2010 Asian Mobile Voice Market

Publication Overview

This Asia market report 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.

The countries covered in this report include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, 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, Timor Leste, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

Researchers:- Peter Evans and Lisa Hulme-Jones

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

Executive Summary

Mobile markets in Asia continued to experience strong growth during 2009 and into 2010, this despite many countries being close to or over the 100% penetration mark. With total subscriber numbers in the region having grown by around 20% in 2009, there was certainly some moderation of growth taking place, but the underlying strength of the market was still evident. It was anticipated that by end-2010 there would be around 2.6 billion mobile subscribers across Asia.

Of special note has been the remarkable growth in the two massive markets of India and China where monthly net additions are regularly between 10 million and 15 million subscribers. These two countries alone account for over 22% and 35% overall market share in the Asia region respectively; or a combined 57%.

There is still room for mobile growth in Asia. Markets with large populations and relatively low penetration rates, such as India, China, Philippines, Pakistan 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 profit.

Operators still face the huge challenge of trying to prevent ARPU slide as mobile services spread to poorer parts of the country and the population. To some extent, a large customer base will help to offset low spend but it is also anticipated that new non-voice services will help to drive revenue. Operators are developing mobile services such as mobile banking, remittence 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

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.

By early 2010, the number of mobile phone users reached over 745 million and mobile penetration was at 56.2%. 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.

In 2009 China added 26.5 million subscribers per quarter with China Mobile accounting for over 70% share of the market. At end-2009, China had amassed 233 million mobile Internet customers, accounting for 60.8% of the country’s total Internet users. Moreover, CNNIC found that some 30.7 million users’ only means of accessing the Internet in 2009 was via their mobile phone. Mobile Internet access services in China generated revenues of RMB14.78 billion in 2009, increasing by 25.8% year-on-year.

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 awarded a TD-SCDMA licence, China Unicom a WCDMA licence and China Telecom a CDMA2000 licence. By end 2009 though the number of 3G subscribers were well below expectations at 15 million.

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. Entering 2010, total mobile subscribers were over 12 million including over 3.8 million 3G subscribers.

Japan

Japan’s mobile market place remains an aggressive arena. Maturity in the market, with 3G services accounting for over 90% of the total market of 110 million subscribers going into 2010, has meant that operators are increasingly fighting to retain customer loyalty.

The level of 3G take-up has been encouraged by the operators themselves, which earlier had announced their intentions to migrate all subscribers from 2G to 3G networks as they sought to acquire stronger ARPUs through offering data rich services. By doing this they believed they could top up revenues, which had begun to flag. Now that the market is finally at the stage where 3G will soon account for 100% of the market, operators are turning to Super 3G or LTE. NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Softbank Mobile and eMobile are all due to implement LTE by 2012.

India

There were around 525 million mobile subscribers in India at the start of 2010. This was up from 345 million 12 months earlier as the market continued to power forwards adding an average of 15 million customers each month. In other words, the annual growth rate was still around 50% as penetration passed the 40% milestone. India’s mobile operators have continued to push their services into the untapped parts of the market – especially the rural and remote parts of the country - attracting new customers with low call rates, cheap handsets and creative packages. While running with some of the lowest mobile tariffs in the world, the market has also seen some of the highest usage rates in the world, a bonus for the operators in this highly competitive market.

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) - which represents the telecom companies offering GSM services in India – said that it expected India’s mobile subscriber base to reach close to 900 million by 2012. Even with a subscriber base of 900 million, the COAI noted, the teledensity will still only be just 72%.

Indonesia

Indonesia’s mobile market has expanded rapidly in recent years. The number of subscribers had reached the 150 million mark in early 2010. This was up from 60 million just three years earlier. Annual growth remained strong, although it had eased somewhat, no doubt impacted to some extent by the softening of the economy following the global financial crisis of 2008/2009. Down from around 30% in 2008, the annual growth rate for mobile subscribers was running at just over 15% in 2009; growth of this order was set to continue, as there was room for more growth over the coming years. The subscriber base was set to breach the 200 million milestone some time in 2011. Indonesia has been quick off the mark with its roll-out of 3G networks; by mid-2009 there were already around 10 million 3G subscribers in the market.

