2013 Asia - Fixed Voice Market

Publication Overview

This Asia market report looks at the fixed-line segment of the market, covering 35 countries in North, South, South East and Central Asia. It provides an overview of each of the markets and looks at some of the main players in the various economies.

Researchers:- Peter Evans, Paul Budde
Current publication date:- February 2013 (16th Edition)

Executive Summary

Asia’s fixed voice subscriber market is in decline, with China leading the way – downwards

For almost a decade now, growth in Asia’s fixed voice market has generally been ‘flattening out’ and in some countries the number of subscribers has gone into decline. Activity in the fixed voice market has simply been overwhelmed and overshadowed by the frenzied activity in the energetic and expanding mobile market. The declining trend is now clearly evident in the overall statistics for the regional market. By 2012 the total number of fixed services in Asia had dropped to an estimated 510 million, down from 566 million in 2007. Whilst many markets remain stable and some are even continuing to grow, the single biggest factor in the region’s overall status is the performance of China where some 95 million fixed services have disappeared from the national subscriber base since 2006; at the time, there were 370 million fixed-line subscribers in the country. China’s estimated 275 million fixed services by end-2012 represented 54% of Asia’s total.

It is noted that Asia, boosted as it is by China’s presence, has around 43% of the global total of fixed voice services. In the meantime, Asia had an overall total of around 3.5 billion telephone services (combined fixed and mobile) as it entered 2013; of these, as already noted, just over 500 million were fixed-line and, of course, the remainder were mobile.

Of the 35 or so countries in Asia, the top 10 in terms of fixed-line subscribers claimed over 90% of the region’s fixed-line services coming into 2013.

As for the region’s wider market, it is interesting to note that a number of the more sophisticated telecom markets in Asia are also highly penetrated fixed-line markets; the regional leaders in this regard are Taiwan, with a 75% teledensity, South Korea with 65% and Hong Kong with 61%; they are followed by Singapore (40%) and Japan (38%).

Asia – Top 10 fixed-line markets (ranked by penetration) – 2012

Rank

Country

Penetration

1

Taiwan

75%

2

South Korea

63%

3

Hong Kong

61%

4

Japan

50%

5

Singapore

39%

6

Georgia

33%

7

Macau

28%

8

Kazakhstan

28%

9

China

20%

10

Brunei

19%

(Source: BuddeComm based on ITU and industry data, estimates)

As with other segments of the telecom market in Asia, we note the ever-present gap between the developed and developing economies of the region. In the developing economies, the building of essential fixed-line infrastructure has been largely ignored in favour of rolling out mobile networks as a quick way of providing telephone services to the population. In some of the developing countries governments have become involved, trying to force the pace of fixed-line roll-outs; in these markets the success rate has been mixed. In the Philippines this type of program proved conspicuously ineffective and teledensity has languished for years at around 4%. In Indonesia the initial effort by the government to force the pace of fixed-line roll-out was an organisational nightmare; however, in the last five years or so, Wireless Local Loop (WLL) has provided a platform for a significant surge in fixed line growth in that country. In the four years to 2010 fixed-line services increased by almost 200%. The government in Vietnam has also been heavily involved in promoting growth in the fixed-line sector. It looked to be making significant progress for a while, with the figures suggesting that the country had one of the more highly-penetrated fixed-line markets in the region (reported 34% teledensity); however, there were questions about the accuracy of the government’s statistics and more recent data puts the penetration at around 10%.

