2014 Asia - Mobile Data and Wireless Broadband Market

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
Current publication date:- February 2015 (11th Edition)

Executive Summary

The highly developed telecom markets of Asia signal where the overall mobile data and broadband wireless market is heading

With some 3.6 billion people across Asia using mobile phones – around 52% 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.

Asia - mobile services – total mobile and mobile broadband – subscribers/penetration – 2011 – 2014

Category

2011

2012

2013

2014 (e)

Mobile subscriptions

Subscribers

3,000,000

3,205,000

3,457,000

3,604,000

Penetration

76.5%

80.9%

86.4%

89.2%

Mobile broadband subscriptions

Subscribers

432,000

605,000

753,000

920,000

Penetration

11.0%

15.3%

18.8%

22.8%

(Source: BuddeComm based on ITU data)

Growth across Asia in high speed access to the internet by mobile wireless has been largely driven by highly competitive markets combined with 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. By end-2014 mobile broadband subscriptions in Asia totalled just over 0.9 million – about 40% of all the mobile broadband subscribers in the world.

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, as content providers offer more services, and over-the-top (OTT) services gain greater traction, an exponential growth in data usage is occurring in the major markets. Hong Kong is a prime example of this explosion in mobile data. (See table below)

Hong Kong - mobile data usage – 2002 – 2014

Year (Dec)

Total

Per 2.5G + 3G/4G subscriber

Mbytes

2002

42,000

0.2

2003

247,200

0.3

2004

2,330,400

1.7

2005

4,603,700

2.5

2006

9,076,700

4.1

2007

32,301,500

11.0

2008

133,145,700

38.1

2009

638,388,700

127.6

2010

1,847,525,600

295.6

2011

4,133,960,500

508.7

2012

7,674,492,900

762.6

2013

12,073,456,300

996.6

2014 (Oct)

15,694,435,800

1,230.2

(Source: BuddeComm based on OFCA data)

Note: Figures are for December usage each year unless indicated otherwise. 

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. 

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 plus improved quality 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 was dramatically successful as an early push into largescale mobile data services; 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 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. (See table below.) By August 2014 the number of mobile subscribers stood at 8.2 million for a penetration of 152%; most significantly, of these subscribers 7.9 million were signed up to 3G or 4G services. That meant that just the 3G and 4G subscribers combined represented a population penetration already well in excess of 100% by that stage. In other words, Singapore had far more mobile broadband subscriptions 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 effectively saw a full national presence by end-2013. 

Singapore - Mobile subscribers - 2G, 3G and 4G, prepaid and postpaid – August 2014

Category

Subscribers

Percentage of total subscriber base

2G subscriptions

Postpaid

98,500

1%

Prepaid

218,600

3%

Total 2G subscribers

317,100

4%

3G subscriptions

Postpaid

1,901,900

23%

Prepaid

3,199,600

39%

Total 3G subscribers

5,101,500

62%

4G subscriptions

Postpaid

2,626,200

32%

Prepaid

184,500

2%

Total 4G subscribers

2,810,700

34%

Total subscribers (2G+3G+4G)

8,229,300

100%

(Source: BuddeComm based on IDA data)

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 provide useful models for how the wider market is likely to move.

Regionally, overall mobile broadband penetration was around 23% by early 2015. This represented a total of 920 million mobile broadband subscribers across the region. The number of mobile broadband subscribers was growing at around 25% annually.

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 accounted for a third of all mobile traffic.

