2013 Asia - Mobile Data, Wireless Broadband Market and Forecasts

Publication Overview

The line between mobile communications – voice services as opposed to broadband services – is becoming blurred by the rapid uptake of smartphones.

This makes it more difficult to produce reports with a clear delineation between the two sectors. This report concentrates specifically on the mobile broadband developments and therefore, in the developed mobile communication markets in particular, it does not include statistical and other information on the underlying mobile communication part of the market – for example, general statistics on mobile subscribers and revenues.

That information can be found in our other report on this market: Asia - Mobile Voice Market

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, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

Researchers:- Peter Evans, Paul Budde
Current publication date:- December 2013 (10th Edition)

Executive Summary

Group of highly developed markets in Asia offer useful models for industry future

With some 3.3 billion Asians using mobile phones - almost half of the number of mobile subscribers in the world – spread across a diverse range of markets, the region is already rapidly advancing in its exploiting of mobile data/wireless broadband services.

Growth across Asia in high speed access to the internet by mobile wireless has been largely driven by highly competitive markets combined with a preparedness to embrace new generation mobile technologies. With 3G and 3G+ platforms extensively covering the region, mobile broadband services are already well established. The rapid take up has been underpinned by increasingly cheaper smartphone prices and lower airtime tariffs combining to support even wider adoption. And now, of course, we have 4G/LTE providing a fresh impetus, especially in the region’s pace-setting markets.

The more highly developed markets in the region, such as Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, have positioned themselves well to generally exploit mobile data and broadband wireless opportunities and lead the rest of the region into the next generations of mobile applications. As 3G transitions through 3.5G and onto 4G/LTE and we see consequential increases in speeds, as service improves and as content providers offer more, an exponential growth in data usage is already occurring in the major markets. Hong Kong is a prime example of this explosion in mobile data.

While 3G licensing and the ongoing launch of 3G services in Asia has certainly provided the fundamental platform for growth in wireless data services, 3G has also been providing opportunities for both wireless access and content providers in domestic markets. In South Asia, in particular, more people own a mobile phone than a PC, giving the delivery of mobile data services huge potential there. Although one can obviously say that in terms of system sophistication ‘the show has moved on’ in the more advanced markets, 3G is continuing to provide the basis for ongoing development of mobile data across much of the region. (Note: Almost all markets in Asia had effectively launched of 3G networks by 2013; there were only a handful of markets yet to launch.)

It should also be noted that mobile data is by no means a new phenomenon in the region. An example of the early widespread adoption of a particular mobile data service in Asia was the Short Message Service (SMS). SMS became very popular throughout Asia ahead of the wider market, with remarkable growth being experienced in particular 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 not just in accumulating more and more subscribers, but in the ability to offer more Value-Added Services (VAS) and, most importantly, efficient and effective access to the internet. This in turn allows the operators to pursue higher ARPUs based on offering genuinely greater value added services to customers.

Another early move into mobile data within Asia was Japan’s NTT DoCoMo launching its i-Mode service and its two rivals –SoftBank and KDDI – following with the launch of their own versions of i-Mode. The result as dramatically successful; at its peak over 80% of mobile subscribers in Japan were logging on from a mobile using one of these platforms.

More recent mobile data development in Asia has essentially been built on the 3G and 3G+, now moving into 4G/LTE technology. As a consequence, right across Asia with the transition to a range of new generation mobile platforms, there has been a major shift from mobile voice to mobile data.

A good example of the way in which next generation networks have been progressively reshaping the mobile markets across the region can be found in Singapore. By July 2013 the number of mobile subscribers had reached 8.2 million for a penetration of 159%; of these subscribers a huge majority, 6.9 million, were signed up to 3G or 4G services. That means that just the 3G and 4G subscribers combined represented a penetration already well in excess of 100% by that stage. In other words, Singapore has more mobile broadband subscribers than population.

Importantly, 4G/LTE already has a significant presence in the Singapore market. The three mobile operators all launched a form of 4G in 2012 and have since been rapidly expanding their coverage at a rate that will see a full national presence by end-2013.

