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, Timor Leste,  Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

 

Researchers:- Phil Harpur
Current publication date:- May 2019 (15th Edition)

Executive Summary

Leading Asian nations prepare for 5G rollouts

Asia’s mobile subscriber market is now witnessing moderate growth in a fast maturing market. Whilst there are still developing markets continuing to grow their mobile subscriber base at moderate to high annual rates, there are few countries left in Asia with significantly underdeveloped mobile markets and low mobile penetration rates.

In 2019 market penetration is anticipated to reach well over 100%. The stronger mobile subscriber growth rate in emerging markets are evident in countries including Bhutan and North Korea. In contrast developed and mature markets such as Japan and Singapore have seen very low growth, due to their high state of maturity and saturated markets.

Only a few Asian countries have low mobile penetration including India and Pakistan. These countries are generally expected to see moderate subscriber growth over the next five years, as they strive to catch up with the rest of Asia.

Total mobile subscriber market growth will continue to ease off over the next five years as the remaining mobile markets now head towards saturation and their mobile subscriber growth rates ease off. This has already occurred in the more mature markets.

The mobile broadband subscriber base across all of Asia continues to grow strongly. The region’s mobile markets have continued to offer huge potential for mobile data services, driven by the high volume of mobile services. The rapid take-up has been underpinned by increasingly cheaper smartphone prices and lower airtime tariffs.

The total number of mobile broadband subscribers is anticipated to reach nearly 3 billion in 2019. The very high double-digit growth rates of the 2012 to 2017 period are now over as the mobile broadband market matures further. With 3G, 3G+ and 4G platforms extensively covering the region, mobile broadband services have already become well established.

A major shift from mobile voice to mobile data continues across the developing markets in Asia. The more highly developed markets in the region have already seen their mobile networks strongly driven by mobile data services. Developing nations are now following in their path and mobile broadband penetration has grown strongly in most of them over the last five years.

Asia’s total mobile broadband subscriber base as a proportion of the total mobile subscriber base continues to grow. This percentage will continue to increase over the next five years to 2023.

Phil Harpur
April 2019

Table of Contents

  • Regional overview

    • Market overview and analysis
      • Mobile Market
      • Mobile Broadband Market
    • Asian Telecoms Maturity Index
      • Overview
      • Market analysis
      • Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
      • Key market characteristics by market segment
      • Asian TMI by Tier
      • Asian TMI by Region
      • Largest ten countries by GDP and population
      • Global Comparisons
  • Afghanistan

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Overview
      • Regulatory authorities
      • Framework for emergency telecoms systems
      • Spectrum
      • Number Portability (NP)
      • Access
      • Mobile
      • Digital Media
    • Mobile overview
    • Mobile statistics And Forecasts
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • Introduction
      • Third Generation (3G)
      • 4G / LTE
    • Mobile data services
      • Mobile banking and m-money
      • Roshan’s Malomat service
    • Mobile Satellite
  • Armenia

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory Environment
      • Historical Overview
      • Regulatory Authority
      • Fixed Networks
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Spectrum
    • Mobile overview
    • Background
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
    • Mobile Infrastructure
      • 4G
      • 5G
  • Azerbaijan

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Ministry of Communications and High Technology (MCHT)
      • Proposed telecom regulator
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Fixed Number Portability (FNP)
      • Spectrum
    • Mobile Statistics And Forecasts
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics And Forecast
    • Mobile technologies
      • Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
      • Third Generation (3G) services
      • Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)
  • Bangladesh

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory Environment
      • Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
      • Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology
      • Telecommunications Act 2001
      • The Communications Convergence Bill 2001
      • The Telecommunication (Amendment) Bill 2010
      • Expanded Licensing Regime
      • Infrastructure Sharing
      • Directives on Service and Tariffs 2015
      • Cyber Laws
    • Mobile Statistics and Market Forecast
    • Mobile Broadband and Market Forecast
    • Mobile Regulatory Issues
      • Surcharge on mobile usage
      • Blackberry blocked
      • SIM registration
      • Spectrum
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Licensing
    • Mobile Infrastructure
      • 3G
      • 4G
      • 5G
      • Other Developments
  • Bhutan