Despite the decline in actual fixed voice subscribers in Asia, fixed infrastructure remains an important component in the overall development of the telecom sector as it underpins for the time being the general functionality of each national telecommunications network. Apart from the voice services supported by the fixed-line infrastructure in the markets of Asia, the bonus of a healthy and extensive fixed network has been its ability to support DSL-based broadband access, especially in developing economies. As a consequence, DSL has played a key role in the deployment and general development of broadband internet in Asia.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview
    • 1.1 Fixed-line statistics
  • 2. Afghanistan
    • 2.1 Overview Afghanistan’s telecom market
    • 2.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 2.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 2.3 Fixed network operators in Afghanistan
      • 2.3.1 Overview
      • 2.3.2 Afghan Telecom
      • 2.3.3 Other operators and licences
  • 3. Armenia
    • 3.1 Overview of Armenia’s telecom market
    • 3.2 Fixed-line statistics
    • 3.3 Fixed-network operators in Armenia
      • 3.3.1 ArmenTel (Beeline)
      • 3.3.2 UCOM
  • 4. Azerbaijan
    • 4.1 Overview Azerbaijan’s telecoms market
      • 4.1.1 Action Plan for 2011-2015
    • 4.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 4.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 4.3 Fixed network operators in Azerbaijan
      • 4.3.1 Aztelekom
      • 4.3.2 AzEuroTel
      • 4.3.3 EurAsiaCom (formerly Terracom Inc/Fire Telecom)
  • 5. Bangladesh
    • 5.1 Overview Bangladesh’s telecom market
      • 5.1.1 Corruption inquiry
    • 5.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 5.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 5.3 Fixed network operators in Bangladesh
      • 5.3.1 Overview of operators
      • 5.3.2 Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) - formerly Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB)
      • 5.3.3 Peoples Telecom (Formerly Bangladesh Rural Telecommunications Authority)
      • 5.3.4 Sheba Telecom
      • 5.3.5 WorldTel
      • 5.3.6 Dhaka Phone
  • 6. Bhutan
    • 6.1 Overview of Bhutan’s telecom market
    • 6.2 Fixed-line statistics
    • 6.3 Fixed network operator in Bhutan
      • 6.3.1 Bhutan Telecom
  • 7. Brunei Darussalam
    • 7.1 Overview Brunei’s telecommunications market
    • 7.2 Fixed-line statistics
    • 7.3 Fixed network operators in Brunei
      • 7.3.1 Telekom Brunei Bhd (TelBru)
      • 7.3.2 DST Group
  • 8. Cambodia
    • 8.1 Overview of Cambodia’s telecom market
    • 8.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 8.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 8.3 Fixed-line operators in Cambodia
      • 8.3.1 Telecom Cambodia
      • 8.3.2 Viettel
      • 8.3.3 Digi
  • 9. China
    • 9.1 Overview of China’s telecom market – 2008-2011
      • 9.1.1 Revenue breakdown: 2010 - 2011
      • 9.1.2 Telecommunications investment in fixed assets: 2006-2010
      • 9.1.3 Value-added services telecom business revenue: 2006-2010
    • 9.2 Telecommunications market sectors and fixed-line statistics
      • 9.2.1 Fixed lines and mobiles
      • 9.2.2 Forecast fixed-line subscribers – 2011-2017
    • 9.3 Fixed-line operators in China
      • 9.3.1 China Telecom
  • 10. East Timor
    • 10.1 Overview of East Timor’s telecommunications market
      • 10.1.1 Background
      • 10.1.2 Recovery period
      • 10.1.3 Strategic Development Plan 2011 – 2030
      • 10.1.4 Liberalisation of telecom sector
    • 10.2 Fixed-line statistics
    • 10.3 Fixed network operators in Timor Leste
      • 10.3.1 Telstra
      • 10.3.2 Timor Telecom
  • 11. Georgia
    • 11.1 Overview of Georgia’s telecom market
    • 11.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 11.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line subscribers – 2015; 2020
    • 11.3 Fixed network operators in Georgia
      • 11.3.1 United Telecom (formerly Sakartvelos Elektrokavshiri)
      • 11.3.2 Telecom Georgia (Sakartvelos Telekomi)
      • 11.3.3 NewNet Telecommunications (Akhali Kselebi Ltd)
      • 11.3.4 Egrisi
      • 11.3.5 Georgian Railway Telecom (GRT)
  • 12. Hong Kong
    • 12.1 Overview of Hong Kong’s telecom market
      • 12.1.1 Competition in the market
    • 12.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 12.2.1 Fixed-line statistics by business and residential subscribers
      • 12.2.2 IP telephony statistics by business and residential subscribers
      • 12.2.3 Forecast fixed line subscribers – 2011-2013; 2017
    • 12.3 Telecommunications market sectors
      • 12.3.1 Fixed telecommunications services – background
    • 12.4 Fixed network operators in Hong Kong
      • 12.4.1 Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW)
      • 12.4.2 City Telecom (HK) Ltd (HKBN)
      • 12.4.3 Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH)
      • 12.4.4 Wharf T&T Hong Kong (i-Cable)
  • 13. India
    • 13.1 Overview India’s telecom market
      • 13.1.1 Competition
      • 13.1.2 Universal service
      • 13.1.3 Government revenue
      • 13.1.4 Wireless Local Loop Fixed line (WWLF)
    • 13.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 13.2.1 Operator and market statistics
      • 13.2.2 Forecasts - fixed-line services – 2015; 2020
    • 13.3 Network operators overview
      • 13.3.1 Market overview
      • 13.3.2 Unified Access Service Licences (UASL)
    • 13.4 Major fixed-line operators in India
      • 13.4.1 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
      • 13.4.2 Bharti Airtel
      • 13.4.3 Hughes Telecom
      • 13.4.4 Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
      • 13.4.5 Reliance Communications