Although the two sample markets noted above – Hong Kong and Singapore - are obviously exceptional in that they are both geographically compact (which delivers a major advantage in the roll out of networks), we should nevertheless take careful note of the way things are developing as these markets as they provide useful models for how the wider market is likely to move.

Regionally, overall mobile broadband penetration was around 16% by early 2013. This represented a total of 640 million mobile broadband subscribers across the region and the number of mobile broadband subscribers was growing at around 40% annually. Of the markets in Asia, as well as Singapore, both South Korea and Japan had more mobile broadband subscribers than population coming into 2013.

In the context of mobile broadband services, we should not ignore the WiMAX platform. Whilst there has been some activity in the providing of fixed WiMAX networks, the real test has been the advent of mobile WiMAX. The roll-out of WiMAX-based mobile services in Asia has begun; however, significant rollouts have been limited to just a few markets. The technology is looking more and more like a platform suited for niche markets. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Malaysia have notable WiMAX roll outs.

Key operators in the region have been investing heavily in WiFi and the deployment of femtocells for mobile network offload. South Korea for example, saw an 11-fold jump in mobile data traffic over a one year period and WiFi traffic accounting for a third of all mobile traffic. Leaders in mobile data usage, there is a drive for NFC chips in smartphones which will further drive data usage.

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. Overview
    • 1.1 Mobile Broadband
    • 1.2 Mobile Data
  • 2. Afghanistan
    • 2.1 Overview
    • 2.2 Mobile data services
      • 2.2.1 Mobile banking
    • 2.3 Third Generation (3G)
      • 2.3.1 Background
      • 2.3.2 Bidding process
      • 2.3.3 Licensing and service launches
    • 2.4 Satellite mobile
  • 3. Armenia
    • 3.1 Overview
      • 3.1.1 4G / LTE
      • 3.1.2 Wireless broadband
  • 4. Azerbaijan
    • 4.1 Overview
    • 4.2 Mobile Data
      • 4.2.1 Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
      • 4.2.2 Third Generation (3G) services
      • 4.2.3 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
  • 5. Bangladesh
    • 5.1 Overview
    • 5.2 Mobile licences
      • 5.2.1 3G licences
      • 5.2.2 4G licences
    • 5.3 Mobile data services
      • 5.3.1 Mobile broadband
      • 5.3.2 Mobile services – university admissions
      • 5.3.3 Mobile banking
    • 5.4 Wireless broadband / WiMAX
      • 5.4.1 Background
      • 5.4.2 Licensing
      • 5.4.3 Operations
      • 5.4.4 Third broadband licence
      • 5.4.5 TDE-LTE (4G) licences
  • 6. Bhutan
    • 6.1 Overview
    • 6.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
  • 7. Brunei Darussalam
    • 7.1 Overview
      • 7.1.1 DSTCom
      • 7.1.2 B-Mobile
  • 8. Cambodia
    • 8.1 Overview
      • 8.1.1 3G service restrictions
    • 8.2 WiMAX
      • 8.2.1 Overview
      • 8.2.2 Frequency licensing problems
      • 8.2.3 Smart
      • 8.2.4 Digital Star
    • 8.3 Long term evolution (LTE) network
    • 8.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 8.4.1 MobiTel (CamGSM)
      • 8.4.2 Mfone (CamShin)
      • 8.4.3 Hello Axiata
      • 8.4.4 Metfone (Viettel)
      • 8.4.5 CadComms (QB)
      • 8.4.6 Smart Mobile (Latelz)
  • 9. China
    • 9.1 Overview
    • 9.2 Mobile Data Services
      • 9.2.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 9.2.2 M2M
      • 9.2.3 Mobile applications
      • 9.2.4 Mobile internet
    • 9.3 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
    • 9.4 Forecast: 3G mobile subscribers
  • 10. Georgia
    • 10.1 Overview
    • 10.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 10.2.1 Background and licensing
