Asia – Mobile Voice Market – 2013 Release

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Description

This Asia market report covers 35 countries in North, South, South East and Central Asia. The theme of the report is mobile deployment and development, particularly focusing on voice application for mobile use.

Moving quickly past 3 billion mobile subscribers, Asia sees voice services remaining dominant for the time beingMobile markets in Asia continued to experience strong growth during 2012 and into 2013, despite many countries in the region having subscriber penetrations of over 150%. Asia is home to some of the fastest growing telecommunications markets in the world. Growth across the region in mobile subscribers was in excess of 15% overall in 2011 and was estimated to have been about 8% in 2012 to reach a regional total of 3.3 billion mobile subscribers by year-end. The substantial growth levels have been particularly obvious in China and India, with their huge populations. These two countries alone account for over 32% and 28% overall market share in the Asia region respectively; or a massive 60% combined. It is not just the regional presence either; with China and India's mobile subscriber numbers they also dominate the global mobile landscape, with seven operators in the top 10 ranking of subscribers worldwide.

There is still room for further significant growth right across the various markets of the region, with growth of 10% overall anticipated in 2013. In those countries with large populations and relatively low penetration rates (at least by the standards of developed markets), such as India, China, the Philippines, Pakistan, Vietnam and Indonesia, we can expect further expansion and at a reasonably rapid rate. In the more mature markets such as Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, mobile numbers will continue to ease upwards at a small percentage rate. Growth across the region is being driven by a variety of factors, including government investment to drive the economy; infrastructure building after years of neglect or to fix the after-effects in war torn countries, and also major foreign investment.

Voice services remain dominant in the Asian mobile market. This is despite the fact that right across Asia we have seen a transition to new generation mobile platforms. With the roll out of 3G and 3G+ networks, there has certainly been a shift from mobile voice to mobile data. But by 2012 Asia had an estimated mobile broadband penetration of less than 15%.

In the developing economies of the region quick and easy mobile uptake has been and still is the preferred, and often only, option for subscribers, exacerbated by low fixed-line deployments. These countries also offer investors the promise of continued growth of the mobile infrastructure and subscriber numbers. While subscriber growth and market share is important in the developing economies, there comes a point where the venture must result in profits. Operators still face the huge challenge of trying to prevent ARPU slide as mobile services spread to poorer parts of the population and voice services remain the major share of revenue. To an extent, a large customer base will help to offset low spend by subscribers on voice services. But it is inevitable that operators will be looking to new non-voice services to help boost revenue.

Within the markets themselves, as already noted China and India have been the standout performers. China had close to one billion mobile subscribers entering 2012; by year-end the number was estimated to have increased to more than 1.1 billion. In other words, an annual growth rate of 13% meant large numbers of additional subscribers; in this country of 1.4 billion people, penetration in China reached around 82% by end-2012. This growth is likely to continue for at least a few more years with both China Mobile and China Unicom expecting to see incremental growth from the less well-penetrated rural areas.

In the meantime, India, having been somewhat in the shadow of China, was finding itself close on China's heels coming into 2012. There is still a significant potential for expanding the population coverage in India with over 15% of the population residing in areas with no mobile coverage. It had come as no surprise when India's mobile numbers grew by 17% in 2011 to reach 894 million; the national subscriber base had grown to 934 million by June 2012. However, India saw its total mobile subscriber base go into decline in the second half of 2012, falling dramatically to 865 million by year-end. A major reason for the decline was the move by operators to delete inactive mobile subscribers from their databases. One operator, Reliance, for example, deactivated those subscribers that have not used their phones in two months, shedding 20 million subscribers in July alone.

Top 10 mobile markets in Asia – ranked by subscribers – 2009 - 2012

Country | 2009 | (million) | 2010 | (million) | 2011 | (million) | 2012 | (million) |
China | 747.4 | 859.0 | 986.3 | 1,115.0 |
India | 505.0 | 752.0 | 894.0 | 865.0 |
Indonesia | 158.4 | 220.0 | 259.0 | 300.0 |
Vietnam | 98.2 | 111.6 | 127.3 | 140.0 |
Japan | 110.6 | 117.1 | 129.9 | 134.0 |
Pakistan | 97.6 | 102.8 | 113.0 | 125.0 |
Bangladesh | 49.0 | 68.7 | 85.0 | 97.2 |
Philippines | 74.5 | 79.9 | 93.7 | 98.0 |
Thailand | 67.5 | 71.5 | 78.7 | 82.0 |
South Korea | 47.9 | 50.8 | 52.5 | 53.6 |
(Source: BuddeComm)

Note: Figures in italics are estimates

As the Asian mobile market continues to grow at a healthy rate overall, it remains a market based largely on voice services for the time being. As already noted some markets in Asia have moved rapidly to mobile broadband and advanced data services but the predominant service in the majority of the region's markets is mobile voice for the moment.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