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. Regional Overview
  • 2. Afghanistan
    • 2.1 Overview
    • 2.2 Third Generation (3G)
      • 2.2.1 Overview
      • 2.2.2 Background
      • 2.2.3 Bidding process
      • 2.2.4 Licensing
      • 2.2.5 Service launches
    • 2.3 Mobile data services
      • 2.3.1 Malomat
      • 2.3.2 Mobile banking
    • 2.4 Satellite mobile
  • 3. Armenia
    • 3.1 Overview
    • 3.2 4G / LTE
    • 3.3 Wireless broadband
      • 3.3.1 Cornet-AM
      • 3.3.2 ICON Communications
      • 3.3.3 VivaCell-MTS
  • 4. Azerbaijan
    • 4.1 Overview
      • 4.1.1 Statistics
    • 4.2 WiMAX
      • 4.2.1 AzQtel
    • 4.3 Mobile Data
      • 4.3.1 Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
      • 4.3.2 Third Generation (3G) services
      • 4.3.3 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • 4.3.4 Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)
  • 5. Bangladesh
    • 5.1 Overview
    • 5.2 Mobile data services
      • 5.2.1 Mobile broadband
      • 5.2.2 Mobile services – university admissions
      • 5.2.3 Mobile banking
    • 5.3 Wireless broadband / WiMAX
      • 5.3.1 Background
      • 5.3.2 WiMAX licensing
      • 5.3.3 Operations
      • 5.3.4 Third BWA licence
      • 5.3.5 TD-LTE (4G) licences
      • 5.3.6 Network expansions and roll-outs
      • 5.3.7 WiFi
  • 6. Bhutan
    • 6.1 Overview
    • 6.2 3G mobile services
    • 6.3 4G / LTE mobile services
  • 7. Brunei Darussalam
    • 7.1 Overview
    • 7.2 Statistics
  • 8. Cambodia
    • 8.1 Overview
    • 8.2 Statistics
    • 8.3 WiMAX
      • 8.3.1 Overview
      • 8.3.2 Frequency licensing problems
      • 8.3.3 Smart
      • 8.3.4 Digital Star
    • 8.4 Long term evolution (LTE) network
      • 8.4.1 Digital Star
      • 8.4.2 Southeast Asia Telecommunications
      • 8.4.3 Smart Axiata
  • 9. China
    • 9.1 Overview
    • 9.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 9.2.1 Background
      • 9.2.2 3G development
    • 9.3 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
      • 9.3.1 Background
      • 9.3.2 Service launch and development
    • 9.4 Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
    • 9.5 Pre-5G
    • 9.6 Mobile Data
      • 9.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 9.6.2 M2M
      • 9.6.3 Mobile applications
      • 9.6.4 Mobile internet
    • 9.7 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 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 10.4 WiMAX
      • 10.4.1 Warid Telecom Georgia
      • 10.4.2 VTel Georgia
      • 10.4.3 MagtiCom
    • 10.5 Mobile broadband
  • 11. Hong Kong
    • 11.1 Overview
    • 11.2 Mobile technologies
      • 11.2.1 High-speed circuit-switched data (HSCSD)
      • 11.2.2 General packet radio service (GPRS)
      • 11.2.3 Enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE)
      • 11.2.4 High-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA)
      • 11.2.5 CDMA
      • 11.2.6 CDMA2000
      • 11.2.7 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 11.2.8 LTE (Long-term evolution)/4G
      • 11.2.9 Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
    • 11.3 Mobile services
      • 11.3.1 Short message service (SMS)
      • 11.3.2 Mobile data usage
    • 11.4 WiFi
  • 12. India
    • 12.1 Overview
    • 12.2 Statistics
    • 12.3 GSM
    • 12.4 CDMA
      • 12.4.1 Overview
      • 12.4.2 CDMA auction – March 2013
    • 12.5 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 12.5.1 Background
      • 12.5.2 Licensing process
      • 12.5.3 Spectrum allocation
      • 12.5.4 Auction procedure
      • 12.5.5 Auction
      • 12.5.6 BSNL and MTNL
      • 12.5.7 Start of the roll-outs
      • 12.5.8 Developments
      • 12.5.9 3G roaming dispute
    • 12.6 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • 12.6.1 Overview