      • 10.2.2 3G mobile statistics
    • 10.3 WiMAX
      • 10.3.1 Warid Telecom Georgia
      • 10.3.2 VTel Georgia
      • 10.3.3 MagtiCom
    • 10.4 Mobile broadband
  • 11. Hong Kong
    • 11.1 Overview
    • 11.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 11.2.1 Licensing
      • 11.2.2 3G launches
      • 11.2.3 3G statistics
    • 11.3 LTE (Long-term evolution)/4G
      • 11.3.1 4G launches - CSL
      • 11.3.2 4G launches – China Mobile Hong Kong
      • 11.3.3 4G launches – Genius Brand (Hutchison and PCCW)
      • 11.3.4 4G launches - SmarTone
    • 11.4 Short message service (SMS)
    • 11.5 Mobile data usage
    • 11.6 WiFi
    • 11.7 Forecast total mobile and 3G subscribers – 2013-2014; 2018
  • 12. India
    • 12.1 Overview
    • 12.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
    • 12.3 i-mode
    • 12.4 BlackBerry
    • 12.5 Mobile TV
    • 12.6 Mobile content
      • 12.6.1 m-Health
      • 12.6.2 M-banking and money transfer
    • 12.7 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 12.7.1 Background
      • 12.7.2 Licensing process
      • 12.7.3 Spectrum allocation
      • 12.7.4 Auction procedure
      • 12.7.5 Auction
      • 12.7.6 BSNL and MTNL
      • 12.7.7 Analysis: consequences of the 3G auction
      • 12.7.8 Roll-outs and developments
      • 12.7.9 3G roaming dispute
    • 12.8 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • 12.8.1 Overview
      • 12.8.2 Reliance Jio Infocomm
      • 12.8.3 Bharti Airtel
    • 12.9 Wireless broadband
      • 12.9.1 WiFi
    • 12.10 WiMAX
      • 12.10.1 Background
      • 12.10.2 Pilot projects and early networks
      • 12.10.3 Licensing process
    • 12.11 WiMAX spectrum auctions
      • 12.11.1 2.3GHz
      • 12.11.2 700MHz
      • 12.11.3 Qualcomm
      • 12.11.4 Infotel
    • 12.12 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 12.13 Mobile wireless
    • 12.14 Satellite
  • 13. Indonesia
    • 13.1 Overview
      • 13.1.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 13.1.2 Mobile TV
      • 13.1.3 Blackberry
      • 13.1.4 Mobile advertising
      • 13.1.5 Mobile banking
      • 13.1.6 Village Phone Program (VPP)
    • 13.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 13.2.1 Background and initial licensing process
      • 13.2.2 Second 3G auction
      • 13.2.3 Launch of 3G services
      • 13.2.4 Expansion and marketing of 3G services
      • 13.2.5 Further auction of 3G spectrum
    • 13.3 Wireless broadband
      • 13.3.1 Background
      • 13.3.2 WiFi hotspots
      • 13.3.3 WiMAX
      • 13.3.4 LTE / Fourth Generation (4G)
    • 13.4 Internet via satellite
  • 14. Japan
    • 14.1 Overview
    • 14.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 14.3 LTE (Long-Term Evolution)/4G
    • 14.4 LTE-Advanced
    • 14.5 Wi-Fi
    • 14.6 Mobile Internet
    • 14.7 Mobile content
      • 14.7.1 Operators extend video, gaming services to competitor’s networks
      • 14.7.2 Mobile payment
      • 14.7.3 Mobile banking
      • 14.7.4 Mobile contactless payment (NFC)
      • 14.7.5 Mobile advertising
      • 14.7.6 Mobile TV and radio
      • 14.7.7 Music downloads
      • 14.7.8 Mobile social gaming
      • 14.7.9 M2M
    • 14.8 WiMAX
      • 14.8.1 WiMAX auction
      • 14.8.2 UQ Communications
      • 14.8.3 WiMAX 2
      • 14.8.4 Willcom
  • 15. Kazakhstan
    • 15.1 Overview
      • 15.1.1 Third GSM mobile operator licence
    • 15.2 Mobile technologies
      • 15.2.1 Third Generation (3G)
      • 15.2.2 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • 15.2.3 Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
      • 15.2.4 Mobile Broadband statistics
      • 15.2.5 WiMAX
      • 15.2.6 FttB
  • 16. Kyrgyzstan
    • 16.1 Overview
    • 16.2 Mobile data
    • 16.3 Mobile broadband
      • 16.3.1 WiMAX
  • 17. Laos
    • 17.1 Overview
    • 17.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile services
