Asia - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs

Publication Overview

This market report provides a comprehensive overview of the Mobile Network Operator and MVNO segment of the telecom market across the 34 countries in Asia.

Researcher:- Phil Harpur
Current publication date:- June 2019 (15th Edition)

Executive Summary

Leading Asian nations prepare for 5G launches

Asia is arguably the world’s most diverse region with regards to its telecoms industry. The region contains a vast array of countries, ranging from those with highly mature and advanced telecommunications markets, that are world leaders in the move towards 5G and next generation fibre networks, such as South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, to some of the poorest and least developed countries such as North Korea and Afghanistan.

Asia’s mobile subscriber market is now witnessing moderate growth in a fast maturing market.

In early 2019 all three of South Korea’s mobile network operators – SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG Uplus launched commercial 5G services to consumers.

China is also highly active in its progression towards a 5G launch. All three major mobile operators – China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom are preparing for 5G launches.

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 is 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.

With 3G, 3G+ and 4G platforms extensively covering the region, mobile broadband services have already become well established.

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.

Phil Harpur
June 2019

Table of Contents

  • Regional overview

    • Market overview and analysis
    • Asian Telecoms Maturity Index
      • Overview
      • Market analysis
      • Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
      • Key market characteristics by market segment
    • Leading mobile operators by country
      • Major domestic operators
      • Major international operators
  • Afghanistan

    • Introduction
    • Operator statistics
    • Afghan Wireless (AWCC)
    • Roshan
    • MTN Afghanistan
    • Etisalat Afghanistan
    • Salam Telecom (Aftel)
    • Wasel Telecom
  • Armenia

    • Introduction
    • Background
    • Operator statistics
    • ArmenTel (Beeline)
    • MTS Armenia (VivaCell-MTS)
    • U!com (Formerly Orange Armenia)
  • Azerbaijan

    • Operator Statistics
    • Azercell
    • Bakcell
    • Azerfon (Nar Mobile)
    • Catel
    • Delta Telecom
    • Baktelecom
    • AzTelekom
  • Bangladesh

    • Operator statistics
    • Grameenphone
    • Banglalink
    • Robi
      • Merger
      • Robi Axiata
      • Airtel Bangladesh
    • Teletalk
    • Historic - Citycell (PBTL)
  • Bhutan

    • Introduction
    • Operator statistics
    • B-Mobile
    • Tashi InfoComm (Tashicell)
  • Brunei Darussalam

    • Operator statistics
    • DSTCom
    • Progresif Cellular (formerly B-Mobile)
  • Cambodia

    • Background
    • Operator statistics
    • Smart Axiata
    • Metfone (Viettel)
    • CamGSM
    • CadComms (QB)
    • SEATEL
      • Historic - GT-Tell (Excell)
    • CooTel
    • Historic - Mfone (CamShin)
    • Historic - Smart Mobile
    • Historic - Beeline Cambodia (Sotelco)
  • China

    • Operators
    • China Mobile
      • Company overview
      • Financial and operational statistics
    • China Telecom
    • China Unicom
    • MVNOs
  • Hong Kong

    • Operator statistics
    • Hong Kong Telecom (HKT)
    • Hutchison Telekom (3 Hutchison)
    • SmarTone
    • China Mobile Hong Kong
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
  • India

    • Subscribers by Operator
    • Merger Activities – 2016 – 2018
      • Idea - Vodafone merger
      • RCOM / Aircel Merger
      • RCOM / SSTL Merger
      • Telenor / Bharti Airtel merger
    • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
      • Overview
      • Network development
      • 3G development
      • 4G/5G
    • Bharti Airtel
      • Overview
      • 3G
      • 4G / LTE
      • Telenor
    • Vodafone Idea
      • Overview
      • 3G
      • 4G / LTE
    • Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
    • Quadrant
    • Reliance Communications (RCOM)
      • SSTL (Sistema)
    • Aircel
    • Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio)
    • TATA Teleservices
    • Vodafone - Historic
      • Overview
      • 3G
      • 4G Network
    • Reach Mobile
    • MVNOs
  • Indonesia

