Asia - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband

Publication Overview

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, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

Researchers:- Phil Harpur
Current publication date:- December 2016 (13th Edition)

Executive Summary

Asian mobile broadband market continues to grow strongly

With 3.9 billion mobile subscribers and over 50% of the mobile subscribers in the world, spread across a diverse range of markets, the region is already rapidly advancing in the adoption of mobile broadband services. Mobile broadband as a proportion of the total Asian mobile broadband subscriber base, has increased from 2% in 2008 to 18% in 2013, 27% in 2014, 33% in 2015 and 37% in 2016. Thus mobile broadband subscribers now account for over one third of all mobile subscribers in Asia.

Growth across the region in high speed access to the internet by means of mobile broadband services has been largely driven by highly competitive markets combined with the preparedness of the customer to embrace new generation mobile technologies. With 3G, 3G+ and 4G platforms extensively covering the region, mobile broadband services have already become well established. The rapid take up has been underpinned by increasingly cheaper smartphone prices and lower airtime tariffs combining to support even wider adoption.

A major shift from mobile voice to mobile data continues across most markets in Asia. The more highly developed markets in the region, such as Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, have seen their mobile networks strongly driven by mobile data services. They have positioned themselves well to exploit mobile data and broadband wireless opportunities and lead the rest of the region into the next generations of mobile applications. 

The mobile broadband subscriber base across all of Asia continues to grow strongly. The total number of mobile broadband subscribers has increased from 1.12 billion in 2014 to 1.41 billion in 2015 and 1.6 billion in 2016. Although the rate of increase of mobile broadband subscribers has subsided as the initial rapid rollout of services has slowed down, the growth rate is still reasonably strong, implying that there is still significant growth opportunity left in the market over the next five years to 2021, especially in the less developed Asian markets that are still predominately dependant on voice networks for mobile services.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Regional analysis
    • 1.1 Region Mobile broadband statistics
  • 2. Afghanistan
    • 2.1 Market Overview and Analysis
    • 2.2 Mobile statistics
      • 2.2.1 General statistics
      • 2.2.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.3 Mobile forecasts
      • 2.3.1 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016;2018; 2021
      • 2.3.2 Forecasts – mobile broadband subscribers – 2016;2018; 2021
    • 2.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 2.4.1 Introduction
      • 2.4.2 Third Generation (3G)
      • 2.4.3 4G / LTE
    • 2.5 Mobile data services
      • 2.5.1 Mobile banking and m-money
      • 2.5.2 Roshan’s Malomat service
  • 3. Armenia
    • 3.1 Market Overview and Analysis
    • 3.2 Background
    • 3.3 Mobile statistics
    • 3.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 3.4.1 3G
      • 3.4.2 4G / LTE
  • 4. Azerbaijan
    • 4.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 4.1.1 Nakhichevan enclave
    • 4.2 Mobile statistics
    • 4.3 Mobile Broadband
    • 4.4 Forecasts –mobile market – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 4.5 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 4.6 Mobile technologies
      • 4.6.1 Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
      • 4.6.2 Third Generation (3G) services
      • 4.6.3 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • 4.6.4 Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)
  • 5. Bangladesh
    • 5.1 Market Overview and Analysis
    • 5.2 Mobile statistics
    • 5.3 Mobile broadband
    • 5.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 5.5 Mobile Regulatory issues
      • 5.5.1 Surcharge on mobile usage
      • 5.5.2 Blackberry blocked
      • 5.5.3 SIM registration
      • 5.5.4 Spectrum
      • 5.5.5 MNP
    • 5.6 Mobile infrastructure
      • 5.6.1 3G
      • 5.6.2 4G LTE
  • 6. Bhutan
    • 6.1 Market Overview and Analysis
    • 6.2 Mobile statistics
    • 6.3 Mobile broadband
    • 6.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 6.5 Mobile infrastructure
      • 6.5.1 Digital networks
  • 7. Brunei Darussalam
    • 7.1 Overview of Brunei’s mobile market
    • 7.2 Mobile statistics
    • 7.3 Mobile Broadband
  • 8. Cambodia
    • 8.1 Market Overview and Analysis
    • 8.2 Mobile statistics
    • 8.3 Mobile broadband
    • 8.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 8.5 Mobile Regulatory issues
      • 8.5.1 SIM Registration
    • 8.6 Mobile infrastructure
      • 8.6.1 4G LTE
  • 9. China
    • 9.1.1 General statistics
    • 9.1.2 Mobile broadband
    • 9.1.3 Mobile Data
    • 9.1.4 Forecasts
      • 9.2 Regulatory issues
        • 9.2.1 Licensing
        • 9.2.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • 9.2.3 VAT Introduction
      • 9.3 Mobile infrastructure
        • 9.3.1 Digital networks