      • 12.6.2 Reliance Jio Infocomm
      • 12.6.3 Bharti Airtel
    • 12.7 Voice-over-Long Term Evolution (VoLTE)
    • 12.8 Mobile data services
      • 12.8.1 Market overview
      • 12.8.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 12.8.3 i-mode
      • 12.8.4 BlackBerry
      • 12.8.5 Mobile TV
      • 12.8.6 Mobile content
    • 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
    • 12.12 Mobile wireless
    • 12.13 Satellite
  • 13. Indonesia
    • 13.1 Overview
    • 13.2 Mobile statistics
    • 13.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 13.3.1 Background and initial licensing process
      • 13.3.2 Second 3G auction
      • 13.3.3 Launch of 3G services
      • 13.3.4 Expansion and marketing of 3G services
      • 13.3.5 Further auction of 3G spectrum
    • 13.4 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) services
    • 13.5 Mobile data services
      • 13.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 13.5.2 Mobile TV
      • 13.5.3 Blackberry
      • 13.5.4 Mobile advertising
      • 13.5.5 Mobile banking
      • 13.5.6 Village Phone Program (VPP)
    • 13.6 Wireless broadband
      • 13.6.1 Background
      • 13.6.2 WiFi hotspots
      • 13.6.3 WiMAX
      • 13.6.4 LTE / Fourth Generation (4G)
    • 13.7 Internet via satellite
  • 14. Japan
    • 14.1 Overview
    • 14.2 Statistics
    • 14.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 14.4 LTE (Long-Term Evolution)/4G
    • 14.5 LTE-Advanced (LTE-A)
    • 14.6 Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
    • 14.7 Wi-Fi
    • 14.8 Mobile Internet
      • 14.8.1 NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode
    • 14.9 World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
      • 14.9.1 WiMAX auction
      • 14.9.2 UQ Communications
      • 14.9.3 WiMAX 2
      • 14.9.4 Willcom
    • 14.10 Broadband Internet via satellite
  • 15. Kazakhstan
    • 15.1 Overview
    • 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)
    • 15.3 WiMAX
  • 16. Kyrgyzstan
    • 16.1 Overview
    • 16.2 Mobile statistics
      • 16.2.1 Mobile data
    • 16.3 WiMAX
  • 17. Laos
    • 17.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile services
    • 17.2 Long Term Evolution (LTE) / 4G services
    • 17.3 Statistics
    • 17.4 WiMAX
  • 18. Macau
    • 18.1 Overview
    • 18.2 Statistics
    • 18.3 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 data services
      • 19.4.1 Short Message Services (SMS)
      • 19.4.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 19.4.3 Mobile TV/Video-on-Demand (VoD)
      • 19.4.4 Blackberry
    • 19.5 Wireless broadband
      • 19.5.1 Background development
      • 19.5.2 WiMAX: 2.3GHz licences
      • 19.5.3 WiMAX: other developments
      • 19.5.4 WiMAX operators
  • 20. Maldives
    • 20.1 Overview
    • 20.2 3G
    • 20.3 4G
    • 20.4 Wireless broadband
      • 20.4.1 WiFi
      • 20.4.2 WiMAX
      • 20.4.3 Mobile broadband
    • 20.5 Satellite internet
  • 21. Mongolia
    • 21.1 Overview
    • 21.2 statistics
    • 21.3 Wi-Fi
  • 22. Myanmar
    • 22.1 Overview
    • 22.2 Statistics
    • 22.3 Third Generation (3G) development
    • 22.4 WiMAX
  • 23. Nepal
    • 23.1 Overview
    • 23.2 Statistics
    • 23.3 Third Generation (3G)
    • 23.4 Fourth Generation (4G) / LTE
    • 23.5 Satellite mobile
    • 23.6 WiMAX
    • 23.7 WiFi
  • 24. North Korea
    • 24.1 Overview
    • 24.2 Mobile phone costs
    • 24.3 Mobile phone restrictions
    • 24.4 Koryolink 3G network
    • 24.5 Mobile phone production
      • 24.5.1 Fines for using unofficial Chinese mobile phones
    • 24.6 North Korea’s answer to the tablet
  • 25. Pakistan
    • 25.1 Overview
    • 25.2 Third Generation (3G) licences
      • 25.2.1 Background