    • Operator statistics
    • XL Axiata
    • Telkomsel
    • Indosat Ooredoo
    • PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia
    • PT SmartFren Telecom (SmartFren)
    • PT Bakrie Telecom (BTEL)
    • Sampoerna Telekomunikasi Indonesia (STI) / (Net1)
    • Internux (Bolt!)
  • Japan

    • Operator statistics
    • Entry of new mobile providers
    • NTT DoCoMo
    • KDDI
    • Softbank Mobile
    • Ratuken Mobile
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
      • IIJ
      • JCI
  • Kazakhstan

    • Operator statistics
    • Beeline Kazakhstan
    • Kcell (GSM-Kazakhstan)
    • Tele2 / Altel
      • Merger
      • Altel
      • Tele 2 Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan

    • Operator statistics
    • MegaCom (Alfa Telecom)
    • Sky Mobile (Beeline)
    • Zheti Mobile / Aktel (background)
    • Nur Telecom (O!)
    • Katel
    • KT Mobile
  • Laos

    • Operator statistics
    • Lao Telecom (LTC)
    • ETL
    • Beeline Cambodia
    • Unitel
    • Sky Telecom
  • Macau

    • Operator statistics
    • CTM
    • 3 Macau (Hutchison Telecom Macau)
    • SmarTone Mobile Communications (Macau) Ltd
    • China Telecom
  • Malaysia

    • Operator statistics
    • Celcom Axiata
    • Maxis Communications
    • Digi Communications
    • U Mobile
    • MVNOs
  • Mongolia

    • Operator statistics
    • MobiCom
    • SkyTel
    • Unitel
    • G-Mobile
  • Myanmar

    • Operator statistics
    • Myanmar P&T (MPT)
    • Ooredoo
    • Telenor
    • Myanmar National Tele & Communications (Mytel)
  • Nepal

    • Operator statistics
    • Nepal Telecom (NT)
    • Ncell
    • Smart Telecom (SPTL)
    • Nepal Satellite Telecom (NSPTL)
    • MNVOs
  • North Korea

    • Background
    • Sunnet
    • Koryolink / Kang Song Net
    • Byol
  • Pakistan

    • Operators statistics
    • PMCL (Jazz)
      • PMCL (Mobilink)
      • Warid Telecom
    • Ufone (PTCL)
    • Telenor Pakistan
    • Zong
    • Special Communication Organisation (SCO)
    • Historic - Instaphone (Pakcom)
    • MVNOs
  • Philippines

    • Operator statistics
    • Smart Communications
    • Globe Telecom
    • NOW Telecom (Next Mobile)
  • Singapore

    • Operator statistics
    • Singapore Telecom (SingTel)
      • Overview
      • Statistics
      • 3G / 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE)
      • Development of products and services
    • StarHub
      • Overview
      • Statistics
      • Network developments
    • MobileOne (M1)
      • Overview
      • Statistics
      • Network development
    • TPG Telecom
    • MNVOs
      • Overview
      • MyRepublic
      • Zero Mobile
      • Liberty Wireless
      • Zero1
      • Circles.Life
      • Blue Wireless
  • South Korea

    • Operator statistics
    • KT Corp
    • SK Telecom
      • Overview
      • Next Generation Growth Strategy
      • SK Planet
    • LG U+
    • MVNOs
  • Sri Lanka

    • Operator statistics
    • Dialog Axiata
    • Mobitel
    • Etisalat Sri Lanka
    • Hutchison Lanka
    • Bharti Airtel Lanka
  • Taiwan

    • Introduction
    • Operator statistics
    • Far EasTone Telecommunications Group
    • Taiwan Mobile
    • Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (CHT)
    • Asia Pacific Telecom (APT)
    • VIBO Telecom
    • Ambit
    • Star Cellular
  • Tajikistan

    • Operator statistics
    • Babilon Mobile
    • Tcell (Indigo-Somoncom)
      • Indigo Tajikistan
      • Somoncom
    • Tacom / Beeline
    • TK Mobile
    • MegaFon
    • M-Teko
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) service
  • Thailand