      • 13.4.6 Sistema
      • 13.4.7 Tata Teleservices
    • 13.5 Other fixed network operators
      • 13.5.1 AT&T
      • 13.5.2 France Telecom
      • 13.5.3 Tulip Telecom
      • 13.5.4 SingTel
  • 14. Indonesia
    • 14.1 Overview Indonesia’s telecom market
      • 14.1.1 Market growth
      • 14.1.2 Fixed network overview
      • 14.1.3 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
      • 14.1.4 PT Telkom
      • 14.1.5 PT Indosat
      • 14.1.6 Bakrie Telecom
      • 14.1.7 Telecom towers
    • 14.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 14.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market: 2015; 2020
    • 14.3 Major fixed-line operators in Indonesia
      • 14.3.1 Overview
      • 14.3.2 PT Telkom Indonesia
      • 14.3.3 PT Indonesian Satellite Corporation (Indosat)
      • 14.3.4 PT Bakrie Telecom
  • 15. Japan
    • 15.1 Overview of Japan’s telecom market
      • 15.1.1 Competition in the market
    • 15.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 15.2.1 Fixed-line and mobile phones
      • 15.2.2 Fixed-line and IP telephony statistics
      • 15.2.3 Forecast fixed line subscribers – 2013 - 2014; 2018
    • 15.3 Major network operators in Japan
      • 15.3.1 NTT Corporation
      • 15.3.2 KDDI Corporation
      • 15.3.3 Softbank Corporation
  • 16. Kazakhstan
    • 16.1 Overview of Kazakhstan’s telecom market
    • 16.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 16.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 16.3 Fixed-network operators in Kazakhstan
      • 16.3.1 Kazakhtelecom
      • 16.3.2 Astel
      • 16.3.3 Ducat (formerly Kazintel)
      • 16.3.4 KazInformTelecom (KIT)
  • 17. Kyrgyzstan
    • 17.1 Overview of Kyrgyzstan’s telecoms market
    • 17.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 17.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 17.3 Fixed network operator in Kyrgyzstan
      • 17.3.1 Kyrgyztelecom
      • 17.3.2 Others fixed line operators
  • 18. Laos
    • 18.1 Overview of telecom market in Laos
      • 18.1.1 International assistance
    • 18.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 18.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market - 2015; 2020
    • 18.3 Fixed network operators in Laos
      • 18.3.1 Lao Telecom
      • 18.3.2 Enterprise of Telecommunications Lao (ETL)
      • 18.3.3 Unitel (formerly Lao Asia Telecom)
  • 19. Macau
    • 19.1 Overview of Macau’s telecom market
      • 19.1.1 The future challenges for Macau’s telecom market
      • 19.1.2 The end of telecoms concession – way forward for Macau
      • 19.1.3 Macau poised for full market liberalisation
    • 19.2 Fixed-line statistics
    • 19.3 Major operators in Macau
      • 19.3.1 Compahnia de Telecomunicações de Macau (CTM)
      • 19.3.2 3 Macau (Hutchison Telecom Macau)
  • 20. Malaysia
    • 20.1 Overview Malaysia’s telecom market
      • 20.1.1 Tenth Malaysia Plan and ICT
    • 20.2 Fixed-Line statistics
      • 20.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line subscribers – 2015; 2020
    • 20.3 Fixed network operators in Malaysia
      • 20.3.1 Overview fixed network operators
      • 20.3.2 Telekom Malaysia
      • 20.3.3 Axiata
      • 20.3.4 Time dotCom
  • 21. Maldives
    • 21.1 Overview of Maldives’ telecom market
    • 21.2 Fixed-line statistics
  • 22. Mongolia
    • 22.1 Overview of Mongolia’s telecom market
      • 22.1.1 ICT Vision 2021
    • 22.2 Fixed-line statistics
    • 22.3 Fixed network operators in Mongolia
      • 22.3.1 Mongolia Telecom
      • 22.3.2 Mongolian Railways Communications
      • 22.3.3 Ulusnet
  • 23. Myanmar (Burma)
    • 23.1 Overview of Myanmar’s telecom market
    • 23.2 Fixed-line statistics
  • 24. Nepal
    • 24.1 Overview of Nepal’s telecom market
      • 24.1.1 NTA report – September 2012
      • 24.1.2 National telecom network
    • 24.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 24.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 24.3 Basic telephone service providers in Nepal
      • 24.3.1 Nepal Telecom (formerly Nepal Doorsanchar Co Ltd)
      • 24.3.2 United Telecom Ltd (UTL)
      • 24.3.3 Nepal Satellite Telecom (NST)
      • 24.3.4 Smart Telecom
  • 25. North Korea
    • 25.1 Overview of North Korea’s telecom market
    • 25.2 Fixed-line statistics
    • 25.3 Network operators in North Korea
      • 25.3.1 Lancelot Holdings
      • 25.3.2 Loxley Pacific (Loxpac)
      • 25.3.3 Shin Satellite Corp
      • 25.3.4 Egypt’s Orascom Telecoms Holding
  • 26. Pakistan
    • 26.1 Overview Pakistan’s telecom market
    • 26.2 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
    • 26.3 Fixed-line statistics
      • 26.3.1 Forecast – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 26.4 Fixed network operators in Pakistan
      • 26.4.1 Overview
      • 26.4.2 Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
      • 26.4.3 Other fixed network operators
  • 27. Philippines
    • 27.1 Overview Philippines’ telecom market
      • 27.1.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
    • 27.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 27.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 27.3 Major fixed-network operators in the Philippines
      • 27.3.1 PLDT
      • 27.3.2 Globe Telecom (Innove)
      • 27.3.3 Bayantel
      • 27.3.4 Bell Telecom
      • 27.3.5 Digitel
      • 27.3.6 Eastern Telecommunications Philippines Inc (ETPI)
      • 27.3.7 PhilCom
      • 27.3.8 Liberty Telecom
  • 28. Singapore
    • 28.1 Overview of Singapore’s telecom market
      • 28.1.1 Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015)
      • 28.1.2 Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure (Next Gen NII)
    • 28.2 Fixed-line statistics