      • 25.2.2 Auction – 2013 / 2014
      • 25.2.3 Licensing
      • 25.2.4 Launch
    • 25.3 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 25.4 Mobile data services
      • 25.4.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 25.4.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 25.4.3 Blackberry
      • 25.4.4 Mobile TV
      • 25.4.5 M-commerce / m-banking
      • 25.4.6 Innovation in mobile financial services
    • 25.5 Wireless broadband
      • 25.5.1 WiMAX
      • 25.5.2 Internet via satellite
    • 25.6 Mobile broadband
  • 26. Philippines
    • 26.1 Overview
    • 26.2 Mobile technologies
      • 26.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 26.2.2 Long Term Evolution (LTE) /Fourth Generation (4G) networks
      • 26.2.3 Smartphones
      • 26.2.4 AppBridge project
    • 26.3 Mobile data services
      • 26.3.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 26.3.2 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
      • 26.3.3 Mobile TV
      • 26.3.4 Data Centres
    • 26.4 Mobile broadband
  • 27. Singapore
    • 27.1 Overview
    • 27.2 Statistics
    • 27.3 Mobile networks
      • 27.3.1 GSM
      • 27.3.2 Third generation (3G)
      • 27.3.3 Fourth generation (4G) / long-term evolution (LTE)
      • 27.3.4 Fifth Generation (5G) R&D
    • 27.4 Mobile data services
      • 27.4.1 Short messaging service (SMS)
      • 27.4.2 Payment systems
      • 27.4.3 Smartphones
    • 27.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 27.5.1 Background
      • 27.5.2 Mobile TV
    • 27.6 Wireless broadband
  • 28. South Korea
    • 28.1 Overview
    • 28.2 Mobile data services
      • 28.2.1 Market overview
      • 28.2.2 Wireless Internet NIDA survey 2010
    • 28.3 Mobile content and applications
      • 28.3.1 Overview
      • 28.3.2 M-commerce/m-payment
      • 28.3.3 Mobile banking (m-banking)
      • 28.3.4 Mobile government (m-government)
      • 28.3.5 Apps Stores
      • 28.3.6 Mobile advertising
      • 28.3.7 NFC chips in smartphones
      • 28.3.8 Mobile TV
      • 28.3.9 Mobile learning
      • 28.3.10 OTT Voice
    • 28.4 Mobile technologies
      • 28.4.1 Analogue (AMPS)
      • 28.4.2 Personal Communication Service (PCS)
      • 28.4.3 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
      • 28.4.4 Wideband CDMA (WCDMA)
      • 28.4.5 LTE
      • 28.4.6 Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
      • 28.4.7 LTE-Advanced (LTE-A)
      • 28.4.8 Smartphones
    • 28.5 Wireless broadband
      • 28.5.1 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)/Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
      • 28.5.2 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 Wireless broadband/WiMAX
  • 30. Taiwan
    • 30.1 Overview
    • 30.2 Mobile services
      • 30.2.1 SMS message volume, WAP and GPRS subscribers
      • 30.2.2 Mobile internet
      • 30.2.3 Mobile TV
      • 30.2.4 Mobile value-added services
      • 30.2.5 Mobile banking
      • 30.2.6 NFC payments
    • 30.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 30.4 Personal Handyphone Service (PHS)
    • 30.5 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 30.5.1 Background
      • 30.5.2 3G roll out
    • 30.6 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 30.6.1 Background
      • 30.6.2 4G / LTE spectrum auction
    • 30.7 Forecast 3G mobile subscribers – 2013 (actual); 2014, 2018
    • 30.8 WiFi
    • 30.9 WiMAX
      • 30.9.1 Background
      • 30.9.2 WiMAX in Taiwan – licensing
      • 30.9.3 WiMAX in Taiwan – network rollouts
      • 30.9.4 WiMAX roaming
      • 30.9.5 WiMAX subscribers and revenue
  • 31. Thailand
    • 31.1 Overview
      • 31.1.1 Smartphones
      • 31.1.2 2100MHZ 3G launch marks big change in market
    • 31.2 Mobile technologies
      • 31.2.1 CDMA