    • Operators
    • Advanced Info Service (AIS)
    • DTAC
    • TrueMove
    • Telephone Organization of Thailand Corp (TOT)
    • Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT)
    • TT&T
    • Jas Mobile
    • MVNOs
      • Overview
      • Penguin SIM
      • Loxley
      • AirAsia
      • I-Mobile Plus
      • 365 Communications
      • NTT
      • XOX Mobile
  • Timor Leste

    • Operator statistics
    • Timor Telecom
    • Telin (Telkomcel)
    • Telemor
    • New Fourth Operator
  • Turkmenistan

    • Operator statistics
    • MTS-Turkmenistan
    • TM Cell (Altyn Asyr)
    • Asgabat Saher Telefon Ulgamy (ASTU) (New Operator)
  • Uzbekistan

    • Operator statistics
    • Universal Mobile Systems (UMS)
    • Beeline Uzbekistan
    • UCell
    • UzMobile
    • Other mobile operators
      • Historic - MTS (Uzdunrobita)
      • Uzmacom
      • Buztel
      • Perfectum Mobile
  • Vietnam

    • Operator statistics
    • MobiFone
    • VNPT-Vinaphone
    • Viettel
    • Vietnamobile
    • GMobile
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Asia - major domestic operator subscribers – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 2 - Asia - international mobile operator subscribers – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 3 – Afghanistan - Mobile operator and systems
  • Table 4 – Afghanistan - Subscribers and Market share by Major Operators – 2018
  • Table 5 – Afghanistan - Historic - ARPU by operator – 2008 – 2012
  • Table 6 – Afghanistan - AWCC’s mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Afghanistan - Roshan’s mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 8 – Afghanistan - MTN’s mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 9 – Afghanistan - MTN’s ARPU – 2011 – 2016
  • Table 10 – Afghanistan - Etisalat’s mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Armenia - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 12 – Armenia - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 13 – Armenia - Mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2018
  • Table 14 – ArmenTel (Beeline) mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 15 – Historic - ArmenTel (Beeline) mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 16 – Armenia - VivaCell-MTS mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 17 – U!Com (Orange Armenia) - mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 18 – Historic - UCOM (Orange Armenia) - mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2015
  • Table 19 – Azerbaijan - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 20 – Azerbaijan - Mobile operators – Subscribers and market share – 2018
  • Table 21 – Azercell mobile subscribers – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 22 – Azerbaijan - Bakcell mobile subscribers – 2002; 2005 – 2006; 2010 – 2018
  • Table 23 – Azerbaijan - Azerfon mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 24 – Bangladesh - Mobile subscribers by system
  • Table 25 – Bangladesh - Mobile Subscriber Market Share by Operator – 2018
  • Table 26 – Bangladesh - GrameenPhone mobile subscribers – 1998 – 2018
  • Table 27 – Banglalink mobile subscribers – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 28 – Bangladesh - Robi Axiata mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 29 – Historic - Airtel Bangladesh subscribers – 2007 – 20171
  • Table 30 – Bangladesh - Teletalk mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 31 – Bangladesh - Historic - CityCell mobile subscribers – 1999 – 2016
  • Table 32 – Bhutan - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 33 – Bhutan - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2018
  • Table 34 – Bhutan - 3G Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2017
  • Table 35 – Bhutan - 4G Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2017
  • Table 36 – Bhutan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2016
  • Table 37 – Bhutan - Historic - Mobile subscribers by operator – 2014
  • Table 38 – Bhutan - B-Mobile’s subscribers – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 39 – Bhutan - B-Mobile’s 3G subscribers – 2008 – 2017
  • Table 40 – Bhutan - TashiCell mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 41 – Brunei Darussalam - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 42 – Brunei Darussalam - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2018
  • Table 43 – Brunei Darussalam - DSTCom - mobile subscribers – 1999 – 2018