        • 9.3.2 Other infrastructure developments
        • 9.3.3 IoT and M2M networks
      • 9.4 Mobile content and applications
        • 9.4.1 Mobile internet
        • 9.4.2 Rich Communication Services (RCS)
        • 9.4.3 Mobile gaming
        • 9.4.4 m-commerce
        • 9.4.5 m-banking (payments/loans)
        • 9.4.6 Mobile Advertising
        • 9.4.7 m-TV
        • 9.4.8 Apps
    • 10. Georgia
      • 10.1 Market analysis
      • 10.2 Mobile statistics
      • 10.3 Mobile data
        • 10.3.1 SMS and MMS
      • 10.4 Mobile broadband
      • 10.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 10.6 Regulatory issues
        • 10.6.1 Georgia’s unrecognised operators
        • 10.6.2 Frequency auctions
        • 10.6.3 Mobile Number Portability 9MNP)
      • 10.7 Mobile infrastructure
        • 10.7.1 Digital networks
    • 11. Hong Kong
      • 11.1 Market analysis
      • 11.2 Mobile statistics
        • 11.2.1 General statistics
        • 11.2.2 Mobile data
        • 11.2.3 Mobile broadband statistics
        • 11.2.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 11.3 Regulatory issues
        • 11.3.1 Licensing
        • 11.3.2 Spectrum
        • 11.3.3 Mobile number portability (MNP)
      • 11.4 Mobile infrastructure
        • 11.4.1 Analogue networks
        • 11.4.2 Digital networks
        • 11.4.3 Other infrastructure developments
        • 11.4.4 IoT and M2M Networks
      • 11.5 Mobile content and applications
        • 11.5.1 m-Banking
        • 11.5.2 m-Trading
        • 11.5.3 m-TV
    • 12. India
      • 12.1 Market Overview and Analysis
        • 12.1.1 Geographic segments
        • 12.1.2 Rural expansion
      • 12.2 Mobile statistics
        • 12.2.1 General statistics
        • 12.2.2 Subscribers by Operator
        • 12.2.3 Mobile Broadband
        • 12.2.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 12.3 Regulatory issues
        • 12.3.1 Spectrum
        • 12.3.2 Call drop investigation
        • 12.3.3 Operators directed to issue data usage messages
        • 12.3.4 Roaming
        • 12.3.5 MNP
        • 12.3.6 Network sharing
      • 12.4 Mobile infrastructure
        • 12.4.1 Introduction
        • 12.4.2 GSM
        • 12.4.3 CDMA
        • 12.4.4 3G
        • 12.4.5 4G / LTE
        • 12.4.6 Other infrastructure developments
      • 12.5 Mobile content and applications
        • 12.5.1 Introduction
        • 12.5.2 m-banking (payments/loans)
        • 12.5.3 m-TV
        • 12.5.4 m-Health
        • 12.5.5 Apps
      • 12.6 Mobile handsets
    • 13. Indonesia
      • 13.1 Market Overview and analysis
      • 13.2 Mobile statistics
        • 13.2.1 General statistics
        • 13.2.2 Mobile voice
        • 13.2.3 Mobile data
        • 13.2.4 Mobile broadband statistics
        • 13.2.5 Forecasts
      • 13.3 Regulatory issues
        • 13.3.1 Overview (general laws and regulations)
        • 13.3.2 Spectrum
        • 13.3.3 MNP
      • 13.4 Mobile infrastructure
        • 13.4.1 Digital networks
        • 13.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
        • 13.4.3 IoT and M2M networks
      • 13.5 Mobile content and applications
        • 13.5.1 m-TV
      • 13.6 Mobile handsets
    • 14. Japan
      • 14.1 Market Overview and Analysis
        • 14.1.1 Background
      • 14.2 Mobile statistics
        • 14.2.1 General statistics
        • 14.2.2 Mobile broadband statistics
        • 14.2.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 14.3 Regulatory issues
        • 14.3.1 Licensing
      • 14.4 Mobile infrastructure
        • 14.4.1 Digital networks
        • 14.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
        • 14.4.3 IoT and M2M networks
      • 14.5 Mobile Content and Applications
        • 14.5.1 Introduction
        • 14.5.2 e-Health
    • 15. Kazakhstan
      • 15.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 15.2 Mobile statistics
      • 15.3 Mobile broadband
      • 15.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 15.5 Mobile Regulatory issues
        • 15.5.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 15.6 Mobile infrastructure
        • 15.6.1 Digital networks
    • 16. Kyrgyzstan
      • 16.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 16.2 Mobile statistics
      • 16.3 Mobile broadband
      • 16.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 16.5 Mobile Regulatory issues
        • 16.5.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 16.6 Digital networks
        • 16.6.1 Developments
        • 16.6.2 LTE
    • 17. Laos
      • 17.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 17.2 Mobile statistics
      • 17.3 Mobile broadband
      • 17.4 Forecasts – mobile market - 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 17.5 Mobile infrastructure
        • 17.5.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile services
        • 17.5.2 Long Term Evolution (LTE) / 4G services
    • 18. Macau
      • 18.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 18.2 Mobile statistics
      • 18.3 Mobile Broadband Statistics
      • 18.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 18.5 Mobile Regulatory issues
        • 18.5.1 CDMA licences awarded
        • 18.5.2 GSM shutdown
        • 18.5.3 3G licences
        • 18.5.4 LTE licensing
      • 18.6 Mobile infrastructure
        • 18.6.1 analogue networks