    • 17.3 Long Term Evolution (LTE) / 4G services
  • 18. Macau
    • 18.1 Overview
    • 18.2 WiFi
  • 19. Malaysia
    • 19.1 Overview
    • 19.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 19.2.1 Background
      • 19.2.2 Bidding and auction
      • 19.2.3 Network planning and development
      • 19.2.4 Service launch
      • 19.2.5 Further development
    • 19.3 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 19.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 19.5 Mobile data services
      • 19.5.1 Short Message Services (SMS)
      • 19.5.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 19.5.3 Mobile TV/Video-on-Demand (VoD)
      • 19.5.4 Blackberry
    • 19.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 19.6.1 M-commerce (micropayments)
      • 19.6.2 Airline services
    • 19.7 Mobile Data Operators
      • 19.7.1 Telecom Malaysia/Celcom
      • 19.7.2 Maxis Communications
      • 19.7.3 Digi Communications
      • 19.7.4 U Mobile
      • 19.7.5 Time dotCom
    • 19.8 Wireless broadband
      • 19.8.1 WiMAX operators
  • 20. Maldives
    • 20.1 Overview
    • 20.2 Wireless broadband
      • 20.2.1 WiFi
      • 20.2.2 WiMAX
      • 20.2.3 Mobile broadband
    • 20.3 Satellite internet
  • 21. Mongolia
    • 21.1 Overview
    • 21.2 3G Services
    • 21.3 IPTV and Mobile TV
  • 22. Myanmar
    • 22.1 Overview
    • 22.2 Third Generation (3G) development
    • 22.3 Mobile services
      • 22.3.1 Satellite mobile
      • 22.3.2 Mobile Broadcasting
  • 23. Nepal
    • 23.1 Overview
    • 23.2 Third Generation (3G)
    • 23.3 Fourth Generation (4G)
    • 23.4 Satellite mobile
    • 23.5 M-commerce
  • 24. North Korea
    • 24.1 Overview
    • 24.2 Koryolink 3G network
    • 24.3 North Korea’s answer to the tablet
  • 25. Pakistan
    • 25.1 Third Generation (3G) licences
    • 25.2 Mobile data services
      • 25.2.1 Mobile TV
      • 25.2.2 M-commerce / mobile banking
      • 25.2.3 Innovation in mobile financial services
    • 25.3 Wireless broadband
      • 25.3.1 Wateen Telecom
    • 25.4 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
  • 26. Philippines
    • 26.1 Analysis - The Philippines and the telecom factor in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan
    • 26.2 Overview
    • 26.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 26.4 Long Term Evolution (LTE) /Fourth Generation (4G) networks
    • 26.5 Smartphones
      • 26.5.1 AppBridge project
    • 26.6 Mobile data services
      • 26.6.1 Money remittance via SMS
      • 26.6.2 Mobile TV
    • 26.7 Wireless broadband
  • 27. Singapore
    • 27.1 Mobile Data developments
      • 27.1.1 High-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA)
      • 27.1.2 Fourth generation (4G) and long-term evolution (LTE)
    • 27.2 Mobile data services
      • 27.2.1 Payment systems
      • 27.2.2 Smartphones
    • 27.3 Mobile content and applications
      • 27.3.1 Background
      • 27.3.2 Mobile TV
    • 27.4 Wireless Broadband Overview
      • 27.4.1 The Wireless@SG initiative
      • 27.4.2 Long-Term Evolution (LTE) / Fourth generation (4G)
      • 27.4.3 Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group (SWSPG)
  • 28. South Korea
    • 28.1 Mobile data services
      • 28.1.1 Market overview
      • 28.1.2 Wireless Internet NIDA survey 2010
    • 28.2 Mobile content and applications
      • 28.2.1 Overview
      • 28.2.2 M-commerce/m-payment
      • 28.2.3 Mobile banking (m-banking)
      • 28.2.4 Mobile government (m-government)
      • 28.2.5 Apps Stores
      • 28.2.6 Mobile advertising
      • 28.2.7 NFC chips in smartphones
      • 28.2.8 Mobile TV
      • 28.2.9 Mobile learning
      • 28.2.10 OTT Voice
    • 28.3 Wireless broadband
      • 28.3.1 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)/Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
      • 28.3.2 WiBro
  • 29. Sri Lanka