Table of Contents

1. Regional overview
1.1 Subscribers
1.2 GDP

2. Afghanistan
2.1 Overview of Afghanistan's mobile market
2.1.1 Under-served areas
2.2 Mobile subscribers, operators and ARPU statistics
2.3 Forecasts – mobile market – 2015; 2020
2.4 Mobile operators overview

3. Armenia
3.1 Overview Armenia's mobile market
3.2 Mobile subscriber and operators statistics
3.3 Mobile technology
3.3.1 4G-LTE
3.4 Mobile operators

4. Azerbaijan
4.1 Overview of Azerbaijan's mobile market
4.2 Nakhichevan enclave
4.3 Mobile subscriber and operator statistics
4.4 Forecasts –mobile market – 2015; 2020
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)
4.7 Mobile operators overview

5. Bangladesh
5.1 Overview of Bangladesh's mobile market
5.2 Licensing
5.2.1 2G licences
5.2.2 3G licences
5.2.3 4G licences
5.3 Mobile subscribers, operators and ARPU statistics
5.4 Forecasts – mobile services – 2015; 2020
5.5 Mobile operators overview

6. Bhutan
6.1 Overview Bhutan's mobile market
6.2 Mobile subscriber and operators statistics
6.3 Regulatory issues
6.3.1 Second mobile licence
6.4 Mobile technologies
6.4.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
6.5 Mobile operators overview

7. Brunei Darussalam
7.1 Overview Brunei Darussalam's mobile market
7.2 Mobile subscriber and operator statistics

8. Cambodia
8.1 Overview Cambodia's mobile market
8.2 Mobile subscribers, operators and ARPU statistics
8.3 Forecasts – mobile services – 2015; 2020
8.4 Mobile operators overview

9. China
9.1 Overview of China's mobile market
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.2.1 Mobile subscribers 1995-2012
9.2.2 Mobile subscribers by operator
9.2.3 Prepaid cards (SIM and PIM cards)
9.2.4 Mobile talk time
9.3 Mobile technologies
9.3.1 PAS/PHS (Little Smart/Xiaolingtong)
9.3.2 GSM
9.3.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
9.3.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
9.3.5 CDMA
9.3.6 HSPA+
9.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
9.4.1 Background
9.4.2 3G Licences
9.4.3 3G Investments
9.4.4 3G developments
9.4.5 3G statistics
9.5 Forecast: Total mobile subscribers 2011-2013; 2017
9.6 Forecast: 3G mobile subscribers
9.7 3G technologies
9.7.1 TD-SCDMA
9.7.2 WCDMA
9.7.3 CDMA2000
9.8 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
9.9 Mobile number portability (MNP)

10. East Timor
10.1 Overview East Timor's mobile market
10.2 Mobile subscriber statistics
10.3 New mobile licences

11. Georgia
11.1 Overview of Georgia's mobile market
11.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
11.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
11.4 Major mobile operators

12. Hong Kong
12.1 Overview mobile market in Hong Kong
12.2 Market status 2012
12.3 Mobile subscriber and operator statistics
12.3.1 Mobile subscribers 1984-2013
12.3.2 Mobile prepaid cards 1997-2012
12.4 Forecasts – total mobile and 3G subscribers – 2012-2013; 2017
12.5 Regulatory issues
12.5.1 Mobile number portability (MNP)
12.6 Mobile technologies
12.6.1 GSM/2G
12.6.2 Personal communications services (PCS)/2G
12.6.3 High-speed circuit-switched data (HSCSD)
12.6.4 General packet radio service (GPRS)
12.6.5 Enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE)
12.6.6 High-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA)
12.6.7 CDMA
12.6.8 CDMA2000
12.6.9 Third Generation (3G) mobile
12.6.10 LTE (Long-term evolution)/4G
12.7 Mobile operators overview

13. India
13.1 Overview India's mobile market
13.2 Dramatic drop in mobile subscribers - 2012
13.3 Mobile subscribers and ARPU statistics
13.4 Mobile market segments
13.5 Forecasts – mobile services – 2015; 2020
13.6 Development issues
13.6.1 Cancellation of inactive subscribers
13.6.2 Tariffs for wireless broadband
13.6.3 Reporting of revenue
13.6.4 Revenue and ARPU
13.6.5 Spectrum allocations and spectrum auctions
13.6.6 Rural expansion
13.6.7 M-banking
13.6.8 Foreign investment
13.6.9 Merger and Acquisition (M&A) rules
13.7 Regulatory issues
13.7.1 Developments in 2012
13.8 2G corruption scandal
13.8.1 Allegations
13.8.2 Charges
13.8.3 Court decision, appeal and aftermath
13.8.4 Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum
13.9 Mobile technologies
13.9.1 Overview of mobile technologies used in India
13.9.2 GSM
13.9.3 CDMA
13.9.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
13.9.5 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
13.10 Mobile voice services
13.10.1 Prepaid
13.11 Mobile operators overview