        • 18.6.2 Digital networks
      • 18.7 Mobile content and applications
        • 18.7.1 Introduction
        • 18.7.2 m-banking (payments/loans)
    • 19. Malaysia
      • 19.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 19.2 Mobile statistics
        • 19.2.1 General statistics
        • 19.2.2 Mobile voice
        • 19.2.3 Mobile broadband statistics
        • 19.2.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 19.3 Regulatory issues
        • 19.3.1 Spectrum
      • 19.4 Mobile infrastructure
        • 19.4.1 Digital networks
      • 19.5 Mobile content and applications
        • 19.5.1 m-commerce
        • 19.5.2 m-TV
        • 19.5.3 Smartphones and tablets
    • 20. Maldives
      • 20.1 Market analysis
      • 20.2 Mobile statistics
      • 20.3 Regulatory issues
        • 20.3.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 20.4 Mobile broadband
      • 20.5 Mobile infrastructure
        • 20.5.1 Digital networks
    • 21. Mongolia
      • 21.1 Mobile Market Overview
      • 21.2 Mobile statistics
        • 21.2.1 General statistics
        • 21.2.2 Mobile voice
        • 21.2.3 Mobile data
        • 21.2.4 3G Services
        • 21.2.5 Mobile Broadband
      • 21.3 Mobile content and applications
    • 22. Myanmar
      • 22.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 22.2 Mobile service pricing
      • 22.3 Mobile statistics
      • 22.4 Mobile data
      • 22.5 Mobile broadband
      • 22.6 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 22.7 Mobile Regulatory issues
        • 22.7.1 Licensing
        • 22.7.2 SIM cards
        • 22.7.3 Mobile operators - 2013
        • 22.7.4 Spectrum
      • 22.8 Mobile infrastructure
        • 22.8.1 3G
        • 22.8.2 4G LTE
    • 23. Nepal
      • 23.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 23.2 Background
      • 23.3 Mobile statistics
      • 23.4 Mobile broadband
      • 23.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 23.6 Mobile Regulatory issues
        • 23.6.1 Spectrum
      • 23.7 Mobile infrastructure
        • 23.7.1 Digital networks
      • 23.8 Mobile content and applications
        • 23.8.1 m-commerce
    • 24. North Korea
      • 24.1 Overview of North Korea’s mobile market
        • 24.1.1 Mobile phone costs
      • 24.2 Mobile statistics
      • 24.3 Mobile infrastructure
        • 24.3.1 3G
      • 24.4 Mobile Operators
        • 24.4.1 Sunnet
        • 24.4.2 Koryolink
        • 24.4.3 Byol
      • 24.5 Mobile handsets
        • 24.5.1 Fines for using unofficial Chinese mobile phones
      • 24.6 North Korea’s answer to the tablet
      • 24.7 Mobile Content and applications
    • 25. Pakistan
      • 25.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 25.2 Mobile statistics
        • 25.2.1 General statistics
        • 25.2.2 Mobile voice
        • 25.2.3 Mobile broadband statistics
        • 25.2.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 25.3 Regulatory issues
        • 25.3.1 Spectrum
        • 25.3.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • 25.3.3 Other Developments
      • 25.4 Mobile infrastructure
        • 25.4.1 Digital networks
      • 25.5 Mobile content and applications
        • 25.5.1 m-commerce / m-banking
        • 25.5.2 m-TV
    • 26. Philippines
      • 26.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 26.2 Mobile statistics
        • 26.2.1 General statistics
        • 26.2.2 Mobile voice
        • 26.2.3 Mobile ARPU
        • 26.2.4 Mobile broadband statistics
        • 26.2.5 Forecasts – mobile services – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • 26.2.6 Other Issues
      • 26.3 Mobile infrastructure
        • 26.3.1 Digital networks
      • 26.4 Mobile content and applications
        • 26.4.1 m-commerce
        • 26.4.2 mobile-TV
    • 27. Singapore
      • 27.1 Market Overview and analysis
      • 27.2 Mobile statistics
        • 27.2.1 General statistics
        • 27.2.2 Mobile data
        • 27.2.3 Mobile Broadband
        • 27.2.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 27.3 Mobile infrastructure
        • 27.3.1 Brief intro analogue networks
        • 27.3.2 Digital networks
    • 28. South Korea
      • 28.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 28.2 Background of South Korea’s mobile market
      • 28.3 Mobile statistics
        • 28.3.1 General statistics
        • 28.3.2 Mobile Broadband
        • 28.3.3 Forecasts
      • 28.4 Regulatory issues
        • 28.4.1 Licensing
        • 28.4.2 Spectrum
      • 28.5 Mobile infrastructure
        • 28.5.1 Digital networks
        • 28.5.2 Other infrastructure developments
      • 28.6 Mobile content and applications
        • 28.6.1 m-commerce
    • 29. Sri Lanka
      • 29.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 29.2 Mobile statistics
      • 29.3 Mobile broadband
      • 29.4 VoLTE
      • 29.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 29.6 Mobile Regulatory issues
        • 29.6.1 Pricing
      • 29.7 Mobile infrastructure
        • 29.7.1 Digital networks
    • 30. Taiwan
      • 30.1 Market Overview and analysis
      • 30.2 Mobile statistics
        • 30.2.1 General statistics
        • 30.2.2 Mobile Broadband Statistics
        • 30.2.3 Forecasts
      • 30.3 Regulatory issues
        • 30.3.1 4G / LTE spectrum auctions
      • 30.4 Mobile infrastructure