    • 29.1 Overview
    • 29.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 29.2.1 Background
      • 29.2.2 Licences and service launch
      • 29.2.3 Development of 3G
    • 29.3 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 29.4 M-banking
    • 29.5 Mobile Broadband statistics
    • 29.6 Mobile Data operators
      • 29.6.1 Dialog Axiata (formerly Dialog Telekom)
      • 29.6.2 Mobitel
      • 29.6.3 Etisalat Sri Lanka
      • 29.6.4 Hutchison Lanka
      • 29.6.5 Bharti Airtel Lanka
    • 29.7 Satellite mobile
      • 29.7.1 MTN Networks
  • 30. Taiwan
    • 30.1 Overview
    • 30.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 30.2.1 Background
      • 30.2.2 3G roll out
    • 30.3 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 30.3.1 Background
      • 30.3.2 4G / LTE spectrum auction
    • 30.4 SMS message volume, WAP and GPRS subscribers
    • 30.5 Mobile internet
      • 30.5.1 Mobile TV
    • 30.6 Mobile value-added services
    • 30.7 Mobile banking
    • 30.8 NFC payments
    • 30.9 WiFi
    • 30.10 WiMAX
      • 30.10.1 Background
      • 30.10.2 WiMAX in Taiwan – licensing
      • 30.10.3 WiMAX in Taiwan – network rollouts
      • 30.10.4 WiMAX roaming
      • 30.10.5 WiMAX subscribers and revenue
    • 30.11 Forecast 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 (actual); 2013, 2018
  • 31. Thailand
    • 31.1 Overview
      • 31.1.1 Smartphones
      • 31.1.2 2100MHZ 3G launch marks big change in market
    • 31.2 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 31.2.1 AIS
      • 31.2.2 DTAC
      • 31.2.3 True
    • 31.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 31.3.1 3G licensing: background development
      • 31.3.2 Interim arrangements
      • 31.3.3 3G licensing and disputes
      • 31.3.4 TOT’s MVNO strategy
      • 31.3.5 TrueMove H
      • 31.3.6 Roll-out and launch of 3G services
    • 31.4 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • 31.4.1 4G development
      • 31.4.2 4G testing and network launches
    • 31.5 Mobile data services
      • 31.5.1 Overview
      • 31.5.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 31.5.3 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
      • 31.5.4 Mobile payment schemes
    • 31.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 31.6.1 Overview
      • 31.6.2 Mobile TV
    • 31.7 Wireless internet
      • 31.7.1 WiFi
      • 31.7.2 Free WiFi hotspot project
      • 31.7.3 WiMAX
  • 32. Turkmenistan
    • 32.1 Overview
      • 32.1.1 Third Generation (3G) services
  • 33. Uzbekistan
    • 33.1 Overview of Uzbekistan’s mobile market
    • 33.2 Mobile data
      • 33.2.1 Long Term Evolution (LTE) / Fourth Generation (4G)
    • 33.3 WiMAX
  • 34. Vietnam
    • 34.1 Overview
    • 34.2 Mobile data services
      • 34.2.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 34.2.2 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
      • 34.2.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 34.2.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 34.2.5 International remittances
    • 34.3 Mobile technologies
      • 34.3.1 Third Generation (3G) services
      • 34.3.2 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 34.4 Wireless broadband
      • 34.4.1 WiFi
      • 34.4.2 WiMAX
      • 34.4.3 Mobile broadband
    • 34.5 Satellite internet
    • Table 1 – Asia - Mobile broadband subscribers - leading markets – 2011 - 2013
    • Table 2 – Asia - Mobile broadband penetration - leading markets – 2011 - 2013
    • Table 3 – Hong Kong - mobile data usage – 2002 – 2013
    • Table 4 – Bangladesh - Mobile internet subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 5 – Bangladesh - Active Mobile Broadband Subscribers – 2009 – 2012
    • Table 6 – Bangladesh - WiMAX subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 7 – Bhutan - B-Mobile’s 3G subscribers – 2008 - 2013
    • Table 8 – Cambodia - MobiTel: 3G subscribers – 2006 - 2013