      • 31.2.2 PCT service
      • 31.2.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 31.2.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 31.2.5 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 31.2.6 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 31.3 Mobile data services
      • 31.3.1 Overview
      • 31.3.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 31.3.3 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
      • 31.3.4 Mobile payment schemes
    • 31.4 Mobile content and applications
      • 31.4.1 Overview
      • 31.4.2 Mobile TV
    • 31.5 Wireless internet
      • 31.5.1 WiFi
      • 31.5.2 Free WiFi hotspot project
      • 31.5.3 WiMAX
  • 32. Turkmenistan
    • 32.1 Overview
      • 32.1.1 Third Generation (3G) services
  • 33. Uzbekistan
    • 33.1 Overview
    • 33.2 Mobile data
      • 33.2.1 Long Term Evolution (LTE) / Fourth Generation (4G)
    • 33.3 3G
    • 33.4 WiMAX
  • 34. Vietnam
    • 34.1 Overview
    • 34.2 Mobile technologies
      • 34.2.1 GSM and CDMA
      • 34.2.2 Third Generation (3G) services
      • 34.2.3 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 34.3 Mobile data services
      • 34.3.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 34.3.2 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
      • 34.3.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 34.3.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 34.3.5 International remittances
    • 34.4 Mobile applications
    • 34.5 Wireless broadband
      • 34.5.1 WiFi
      • 34.5.2 WiMAX
      • 34.5.3 Mobile broadband
    • 34.6 Satellite internet
    • Table 1 – Azerbaijan – Wireless broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2014
    • Table 2 – Azerbaijan – Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2014
    • Table 3 – Bangladesh – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2013
    • Table 4 – Bangladesh – WiMAX subscribers – 2012 - 2014
    • Table 5 – Bhutan – B-Mobile’s 3G subscribers – 2008 - 2013
    • Table 6 – Brunei Darussalam – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2014
    • Table 7 – Cambodia – Mobile broadband subscribers –2010 - 2014
    • Table 8 – 3G subscribers in China – 2008 - 2014
    • Table 9 – Growth of text messages (SMS) in China and annual change – 2000 - 2014
    • Table 10 – China Mobile SMS usage volume and annual change – 2003 - 2012
    • Table 11 – China – Leading mobile value added services by subscribers and penetration - 2012
    • Table 12 – China – Mobile internet subscribers and annual change – 2006 - 2013
    • Table 13 – China Mobile - mobile internet use – 2010 - 2013
    • Table 14 – China – Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and share of mobile market – 2013 - 2014, 2018
    • Table 15 – Georgia – 3G mobile subscribers and market share – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 16 – Georgia – 3G mobile operators and subscribers – 2009
    • Table 17 – Georgia – WiMAX subscribers – 2010 – 2013
    • Table 18 – Georgia – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2013
    • Table 19 – Hong Kong – 2.5G subscribers – 2002 – 2014
    • Table 20 – Hong Kong – 3G/4G mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2014
    • Table 21 – Hong Kong – SMS messages sent and received – 2002 – 2012
    • Table 22 – Hong Kong – SMS statistics for Christmas Day and New Years Day – 2005 - 2014
    • Table 23 – Hong Kong – SMS statistics for Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year Day – 2006 – 2014
    • Table 24 – Hong Kong – Mobile data usage – 2002 – 2014
    • Table 25 – India – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2014
    • Table 26 – India – GSM mobile subscribers by region/circle – 2012 – 2014
    • Table 27 – India – GSM ARPU – 2003 - 2013