    • 28.3 Fixed network operators in Singapore
      • 28.3.1 Singapore Telecom (SingTel)
      • 28.3.2 StarHub Pte Ltd
  • 29. South Korea
    • 29.1 Overview South Korea’s telecom market
      • 29.1.1 Government support
      • 29.1.2 Fixed-line services
    • 29.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 29.2.1 Forecast fixed-line subscribers – 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • 29.2.2 Fixed-line network overview and statistics
    • 29.3 Fixed network operators in South Korea
      • 29.3.1 KT Corp
      • 29.3.2 SK Broadband
      • 29.3.3 LG U+
  • 30. Sri Lanka
    • 30.1 Overview Sri Lanka’s telecom market
    • 30.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 30.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 30.3 Fixed Network Operators in Sri Lanka
      • 30.3.1 Overview of operators
      • 30.3.2 SLT (formerly Sri Lanka Telecom)
      • 30.3.3 Suntel
      • 30.3.4 Lanka Bell
      • 30.3.5 Dialog Broadband Networks (DBN)
      • 30.3.6 Other operators
  • 31. Taiwan
    • 31.1 Overview of Taiwan’s telecom market
    • 31.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 31.2.1 Telecom revenue by service
      • 31.2.2 Fixed, mobile, internet and broadband subscriber comparison
      • 31.2.3 Forecast fixed-line subscribers – 2011; 2017
    • 31.3 Fixed network voice services
      • 31.3.1 Market overview
      • 31.3.2 Fixed network operators’ market share
    • 31.4 Fixed network operators in Taiwan
      • 31.4.1 Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (CHT)
  • 32. Tajikistan
    • 32.1 Overview of Tajikistan’s telecom market
    • 32.2 Fixed-line statistics
    • 32.3 Fixed network operator in Tajikistan
      • 32.3.1 Tajiktelecom
  • 33. Thailand
    • 33.1 Overview Thailand’s telecom market
    • 33.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 33.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line subscribers – 2015; 2020
    • 33.3 Fixed network operators in Thailand
      • 33.3.1 The public payphones market dominated by TOT
      • 33.3.2 True Corp
      • 33.3.3 Telephone Organization of Thailand Corp (TOT)
      • 33.3.4 Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT)
  • 34. Turkmenistan
    • 34.1 Overview of Turkmenistan’s telecom market
      • 34.1.1 Suspension and relaunch of MTS
    • 34.2 Fixed-network statistics
  • 35. Uzbekistan
    • 35.1 Overview of Uzbekistan’s telecom market
    • 35.2 Fixed-line statistics
      • 35.2.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 35.3 Fixed network operators in Uzbekistan
      • 35.3.1 Uzbektelecom
      • 35.3.2 Buzton
      • 35.3.3 East Telecom
  • 36. Vietnam
    • 36.1 Overview of Vietnam’s telecom market
      • 36.1.1 ICT Development Index 2011
      • 36.1.2 Wireless local loop
    • 36.2 Fixed-line statistics
    • 36.3 Forecasts – fixed-line market – 2015; 2020
    • 36.4 Fixed network operators in Vietnam
      • 36.4.1 Vietnam Post & Telecommunications (VNPT)
      • 36.4.2 Saigon Postel
      • 36.4.3 Viettel
      • 36.4.4 VP Telecom/EVN Telecom
      • 36.4.5 FPT Telecom
      • 36.4.6 GTel
      • Table 1 – Fixed-line subscribers in Asia by country – 2008 – 2013
      • Table 2 – Fixed-line penetration in Asia by country – 2008 – 2013
      • Table 3 – Top fifteen countries in Asia by fixed-line subscription numbers – 2008 – 2013
      • Table 4 – Top fifteen countries in Asia by fixed-line penetration – 2008 – 2013
      • Table 5 – Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity – 1994; 2000 - 2012
      • Table 6 – Fixed-line subscribers – wireline and wireless - 2011
      • Table 7 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers – 2015; 2020
      • Table 8 – Fixed lines in service, annual growth and teledensity – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 9 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers – 2015; 2020
      • Table 10 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2013
      • Table 11 – Forecast fixed line subscribers – 2015; 2020
      • Table 12 – Fixed-line subscribers by operator – 2010 - 2011
      • Table 13 – Fixed telephone line targets and teledensity – 2010; 2025
      • Table 14 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 15 – Fixed line subscribers and penetration rate – 1990; 1995; 2000 - 2012
      • Table 16 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 17 – Forecast fixed-line growth – 2015; 2020
      • Table 18 – Telecommunications investment in fixed assets – 2006 - 2010
      • Table 19 – Value added services telecom business revenue – 2006 - 2010
      • Table 20 – Fixed-line and mobile subscriptions and penetration rate – 1998 - 2013
      • Table 21 – Fixed-line local telephone calls – 2006 - 2010
      • Table 22 – Fixed-line traditional long-distance telephone calls – 2006 - 2010
      • Table 23 – China’s telephone subscribers fixed versus mobile overview – 1998 - 2012
      • Table 24 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration – lower band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Table 25 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration – higher band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Table 26 – China Telecom financial data – 2001 - 2011
      • Table 27 – China Telecom revenue breakdown – 2010 - 2011
      • Table 28 – China Telecom wireline revenue breakdown – 2007 - 2010
      • Table 29 – China Telecom capex breakdown – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 30 – China Telecom fixed-line, PHS and broadband subscribers and ARPU – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 31 – China Telecom key operational statistics – 2007 - 2011
      • Table 32 – Fixed line subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1995; 1998 - 2000; 2003 - 2012