  • Table 44 – Brunei Darussalam - Progresif Cellular - mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 45 – Cambodia - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2018
  • Table 46 – Cambodia - Historic - Mobile Operators and Systems
  • Table 47 – Cambodia - Smart Axiata: mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 48 – Cambodia - Metfone (Viettel) mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 49 – Cambodia - MobiTel (CamGSM) mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 50 – Cambodia - Historic - MobiTel: 3G subscribers – 2006 – 2013
  • Table 51 – Cambodia - Cadcomms mobile (3G) subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 52 – Cambodia - Historic - Mfone (CamShin) mobile subscribers – 2003 – 2012
  • Table 53 – China - Mobile subscribers by operator (millions)- 2009 – 2019
  • Table 54 – China - Mobile subscriber market share by operator - 2009 – 2019
  • Table 55 – China - Mobile subscriber annual growth by operator - 2010 – 2019
  • Table 56 – China Mobile revenue, capex, EBITDA margin, net profit – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 57 – China Mobile ARPU – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 58 – China Mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 59 – China Telecom mobile and 3G/4G subscribers and ARPU – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 60 – China Unicom - 4G and total subscribers – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 61 – Historic - China Unicom 2G and 3G/4G subscribers – 2002 – 2015
  • Table 62 – China Unicom – ARPU per month– 2008 – 2019
  • Table 63 – Hong Kong - Mobile operators - subscribers and market share – 2019
  • Table 64 – HKT - prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2005 – 2019
  • Table 65 – HKT - financial data - (HK$ million) – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 66 – Hong Kong - 3 Hutchison - mobile subscribers – 1998 – 2019
  • Table 67 – Hong Kong - Historic – 3 Hutchison - mobile subscribers 2G and 3G postpaid and total
  • Table 68 – Hong Kong - 3 Hutchison – Revenue – 2018 - 2019
  • Table 69 – Hong Kong - 3 Hutchison - postpaid ARPU, AMPU and churn – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 70 – Hong Kong - SmarTone financial data – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 71 – Hong Kong - SmarTone – Blended ARPU – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 72 – Hong Kong - SmarTone mobile subscribers (millions)– 2009 – 2019
  • Table 73 – Hong Kong - SmarTone spectrum holdings – January 2015
  • Table 74 – China Mobile Hong Kong – subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 75 – Hong Kong - Historic - MVNO subscribers – 2007 – 2016
  • Table 76 – India - Mobile subscribers and market share – 2019
  • Table 77 – India - Historic - Mobile subscribers and market share – 2017 – 2018
  • Table 78 – India - Historic - Mobile subscribers and market share – 2017 – 2018
  • Table 79 – India - Historic - Mobile operators, subscribers and market share (fixed and wireless) – 2016 – 2017
  • Table 80 – India - BSNL mobile subscribers – 2002 – 2019
  • Table 81 – India - Bharti Airtel mobile subscribers – 2002 – 2019
  • Table 82 – India - Bharti Airtel mobile ARPU – 2004 - 2005; 2007 – 2018
  • Table 83 – India - Historic - Telenor mobile subscribers – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 84 – India - Vodafone Idea - mobile subscribers – 2002 – 2019
  • Table 85 – India - Idea Cellular mobile ARPU – 2007 – 2011; 2013 – 2018
  • Table 86 – India - MTNL mobile subscribers – 2002 – 2019
  • Table 87 – India - Historic - Quadrant mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 88 – India - Reliance mobile subscribers – 2002 – 2019
  • Table 89 – India - Reliance mobile ARPU – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 90 – India - Historic - Sistema mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2017
  • Table 91 – India - Aircel mobile subscribers – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 92 – India - Reliance Jio mobile subscribers – 2017 - 2019
  • Table 93 – India - Reliance mobile ARPU – 2018
  • Table 94 – India - Tata Teleservices mobile subscribers – 2002 – 2019
  • Table 95 – India - Vodafone mobile subscribers – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 96 – India - Vodafone - mobile ARPU – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 97 – Indonesia - Major mobile operators by system
  • Table 98 – Indonesia - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2018