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Bhutan Telecommunications Act 1999
      • Bhutan Information Communications and Media (BICM) Act 2006
      • BICMA legislation
      • Licensing
      • Telecommunications Numbering Plan
      • Cable TV
    • Mobile overview
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecast
    • Mobile broadband Statistics and Forecast
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 3G
      • 4G LTE
  • Brunei Darussalam

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory Environment
      • Regulatory Authority
      • Telecom Sector Liberalisation
      • Privatisation
      • Regulatory Developments
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
  • Cambodia

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Regulatory authority
      • Huawei – government business partner
      • New Draft Telecommunications Law
      • Agreement with Chinese Government
    • Mobile background
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecast
    • Mobile broadband and Forecast
    • Mobile Regulatory issues
      • Spectrum Auctions
      • SIM Registration
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 4G LTE
  • China

    • Market overview and analysis
    • Mobile statistics
      • Mobile Statistics and Forecast
      • Mobile broadband
    • Regulatory issues
      • Licensing
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • VAT Introduction
      • Roaming Charges
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • Second Generation (2G) mobile
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
      • Fifth Generation (5G) mobile
      • Other infrastructure developments
      • IoT and M2M networks
    • Mobile content and applications
      • Rich Communication Services (RCS)
      • Mobile gaming
      • m-commerce
      • m-banking (payments/loans)
      • Mobile Advertising
      • m-TV
      • Apps
  • Hong Kong

    • Market overview and analysis
      • Background
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
    • Regulatory issues
      • Licensing
      • Spectrum
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 2G
      • 3G
      • 4G
      • 5G
      • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
    • Mobile content and applications
      • m-Banking
      • m-Trading
      • m-TV
  • India

    • Market Overview and Analysis
      • Geographic Segments
      • Rural Expansion
    • Mobile Statistics
      • Mobile Statistics and Forecast
      • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecast
    • Regulatory Issues
      • Spectrum
      • Mobile Subscriber Verification
      • Call Drop Investigation
      • Operators directed to issue Data Usage Messages
      • Interconnection
      • Roaming
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Network Sharing
    • Mobile Infrastructure
      • Introduction
      • GSM
      • CDMA
      • 3G
      • 4G / LTE
      • 5G Developments
      • Other Infrastructure Developments
    • Mobile Content and Applications
      • Introduction
      • m-Banking (Payments/Loans)
      • m-TV
      • m-HEALTH
      • Apps
  • Indonesia

    • Market Overview and analysis
    • Mobile statistics
      • Mobile Subscriber Statistics and Forecasts
      • Mobile data
      • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecast
    • Regulatory issues
      • Near Field Communication (NFC)
      • Spectrum
      • MNP
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • Digital networks
      • Other infrastructure developments
      • IoT and M2M networks
    • Mobile content and applications
      • m-TV
  • Japan

    • Market overview and analysis
      • Background
    • Mobile statistics and forecast
    • Mobile broadband statistics and forecast
    • Regulatory issues
      • Licensing and Spectrum
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 2G
      • 3G
      • 4G
      • 5G
      • VoLTE
  • Kazakhstan

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Regulatory authority
      • Market liberalisation
      • Privatisation
      • Spectrum
      • Number Portability (NP)
    • Mobile background
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecast
    • Mobile broadband statistics and Forecast
    • Mobile Regulatory issues
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Mobile infrastructure
  • Kyrgyzstan

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory authority
    • Market Overview
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecast
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecast
    • Mobile Regulatory Issues
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • SIM registration
      • Spectrum Auctions
    • Digital Networks
      • Developments
      • LTE
    • Mobile Content and Applications
      • Apps
  • Laos

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Overview
      • Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT)
      • Telecommunications Law No. 2 (2012)
      • Earlier legislation
      • SIM Registration
      • Regulatory issues
    • Mobile market analysis
    • Mobile statistics and Forecasts
    • Mobile broadband statistics and Forecasts
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile services
      • Long Term Evolution (LTE) / 4G services
  • Macau