      • Table 33 – Timor Telecom’s mobile subscribers – 2003 - 2011
      • Table 34 – Fixed lines in service, annual change and penetration – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 35 – Forecast fixed line subscribers – 2015; 2020
      • Table 36 – Hong Kong telecoms service revenue and capex – 1994 – 2011
      • Table 37 – Number of telecoms operators by category – May 2012
      • Table 38 – Fixed line versus mobile subscriptions and penetration rates – 1998 - 2013
      • Table 39 – Fixed-line telephony subscribers – 2000 – 2012
      • Table 40 – External fixed-line telephone traffic volume in minutes – 1997 – 2011
      • Table 41 – IP telephony subscribers – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 42 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration - higher band – 2011 - 2013; 2017
      • Table 43 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration - lower band – 2011 - 2013; 2017
      • Table 44 – PCCW consolidated revenue, EBITDA and profit US$ – 2001 - 2011
      • Table 45 – PCCW core revenue US$ – 2006 - 2011
      • Table 46 – PCCW TSS revenue US$ – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 47 – PCCW exchange lines in service – 2003 - 2011
      • Table 48 – City Telecom revenue and profit – 2001 – 2011
      • Table 49 – HTHKH revenue and profit – 2006 – 2011
      • Table 50 – HTHKH mobile service revenue for data, voice, roaming – 2009 – 2011
      • Table 51 – i-Cable revenue and profit – 2005 - 2011
      • Table 52 – Wharf T&T fixed-line, i-Cable broadband and pay TV subscribers – 2001 - 2011
      • Table 53 – Fixed-line services versus mobile services and penetration – March 2012
      • Table 54 – Telephone services to villages – March 2012
      • Table 55 – Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 56 – Fixed-line basic services by operator – March 2012
      • Table 57 – Fixed-line subscribers by operator – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 58 – Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
      • Table 59 – Bharti fixed-line subscribers – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 60 – MTNL fixed-line subscribers – 2004; 2007; 2010 - 2012
      • Table 61 – Reliance fixed-line subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 62 – Fixed-wireless (WLL) subscribers – 2003; 2007 - 2012
      • Table 63 – Fixed-wireless (WLL) subscribers by operator – June 2012
      • Table 64 – PT Telkom’s fixed wireless subscribers – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 65 – PT Telkom fixed-line subscribers - wireless v. wireline – September 2012
      • Table 66 – PT Telkom – fixed wireless subscribers – September 2012
      • Table 67 – Fixed-line subscribers, annual change and teledensity – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 68 – Fixed lines subscribers and annual change by operator – June 2012
      • Table 69 – Fixed wireless v. wireline subscribers – 2011
      • Table 70 – Forecast of fixed line subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
      • Table 71 – Major fixed-line operators - subscribers – 2009 - 2011
      • Table 72 – PT Telkom’s fixed-line subscribers – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 73 – PT Telkom’s fixed lines in service – 2007 - 2011
      • Table 74 – PT Telkom – postpaid and prepaid fixed wireless subscribers – 2011
      • Table 75 – PT Telekom – fixed wireless pre and postpaid ARPU – 2004 – 2011
      • Table 76 – PT Telkom – revenue contribution by market segment – 2011
      • Table 77 – PT Telkom’s subscribers by segment – 2011
      • Table 78 – PT Telkom – fixed wireless subscribers – 2003 – 2011
      • Table 79 – PT Indosat – fixed wireless subscribers – 2006 - 2011
      • Table 80 – PT Indosat – fixed wireless pre and postpaid ARPU – 2006 - 2011
      • Table 81 – PT Indosat – revenue contribution by market segment – 2009 - 2011
      • Table 82 – Bakrie Telecom subscribers – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 83 – Bakrie Telecom – postpaid and prepaid fixed wireless subscribers – 2009 - 2011
      • Table 84 – Bakrie Telecom’s pre and postpaid ARPU – 2004 - 2010
      • Table 85 – Telecoms service revenue – 1985; 1989; 1993; 1997; 2001; 2006 - 2011
      • Table 86 – Number of competitive telecommunications carriers: 1985; 1989; 1993; 1997; 2001; 2005 - 2012
      • Table 87 – Number of telecommunications carriers in Japan – September 2012
      • Table 88 – Subscribers and penetration: fixed-line versus mobile – 1993 - 2014
      • Table 89 – Fixed-line subscribers by technology – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 90 – Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2013-2014; 2018
      • Table 91 – Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2013-2014; 2018
      • Table 92 – NTT major shareholders – March 2012
      • Table 93 – NTT financial data – 2000 – 2013
      • Table 94 – NTT proportion of operating revenue by segment – 2001 – 2011
      • Table 95 – NTT forecast consolidated revenue composition – 2008 - 2013
      • Table 96 – NTT subscribers by service – June 2012
      • Table 97 – KDDI financial data – 2001 - 2013
      • Table 98 – KDDI proportion of revenue by segment – 2001 - 2012
      • Table 99 – KDDI total capital expenditure on mobile and fixed line – 2005 - 2013
      • Table 100 – ADSL and FttH subscribers – 2005 – 2013
      • Table 101 – Fixed access lines – 2008 – 2013
      • Table 102 – Softbank major shareholders – March 2012
      • Table 103 – Softbank distribution of ownership among shareholders – March 2012
      • Table 104 – Softbank financial data – 1995 – 2012
      • Table 105 – Softbank proportion of revenue by segment – 2006 – 2012
