7.2.1 Overview
      • 7.2.2 Market Size
      • 7.2.3 Mobile TV Standards
      • 7.2.4 Next Steps
    • 7.3 Mobile applications
      • 7.3.1 Market overview
      • 7.3.2 M-commerce
      • 7.3.3 M-payment
      • 7.3.4 Mobile gaming
      • 7.3.5 Instant Message (IM) search services
      • 7.3.6 Ringtones
      • 7.3.7 Mobile Music
      • 7.3.8 Mobile Internet
      • 7.3.9 Applications entering the market
    • 7.4 3G mobile
      • 7.4.1 Overview
      • 7.4.2 3G Licences
      • 7.4.3 3G Investments
      • 7.4.4 3G forecasts for China
    • 7.5 3G Technologies
      • 7.5.1 TD-SCDMA
      • 7.5.2 WCDMA
      • 7.5.3 CDMA2000
    • 7.6 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
    • 7.7 Wireless broadband
      • 7.7.1 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
      • 7.7.2 WiFi
      • 7.7.3 World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
      • 7.7.4 Multi-carrier Wireless Internet Local Loop (McWiLL)
      • 7.7.5 WAPI
      • 7.7.6 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
      • 7.7.7 Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA)/Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS)
      • 7.7.8 Broadband via satellite
  • 8. Georgia
    • 8.1 3G mobile
      • 8.1.1 Spectrum auctions
      • 8.1.2 Geocell
      • 8.1.3 MagtiCom
      • 8.1.4 Mobitel
    • 8.2 Wireless Broadband
      • 8.2.1 WiMAX
  • 9. Hong Kong
    • 9.1 Mobile data services
      • 9.1.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 9.1.2 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • 9.1.3 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
      • 9.1.4 High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD)
      • 9.1.5 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 9.1.6 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 9.1.7 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
      • 9.1.8 CDMA2000
    • 9.2 3G mobile
      • 9.2.1 3G licensing
      • 9.2.2 3G launches
    • 9.3 4G
    • 9.4 Mobile content and applications
      • 9.4.1 Mobile TV
      • 9.4.2 Mobile content access
      • 9.4.3 Mobile music
    • 9.5 Wireless Internet
      • 9.5.1 Free WiFi on Hong Kong buses
  • 10. India
    • 10.1 Mobile data services
      • 10.1.1 Market overview
      • 10.1.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 10.1.3 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 10.1.4 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 10.1.5 Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC)
      • 10.1.6 Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW)
      • 10.1.7 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 10.1.8 Mobile entertainment
      • 10.1.9 i-mode
      • 10.1.10 BlackBerry
      • 10.1.11 Mobile TV
    • 10.2 Mobile content
      • 10.2.1 Gaming
      • 10.2.2 Mobile payments
      • 10.2.3 Advertising and Marketing
    • 10.3 Wireless broadband
      • 10.3.1 WiMAX
    • 10.4 Satellite broadband
      • 10.4.1 DirecPC
      • 10.4.2 Bharti Broadband Networks
      • 10.4.3 Reliance broadband network
  • 11. Indonesia
    • 11.1 Mobile data services
      • 11.1.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 11.1.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 11.1.3 Mobile TV
      • 11.1.4 BlackBerry
      • 11.1.5 Mobile advertising
      • 11.1.6 Other services
    • 11.2 PT Telkomsel 3G services
      • 11.2.1 Development of products and services
    • 11.3 PT Indosat 3G services
    • 11.4 Wireless broadband
      • 11.4.1 Background
      • 11.4.2 WiMAX
      • 11.4.3 Internet via satellite
  • 12. Japan
    • 12.1 Mobile services
      • 12.1.1 Market background
    • 12.2 Mobile Internet
      • 12.2.1 NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode
      • 12.2.2 KDDI’s EZweb
    • 12.3 Mobile content
      • 12.3.1 Global Positioning System (GPS)
      • 12.3.2 M-commerce/m-cash
      • 12.3.3 Mobile banking
      • 12.3.4 Mobile advertising
      • 12.3.5 Mobile TV and radio
      • 12.3.6 Mobile ringtone and music downloads
    • 12.4 Mobile applications
      • 12.4.1 Earthquake alerts
      • 12.4.2 Personal trainer
      • 12.4.3 QR code readers
      • 12.4.4 Environmental sensors
    • 12.5 Wireless broadband
      • 12.5.1 Wireless LAN (WLAN)
      • 12.5.2 World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
      • 12.5.3 Broadband Internet via satellite
  • 13. Kazakhstan
    • 13.1 Mobile Data
      • 13.1.1 GSM-Kazakhstan (K’Cell)
      • 13.1.2 Kar-Tel (K-Mobile)
  • 14. Laos
    • 14.1 Wireless broadband
    • 14.2 Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
  • 15. Macau
    • 15.1 Overview of Macau’s mobile market
    • 15.2 CTM
    • 15.3 Hutchison Telecom Macau
  • 16. Malaysia
    • 16.1 Mobile data services
      • 16.1.1 Short Message Services (SMS)
      • 16.1.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 16.1.3 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • 16.1.4 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 16.1.5 InterReach Unison
      • 16.1.6 Mobile TV / Video-on-Demand (VoD)