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Historical overview
      • Regulatory authority
      • Liberalisation and regulatory developments
      • Licensing
      • Spectrum
    • Mobile introduction
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics
    • Mobile Regulatory issues
      • CDMA licences awarded
      • 3G licences
      • LTE licensing
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • Analogue networks
      • Digital networks
    • Mobile content and applications
      • Introduction
      • m-banking (payments/loans)
  • Malaysia

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Mobile statistics
      • General statistics and Forecast
      • Mobile broadband statistics and Forecast
    • Regulatory issues
      • Spectrum
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 5G
    • Mobile content and applications
      • m-commerce
      • m-TV
      • Smartphones and tablets
  • Mongolia

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Historical overview
      • Regulatory authority
      • Government policies
    • Mobile statistics and Market Forecast
    • Mobile data
    • Mobile Broadband and Market Forecast
    • Mobile content and applications
  • Myanmar

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Regulatory authority
      • Market liberalisation process
      • Telecommunications Law –2013
      • Telecom Master Plan
      • Licensing – Fixed Services
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecast
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecast
    • Regulatory issues
      • SIM cards
      • Spectrum
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 3G
      • 4G LTE
      • Mobile towers
  • Nepal

    • Market overview and analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Regulatory authority
      • Telecommunications Policy 1999
      • Telecommunications Policy 2004
      • Telecom sector liberalisation and licensing
      • Foreign assistance
      • Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA)
      • Privatisation of Nepal Telecom
      • Broadband policy
    • Mobile statistics and market forecast
    • Mobile broadband and market forecast
    • Mobile regulatory issues
      • Spectrum
      • Pricing
  • North Korea

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory overview
    • MObile background
    • Mobile statistics and Market Forecast
    • Mobile Broadband statistics and Market Forecast
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 3G
    • Mobile content and applications
    • Mobile handsets
  • Pakistan

    • Market overview and analysis
    • Mobile statistics
      • Market statistics and market forecast
      • Mobile voice
      • Mobile broadband statistics and Market Forecast
    • Regulatory issues
      • Spectrum Auctions – 2014 - 2017
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Other Developments
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 5G
    • Mobile content and applications
      • m-commerce / m-banking
  • Philippines

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Mobile statistics
      • Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
      • Mobile ARPU
      • Mobile broadband statistics and Forecasts
    • Regulatory Issues
      • SIM registration
      • SMS-related issues
      • Mobile Spectrum
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 3G and 4G
      • 5G
      • MIMO
    • Mobile content and applications
      • m-commerce
  • Singapore

    • Market Overview and analysis
    • Mobile statistics
      • Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
      • Mobile data
      • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecast
    • Regulatory Issues
      • Spectrum Auctions 2017
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 5G
      • 4G
      • 3G
      • 2G
      • VoLTE
      • VoWiFi
      • HetNet
      • Radio Dot System
      • Lampsite Trials
      • Satellite mobile
      • Light Fidelity (Li-Fi)
  • South Korea

    • Market Overview and Analysis
      • Background
    • Mobile statistics
      • Mobile Subscribers and Forecasts
      • Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Forecasts
    • Regulatory issues
      • Licensing
      • Subsidies
      • Spectrum
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 2G
      • 3G
      • 4G
      • 5G
      • VoLTE
    • Mobile content and applications
      • m-commerce
  • Sri Lanka

    • Market overview and analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC)
    • Mobile statistics and market forecast
    • Mobile broadband statistics and market forecast
    • VoLTE
    • MIMO
    • Mobile regulatory issues
      • Pricing
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 3G
      • 4G
      • 5G
    • Mobile content and applications
      • m-Commerce
  • Taiwan

    • Market overview and analysis
      • Background
    • Mobile statistics
      • General statistics and Forecasts
      • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Market Forecasts
    • Regulatory issues
      • 4G / LTE spectrum auctions
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 2G
      • 3G
      • 4G
      • 5G
      • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Tajikistan

    • Market overview and analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Historical overview
      • Law on Electrical Communication
      • Regulatory authority
      • Interconnect
      • Access
      • SIM Registration
    • Mobile background
    • Mobile statistics and forecast
    • Mobile broadband statistics and forecast
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • Digital networks
  • Thailand