      • Table 106 – Softbank mobile ARPU and churn – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 107 – Softbank operational data – thousands of subscribers – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 108 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 – 2013 (e)
      • Table 109 – Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
      • Table 110 – Kazakhtelecom fixed lines in service – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 111 – Kazakhtelecom – digitalisation of local network – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 112 – Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1991 - 2013
      • Table 113 – Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
      • Table 114 – Fixed lines in service – 1995 - 2013
      • Table 115 – WLL (fixed) subscribers – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 116 – Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
      • Table 117 – Fixed-line operators’ subscribers and market share – 2012
      • Table 118 – Number of operators by service – April 2012
      • Table 119 – Fixed-lines and teledensity – 1985 - 2013
      • Table 120 – CTM mobile, fixed-line and broadband subscribers and ARPU: 2007 - 2011
      • Table 121 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 122 – Fixed-line household penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
      • Table 123 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers – 2015; 2020
      • Table 124 – Telekom Malaysia’s revenue share by product segment – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 125 – Telekom Malaysia’s capital expenditure – 2007 - 2011
      • Table 126 – Telekom Malaysia’s fixed-line subscribers – 2007 - 2011
      • Table 127 – Axiata’s total mobile subscribers – 2010 - 2011
      • Table 128 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 129 – Fixed-line subscribers by region – September 2011
      • Table 130 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1990, 1995 – 2013
      • Table 131 – Local fixed-line telephone traffic – 1997 – 2009
      • Table 132 – Telecom Mongolia revenue, EBITDA, net income – 2006 - 2011
      • Table 133 – Fixed-line subscribers, penetration and annual change – 1988, 1990, 1995 - 2012
      • Table 134 – Fixed WLL subscribers – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 135 – Fixed-line subscribers – wireline and WLL – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 136 – Fixed-lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 137 – Forecast fixed line subscribers – 2015; 2020
      • Table 138 – Fixed subscribers by operator – wireline and WLL – October 2012
      • Table 139 – Nepal Telecom’s fixed subscribers – wireline and WLL – 2006; 2012
      • Table 140 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1990; 2000; 2005; 2010
      • Table 141 – WLL subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 142 – WLL subscribers by operator and market share – March 2012
      • Table 143 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1991 - 2012
      • Table 144 – Fixed wireline subscribers – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 145 – Fixed wireline v. fixed wireless (WLL) subscribers – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 146 – Fixed wireline subscribers by operator and market share –2011
      • Table 147 – Forecast fixed line subscribers – 2015; 2020
      • Table 148 – ‘Fixed-line’ licences issued by PTA – 2011
      • Table 149 – Fixed-line subscribers by operator – June 2011
      • Table 150 – PTCL fixed wireline subscribers – 2000 - 2011
      • Table 151 – WorldCall’s WLL (fixed) subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 152 – WorldCall’s fixed wireline subscribers – 2005 - 2011
      • Table 153 – TeleCard’s WLL (fixed) subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 154 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 1994 - 2012
      • Table 155 – Fixed lines – proportion of urban and residential subscribers – 2007 - 2011
      • Table 156 – Fixed lines installed versus lines in operation – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 157 – Total SAS lines installed by operators by target date
      • Table 158 – Forecast fixed line subscribers – 2015; 2020
      • Table 159 – PLDT fixed-line subscribers – 2001; 2005 - 2011
      • Table 160 – Globe Telecom fixed-line subscribers – 2002 - 2011
      • Table 161 – Bayantel’s fixed-line subscribers – 2000 - 2001; 2006 - 2011
      • Table 162 – PLDT fixed-line subscribers – 2001; 2007; 2010 - 2011
      • Table 163 – Fixed-line versus mobile growth – subscribers and penetration – 1998 - 2012
      • Table 164 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 1998 - 2012
      • Table 165 – Overview of fixed-line subscribers – September 2012
      • Table 166 – SingTel – Singapore market – key operational subscriber statistics – 2011 - 2012
      • Table 167 – StarHub – key operational statistics – 2010 – 2012
      • Table 168 – StarHub – revenue and proportion of revenue by market segment – 2012
      • Table 169 – StarHub – operating revenue and capital expenditure – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 170 – Fixed and mobile lines in service and teledensity – 1991 – 2013
      • Table 171 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Table 172 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Table 173 – KT Corp’s fixed-line subscribers and market share – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 174 – Telephony (PSTN + VoIP) subscribers, market share by operator – September 2012