Vietnam

Vietnam’s mobile market has been developing at a rapid pace, after what was generally regarded as a slow start. Subscriber numbers have been increasing at an annual rate of between 50% and 100% per year. This pattern was continued through 2009 and into 2010. The number of subscribers was set to top 110 million by end-2010. Importantly, the government has committed itself to the continued growth of mobile networks, especially encouraging the extension of coverage to the provinces. In what was already a highly competitive market, 2009 saw the arrival of a seventh mobile operator, as subscriber penetration hovered around the 100% mark. The government issued four 3G licences in 2009, signalling what will probably be the market’s next phase in its development.

Asia – mobile subscribers by country – 2009 - 2010

Country

2009

(million)

2010 (e)

(million)

Afghanistan

13.00

18.00

Armenia

2.55

2.60

Azerbaijan

7.00

8.25

Bangladesh

49.00

53.00

Bhutan

0.39

0.50

Brunei Darussalam

0.45

0.49

Cambodia

5.10

6.30

China

747.40

860.00

Georgia

4.00

4.50

Hong Kong

12.05

12.70

India

525.09

760.00

Indonesia

150.00

180.00

Japan

111.00

116.50

Kazakhstan

16.50

18.00

Kyrgyzstan

4.50

5.30

Laos

2.60

3.25

Macau

1.04

1.09

Malaysia

30.40

33.40

Maldives

0.43

0.45

Mongolia

1.95

2.05

Myanmar

0.42

0.48

Nepal

6.29

8.20

Pakistan

97.60

110.00

Philippines

78.50

86.00

Singapore

6.85

7.30

South Korea

47.90

48.40

Sri Lanka

14.00

15.50

Taiwan

26.50

27.50

Tajikistan

4.10

5.00

Thailand

67.50

73.00

Turkmenistan

1.80

2.70

Uzbekistan

18.40

25.75

Vietnam

111.00

127.00

Total

2,165.22

2,623.21

(Source: BuddeComm)

 