    • Market overview and analysis
    • Mobile statistics
      • General statistics and forecast
      • Mobile broadband statistics and forecast
    • Regulatory issues
      • National security
      • Spectrum
      • Tariffs
      • Interconnection charges
      • 3G roaming agreements
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • SIM Card Registration
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • Mobile technologies
      • 3G and 4G
      • 5G
      • Vo-WiFi
  • Timor Leste

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • National telecommunications policy
      • Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicacoes (ARCOM)
      • Autoridade Nacional de Communicações (ANC)
      • Licences issued in 2012
    • Mobile background
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecast
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Market Forecast
  • Turkmenistan

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Regulatory authority
      • Government policies
    • Background
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecast
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecast
  • Uzbekistan

    • Market overview and analysis
    • Regulatory environment
      • Historical overview
      • Regulatory authority
      • Ministry of Development of Information Technologies and Communications (MDITC)
      • Spectrum
      • Broadband strategy
      • Pricing
      • Government restrictions
    • Background
    • Mobile statistics and market forecast
    • Mobile broadband and market forecast
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 5G
  • Vietnam

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
    • Regulatory Issues
      • Numbering
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • GSM and CDMA
      • 3G
      • 4G
      • 5G
    • Mobile Content and Applications
      • M-Banking

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Asia - Total mobile subscribers and penetration - 2012 – 2023
  • Table 2 – Asian countries – mobile subscribers 2012 - 2018
  • Table 3 – Asian countries – mobile penetration – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 4 – Forecast -Asian countries – mobile subscribers 2018 - 2023
  • Table 5 – Forecast - Asian countries - mobile penetration – 2018 - 2023
  • Table 6 – Asian countries – top 15 mobile subscribers - 2012 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Asian countries – top 15 mobile penetration - 2012 - 2018
  • Table 8 – Forecast Asian countries – top 15 mobile subscribers - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 9 – Forecast Asian countries – top 15 mobile penetration - 2018 - 2023
  • Table 10 – Total Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (millions) - 2012 - 2023
  • Table 11 – Asian countries – mobile broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2018
  • Table 12 – Asian countries – mobile broadband penetration - 2012 - 2018
  • Table 13 – Forecast Asian countries – mobile broadband subscribers 2018 - 2023
  • Table 14 – Forecast Asian countries – mobile broadband penetration - 2018 - 2023
  • Table 15 – Asian countries – top 15 mobile broadband subscribers- 2012 – 2018
  • Table 16 – Asian countries – top 15 mobile broadband penetration - 2012 – 2018
  • Table 17 – Forecast Asian countries – top 15 mobile broadband subscribers- 2018 – 2023
  • Table 18 – Forecast Asian countries – top 15 mobile broadband penetration - 2018 - 2023
  • Table 19 – TMI vs GDP per capita by population – top 20 largest countries by population
  • Table 20 – Afgnahistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 21 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 2002 – 2006
  • Table 22 – Afgnahistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2013 – 2023
  • Table 23 – Afgnahistan - Mobile subscribers by category –2018
  • Table 24 – Afgnahistan - 3G mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 25 – Afgnahistan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 26 – Armenia - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 27 – Armenia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Table 28 – Armenia - Historic - Mobile subscribers – 1996 – 2006
  • Table 29 – Armenia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 30 – Azerbaijan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2023
  • Table 31 – Azerbaijan - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration – 1994 – 2006
  • Table 32 – Azerbaijan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 33 – Bangladesh - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 - 2023
  • Table 34 – Bangladesh - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 35 – Bangladesh - Historic - Mobile subscribers – 1996 – 2005
  • Table 36 – Bangladesh - Historic - Mobile services monthly ARPU – 1998 – 2016
  • Table 37 – Bangladesh - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 38 – Bangladesh - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 39 – Bhutan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 40 – Bhutan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 41 - Bhutan - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration 2003 – 2009
  • Table 42 – Bhutan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 – 2023
  • Table 43 – Brunei Darussalam - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Table 44 – Brunei Darussalam - Historic - mobile subscribers – 1995 – 2006
  • Table 45 – Brunei Darussalam - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2023