      • Table 175 –Telephone lines by operator (PSTN) – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 176 –Telephone lines by operator (VoIP) – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 177 – KT Corp revenue, net profit, capex – 2008 – 2011
      • Table 178 – KT Corp capex – 2010
      • Table 179 – KT Corp’s fixed-line (PSTN) subscribers and market share – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 180 – KT Corp’s VoIP and total subscribers – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 181 – SK Broadband revenue, net income, capex, EBITDA – 2003 - 2011
      • Table 182 – SK Broadband operating revenue split – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 183 – SK Broadband capex – 2006 - 2011
      • Table 184 – SK Broadband - broadband internet subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 185 – SK Broadband ‘B tv’ TV subscribers – 2006-2012
      • Table 186 –LG U+ revenue, net income, EBITDA – 2009 – 2011
      • Table 187 –LG U+ revenue breakdown by service – 2009 – 2011
      • Table 188 – LG U+ capex – 2009 – 2011
      • Table 189 – LG Telecom fixed-line (PSTN and VoIP) subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 190 – National network status – June 2012
      • Table 191 – Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 192 – Fixed subscribers – wireline and WLL - 2009 - 2012
      • Table 193 – Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration rate – 2015; 2020
      • Table 194 – Fixed-line operators and subscribers – 2008; 2010 - 2011
      • Table 195 – SLT fixed-line subscribers and market share – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 196 – SLT fixed-line subscribers – wireline and WLL – 2005 - 2011
      • Table 197 – SLT (Sky Network) broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 198 – Suntel subscribers – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 199 – Lanka Bell subscribers – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 200 – Taiwan telecoms service revenue – 1985; 1990; 1995; 2000; 2005 - 2011
      • Table 201 – Taiwan – Fixed-line and mobile subscribers and penetration – 1995 - 2013
      • Table 202 – Taiwan - Call volumes for outgoing mobile and fixed network traffic – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 203 – Taiwan - Distribution of telecom revenue by services – 2011
      • Table 204 – Number of telecom subscribers per 100 inhabitants – 2001 - 2011
      • Table 205 – Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2011 - 2012; 2017
      • Table 206 – Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2011 - 2012; 2017
      • Table 207 – Fixed network operators – market share by revenue – 2011
      • Table 208 – Chunghwa Telecom fixed subscribers and market share – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 209 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom revenue, capex, net profit and employees – 2000 - 2011
      • Table 210 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom revenue breakdown – 2003; 2006 - 2011
      • Table 211 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom fixed line and mobile subscribers and market share – 2000 - 2011
      • Table 212 – Chunghwa Telecom’s subscriber base – September 2012
      • Table 213 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom market share by segment – December 2011
      • Table 214 – Fixed lines in service, annual growth and teledensity – 1995 - 2013
      • Table 215 – Fixed lines and teledensity – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 216 – Estimated fixed-line subscribers by operator – 2011
      • Table 217 – Estimated fixed-line subscribers – metro vs provincial – 2011
      • Table 218 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration rate – 2015; 2020
      • Table 219 – Public payphones in service – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 220 – Public payphones by provider – 2011
      • Table 221 – True’s total revenues – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 222 – True Corp: capital expenditure – 2007 - 2011
      • Table 223 – True’s fixed-line subscribers – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 224 – True’s fixed line ARPU – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 225 – True’s payphone ARPU – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 226 – TOT’s fixed-line subscribers – 2005 - 2011
      • Table 227 – TOT’s total revenues – 2005 - 2011
      • Table 228 – TOT’s payphones – 2005 - 2011
      • Table 229 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1991 – 2013 (e)
      • Table 230 – Fixed lines in service, annual growth and teledensity – 1991 - 2012
      • Table 231 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
      • Table 232 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1990 - 2012
      • Table 233 – Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
      • Table 234 – VNPT fixed-line subscribers and teledensity – 2000 - 2012
      • Chart 1 – Armenia – fixed line and mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2011
      • Chart 2 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2001 - 2012
      • Chart 3 – Bangladesh fixed-line subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2013
      • Chart 4 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2013
      • Chart 5 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2006 - 2012 (e)
      • Chart 6 – China revenue breakdown fixed/mobile; voice/non-voice – 2011
      • Chart 7 – China revenue breakdown fixed/mobile; voice/non-voice – 2006 - 2010
      • Chart 8 – China fixed-line and mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2013
      • Chart 9 – Fixed-line local telephone calls – 2006 - 2011
      • Chart 10 – Fixed-line traditional long-distance telephone calls – 2006 - 2011