  • Table 99 – Indonesia - XL Axiata mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 100 – Indonesia - XL Axiata ARPU – 2017 – 2018
  • Table 101 – Indonesia - Telkomsel mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 102 – Indonesia - Indosat Ooredoo - mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 103 – Indonesia - PT Indosat - postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers (million)– 2015 – 2018
  • Table 104 – Indonesia - PT Indosat ARPU– 2017 – 2018
  • Table 105 – 3 Indonesia subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 106 – Indonesia - SmartFren mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 107 – Indonesia - Bakrie Telecom subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 108 – Indonesia - Internux (Bolt!) – Mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 109 – Japan - Mobile subscribers in Japan by operator and market share – 2018
  • Table 110 – Japan - Historic - Carrier share of mobile telephone and PHS market – 2004 – 2011
  • Table 111 – Japan - NTT DoCoMo major shareholders
  • Table 112 – Japan - NTT DoCoMo revenue, net income, capex and EBITDA – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 113 – Japan - Historic - NTT DoCoMo ARPU (per month) and churn – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 114 – Japan - NTT DoCoMo ARPU (¥ per month)– 2017 – 2018
  • Table 115 – Japan - NTT DoCoMo subscribers (thousands) – 2011 – 2019
  • Table 116 – Japan - Historic - KDDI - ARPU and churn – 2001 – 2017
  • Table 117 – Japan - KDDI ARPU and Churn Rate (¥)– 2017 – 2018
  • Table 118 – Japan - KDDI mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 119 – Japan - Softbank subscribers (millions) by segment– 2007 – 2018
  • Table 120 – Japan - Softbank financial data – 1995 – 2018
  • Table 121 – Japan - Softbank mobile ARPU and churn – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 122 – Kazakhstan - Mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2018
  • Table 123 – Kazakhstan - Kar-Tel (Beeline) - mobile subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 124 – Kazakhstan - Kar-Tel (Beeline) - mobile ARPU (historical)– 2006 – 2014
  • Table 125 – Kazakhstan - Kar-Tel (Beeline) – fixed broadband subscribers (historical)– 2008 - 2013
  • Table 126 – Kazakhstan - Kcell’s mobile subscribers - 2006 – 2018
  • Table 127 – Kazakhstan - Kcell’s mobile subscribers (historical) – postpaid v. prepaid - 2012 – 2014
  • Table 128 – Tele2 Kazakhstan / Altel mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 129 – Kazakhstan - Altel’s mobile subscribers (historical) – 2009 – 2013
  • Table 130 – Kazakhstan - Altel’s mobile ARPU (historical) – 2010 – 2014
  • Table 131 – Kyrgyzstan - Mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2018
  • Table 132 – Kyrgyzstan - MegaCom subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 133 – Kyrgyzstan - Sky Mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 134 – Kyrgyzstan - Historic Sky Mobile - ARPU – 2005; 2011 – 2014
  • Table 135 – Kyrgyzstan - Historic - Aktel (Fonex) subscribers – 2007 – 2011; 2014
  • Table 136 – Kyrgyzstan - Nur Telecom (O!) - subscribers – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 137 – Laos - Mobile operators and Systems
  • Table 138 – Laos - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2018
  • Table 139 – Laos - ETL’s mobile subscribers – 2003 - 2018
  • Table 140 – Laos - Beeline’s mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 141 – Laos - Historic - Beeline’s mobile ARPU – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 142 – Laos - Unitel’s mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 143 – Macau - Mobile subscribers by Mobile Operator and Market Share – 2018
  • Table 144 – Macau - CTM’s mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 145 – Malaysia - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 146 – Malaysia - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2018
  • Table 147 – Malaysia - Celcom mobile subscribers, prepaid and postpaid - 2005 – 2018
  • Table 148 – Malaysia - Celcom – Revenue, EBITDA and CAPEX - 2013 – 2017
  • Table 149 – Malaysia - Celcom ARPU – prepaid and postpaid – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 150 – Malaysia - Celcom - smartphone penetration – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 151 – Malaysia - Celcom – 4G / 4G LTE population coverage – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 152 – Malaysia - Maxis – Revenue and EBITDA - 2015 – 2018