  • Table 46 – Cambodia - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 47 – Cambodia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 1995 – 2023
  • Table 48 – Cambodia - Historic - Mobile services sector estimated ARPU – 1998 – 2012
  • Table 49 – Cambodia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 – 2023
  • Table 50 – China - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2003 - 2023
  • Table 51 – China - Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1995 - 2002
  • Table 52 – China - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2023
  • Table 53 – Hong Kong - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 54 – Hong Kong - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1984 – 2006
  • Table 55 – Hong Kong - Historic - Prepaid and activated SIM cards – 1997 – 2015
  • Table 56 – Hong Kong - Historic - 3G/4G mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2016
  • Table 57 – Hong Kong - Historic - Mobile data usage per person – 2005 – 2015
  • Table 58 – Hong Kong - Historic - SMS messages sent and received – 2002 – 2015
  • Table 59 – Hong Kong - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2023
  • Table 60 – Hong Kong - Historic - Total mobile numbers ported
  • Table 61 – India - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Table 62 – India - Historic - Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 63 – India - Mobile penetration in urban and rural areas – 2007; 2009 – 2018
  • Table 64 – India - Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 65 – India - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 – 2023
  • Table 66 – India - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 67 – India - GSM ARPU – 2003 - 2018
  • Table 68 – India - CDMA ARPU – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 69 – Indonesia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 70 – Indonesia - Historic - Mobile subscribers – 1995 – 2006
  • Table 71 – Indonesia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 72 – Indonesia - Historic - Frequency spectrum overview - major mobile operators – September 2015
  • Table 74 – Indonesia - Historical - Fixed-wireless (WLL) subscribers – 2003; 2007 – 2015
  • Table 75 – Japan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 76 – Japan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 77 – Kazakhstan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 78 – Kazakhstan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Table 79 – Kazakhstan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 – 2007
  • Table 80 – Kazakhstan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2023
  • Table 81 – Kazakhstan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 82 – Kyrgyzstan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 83 – Kyrgyzstan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 84 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 1998 – 2023
  • Table 85 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2023
  • Table 86 – Laos - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 87 – Laos - Historic - mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1995 - 2006
  • Table 88 – Laos - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2011 - 2023
  • Table 89 – Laos - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 90 – Macau - Number of licensed operators by service – 2018
  • Table 91 – Macau - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 92 – Macau - Mobile Subscribers by category – 2018
  • Table 93 – Macau - Historic - Mobile subscribers total and prepaid and penetration rate – 1990 – 2007
  • Table 94 – Macau - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 95 – Malaysia - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 96 – Malaysia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 97 – Malaysia - Historic - mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration rate – 1995 – 2011
  • Table 98 – Malaysia - Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers and market share – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 99 – Malaysia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 100 – Mongolia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 101 – Mongolia - Historic - Mobile subscribers, total v. prepaid, annual change and penetration – 1996 – 2010
  • Table 102 – Mongolia - Historic - Prepaid subscribers – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 103 – Mongolia - Historic - 3G subscribers – 2009 – 2016
  • Table 104 – Mongolia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 105 – Mongolia - Historic - Operating Systems –2015
  • Table 106 – Myanmar - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 107 – Myanmar - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2006 – 2023
  • Table 108 – Myanmar - Historic - mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change – 1995 – 2005
  • Table 109 – Myanmar - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 110 – Nepal - Licences issued for telecom services - 2018
  • Table 111 – Nepal - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Table 112 – Nepal - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 113 – Nepal - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2011 – 2023
  • Table 114 – North Korea - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
  • Table 115 – North Korea - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2015 - 2023
  • Table 116 – Pakistan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 117 – Pakistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 118 – Pakistan - Historic - mobile subscribers – 1995 – 2005
