Thailand - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Thailand’s mobile market is highly developed and has experienced strong growth over the last six years. However, growth has become much slower over the past few years due to the heightened level of maturity. Very slow growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023 with annual growth rates further easing. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to a saturated mobile subscriber market and strong local competition.

DTAC has partnered with Nokia to deploy what it claims is the country’s first commercial TD-LTE network. TOT and DTAC’s subsidiary TriNet have also entered the TD-LTE space, signing an agreement to launch a 4G TD-LTE network in the 2300MHz band. The Thailand market is now moving towards 5G. True Corp enlisted Ericsson to the country’s first 5G trial.

MNVOs in Thailand are generally struggling to compete with bigger rivals amid highly intense competition.

Thailand has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past six years driven by strong growth of 4G mobile subscribers. Slowing growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023 as the market reaches a heightened state of maturity. The mobile broadband market will be driven by increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators as they roll out their 4G and 5G networks and improving tariffs due to strong competition.

Key developments:

  • MNVOs in Thailand are generally struggling to compete with bigger rivals.
  • The Thailand market is now moving towards 5G.
  • Thailand has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past six years.

Companies covered in this report include:

TOT Corp; CAT Telecom; True Corp; True Move; TT&T; AIS; DTAC

Table of Contents

  • 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
  • Major mobile operators

    • 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
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 2 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 3 – Historic - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual growth – 1999 – 2007
  • Table 4 – Historic - Mobile services revenue and ARPU – 1998 – 2016
  • Table 5 – Historic - Mobile subscribers – prepaid and postpaid – 2006 – 2013
  • Table 6 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2011 – 2023
  • Table 7 – Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 8 – Mobile subscribers by Mobile Operator and Market Share – 2018
  • Table 9 – Historic – AIS subscribers and market share – 2004; 2007 – 2013
  • Table 10 – AIS: subscribers (millions) – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 11 – AIS: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 12 – DTAC: mobile subscribers (millions) – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 13 – DTAC: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 14 – True Move: mobile subscribers (millions) – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 15 – Historic - True Move: ARPU (postpaid, prepaid and blended) – 2007 – 2014
  • Table 16 – Historic - TOT’s fixed-line subscribers – 2005 – 2013

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 2 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023

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Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)
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Number of pages 53

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Last updated 4 Sep 2018
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Analyst: Phil Harpur

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