    • Table 9 – Cambodia - Mfone 3G subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 10 – Cambodia - Hello Axiata: 3G subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 11 – Cambodia - Metfone: 3G subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 12 – Cambodia - Cadcomms (QB) mobile (3G) subscribers – 2008 - 2013
    • Table 13 – Cambodia - Smart Mobile (Latelz): 3G subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 14 – China - Growth of text messages (SMS) in China and annual change – 2000 - 2012
    • Table 15 – China Mobile SMS usage volume and annual change – 2003 - 2012
    • Table 16 – China - Leading mobile value added services by subscribers and penetration - 2012
    • Table 17 – China - Mobile internet subscribers and annual change – 2006 - 2013
    • Table 18 – China Mobile - mobile internet use – 2010 - 2013
    • Table 19 – China - Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and share of mobile market – 2013 - 2014, 2018
    • Table 20 – Georgia - 3G mobile subscribers and market share – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 21 – Georgia - 3G mobile operators and subscribers – 2009
    • Table 22 – Georgia - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2012
    • Table 23 – Hong Kong - 3G/4G mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2012
    • Table 24 – Hong Kong - SMS messages sent and received – 2002 – 2012
    • Table 25 – Hong Kong - SMS statistics for Christmas Day and New Years Day – 2005 - 2013
    • Table 26 – Hong Kong - SMS statistics for Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year Day – 2006 – 2013
    • Table 27 – Hong Kong - Mobile data usage – 2002 – 2012
    • Table 28 – Hong Kong - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher band forecast – 2013 - 2014; 2018
    • Table 29 – Hong Kong - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower band forecast – 2013 - 2014; 2018
    • Table 30 – India - SMS traffic by technology and subscriber – 2011 - 2012
    • Table 31 – India - 3G auction (2010): Number of licences and total fees paid by operators
    • Table 32 – India - Wireless broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 33 – Indonesia - 3G mobile operators and subscribers – March 2013
    • Table 34 – Japan- Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2013
    • Table 35 – Japan 3G subscribers – 2001 – 2013
    • Table 36 – Japan LTE subscribers – 2010 - 2013
    • Table 37 – Japan - NTT DoCoMo LTE roadmap – 2011 – 2013; 2015
    • Table 38 – Japan - Mobile Internet subscribers, services and technology by provider – December 2012
    • Table 39 – Japan - Mobile Internet subscribers by providers – 2004 - 2012
    • Table 40 – Japan - Mobile Internet subscribers – 2000 – 2012
    • Table 41 – Japan - WiMAX subscribers (BWA) - UQ Communications: 2009 - 2012
    • Table 42 – Kazakhstan - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2012
    • Table 43 – Kyrgyzstan - SMS sent – 2010 - 2011
    • Table 44 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 45 – Macau - WiFi Hotspots – 2008 – 2013
    • Table 46 – Malaysia - 3G mobile subscribers and market share – 2006 – 2009; 2012 - 2013
    • Table 47 – Malaysia - SMS volume and subscriber ratio – 2002 - 2013
    • Table 48 – Malaysia - Celcom’s mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2013
    • Table 49 – Malaysia - Maxis’ mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2013
    • Table 50 – Malaysia - DiGi’s mobile internet subscribers – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 51 – Malaysia - Wireless hotspots and hotspot subscribers – 2005 – 2013
    • Table 52 – Malaysia - Packet One WiMAX subscribers – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 53 – Malaysia - YTL’s WiMAX subscribers – 2011 - 2012
    • Table 54 – Nepal - Mobile broadband subscriptions – 2010 - 2012