      • Chart 11 – China Telecom revenue, capex, broadband ARPU, mobile ARPU – 2004 - 2011
      • Chart 12 – Hong Kong service revenue and capex – 1995 - 2011
      • Chart 13 – Hong Kong fixed-line and mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2013
      • Chart 14 – Hong Kong fixed-line telephony subscribers – 2000 - 2012
      • Chart 15 – Hong Kong IP telephony subscribers – 2007 - 2012
      • Chart 16 – PCCW revenue, capex, ARPU – 2006 - 2011
      • Chart 17 – Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity – 2005 - 2012
      • Chart 18 – Market share of fixed-line basic services by operator – March 2012
      • Chart 19 – Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity – 1995 - 2012
      • Chart 20 – Japan fixed-line and mobile subscribers – 1993 - 2014
      • Chart 21 – NTT Group revenue, capex, ARPU – 2003 – 2012
      • Chart 22 – KDDI revenue, capex, ARPU – 2004 - 2013
      • Chart 23 – Softbank revenue, capex, ARPU – 2005 – 2012
      • Chart 24 – Fixed lines in service and annual change – 2000 - 2013 (e)
      • Chart 25 – Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 2000 - 2013
      • Chart 26 – Fixed and mobile subscribers – 2000 - 2013
      • Chart 27 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 – 2012(e)
      • Chart 28 – Telekom Malaysia's revenue share by product segment – 2008 - 2011
      • Chart 29 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity- 1998 – 2013
      • Chart 30 – Nepal Telecom's fixed subscribers - wireline and WLL – 2006; 2012
      • Chart 31 – WLL subscribers by operator and market share – March 2012
      • Chart 32 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2001 - 2012(e)
      • Chart 33 – Fixed wireline vs. fixed wireless subscribers – 2004 - 2012
      • Chart 34 – PTCL fixed wireline subscribers – 2000 - 2011
      • Chart 35 – Fixed and mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2012
      • Chart 36 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2000 - 2012
      • Chart 37 – SingTel - Singapore market - key operational subscribers – March 2011 and September 2012
      • Chart 38 – StarHub - key operational statistics – 2010 - 2012
      • Chart 39 – StarHub - operating revenue contribution by market – 2012
      • Chart 40 – South Korea fixed-line and mobile subscribers – 2000 - 2013
      • Chart 41 – PSTN and VoIP subscribers by major operators – 2006 - 2012
      • Chart 42 – LG U+ revenue, capex, ARPU – 2009 - 2011
      • Chart 43 – Fixed lines in service and annual change – 1996 - 2012 (e)
      • Chart 44 – Fixed subscribers - wireline and WLL – 2009 - 2012
      • Chart 45 – Fixed-line operators and subscribers – 2008; 2010 - 2011
      • Chart 46 – SLT fixed-line subscribers and market share – 2003 - 2011
      • Chart 47 – SLT fixed-line subscribers - wireline and WLL – 2005 - 2011
      • Chart 48 – Taiwan fixed-line and mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2013
      • Chart 49 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom fixed-line and mobile subscribers – 2000 - 2011
      • Chart 50 – Fixed lines in service, annual growth and teledensity – 2000 - 2013
      • Chart 51 – Fixed lines and teledensity – 2000 - 2012(e)
      • Chart 52 – Fixed and mobile subscribers – 1999 - 2010
      • Chart 53 – Public payphones in service – 2004 - 2011
      • Chart 54 – True Move financials – 2007 - 2010
      • Chart 55 – TOT's fixed-line subscribers – 2005 - 2011
      • Chart 56 – TOT's total revenues – 2005 - 2011
      • Chart 57 – TOT's payphones – 2005 - 2011
      • Chart 58 – Fixed lines in service and annual change – 2000 - 2013 (e)
      • Chart 59 – Fixed lines in service, annual growth and teledensity – 2001 - 2012
      • Chart 60 – Fixed line subscribers and annual change – 2001 - 2012
      • Chart 61 – VNPT fixed-line subscribers and teledensity – 2000 - 2012
      • Exhibit 1 – Telecommunications industry statistics from the MIIT – 2008 – 2011
      • Exhibit 2 – China Telecom Corporation Ltd at a glance – December 2011
      • Exhibit 3 – United Telecom’s Tbilisi network infrastructure
      • Exhibit 4 – Licensees and issue dates – May 2011
      • Exhibit 5 – Major operators by service type - 2011
      • Exhibit 6 – Major shareholders in Bharti Airtel – April 2012
      • Exhibit 7 – Palapa Ring Project – specification of rings
      • Exhibit 8 – Major shareholder categories in PT Telkom – December 2011
      • Exhibit 9 – Major shareholders in PT Indosat – September 2011
      • Exhibit 10 – Significant telecoms operators in Japan
      • Exhibit 11 – NTT Group structure – March 2011
      • Exhibit 12 – Softbank operations
      • Exhibit 13 – Telekom Malaysia at a glance – December 2011
      • Exhibit 14 – Telekom Malaysia’s major shareholders – March 2012
      • Exhibit 15 – Axiata’s major shareholders –June 2012
      • Exhibit 16 – PTCL subsidiary companies
      • Exhibit 17 – Joint ventures and affiliated companies
      • Exhibit 18 – A snapshot of the Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) project
      • Exhibit 19 – Major shareholders in SingTel – May 2012
      • Exhibit 20 – SingTel’s regional subsidiaries and shareholdings – March 2012
      • Exhibit 21 – Major shareholders in StarHub – February 2012
      • Exhibit 22 – Significant telecoms operators in South Korea
      • Exhibit 23 – KT at a glance – December 2011
      • Exhibit 24 – SK Broadband at a glance – December 2011
      • Exhibit 25 – LG U+ at a glance – December 2011
      • Exhibit 26 – Telecommunications system operator licensees
      • Exhibit 27 – Major shareholders in SLT – December 2011
      • Exhibit 28 – True Corp’s major shareholders – April 2011

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