        • 30.4.1 Brief intro analogue networks
        • 30.4.2 Digital networks
        • 30.4.3 Personal Handyphone Service (PHS)
        • 30.4.4 2G
        • 30.4.5 3G
        • 30.4.6 4G LTE
        • 30.4.7 5G
      • 30.5 Mobile content and applications
        • 30.5.1 Mobile TV
        • 30.5.2 Mobile value-added services
        • 30.5.3 Mobile banking
        • 30.5.4 NFC payments
    • 31. Tajikistan
      • 31.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 31.2 Mobile statistics
        • 31.2.1 General statistics
      • 31.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 31.4 Mobile infrastructure
        • 31.4.1 Digital networks
    • 32. Thailand
      • 32.1 Market Overview and analysis
        • 32.1.1 Competition
      • 32.2 Mobile statistics
        • 32.2.1 General statistics
        • 32.2.2 Mobile voice
        • 32.2.3 Mobile data
        • 32.2.4 Mobile broadband statistics
        • 32.2.5 Forecasts -– Mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 32.3 Regulatory issues
        • 32.3.1 CAT Telecom / TrueMove partnership
        • 32.3.2 National security
        • 32.3.3 Frequency spectrum issues
        • 32.3.4 Tariffs
        • 32.3.5 Interconnection charges
        • 32.3.6 3G roaming agreements
        • 32.3.7 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 32.4 Mobile infrastructure
        • 32.4.1 Mobile Technologies
        • 32.4.2 Analogue Networks
        • 32.4.3 Digital networks
        • 32.4.4 Other infrastructure developments
      • 32.5 Mobile content and applications
        • 32.5.1 m-banking (payments/loans)
        • 32.5.2 m-TV
    • 33. Timor Leste
      • 33.1 Overview
      • 33.2 Mobile statistics
    • 34. Turkmenistan
      • 34.1 Market Overview and Analysis
      • 34.2 Mobile statistics
      • 34.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 35. Uzbekistan
      • 35.1 Mobile overview and analysis
      • 35.2 Background
      • 35.3 Mobile statistics
      • 35.4 Mobile Broadband
      • 35.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 35.6 Mobile data
        • 35.6.1 3G
        • 35.6.2 4G / LTE
      • 35.7 Mobile data services
    • 36. Vietnam
      • 36.1 Market overview and analysis
      • 36.2 Mobile Statistics
        • 36.2.1 General statistics
        • 36.2.2 Forecasts – mobile services – 2016; 2017; 2020
        • 36.2.3 Mobile Data
        • 36.2.4 Mobile Broadband Statistics
      • 36.3 Regulatory Issues
        • 36.3.1 Numbering
        • 36.3.2 Registration of prepaid services/SIM cards
        • 36.3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 36.4 Mobile infrastructure
        • 36.4.1 Digital networks
      • 36.5 Mobile Content and Applications
        • 36.5.1 M-Commerce
        • 36.5.2 M-Banking
        • 36.5.3 Mobile Apps
        • 36.5.4 Other m-content
      • 36.6 Mobile Handsets
        • 36.6.1 Handset market
        • Table 1 – Mobile broadband subscribers in Asia by country – 2011 – 2016
        • Table 2 - Asia – Total mobile broadband subscribers and market share – 2008 – 2016
        • Table 3 – Top fifteen countries in Asia by mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2016
        • Table 4 – Afghanistan - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 2002 - 2016
        • Table 5 – Afghanistan - 3G mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2013 - 2016
        • Table 6 – Afghanistan - Mobile operator and systems
        • Table 7 – Afghanistan - Subscribers and Market share by Major Operators – 2016
        • Table 8 – Afghanistan - Historical - ARPU by operator – 2008 - 2012
        • Table 9 – Afghanistan - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 10 – Afghanistan - Forecast – mobile broadband subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 11 – Armenia - Historical - Mobile subscribers – 1996 - 2004
        • Table 12 – Armenia - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual growth – 2005 - 2018
        • Table 13 – Azerbaijan - Historical - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration – 1994 - 2004
        • Table 14 – Azerbaijan - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration – 2005 - 2016
        • Table 15 – Azerbaijan - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2016
        • Table 16 – Azerbaijan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 17 – Bangladesh - Historical - mobile subscribers – 1996 - 2005
        • Table 18 – Bangladesh - Mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 19 – Bangladesh - Mobile services monthly ARPU – 1998 - 2016
        • Table 20 – Bangladesh - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2016
        • Table 21 – Bangladesh - Forecast mobile subscriber growth – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 22 – Bhutan - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration 2003 – 2009
        • Table 23 – Bhutan - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2010 - 2016
        • Table 24 – Bhutan - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2016
        • Table 25 – Bhutan - Forecast mobile subscriber growth – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 26 – Brunei - Historical - mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2005