  • Table 153 – Malaysia - Maxis mobile subscribers, prepaid and postpaid – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 154 – Malaysia - Maxis’ wireless broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 155 – Malaysia - Maxis mobile ARPU – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 156 – Malaysia - Maxis’ smartphone penetration – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 157 – Malaysia - Digi – Revenue, EBITDA and CAPEX - 2013 – 2017
  • Table 158 – Malaysia - DiGi mobile subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 159 – Malaysia - DiGi’s ARPU – 2008 – 2017
  • Table 160 – Malaysia - DiGi’s mobile internet subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 161 – Malaysia - U Mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 162 – Mongolia - Mobile operators - subscribers and market share – 2018
  • Table 163 – Mongolia - MobiCom subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 164 – Mongolia - SkyTel subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 165 – Mongolia - Unitel subscribers - 2006 – 2018
  • Table 166 – Mongolia - G-Mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 167 – Myanmar - Mobile operator by system launch
  • Table 168 – Myanmar - Mobile subscriber market share by operator – 2018
  • Table 169 – Myanmar - MPT launch and system
  • Table 170 – Myanmar - MPT subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 171 – Myanmar - Ooredoo mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 172 – Myanmar - Telenor mobile subscribers – 2014 - 2018
  • Table 173 – Nepal - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 174 – Nepal - Mobile operators and market share - 2018
  • Table 175 – Nepal - Mobile broadband subscribers by operator, 3G 4G and EVDO – 2018
  • Table 176 – Nepal - Historic - Mobile operators and market share - 2017
  • Table 177 – Nepal - Historic - Mobile operators and market share - 2016
  • Table 178 – Nepal - Nepal Telecom (NDCL) - mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 179 – Nepal - Ncell’s mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 180 – Nepal - Smart Telecom- mobile subscribers – 2016 - 2018
  • Table 181 – Nepal Satellite Telecom (NSPTL)- mobile subscribers – 2018
  • Table 182 – North Korea - Historic - Koryolink revenue, EBITDA, CAPEX – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 183 – North Korea - Historic - Koryolink quarterly revenue, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, capex – 2009 - 2011
  • Table 184 – North Korea - Historic Koryolink ARPU – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 185 – North Korea - Historic - Koryolink quarterly subscribers, MoU and ARPU – 2009 – 2014
  • Table 186 – Pakistan - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 187 – Pakistan - Mobile subscriber market share by operator – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 188 – Pakistan - Mobile subscribers (millions) by operator – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 189 – Pakistan - Mobile subscribers by operator, annual change – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 190 – Pakistan - Mobile subscribers (millions) by operator and 3G, 4G - 2018
  • Table 191 – Pakistan - Mobile subscribers (millions) by operator and 3G, 4G – 2017
  • Table 192 – Pakistan - Historic - 3G, 4G and LTE mobile subscribers by operator – 2016
  • Table 193 – Pakistan - Historic - 3G, 4G and LTE mobile subscribers by operator – 2015
  • Table 194 – Pakistan - Mobilink mobile subscribers – 2000 - 2018
  • Table 195 – Pakistan - Historic - Warid Telecom subscribers – 2005 – 2016
  • Table 196 – Pakistan - Ufone (PTCL) subscribers – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 197 – Telenor Pakistan subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 198 – Historic - Telenor Pakistan - ARPU – 2009 – 2014
  • Table 199 – Pakistan - CMPak (Zong) mobile subscribers – 2000 – 2018
  • Table 200 – Pakistan - Historic - Instaphone (Pakcom) subscribers – 2000 – 2010
  • Table 201 – Philippines - Historic - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 202 – Philippines - Mobile subscribers (millions) by major operator – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 203 – Philippines - Mobile subscriber market share by major operators – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 204 – Philippines - Historic - Mobile subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2012
  • Table 205 – Philippines - Smart (PLDT) – total mobile subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 206– Philippines - PLDT – mobile subscribers (millions) by category – 2017 – 2018