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
      • 1.1.2 Mobile licences
    • 1.2 Third Generation (3G)
    • 1.3 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 Infrastructure sharing
      • 4.2.2 Spectrum allocation
      • 4.2.3 SIM registration
  • 5. Bhutan
    • 5.1 Overview of Bhutan’s mobile market
      • 5.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 5.2 Regulatory issues
      • 5.2.1 Second mobile licence
    • 5.3 3G mobile
  • 6. Brunei Darussalam
    • 6.1 Overview of Brunei’s mobile market
      • 6.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 7. Cambodia
    • 7.1 Overview of Cambodia’s mobile market
      • 7.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 7.2 Regulatory issues
  • 8. China
    • 8.1 Overview of China’s mobile market
      • 8.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 8.2 Prepaid cards (SIM and PIM cards)
    • 8.3 Mobile technologies
      • 8.3.1 PAS/PHS (Little Smart / Xiaolingtong)
      • 8.3.2 GSM
      • 8.3.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 8.3.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 8.3.5 CDMA
    • 8.4 3G mobile
      • 8.4.1 Overview
      • 8.4.2 3G Licences
      • 8.4.3 3G Investments
      • 8.4.4 3G forecasts for China
    • 8.5 3G Technologies
      • 8.5.1 TD-SCDMA
      • 8.5.2 WCDMA
      • 8.5.3 CDMA2000
    • 8.6 4G mobile
    • 8.7 Mobile handset market
      • 8.7.1 Overview
      • 8.7.2 3G TD-SCDMA handsets
      • 8.7.3 Smartphone market
      • 8.7.4 Android
      • 8.7.5 BlackBerry
      • 8.7.6 iPhone
      • 8.7.7 Netbooks
  • 9. Georgia
    • 9.1 Overview of Georgia’s mobile market
      • 9.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 9.1.2 Impact of the conflict with Russia
    • 9.2 Regulatory issues
      • 9.2.1 3G mobile
      • 9.2.2 Spectrum auctions
  • 10. Hong Kong
    • 10.1 Overview of Hong Kong’s mobile market
      • 10.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 10.2 MVNO services
    • 10.3 Regulatory issues
      • 10.3.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 10.3.2 Spectrum licensing
      • 10.3.3 Personal Communications Services (PCS)
    • 10.4 Handsets
      • 10.4.1 iPhone
    • 10.5 Mobile voice services
      • 10.5.1 Prepaid
    • 10.6 3G mobile
      • 10.6.1 3G licensing
      • 10.6.2 3G launches
    • 10.7 4G
  • 11. India
    • 11.1 Overview of India’s mobile market
      • 11.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 11.2 Mobile market segments
    • 11.3 Development issues
      • 11.3.1 MVNOs
      • 11.3.2 Spectrum
      • 11.3.3 Rural expansion
      • 11.3.4 Future growth
      • 11.3.5 Foreign investment
      • 11.3.6 Revenue and ARPU
      • 11.3.7 Pricing and usage
    • 11.4 Regulatory issues
      • 11.4.1 Background
      • 11.4.2 Year 2009
      • 11.4.3 Year 2008
    • 11.5 Mobile technologies
      • 11.5.1 Overview of mobile technologies used in India
      • 11.5.2 GSM
      • 11.5.3 CDMA
    • 11.6 3G mobile
      • 11.6.1 Background
      • 11.6.2 Network trials
      • 11.6.3 Licensing process
      • 11.6.4 Auction for 3G licences – 2010
      • 11.6.5 Background to the 3G auction process
      • 11.6.6 BSNL and MTNL
    • 11.7 Mobile voice services
      • 11.7.1 Prepaid
      • 11.7.2 Satellite mobile
  • 12. Indonesia
    • 12.1 Overview of Indonesia’s mobile market
      • 12.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 12.2 Background to market development
      • 12.2.1 Foreign ownership regulations
    • 12.3 Mobile technologies
      • 12.3.1 GSM
      • 12.3.2 CDMA
      • 12.3.3 Analogue services (AMPS and NMT)
      • 12.3.4 GPRS
      • 12.3.5 3G mobile
    • 12.4 Mobile voice services
      • 12.4.1 Prepaid
      • 12.4.2 Satellite mobile
  • 13. Japan
    • 13.1 Overview of Japan’s mobile market
      • 13.1.1 Mobile Statistics
    • 13.2 Market developments
    • 13.3 Mobile technologies
      • 13.3.1 PDC
      • 13.3.2 CDMA
      • 13.3.3 PHS
      • 13.3.4 3G mobile
      • 13.3.5 4G mobile
      • 13.3.6 Japan: A key region for LTE development
      • 13.3.7 Mobile handset market
    • 13.4 Mobile services
      • 13.4.1 Market background
      • 13.4.2 Prepaid cards
      • 13.4.3 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 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 3G mobile services
  • 17. Macau
    • 17.1 Overview of Macau’s mobile market
      • 17.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 17.2 Liberalisation of the mobile market
  • 18. Malaysia
    • 18.1 Overview of Malaysia’s mobile market
      • 18.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 18.1.2 Mobile infrastructure
    • 18.2 Mobile technologies
    • 18.3 Mobile voice services
      • 18.3.1 Prepaid cards
      • 18.3.2 Mobile Number Portability
      • 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
  • 22. Nepal
    • 22.1 Overview of Nepal’s mobile market
      • 22.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 22.2 Satellite mobile
  • 23. North Korea
    • 23.1 Overview of North Korea’s mobile market
    • 23.2 Mobile technologies
      • 23.2.1 GSM
      • 23.2.2 CDMA
  • 24. Pakistan
    • 24.1 Overview of Pakistan’s mobile market
      • 24.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 24.1.2 Competitive market
    • 24.2 Regulatory issues
      • 24.2.1 Additional licences
      • 24.2.2 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 Mobile Networks
      • 26.2.1 GSM
      • 26.2.2 3G mobile
    • 26.3 Mobile voice services
      • 26.3.1 Prepaid
      • 26.3.2 International roaming
      • 26.3.3 Satellite mobile
  • 27. South Korea
    • 27.1 Overview of South Korea’s mobile market
      • 27.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 27.2 Mobile technologies
      • 27.2.1 Analogue (AMPS)
      • 27.2.2 Personal Communication Service (PCS)
      • 27.2.3 CDMA
      • 27.2.4 Wideband CDMA (WCDMA)
      • 27.2.5 HSDPA 3.5G mobile in South Korea