    • 16.2 Mobile content and applications
      • 16.2.1 Gaming
      • 16.2.2 M-commerce (micropayments)
      • 16.2.3 Blogging
      • 16.2.4 Inflight services
    • 16.3 Wireless broadband
      • 16.3.1 Background development
      • 16.3.2 WiMAX: 2.3GHz licences
      • 16.3.3 WiMAX: other developments
      • 16.3.4 Asiaspace
      • 16.3.5 Green Packet / Packet One
      • 16.3.6 REDtone
      • 16.3.7 YTL-E
  • 17. Maldives
    • 17.1 Mobile data services
      • 17.1.1 Dhiraagu (DhiMobile)
      • 17.1.2 Wataniya Telecom
    • 17.2 Wireless broadband
      • 17.2.1 WiMAX
      • 17.2.2 Satellite Internet
  • 18. Mongolia
    • 18.1 Mobile Data and Wireless Broadband operators
      • 18.1.1 MobiCom
      • 18.1.2 SkyTel
      • 18.1.3 Ulusnet
  • 19. Nepal
    • 19.1 Mobile data and wireless broadband operators
      • 19.1.1 Nepal Telecom
      • 19.1.2 Spice Nepal Pvt Ltd (SNPL)
  • 20. Pakistan
    • 20.1 Mobile data services
      • 20.1.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 20.1.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 20.1.3 Mobile TV
      • 20.1.4 M-commerce
    • 20.2 Wireless broadband
      • 20.2.1 WiMAX
      • 20.2.2 Internet via satellite
  • 21. Philippines
    • 21.1 Mobile data services
      • 21.1.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 21.1.2 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
      • 21.1.3 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • 21.1.4 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 21.1.5 Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 21.1.6 Mobile TV
      • 21.1.7 Instant Messaging (IM)
      • 21.1.8 BlackBerry
    • 21.2 Mobile content and applications
      • 21.2.1 Mobile tracking
      • 21.2.2 M-commerce
    • 21.3 Wireless broadband
      • 21.3.1 Market overview
      • 21.3.2 WiFi
      • 21.3.3 WiMAX
  • 22. Singapore
    • 22.1 Mobile Networks
      • 22.1.1 3G mobile
      • 22.1.2 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
      • 22.1.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
    • 22.2 Mobile data services
      • 22.2.1 Short Messaging Service (SMS)
      • 22.2.2 Payment systems
      • 22.2.3 Smartphones
    • 22.3 Mobile content and applications
      • 22.3.1 Development activity
      • 22.3.2 Developments in 2009
      • 22.3.3 Self-regulation of content
      • 22.3.4 Mobile TV
    • 22.4 Wireless broadband
      • 22.4.1 Wireless broadband statistics
      • 22.4.2 The Wireless@SG initiative
  • 23. South Korea
    • 23.1 Mobile Networks
      • 23.1.1 3G mobile in South Korea
      • 23.1.2 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile in South Korea
      • 23.1.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 23.2 Mobile data services
      • 23.2.1 Market overview
      • 23.2.2 Short message service (SMS)
      • 23.2.3 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 23.2.4 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • 23.2.5 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
      • 23.2.6 Mobile TV broadcasting / Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB)
    • 23.3 Mobile content and applications
      • 23.3.1 Overview
      • 23.3.2 A Mobile Life
      • 23.3.3 Mobile Video-on-Demand (mobile VoD)
      • 23.3.4 Position location system / Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
      • 23.3.5 Automobile telematics
      • 23.3.6 M-commerce / m-payment
      • 23.3.7 Mobile banking (m-banking)
      • 23.3.8 Mobile money
      • 23.3.9 Mobile government (m-government)
      • 23.3.10 M-magazines
      • 23.3.11 M-Big Macs
      • 23.3.12 M- Movies
      • 23.3.13 Apps Stores
    • 23.4 Wireless broadband
      • 23.4.1 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) / Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
      • 23.4.2 Broadband Wireless Local Loop (B-WLL)
      • 23.4.3 Wireless Broadband (WiBro)
      • 23.4.4 WiMAX
      • 23.4.5 Broadband via satellite
      • 23.4.6 Wireless mesh networks
  • 24. Sri Lanka
    • 24.1 Major operators mobile data products and services
      • 24.1.1 Dialog Telekom (MTN)
      • 24.1.2 Mobitel
      • 24.1.3 Tigo (formerly Celltel Lanka)
    • 24.2 3G mobile
      • 24.2.1 Dialog Telekom 3G
      • 24.2.2 Mobitel 3G
      • 24.2.3 Bharti Airtel 3G
    • 24.3 Wireless broadband / WiMAX
  • 25. Taiwan
    • 25.1 Mobile data
      • 25.1.1 SMS message volume, WAP and GPRS subscribers
      • 25.1.2 Mobile Internet
      • 25.1.3 Mobile TV
      • 25.1.4 Mobile value-added services
      • 25.1.5 Mobile banking
    • 25.2 Wireless broadband - WiMAX
      • 25.2.1 Background
      • 25.2.2 Licensing
      • 25.2.3 Network rollouts
      • 25.2.4 WiMAX roaming
  • 26. Tajikistan
    • 26.1 Mobile Data
      • 26.1.1 Indigo Tajikistan
    • 26.2 Wireless Broadband
      • 26.2.1 WiMAX
  • 27. Thailand
    • 27.1 Mobile data services
      • 27.1.1 Overview
      • 27.1.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 27.1.3 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
      • 27.1.4 Global Positioning System (GPS) service