        • Table 27 – Brunei - Mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 28 – Brunei - Prepaid mobile subscribers and market share – 1999 - 2015
        • Table 29 – Brunei - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2016
        • Table 30 – Cambodia - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration – 1993 - 2016
        • Table 31 – Cambodia - Historic - Mobile services sector estimated ARPU – 1998 - 2012
        • Table 32 – Cambodia - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
        • Table 33 – Cambodia - Forecast mobile subscriber growth – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 34 – China - Historical - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1995 - 2002
        • Table 35 – China - Mobile subscribers, Penetration and Annual Change - 2002 - 2016
        • Table 36 – China - Online Instant messaging users and utilisation rate – 2009 – 2015
        • Table 37 – China - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2016
        • Table 38 – China Mobile - mobile data traffic – 2010 - 2015
        • Table 39 – China Telecom – Monthly Average data Traffic per handset – 2011 – 2015
        • Table 40 – China Telecom – Total Handset data traffic – 2012 – 2015
        • Table 41 – China Unicom – Total Handset data traffic – 2010 - 2015
        • Table 42 – China - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 43 – China - Utilisation rate and number of users for mobile applications
        • Table 44 – China - Mobile internet subscribers and annual change – 2006 - 2015
        • Table 45 – China - Mobile online gaming users and utilisation rate – 2010 – 2015
        • Table 46 – Apple net sales for Greater China – 2012 - 2015
        • Table 47 – Georgia - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
        • Table 48 – Georgia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
        • Table 49 – Georgia - Mobile market revenue – 2013 - 2016
        • Table 50 – Georgia - SMS traffic – 2013 - 2016
        • Table 51 – Georgia - MMS traffic – 2013 - 2016
        • Table 52 – Georgia - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2016
        • Table 53 – Georgia - EVDO/CDMA internet subscribers – 2012 – 2016
        • Table 54 – Georgia - Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 55 – Georgia - Mobile number portings – 2011 - 2016
        • Table 56 – Hong Kong - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 57 – Hong Kong - Historical - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1984 – 2005
        • Table 58 – Hong Kong - Prepaid and activated SIM cards – 1997 - 2015
        • Table 59 – Hong Kong - 3G/4G mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2016
        • Table 60 – Hong Kong - Mobile data usage per person – 2005 - 2015
        • Table 61 – Hong Kong - SMS messages sent and received – 2002 – 2015
        • Table 62 – Hong Kong - Mobile broadband subscriber penetration – 2009 – 2016
        • Table 63 – Hong Kong - Forecast mobile subscriber growth – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 64 – Hong Kong - Total mobile numbers ported – 1999 – 2015
        • Table 65 – Hong Kong - Mobile data usage – 2002 – 2015
        • Table 66 – Overview of India’s mobile market (wireless) – 2012 – 2016
        • Table 67 – India – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 68 – India – Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) – 2002 - 2016
        • Table 69 – India – GSM mobile subscribers and annual change – 1997 - 2016
        • Table 70 – India – Mobile penetration in urban and rural areas – 2007; 2009 - 2016
        • Table 71 – India – Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) – 2005 - 2016
        • Table 72 – India – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share (fixed and wireless) – 2015 - 2016
        • Table 73 – India – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share (wireless) – 2015 - 2016
        • Table 74– India – Mobile operators – Systems and Launch
        • Table 75 – India – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2017
        • Table 76 – India - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 77 – India - GSM ARPU – 2003 - 2016
        • Table 78 – India - GSM ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended – March 2016
        • Table 79 – India - CDMA ARPU – 2003 - 2016
        • Table 80 – Indonesia - Mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2016
        • Table 81 – Indonesia - Major mobile operators by System
        • Table 82 – Indonesia - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2015
        • Table 83 – Indonesia - Prepaid subscribers – selected mobile operators – 2015
        • Table 84 – Indonesia - Smartphone users and penetration – 2011 - 2015
        • Table 85 – Indonesia - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2016
        • Table 86 – Indonesia - Forecast of mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
        • Table 87 – Indonesia - Frequency spectrum overview - major mobile operators – September 2015
        • Table 88 – Indonesia - Historical 3G mobile operators and subscribers – 2013
        • Table 89 – Indonesia - Fixed-wireless (WLL) subscribers – 2003; 2007 - 2015
        • Table 90 – Indonesia - Fixed-wireless (WLL) subscribers by operator – 2013 - 2015