  • Table 119 – Pakistan - Historic - Mobile services revenue – 1998 – 2016
  • Table 120 – Pakistan - Mobile services revenue – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 121 – Pakistan - Historic - Proportion of prepaid mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2016
  • Table 122 – Pakistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 123 – Philippines - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 124– Philippines - Historic - Total mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1994 – 2004
  • Table 125– Philippines - Historic - Mobile services revenue – 1993 – 2016
  • Table 126 – Philippines - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2013 – 2023
  • Table 127 – Singapore - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 1997 – 2023
  • Table 128 – Singapore - Mobile Subscribers by 2G, 3G, 4G, prepaid, postpaid (millions) – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 129 – Singapore - Mobile Subscribers by 2G, 3G, 4G (millions) – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 130 – Singapore - Mobile Subscribers market share by 2G, 3G, 4G – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 131 – Singapore - Historic - 3G mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2016
  • Table 132 – Singapore - ARPU – postpaid and prepaid by mobile operator – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 133 – Singapore - Historic - Overall mobile services ARPU – 2002 – 2015
  • Table 134 – Singapore - Total SMS messages per month – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 135 – Singapore - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 136 – South Korea - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Table 137 – South Korea - Historic - Mobile subscribers – 1985 – 2006
  • Table 138 – South Korea - Historic - Smart phone subscribers and market share
  • Table 139 – South Korea - Historic - Smart phone and tablet PC subscribers and market share – 2010 – 2015
  • Table 140 – South Korea - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 141 – South Korea - Historic - CDMA mobile subscribers by operator
  • Table 142 – Sri Lanka - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 143 – Sri Lanka - Mobile subscribers and penetration (with forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 144 – Sri Lanka - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1995 – 2010
  • Table 145 – Sri Lanka - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration (with forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 146– Taiwan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 147– Taiwan - Mobile subscribers by technology - 2G, 3G, 4G – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 148– Taiwan - Historic – Mobile subscribers by technology (PHS, 2G, 3G, LTE) – 2003 – 2015
  • Table 149– Taiwan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1995 – 2011
  • Table 150– Taiwan - Historic - 2G/3G/4G mobile services ARPU – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 151 – Taiwan - Taiwan 3G/4G mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 152 – Taiwan - Historic SMS message volume – 2001 – 2017
  • Table 153 – Taiwan - Historic - Prepaid mobile subscribers – market share – 2001 – 2017
  • Table 154 – Taiwan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 155 – Tajikistan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 156 – Tajikistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Table 157 – Tajikistan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 – 2009
  • Table 158 – Tajikistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2012 – 2023
  • Table 159 – Tajikistan Historical - 3G mobile subscribers by operator – 2009
  • Table 160 – Thailand - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 161 – Thailand - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 162 – Thailand - Historic - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual growth – 1999 – 2007
  • Table 163 – Thailand - Historic - Mobile services revenue and ARPU – 1998 – 2016
  • Table 164 – Thailand - Historic - Mobile subscribers – prepaid and postpaid – 2006 – 2013
  • Table 165 – Thailand - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2011 – 2023
  • Table 166 – Timor Leste - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 167 – Timor Leste - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 168 – Timor Leste - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 169 – Timor Leste - Historic - Mobile subscribers – 1999 – 2006
  • Table 170 – Timor Leste - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2013 – 2023
  • Table 171 – Turkmenistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
  • Table 172 – Turkmenistan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2007
  • Table 173 – Turkmenistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2013 – 2023
  • Table 174 – Uzbekistan - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 175 – Uzbekistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 176 – Uzbekistan - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1995 – 2006
  • Table 177 – Uzbekistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 178 – Vietnam - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 179 – Vietnam - Historic - mobile subscribers – 1995 – 2006
  • Table 180 – Vietnam - Total 3G mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 181 – Vietnam - Mobile services revenue – 2003 – 2016
  • Table 182 – Vietnam - Mobile services sector estimated ARPU – 1998 – 2016
  • Table 183 – Vietnam - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 – 2023