      • 27.2.6 High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) 3.5G mobile in South Korea
      • 27.2.7 TD-SCDMA
    • 27.3 3G mobile
    • 27.4 4G mobile in South Korea
    • 27.5 Mobile handset market
      • 27.5.1 Mobile handset manufacturers
      • 27.5.2 Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
    • 27.6 Mobile voice services
      • 27.6.1 Market overview
      • 27.6.2 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 3G mobile
      • 28.2.1 Dialog Telekom 3G
      • 28.2.2 Mobitel 3G
      • 28.2.3 Bharti Airtel 3G
    • 28.3 Satellite mobile
      • 28.3.1 MTN Networks
      • 28.3.2 Mobitel
      • 28.3.3 Dialog Telekom
  • 29. Taiwan
    • 29.1 Overview of Taiwan’s mobile market
      • 29.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 29.2 Mobile services
      • 29.2.1 Prepaid cards
      • 29.2.2 Personal Handyphone Service (PHS)/Personal Access System (PAS)
    • 29.3 3G mobile
      • 29.3.1 Overview
      • 29.3.2 3G roll out
  • 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
    • 31.2 Competition
    • 31.3 Regulatory developments
      • 31.3.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 31.3.2 Interconnection arrangements
      • 31.3.3 National security
    • 31.4 Mobile technologies
      • 31.4.1 CDMA
      • 31.4.2 PCN services
      • 31.4.3 GPRS
      • 31.4.4 EDGE
      • 31.4.5 3G mobile
    • 31.5 Mobile voice services
      • 31.5.1 Prepaid
  • 32. Timor Leste
    • 32.1 Overview of Timor Leste’s mobile market
      • 32.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 33. Turkmenistan
    • 33.1 Overview of Turkmenistan’s mobile market
      • 33.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 34. Uzbekistan
    • 34.1 Overview of Uzbekistan’s mobile market
      • 34.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 35. Vietnam
    • 35.1 Overview of Vietnam’s mobile market
      • 35.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 35.1.2 Market forecasts
    • 35.2 Market background
    • 35.3 Tariffs and revenue
    • 35.4 Mobile technologies
      • 35.4.1 Overview
      • 35.4.2 Development of 3G
    • 35.5 Mobile voice services
      • 35.5.1 Prepaid
      • 35.5.2 MVNOs
  • 36. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Afghanistan – 2002 - 2010
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers in Armenia – 1996 - 2011
  • Table 3 – 3G mobile subscribers in Armenia – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 4 – Mobile subscribers in Azerbaijan – 1994 - 2011
  • Table 5 – Mobile subscribers in Bangladesh – 1996 - 2011
  • Table 6 – Mobile services monthly ARPU in Bangladesh – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 7 – Mobile subscribers in Bhutan – 2003 - 2011
  • Table 8 – Mobile subscribers in Brunei Darussalam – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 9 – Prepaid mobile subscribers in Brunei Darussalam – 1999 - 2008
  • Table 10 – Mobile subscribers in Cambodia – 1993 - 2011
  • Table 11 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Cambodia – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 12 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in China – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 13 – Little Smart (PHS) subscribers in China – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 14 – 3G usage fee comparison in China - April 2009
  • Table 15 – Mobile phones manufactured in China – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 16 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Georgia – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 17 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong – 1992 - 2020
  • Table 18 – Mobile data usage in Hong Kong – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 19 – MVNO subscribers in Hong Kong – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 20 – Total mobile numbers ported in Hong Kong – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 21 – PCS subscribers and annual change in Hong Kong – 1997 - 2008
  • Table 22 – Prepaid and activated SIM cards in Hong Kong – 1997 - 2009
  • Table 23 – 3G mobile subscribers in Hong Kong – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 24 – BWA Licence winners in Hong Kong
  • Table 25 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in India – 2006 - 2011
  • Table 26 – Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) in India – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 27 – GSM mobile subscribers and annual change in India – 1997 - 2009
  • Table 28 – Mobile penetration urban & rural in India – 2007; 2009
  • Table 29 – Mobile services revenue in India – 1996 - 2008; 2010; 2012
  • Table 30 – Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) in India – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 31 – Mobile subscribers and market share by region/circle in India – 2008
  • Table 32 – GSM mobile subscribers by region/circle in India – 2007; 2009
  • Table 33 – GSM ARPU in India – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 34 – GSM ARPU in India by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended – September 2009
  • Table 35 – Mobile ARPU (GSM & CDMA), postpaid/prepaid in India – September 2009
  • Table 36 – CDMA ARPU in India – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 37 – CDMA ARPU in India by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended – June 2009
  • Table 38 – Monthly ARPU for mobile subscribers by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended in India – 2008
  • Table 39 – Mobile subscribers in Indonesia – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 40 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Japan – 1995 - 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 41 – Mobile subscribers by system in Japan – November 2009