        • Table 91 – Japan - Mobile subscriber, annual change and penetration rate – 1995 - 2016
        • Table 92 – Japan - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2016
        • Table 93– Japan - mobile subscriber forecast– 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 94 – Kazakhstan - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 - 2016
        • Table 95 – Kazakhstan - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
        • Table 96 – Kazakhstan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2011 - 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 97 – Kazakhstan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
        • Table 98 – Kyrgyzstan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
        • Table 99 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 1998 - 2016
        • Table 100 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile operators (historical) - subscribers and annual change – June 2014
        • Table 101 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile operators (historical) – subscribers and market share – September 2014
        • Table 102 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile broadband subscribers (active) – 2012 - 2016
        • Table 103 – Kyrgyzstan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2011 - 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 104 – Laos - Historical - mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1995 - 2005
        • Table 105 – Laos - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 106 – Laos - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
        • Table 107 – Laos - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 108 – Macau - Mobile subscriber, annual change and penetration rate – 2008 - 2016
        • Table 109 – Macau - Historic - Mobile subscribers total and prepaid and penetration rate – 1990 – 2007
        • Table 110 – Macau - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2017
        • Table 111 – Macau - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 112 – Malaysia - Historical - mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration rate – 1995 - 2005
        • Table 113 – Malaysia - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration rate - 2006 - 2016
        • Table 114 – Malaysia - Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers and market share – 2002 – 2016
        • Table 115 – Malaysia - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 - 2016
        • Table 116 – Malaysia - Forecast mobile subscriber growth – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 117 – Maldives - Historical - Mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2009
        • Table 118 – Maldives - Mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2017
        • Table 119 – Maldives - Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2016
        • Table 120 – Maldives - Mobile operators and service launch, subscribers and annual change
        • Table 121 – Maldives - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2017
        • Table 122 – Mongolia - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2007 - 2017
        • Table 123 – Mongolia - Historical - Mobile subscribers, total v. prepaid, annual change and penetration – 1996 - 2010
        • Table 124 – Mongolia - Prepaid subscribers – 2012 - 2017
        • Table 125 – Mongolia - Mobile operators and subscribers – June 2015
        • Table 126 – Mongolia - Total outgoing mobile telephone traffic – 1999 - 2015
        • Table 127 – Mongolia - SMS traffic – 2000 – 2009; 2012 – 2015
        • Table 128 – Mongolia - 3G subscribers – 2009 - 2015
        • Table 129 – Mongolia - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
        • Table 130 – Mongolia - Operating Systems – June 2015
        • Table 131 – Myanmar - Historical - mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change – 1995 - 2005
        • Table 132 – Myanmar - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 133 – Myanmar - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2016
        • Table 134 – Myanmar - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2011 - 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 135 – Nepal - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 1999 - 2016
        • Table 136 – Nepal - Mobile internet subscribers – 2011 – 2016
        • Table 137 – Nepal - Mobile broadband subscriptions – 2010 - 2016
        • Table 138 – Nepal - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 139 – North Korea mobile subscribers, penetration and annual growth– 2003; 2008 – 2018
        • Table 140 – North Korea - Koryolink revenue, EBITDA, CAPEX – 2012 - 2015
        • Table 141 – North Korea - Koryolink ARPU – 2012 - 2014
        • Table 142 – North Korea - Historic - Koryolink quarterly revenue, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, capex – 2009 - 2011
        • Table 143 – North Korea - Historic - Koryolink quarterly subscribers, MoU and ARPU – 2009 – 2014
        • Table 144 – Pakistan - Historical - mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2005
        • Table 145 – Pakistan - Mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 146 – Pakistan - 3G mobile subscribers – 2015 - 2016
        • Table 147 – Pakistan - Mobile services revenue – 1998 - 2016