    • Table 28 – India – GSM ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended – 2013
    • Table 29 – India – GSM mobile operators, subscribers and market share – 2013
    • Table 30 – India – GSM ARPU by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended – 2012
    • Table 31 – India – GSM ARPU by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended – 2013
    • Table 32 – India – CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share – 2013
    • Table 33 – India – CDMA ARPU – 2003 - 2013
    • Table 34 – India – CDMA ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended – 2013
    • Table 35 – India – 3G auction (2010): Number of licences and total fees paid by operators
    • Table 36 – India – SMS traffic by technology and subscriber – 2011 - 2013
    • Table 37 – Indonesia – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2014
    • Table 38 – Indonesia – 3G mobile operators and subscribers – March 2013
    • Table 39 – Japan – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2013
    • Table 40 – Japan – 3G mobile subscribers by operator – December 2013
    • Table 41 – Japan – 3G mobile subscribers – 2001 – 2014
    • Table 42 – Japan LTE subscribers – 2010 - 2014
    • Table 43 – Japan – NTT DoCoMo LTE roadmap – 2011 – 2013; 2015
    • Table 44 – Japan – Mobile Internet subscribers, services and technology by provider – December 2013
    • Table 45 – Japan – Mobile Internet subscribers by providers – 2005 - 2013
    • Table 46 – Japan – Mobile internet subscribers – 2000 – 2013
    • Table 47 – Japan – WiMAX subscribers (BWA) - UQ Communications: 2009 - 2013
    • Table 48 – Kyrgyzstan – SMS sent – 2010 - 2011
    • Table 49 – Kyrgyzstan – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2014
    • Table 50 – Laos – Active mobile-broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 51 – Macau – Mobile subscribers 2G and 3G – 2007 – 2014
    • Table 52 – Macau – Local SMS statistics: Christmas, Lunar and New Years holidays – 2008 – 2014
    • Table 53 – Macau – Local Mobile Data Usage (MB) – Special Dates – 2013 - 2014
    • Table 54 – Macau – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2007 – 2013
    • Table 55 – Macau – WiFi Hotspots – 2008 – 2014
    • Table 56 – Malaysia – 3G mobile subscribers and market share – 2006 – 2009; 2012 - 2013
    • Table 57 – Malaysia – SMS volume and subscriber ratio – 2002 - 2014
    • Table 58 – Malaysia – Wireless hotspots and hotspot subscribers – 2005 – 2014
    • Table 59 – Malaysia – Packet One WiMAX subscribers – 2009 - 2013
    • Table 60 – Malaysia – YTL’s WiMAX subscribers – 2011 - 2013
    • Table 61 – Mongolia – Mobile broadband internet subscribers – 2010 – 2014
    • Table 62 – Myanmar – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2014
    • Table 63 – Nepal – Mobile broadband subscriptions – 2010 - 2014
    • Table 64 – Nepal – Mobile internet subscribers – 2011 – 2014
    • Table 65 – North Korea – Koryolink quarterly revenue, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, capex – 2009 - 2011
    • Table 66 – North Korea – Koryolink quarterly subscribers, MoU and ARPU – 2009 – 2014
    • Table 67 – Pakistan – Wireless broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2013
    • Table 68 – Pakistan – WiMAX subscribers – 2008 - 2014
    • Table 69 – Pakistan – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2014
    • Table 70 – Philippines – Total SMS messages – 2003 - 2012
    • Table 71 – Singapore – Mobile broadband subscribers –2007 - 2013
    • Table 72 – Singapore – Total SMS messages per month – 2004 - 2014
    • Table 73 – Singapore – Wireless broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2014
    • Table 74 – South Korea – Purpose of using mobile phone wireless internet – 2009 - 2010