  • Table 42 – cdmaOne, CDMA2000 1x and WCDMA subscribers in Japan – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 43 – PHS subscribers by carrier in Japan – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 44 – PHS subscribers in Japan – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 45 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator in Japan – November 2009
  • Table 46 – Market share of 3G mobile operators in Japan – June 2009
  • Table 47 – Japan 3G subscribers – 2004 - 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 48 – Number of handsets sold in Japan – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 49 – Prepaid mobile subscribers in Japan – 2008
  • Table 50 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Kazakhstan – 1996 - 2011
  • Table 51 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Kyrgyzstan – 1998 - 2011
  • Table 52 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Laos – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 53 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Laos – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 54 – 3G mobile subscribers and annual change in Laos – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 55 – Mobile subscribers, prepaid and penetration rates in Macau – 1990 - 2011
  • Table 56 – Mobile subscribers 2G and 3G in Macau – 2007 - 2011
  • Table 57 – Local SMS statistics in Macau: Christmas, Lunar & New Years holidays – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 58 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Malaysia – 1994 - 2011
  • Table 59 – Mobile services revenues in Malaysia – 1993 - 2008
  • Table 60 – Postpaid & prepaid mobile subscribers and market share in Malaysia – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 61 – Mobile subscribers in Maldives – 1998 - 2011
  • Table 62 – Postpaid and prepaid subscribers in Maldives – 2009
  • Table 63 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Mongolia – 1996 - 2008
  • Table 64 – Mobile subscribers in Myanmar – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 65 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Nepal – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 66 – Mobile prepaid versus postpaid subscribers in Nepal – January 2008
  • Table 67 – Mobile subscribers in Pakistan – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 68 – Mobile services revenue in Pakistan – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 69 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in the Phillipines – 1992; 1994; 1996 - 2009
  • Table 70 – Mobile services revenue in the Phillipines – 1993 - 2007
  • Table 71 – 3G mobile subscribers and market share in the Phillipines – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 72 – Mobile market statistics in Singapore – September 2009
  • Table 73 – Mobile subscribers in Singapore – 1996 - 2011
  • Table 74 – Mobile services revenue in Singapore – 1993 - 2008
  • Table 75 – Fixed-line versus mobile subscriptions and teledensity in Singapore – September 2009
  • Table 76 – Overall mobile services ARPU in Singapore – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 77 – 3G mobile subscribers in Singapore – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 78 – Prepaid subscribers in Singapore – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 79 – Prepaid versus postpaid – share of 2G market in Singapore – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 80 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Korea – 1985 - 2011
  • Table 81 – Mobile manufacturers’ shipments and market share in South Korea – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 82 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Sri Lanka – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 83 – Mobile services revenue in Taiwan – 1992 - 2008
  • Table 84 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Taiwan – 1995 - 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 85 – Evolution of the mobile market in Taiwan, with PHS, 2G and 3G – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 86 – 2G and 3G mobile services ARPU in Taiwan – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 87 – 3G mobile subscribers and market share in Taiwan – 2003 - 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 88 – Prepaid 2G subscribers – market share in Taiwan – 2000 - 2008
  • Table 89 – PHS subscriber growth in Taiwan – 2001 - 2008
  • Table 90 – Mobile subscribers and annual change in Tajikistan – 1996 - 2011
  • Table 91 – 3G mobile subscribers in Tajikistan – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 92 – Mobile subscribers in Thailand – 1998 - 2011
  • Table 93 – Mobile services revenue and ARPU in Thailand – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 94 – Mobile subscribers in Thailand – prepaid and postpaid – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 95 – Mobile subscribers in Timor Leste – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 96 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Turkmenistan – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 97 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Uzbekistan – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 98 – 3G mobile subscribers in Uzbekistan – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 99 – Mobile subscribers in Vietnam – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 100 – Mobile services revenue in Vietnam – 1993 - 2009
  • Table 101 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU in Vietnam – 1998 - 2009
  • Exhibit 1 – Mobile operators in Bangladesh – 2009
  • Exhibit 2 – MVNO licensees in Hong Kong – 2009
  • Exhibit 3 – CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India
  • Exhibit 4 – Long-term evolution (LTE) roadmap in Japan – 2008 - 2012
  • Exhibit 5 – 3G licensees, spectrum and vendors in Singapore
  • Exhibit 6 – Major mobile operators and foreign shareholders in Thailand – 2009

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Last updated 24 Mar 2010
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