    • Table 55 – Nepal - Mobile internet subscribers – 2011 – 2013
    • Table 56 – Pakistan - Wireless broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2013
    • Table 57 – Pakistan - WiMAX subscribers – 2008 - 2013
    • Table 58 – Pakistan - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2013
    • Table 59 – Philippines - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 60 – Philippines - 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2013
    • Table 61 – Singapore - 4G mobile subscribers – 2013
    • Table 62 – Singapore - Wireless broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 63 – South Korea - Purpose of using mobile phone wireless internet – 2009 - 2010
    • Table 64 – South Korea - Wireless internet device usage - 2010
    • Table 65 – South Korea - Mobile banking service subscribers – 2003 – 2010
    • Table 66 – South Korea - KT and SK Telecom WiBro subscribers – 2006 - 2013
    • Table 67 – South Korea - KT and SK Telecom WiBro domestic investment plans – 2006 - 2011
    • Table 68 – Sri Lanka - 3G mobile operators and subscribers – 2009; 2013
    • Table 69 – Sri Lanka - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2013
    • Table 70 – Sri Lanka - Broadband subscribers – fixed and mobile – 2010 - 2012
    • Table 71 – Sri Lanka - Dialog Axiata: 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 72 – Sri Lanka - Mobitel: 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 73 – Sri Lanka - Etisalat: 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 74 – Sri Lanka - Hutchison: 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 75 – Sri Lanka - Bharti Airtel: 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 76 – Taiwan - SMS message volume and revenue, WAP and GPRS subscribers – 2001 - 2012
    • Table 77 – Taiwan - Mobile internet subscribers – 2001 - 2012
    • Table 78 – Taiwan 2.5GHz spectrum winners – 2007
    • Table 79 – Taiwan – WiMAX subscribers – 2011 - 2012
    • Table 80 – Taiwan – Wireless broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 81 – Taiwan - Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and penetration – higher band: 2012 - 2013; 2018
    • Table 82 – Taiwan - Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2012 - 2013; 2018
    • Table 83 – Vietnam - 3G mobile subscribers by operator – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 84 – Vietnam - Total 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Chart 1 – Asia - Mobile broadband penetration - leading markets - 2011 – 2013
    • Chart 2 – China - Leading mobile value added services by subscribers and penetration – 2012
    • Chart 3 – China popular mobile internet applications – December 2011
    • Chart 4 – Georgia - 3G mobile subscribers market share - 2008 – 2012
    • Chart 5 – Hong Kong 3G/4G mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2012
    • Chart 6 – Japan 2G, 3G and LTE growth – 2000 - 2013
    • Chart 7 - Malaysia - 3G mobile subscribers and market share - 2006-2013
    • Chart 8 – Pakistan - Broadband, FttH and WIMAX subscribers - 2008-2013
    • Chart 9 - Philippines - Mobile broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2012
    • Chart 10 – Singapore - Wireless broadband subscribers - 2007-2013
    • Chart 11: South Korea - Trends in wireless internet usage rate – 2002 - 2010
    • Chart 12 – Taiwan - Mobile internet subscribers – 2001 - 2011
    • Exhibit 1 – Bangladesh - Mobile operators in Bangladesh – 2013
    • Exhibit 2 – Bangladesh - Licensed wireless broadband access (WBA) operators in Bangladesh – 2013
    • Exhibit 3 – India - 3G auction results: Service area licences by operator – May 2010
    • Exhibit 4 – Singapore - Self-regulation of content
    • Exhibit 5 – Comparison of WiBro and mobile technologies in South Korea
    • Exhibit 6 – Taiwan - Mobile TV trial broadcasters

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