        • Table 148 – Pakistan - Mobile services revenue – 2011 - 2016
        • Table 149 – Pakistan - Historical - overall ARPU across all mobile operators – 2002; 2004 - 2009
        • Table 150 – Pakistan - Proportion of prepaid mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2016
        • Table 151 – Pakistan - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2016
        • Table 152 – Pakistan - Wireless broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2016
        • Table 153 – Pakistan - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 154 – Philippines - Historical - Total mobile subscribers and penetration rate –1994 - 2004
        • Table 155 – Philippines - Total mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2016
        • Table 156 – Philippines - Mobile services revenue – 1993 - 2016
        • Table 157 – Philippines - Globe Telecom – mobile subscribers - prepaid v. postpaid – 2016
        • Table 158 – Philippines - PLDT – prepaid and postpaid mobile subscribers – 2016
        • Table 159 – Philippines - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2013 - 2016
        • Table 160 – Philippines - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 161 – Singapore - Mobile subscribers – 1997 - 2016
        • Table 162 – Singapore - Mobile subscribers – Total prepaid and postpaid – 2015 - 2016
        • Table 163 – Singapore - Mobile Subscribers by 2G, 3G, 4G – 2012 - 2016
        • Table 164 – Singapore - 3G mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2016
        • Table 165 – Singapore - 4G mobile subscribers – 2016
        • Table 166 – Singapore - Prepaid subscribers – 1999 - 2016
        • Table 167 – Singapore - Overall mobile services ARPU – 2002 - 2015
        • Table 168 - Singapore - ARPU – postpaid and prepaid by mobile operator – 2014 - 2016
        • Table 169 - Singapore - ARPU – postpaid and prepaid by mobile operator – March 2015
        • Table 170 – Singapore - Total SMS messages per month – 2004 - 2016
        • Table 171 – Singapore - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2016
        • Table 172 – Singapore - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 173 – South Korea - Mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 174 – South Korea - Historic - Mobile subscribers – 1985 - 2005
        • Table 175 - South Korea - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2016
        • Table 176 – South Korea - Mobile subscribers by operator – 2002 - 2016
        • Table 177 – South Korea - Mobile market share by operator – 2002 - 2016
        • Table 178 – South Korea - Mobile Service ARPU per month by operator – 2009 - 2015
        • Table 179 – South Korea - Historic - Smart phone subscribers and market share
        • Table 180 – South Korea - Smart phone and tablet PC subscribers and market share – 2010 – 2015
        • Table 181 – South Korea - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2016
        • Table 182 – South Korea - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 183 – South Korea - Historic - CDMA mobile subscribers by operator
        • Table 184 – Sri Lanka - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1995 - 2005
        • Table 185 – Sri Lanka - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 186 – Sri Lanka - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2016
        • Table 187 – Sri Lanka - Forecast mobile subscriber growth – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 188 – Taiwan - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1995 - 2016
        • Table 189 –Taiwan – Mobile subscriber growth by technology (PHS, 2G, 3G, LTE) – 2003 – 2016
        • Table 190 – Taiwan – 2G/3G/4G mobile services ARPU (historical) – 2005 - 2014
        • Table 191 – Taiwan – 4G LTE subscribers and market share – 2016
        • Table 192 – Taiwan - Prepaid mobile subscribers – market share – 2001 - 2016
        • Table 193 – Taiwan - SMS message volume – 2001 - 2016
        • Table 194 – Taiwan 3G/4G mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2016
        • Table 195 – Taiwan – Forecast 4G LTE mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 196 – Tajikistan - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 - 2016
        • Table 197 – Tajikistan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 198 – Tajikistan - Historical 3G mobile subscribers by operator – 2009
        • Table 199 – Thailand - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual growth – 1999 - 2016
        • Table 200 – Thailand - Mobile services revenue and ARPU – 1998 - 2016
        • Table 201 – Thailand - Historical Mobile subscribers – prepaid and postpaid – 2006 - 2013
        • Table 202 – Thailand - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2016
        • Table 203 – Thailand - Forecast mobile subscriber growth – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 204 – Timor Leste - Mobile subscribers – 1999 – 2016
        • Table 205 – Turkmenistan - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2016
        • Table 206 – Turkmenistan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 207 – Uzbekistan - Historical - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1995 - 2005
        • Table 208 – Uzbekistan - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 209 – Uzbekistan - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2016