  • Table 207 – Philippines - PLDT – mobile ARPU by operator/contract type ($P) – 2017 - 2018
  • Table 208 – Philippines - Globe Telecom mobile subscribers by prepaid, postpaid– 2010 – 2018
  • Table 209 – Philippines - Historic - Globe Telecom mobile subscribers – 2001 – 2009
  • Table 210 – Philippines - Globe Telecom – mobile ARPU (PHP/month) by contract type – 2015 - 2018
  • Table 211 – Singapore - mobile operators and systems
  • Table 212 – Singapore - Mobile Subscribers by Operator (millions) – 2000 – 2018
  • Table 213 – Singapore - Mobile Subscriber Market Share by Operator – 2000 – 2018
  • Table 214 – SingTel – Singapore market – Key Financial Statistics – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 215 – SingTel – Singapore market – key operational subscriber (millions) – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 216 – SingTel - mobile subscribers – 1998 – 2018
  • Table 217 – SingTel - 4G mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 218 – SingTel – ARPU for mobile services – postpaid, prepaid, blended – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 219 – Singapore - StarHub – Key Financial Statistics – 2014 – 2017
  • Table 220 – Singapore - StarHub – operating revenue and capital expenditure – 2008 – 2017
  • Table 221 – Singapore - Historic - StarHub – Operating revenue ($thousands) by market segment – 2014 – 2017
  • Table 222 – Singapore - StarHub mobile subscribers – 2000 – 2018
  • Table 223 – Singapore - StarHub – ARPU for mobile services – postpaid and prepaid – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 224 – Singapore - MobileOne - mobile subscribers – 1998 – 2018
  • Table 225 – Singapore - MobileOne – ARPU for mobile services – postpaid and prepaid – 2015 – 2018
  • Table 226 – Singapore - Mobile One – operating revenue, capital expenditure and EBITDA ($S) – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 227 – South Korea - Mobile market share by operator – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 228 – South Korea - Mobile Service ARPU per month by operator – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 229 – South Korea - KT Corp’s mobile subscribers by 3G / 4G – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 230 – Historic - SK Telecom mobile 3G / 4G subscribers – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 231 – SK Telecom smartphone subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 232 – South Korea - LG U+ mobile subscribers – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 233 – South Korea - Historic - MVNO subscribers by operator – 2012 – 2014
  • Table 234 – Sri Lanka - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 235 – Sri Lanka - Mobile operator subscribers and market share – 2018
  • Table 236 – Sri Lanka - Mobile operator subscribers and market share – 2017
  • Table 237 – Sri Lanka - Dialog Axiata prepaid /postpaid subscribers and market share – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 238 – Sri Lanka - Dialog Axiata ARPU – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 239 – Sri Lanka - Mobitel subscribers – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 240 – Sri Lanka - Mobitel annual revenue – 2015 – 2017
  • Table 241 – Etisalat Sri Lanka subscribers - 2004 – 2017
  • Table 242 – Hutchison Lanka subscribers – 2006 – 2017
  • Table 243 – Bharti Airtel Lanka subscribers – 2009 – 2017
  • Table 244 – Taiwan - Mobile Operators – Subscribers and Market Share – 2018
  • Table 245 – Taiwan - Far EasTone revenue, EBITDA, capex, net profit and ARPU – 2003 – 2017
  • Table 246 – Taiwan - Far EasTone mobile subscribers and annual change – 1998 – 2018
  • Table 247 – Taiwan - Far EasTone blended ARPU ($NT) – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 248– Taiwan Mobile ARPU – 2017 – 2018
  • Table 249– Taiwan Mobile - revenue and net profit – 2003 – 2017
  • Table 250 – Taiwan Mobile subscribers– 1998 – 2018
  • Table 251 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom mobile - 1998 – 2018
  • Table 252 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom mobile subscribers market share – 2000 - 2018
  • Table 253 – Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom’s blended mobile ARPU – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 254 – Taiwan - APT mobile subscribers – 2003 – 2017
  • Table 255– Historic - Taiwan - VIBO Telecom mobile subscribers and annual change (historical) – 2005 – 2013