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Asia - Total mobile subscribers and penetration - 2012 – 2023
  • Chart 2 – Asia - Total mobile subscribers and penetration - 2012 – 2023
  • Chart 3 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
  • Chart 4 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 5 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Leaders Category
  • Chart 6 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Challengers Category
  • Chart 7 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Emergents Category
  • Chart 8 – Telecoms Maturity Index – Northern Asia
  • Chart 9 – Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration - Northern Asia (selected countries)
  • Chart 10 – Telecoms Maturity Index – South East Asia
  • Chart 11 – Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration – South East Asia
  • Chart 12 – Telecoms Maturity Index – Central Asia
  • Chart 13 – Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration - Central Asia (selected countries)
  • Chart 14 – Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration – Top Ten Countries in Asia by Population
  • Chart 15 – Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration – Top Ten Countries in Asia by GDP – Forecast 2023
  • Chart 16 – Telecoms Maturity Index – Top 10 Countries Globally
  • Chart 17 – TMI vs GDP per Capita – Top 20 countries
  • Chart 18 – TMI VS GDP per Capita by Region
  • Chart 19 – Afgnahistan - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 20 – Afgnahistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 21 – Afgnahistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2013 – 2023
  • Chart 22 – Armenia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 23 – Armenia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 24 – Azerbaijan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2023
  • Chart 25 – Azerbaijan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 26 – Bangladesh - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 27 – Bangladesh - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 28 – Bangladesh - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 29 – Bhutan - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 30 – Bhutan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 31 – Bhutan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 – 2023
  • Chart 32 – Brunei Darussalam - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 33 – Brunei Darussalam - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 34 – Brunei Darussalam - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 – 2023
  • Chart 35 – Cambodia - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 36 – Cambodia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 37 – Cambodia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 – 2023
  • Chart 38 – China - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
  • Chart 39 – China - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2023
  • Chart 40 – Hong Kong - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 41 – Hong Kong - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2023
  • Chart 42 – India - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 43 – India - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2023
  • Chart 44 – Indonesia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 45 – Indonesia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 46 – Japan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 47 – Japan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 48 – Kazakhstan - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 49 – Kazakhstan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 10 – Kazakhstan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2023
  • Chart 50 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 51 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 52 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2023
  • Chart 53 – Laos - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 54 – Laos - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
  • Chart 55 – Laos - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2011 - 2023
  • Chart 56 – Macau - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 57 – Macau - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 58 – Macau - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 59 – Malaysia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 60 – Malaysia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 61 – Mongolia - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 62 – Mongolia - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 63 – Mongolia - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 64 – Myanmar - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 65 – Myanmar - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 66 – Myanmar - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 67 – Nepal - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
  • Chart 68 – Nepal - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2011 – 2023
  • Chart 69 – North Korea - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
  • Chart 70 – North Korea - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2015 - 2023
  • Chart 71 - Pakistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2022
  • Chart 72 – Pakistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 73– Philippines - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 74– Philippines - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2013 – 2023
  • Chart 75 – Singapore - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 76 – Singapore - Mobile Subscribers Market Share by 2G, 3G, 4G subscribers – 2012 – 2017
  • Chart 77 – Singapore - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 78 – South Korea - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 79 – South Korea - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 80 – Sri Lanka - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 81 – Sri Lanka - Mobile subscribers and penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 82 – Sri Lanka - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration (with forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 83– Taiwan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Chart 84– Taiwan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 85– Taiwan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 86 – Tajikistan - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 87 – Tajikistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 88 – Tajikistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2012 – 2023
  • Chart 89 – Thailand - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 90 – Thailand - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 91 – Timor Leste - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 92 – Timor Leste - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 93 – Timor Leste - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 94 – Turkmenistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
  • Chart 95 – Turkmenistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2013 - 2023
  • Chart 96 – Uzbekistan - Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 97 – Uzbekistan - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 98 – Uzbekistan - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 99 – Vietnam - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 100 – Vietnam - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 – 2023

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 2 – Northern Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 3 – South East Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 4 – Central Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 5 – Afgnahistan - Awarding of 3G licences – by operator and date
  • Exhibit 6 – Afgnahistan - Launch of 3G services – by operator and date
  • Exhibit 7 – Bhutan - Level of competition by market segment
  • Exhibit 8 – Bhutan - Licences issued by service category
  • Exhibit 9 – India - CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India
  • Exhibit 10 – Nepal - Level of competition by market segment
  • Exhibit 11 – Singapore - Historic - Third Generation (3G) licensees, spectrum and vendors

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