    • Table 75 – South Korea – Wireless internet device usage - 2010
    • Table 76 – South Korea – Mobile banking service subscribers – 2003 – 2010
    • Table 77 – South Korea – CDMA mobile subscribers by operator – 2002 - 2013
    • Table 78 – South Korea – WCDMA subscribers by operator – June 2013
    • Table 79 – South Korea – LTE mobile subscribers by operator – 2011 – 2013
    • Table 80 – South Korea – Smart phone subscribers and market share – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 81 – South Korea – Forecast smart phone and tablet PC subscribers and market share – 2010 – 2015
    • Table 82 – South Korea – KT and SK Telecom WiBro subscribers – 2006 - 2013
    • Table 83 – South Korea – KT and SK Telecom WiBro domestic investment plans – 2006 - 2011
    • Table 84 – Sri Lanka – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2014
    • Table 85 – Sri Lanka – 3G mobile operators and subscribers – 2009; 2013
    • Table 86 – Taiwan - SMS message volume and revenue, WAP and GPRS subscribers – 2001 - 2013
    • Table 87 – Taiwan - Mobile internet subscribers – 2001 - 2013
    • Table 88 – Taiwan PHS subscriber growth – 2001 - 2014
    • Table 89 – Taiwan - Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and penetration – higher band: 2014; 2018
    • Table 90 – Taiwan - Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2014; 2018
    • Table 91 – Taiwan 2.5GHz spectrum winners – 2007
    • Table 92 – Taiwan – WiMAX subscribers – 2011 - 2012
    • Table 93 – Taiwan – Wireless broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 94 – Thailand – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2013
    • Table 95 – Vietnam – 3G mobile subscribers by operator – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 96 – Vietnam – Total 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2013
    • Chart 1 - Brunei Darussalam – Mobile broadband subscribers - 2009 – 2014
    • Chart 2 – China – Leading mobile value added services - penetration – 2012
    • Chart 3 - China – Mobile internet subscribers and annual change - 2007 - 2013
    • Chart 4 - Georgia – 3G mobile subscribers market share - 2008 – 2012
    • Chart 5 – Hong Kong 3G/4G mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2014
    • Chart 6 – India – GSM mobile operator market share – 2013
    • Chart 7 – India – CDMA mobile operator market share – 2013
    • Chart 8 – Japan 2G, 3G and LTE growth – 2000 - 2013
    • Chart 9 - Laos – Active mobile-broadband subscribers - 2009 – 2012
    • Chart 10 - Malaysia – 3G mobile subscribers and market share - 2006-2013
    • Chart 11 – North Korea – Koryolink quarterly revenue, EBITDA, ARPU – Q1 2009 – Q3 2011
    • Chart 12 – North Korea – Koryolink subscribers and minutes of use (MoU) – Q1 2009 – Q3 2011
    • Chart 13 - Pakistan – Broadband, FttH and WIMAX subscribers - 2008-2014
    • Chart 14 - Singapore – Wireless broadband subscribers - 2007-2014
    • Chart 15: South Korea – Trends in wireless internet usage rate – 2002 - 2010
    • Chart 16 – Taiwan - Mobile internet subscribers – 2001 - 2013
    • Exhibit 1 – Bangladesh – Licensed wireless broadband access (WBA) operators in Bangladesh – 2013
    • Exhibit 2 – India – CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India
    • Exhibit 3 – India – 3G auction results: Service area licences by operator – May 2010
    • Exhibit 4 – Long-term evolution (LTE) roadmap in Japan – 2008 - 2012
    • Exhibit 5 – Singapore – Third Generation (3G) licensees, spectrum and vendors
    • Exhibit 6 – Singapore – Self-regulation of content
    • Exhibit 7 – South Korea – Comparison of WiBro and mobile technologies in South Korea
    • Exhibit 8 – Taiwan – Mobile TV trial broadcasters

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