  • Table 256 – Tajikistan - Mobile operators – systems and launch dates
  • Table 257 – Tajikistan Mobile subscribers by operator and market share – 2018
  • Table 258 – Tajikistan Mobile subscribers by operator and market share – 2017
  • Table 259 – Tajikistan Historic - Babilon Mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2012
  • Table 260 – Tajikistan Tcell mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 261 – Tajikistan - Tacom (Beeline) mobile subscribers – 2009; 2011 – 2018
  • Table 262 – Tajikistan - Historic - Tacom (Beeline) - mobile ARPU – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 263 – Tajikistan - Historic - Tacom (Beeline) - mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 264 – Thailand - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 265 – Thailand - Mobile subscribers by Mobile Operator and Market Share – 2019
  • Table 266 – Thailand - AIS – total revenue and annual change – 2014 - 2018
  • Table 267 – Thailand - Historic – AIS subscribers and market share – 2004; 2007 – 2013
  • Table 268 – Thailand - AIS: subscribers (millions) – 2014 - 2019
  • Table 269 – Thailand - AIS: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 270 – Thailand - DTAC: mobile subscribers (millions) – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 271 – Thailand - DTAC: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 272 –DTAC – total revenue and annual change – 2018 - 2019
  • Table 273 – Thailand - TrueMove– total revenue and annual change – 2016 - 2018
  • Table 274 – Thailand - True Move: mobile subscribers (millions) – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 275 – Thailand - Historic - True Move: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) – 2007 – 2014
  • Table 276 – Thailand - Historic - TOT’s fixed-line subscribers – 2005 – 2013
  • Table 277 – Timor Leste - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2018
  • Table 278 – Timor Telecom’s mobile subscribers – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 279 – Timor Leste - Telin (Telkomcel) mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 280 – Timor Leste - Telemor’s mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 281 – Turkmenistan - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 282 – Turkmenistan - Mobile subscribers by operator and market share - 2018
  • Table 283 – Turkmenistan - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 284 – Turkmenistan - MTS mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 285 – Turkmenistan - Historic - MTS mobile ARPU – 2004 - 2005; 2008 - 2014
  • Table 286 – Turkmenistan - TM Cell mobile subscribers – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 287 – Uzbekistan - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 288 – Uzbekistan - Mobile operators – Subscribers and Market Share – 2018
  • Table 289 – Uzbekistan - UMS mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 290 – Uzbekistan - Beeline mobile subscribers – 1998 – 2018
  • Table 291 – Uzbekistan - Unitel (Beeline) mobile ARPU – 2006 – 2016
  • Table 292 – Uzbekistan - UCell (Coscom) mobile subscribers and market share – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 293 – Uzbekistan - Uzmobile - mobile subscribers – 2017 – 2018
  • Table 294 – Uzbekistan - Historic - MTS (Uzdunrobita) mobile subscribers – 1998 – 2012
  • Table 295 – Vietnam - Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2018
  • Table 296 – Vietnam - MobiFone mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 297 – Vietnam - VNPT - Vinaphone subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 298 – Vietnam - Viettel subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 299 – Vietnamobile mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 300 – Vietnam - Gmobile subscribers – 2009 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
  • Chart 2 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 3 – China - Mobile subscriber market share by operator - 2009 - 2019
  • Chart 4 – Singapore - Mobile Subscriber Market Share by Operator – 2000 – 2018

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Mobile operators in Bangladesh
  • Exhibit 3 – Hong Kong - HTHKH frequency allocations – 2015
  • Exhibit 4 – Indonesia - Major shareholders in PT Indosat
  • Exhibit 5 – Japan - NTT DoCoMo investment in international operators
  • Exhibit 6 – SingTel’s regional subsidiaries and shareholdings
  • Exhibit 7 – Singapore - Major shareholders in StarHub

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