        • Table 210 – Uzbekistan - Forecasts - mobile subscribers and penetration – 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table 211 – Vietnam - Historical - mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2005
        • Table 212 – Vietnam - Mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 213 – Vietnam - Total 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2015
        • Table 214– Vietnam - Mobile services revenue – 2003 - 2016
        • Table 215 – Vietnam - Mobile services sector estimated ARPU – 1998 - 2016
        • Table 216 – Vietnam - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2016; 2017; 2020
        • Table 217 – Vietnam - Total international internet bandwidth – 2003 - 2016
        • Table 218 – Vietnam - Mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 – 2016
        • Table 219 – Vietnam - Total 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2015
        • Chart 1 - Afghanistan - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 2 - Armenia - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration - 2005 - 2018
        • Chart 3 - Azerbaijan - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2005 – 2016
        • Chart 4 – Bangladesh mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 5 - Bhutan - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2016
        • Chart 6 - Brunei - Mobile subscribers - 2006 – 2016
        • Chart 7- Cambodia - Mobile market – subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2016
        • Chart 8 – China Mobile market subscribers and Annual Change – 2002 - 2016
        • Chart 9 - Georgia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 – 2017
        • Chart 10 - Hong Kong - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 11 – Hong Kong 3G/4G mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 12 - India – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 13 - India – Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2006 - 2017
        • Chart 14 - Indonesia - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2007 - 2016
        • Chart 15 - Indonesia - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator - 2015
        • Chart 16 – Japan mobile subscribers and penetration – 1995 - 2016
        • Chart 17 - Kazakhstan - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2000-2016
        • Chart 18 - Kazakhstan - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
        • Chart 19 - Kazakhstan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2011 - 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Chart 20 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 1998 - 2016
        • Chart 21 - Laos - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 22 - Macau - Mobile subscribers and Annual Penetration - 2008 - 2016
        • Chart 23 - Malaysia - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 24 - Malaysia - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 - 2016
        • Chart 25 - Maldives - Mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2017
        • Chart 26 – Mongolia - Mobile subscribers annual change and penetration – 2007 - 2017
        • Chart 27 - Myanmar - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 28 - Nepal - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 29 - North Korea mobile subscribers and penetration - 2008 - 2018
        • Chart 30 - Pakistan - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 31 - Philippines - Total mobile subscribers and annual growth – 2005- 2016
        • Chart 32 – Singapore - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2016
        • Chart 33 – Singapore - Mobile subscribers market share – Total prepaid and postpaid – 2015 - 2016
        • Chart 34 – Singapore - Mobile Subscribers Market Share by 2G, 3G, 4G subscribers – 2012 - 2016
        • Chart 35 – South Korea mobile subscriber growth, population penetration – 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 36 - Sri Lanka - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 37 – Taiwan - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2003 - 2016
        • Chart 38 – Taiwan - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2016
        • Chart 39 - Tajikistan - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2004 - 2016
        • Chart 40 – Thailand - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2002 - 2016
        • Chart 41 - Timor Leste - Mobile subscribers - 2008 - 2016
        • Chart 42 - Turkmenistan - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2016
        • Chart 43 – Uzbekistan - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2006 - 2016
        • Chart 44 – Vietnam - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 2006 - 2016
        • Exhibit 1 – Afghanistan - Awarding of 3G licences – by operator and date
        • Exhibit 2 – Afghanistan - Launch of 3G services – by operator and date
        • Exhibit 3 – CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India
        • Exhibit 4 – Singapore - Third Generation (3G) licensees, spectrum and vendors
        • Exhibit 5 – Taiwan – Mobile TV trial broadcasters
        • Exhibit 6 – Thailand - Major mobile operators and foreign shareholders

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