    • 27.2 Mobile content and applications
      • 27.2.1 Mobile music
      • 27.2.2 Mobile TV
      • 27.2.3 Gaming
    • 27.3 Wireless Internet
      • 27.3.1 Early wireless Internet access services
      • 27.3.2 WiFi
      • 27.3.3 WiMAX
  • 28. Uzbekistan
    • 28.1 Mobile Data
      • 28.1.1 Unitel
      • 28.1.2 UCell
    • 28.2 Wireless Broadband
      • 28.2.1 WiMAX
  • 29. Vietnam
    • 29.1 Mobile data services
      • 29.1.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 29.1.2 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
      • 29.1.3 Instant messaging (IM)
      • 29.1.4 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • 29.1.5 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 29.1.6 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
    • 29.2 Mobile applications
      • 29.2.1 Games
      • 29.2.2 Mobile TV
    • 29.3 Wireless broadband
  • 30. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Bhutan’s B-Mobile 3G subscribers – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile data revenues – top three countries worldwide – 1H 2009
  • Table 3 – China Mobile mobile data service user growth – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 4 – China Mobile and China Unicom mobile VAS revenue – 2008
  • Table 5 – China Mobile Value Added Business revenue breakdown – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 6 – China Mobile VAS revenue breakdown (selected items) – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 7 – China Mobile VAS subscribers (selected items) – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 8 – Growth of text messages (SMS) and annual change in China – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 9 – China Mobile SMS usage volume and annual change – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 10 – Mobile Internet subscribers and annual change in China – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 11 – China Mobile – TD-SCDMA datacard packages - April 2009
  • Table 12 – 3G usage fee comparison in China - April 2009
  • Table 13 – SMS messages sent and received in Hong Kong – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 14 – SMS statistics for Christmas Day and New Years Day in Hong Kong – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 15 – SMS statistics for Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year Day in Hong Kong – 2006 - 2010
  • Table 16 – 2.5G subscribers in Hong Kong – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 17 – 3G mobile subscribers in Hong Kong – 2005 - 2011
  • Table 18 – BWA Licence winners in Hong Kong
  • Table 19 – Mobile wireless Internet subscribers, services and technology by provider in Japan – November 2009
  • Table 20 Mobile wireless Internet subscribers by providers in Japan – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 21 – Mobile wireless Internet subscribers in Japan – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 22 – ARPU for mobile business in Japan – 2001 - 2006; 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 23 – Broadband subscribers by access type in Laos – 2008
  • Table 24 – ISPs: broadband Internet subscribers and access types in Laos – 2008
  • Table 25 – Local SMS statistics in Macau: Christmas, Lunar & New Years holidays – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 26 – SMS volume and subscriber ratio in Malaysia – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 27 – Wireless hotspots and hotspot subscribers in Malaysia – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 28 – 3G mobile subscribers in Singapore – 2005 - 2011
  • Table 29 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Singapore – 2009
  • Table 30 – Total SMS messages per month in Singapore – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 31 – Broadband subscribers by sector in Singapore – January 2010
  • Table 32 – Broadband market share – by access type in Singapore – January 2010
  • Table 33 – Terrestrial and Satellite DMB subscribers in South Korea – 2008
  • Table 34 – Wireless Internet subscribers by service provider in South Korea – June 2008
  • Table 35 – KT’s WiBro subscribers – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 36 – 3G mobile operators and subscribers in Sri Lanka – March 2009
  • Table 37 – Mobile data service revenue as proportion of total mobile revenue in Taiwan – 2001 - 2008
  • Table 38 – SMS message volume and revenue in Taiwan – 2000 - 2008
  • Table 39 – Mobile Internet subscribers in Taiwan – 2001 - 2008
  • Table 40 – Mobile TV trial broadcasters in Taiwan
  • Table 41 – Taiwan 2.5GHz spectrum winners
  • Exhibit 1 – Third generation licensees, spectrum and vendors in Singapore
  • Exhibit 2 – SMS and advertising in Singapore
  • Exhibit 3 – Comparison of S-DMB and T-DMB application in South Korea
  • Exhibit 4 – Estimated B-WLL frequencies, bandwidth and applications in South Korea
  • Exhibit 5 – LMCS network operators in South Korea
  • Exhibit 6 – Mobile data licence winners in Taiwan

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