14. Indonesia
14.1 Overview Indonesia's mobile market
14.2 Mobile subscribers statistics
14.3 Forecasts – mobile market: 2015; 2020
14.4 Mobile voice services
14.4.1 Prepaid
14.5 Mobile operators overview

15. Japan
15.1 Overview Japan's mobile market
15.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
15.2.1 Mobile subscribers 1995-2013
15.2.2 Mobile subscribers by operator
15.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers 2012-2017
15.4 Market status 2012
15.5 Differentiation efforts
15.6 Mobile technologies
15.6.1 PDC
15.6.2 CDMA
15.6.3 PHS
15.6.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
15.6.5 LTE (Long-Term Evolution)/4G
15.6.6 LTE-Advanced
15.6.7 Mobile handset market
15.6.8 Smartphone adoption
15.6.9 Unlocked handsets
15.6.10 iPhone
15.6.11 Android
15.7 Mobile operators overview

16. Kazakhstan
16.1 Overview Kazahhstan's mobile market
16.2 Mobile subscriber and operators statistics
16.3 Forecasts – mobile market – 2015; 2020
16.4 Mobile technologies
16.4.1 Third Generation (3G)
16.4.2 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
16.4.3 Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
16.5 Mobile operators overview

17. Kyrgyzstan
17.1 Overview Kyrgyzstan's mobile market
17.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
17.3 Forecasts – mobile market – 2015; 2020
17.4 Mobile operators overview

18. Laos
18.1 Overview Laos mobile market
18.2 Mobile subscribers, operators and ARPU statistics
18.3 Forecasts – mobile services - 2015; 2020
18.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile services
18.5 Mobile operators overview

19. Macau
19.1 Overview Macau's mobile market
19.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
19.3 Forecast mobile subscribers – 2012-2013; 2017
19.4 Mobile operators overview

20. Malaysia
20.1 Overview Malaysia's mobile market
20.2 Mobile subscribers statistics
20.3 Forecasts – mobile services – 2015; 2020
20.4 Mobile infrastructure
20.5 Regulatory developments
20.5.1 International roaming
20.5.2 Service tax on prepaid services
20.6 Third Generation (3G) mobile
20.6.1 Further development
20.7 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
20.8 Mobile voice services
20.8.1 Prepaid services
20.9 Mobile operators overview

21. Maldives
21.1 Overview Maldives mobile market
21.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
21.3 Mobile operators overview

22. Mongolia
22.1 Overview Mongolia's mobile market
22.2 Mobile subscribers statistics
22.3 Mobile operators overview

23. Myanmar (Burma)
23.1 Overview Myanmar's mobile market
23.2 Mobile subscribers statistics
23.3 Third Generation (3G) development
23.4 Mobile services
23.4.1 Satellite mobile
23.5 Mobile operator overview

24. Nepal
24.1 Overview Nepal's mobile market
24.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
24.3 Forecasts – mobile market – 2015; 2020
24.4 Third Generation (3G)
24.5 Fourth Generation (4G)
24.6 Satellite mobile
24.7 Mobile operators overview

25. North Korea
25.1 Overview North Korea's mobile market
25.2 Mobile phone costs
25.3 Mobile phone restrictions
25.4 Mobile subscribers statistics
25.5 Mobile phone production
25.5.1 Fines for using unofficial Chinese mobile phones

26. Pakistan
26.1 Overview Pakistan's mobile market
26.2 Mobile subscribers operators and ARPU statistics
26.3 Forecast – mobile market – 2015; 2020
26.4 Third Generation (3G) licences
26.5 Regulatory issues and developments
26.5.1 Number portability
26.5.2 Unregistered SIMs
26.6 Mobile operators overview

27. Philippines
27.1 Overview Philippines mobile market
27.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
27.3 Forecasts – mobile services – 2015; 2020
27.4 Mobile ARPU
27.5 Regulatory issues
27.5.1 Compulsory SIM registration
27.5.2 Per-pulse billing dispute
27.5.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
27.5.4 Spectrum User Fees (SUF)
27.6 Mobile technologies
27.6.1 Long Term Evolution (LTE) /Fourth Generation (4G) networks
27.6.2 AppBridge project
27.7 Mobile voice services
27.7.1 Prepaid cards
27.8 Mobile operators overview

28. Singapore
28.1 Overview Singapore's mobile market
28.2 Mobile subscribers, operators and ARPU statistics
28.2.1 Average revenue per user (ARPU)
28.3 Pricing
28.4 Mobile technology
28.5 Third generation (3G)
28.5.1 Overview
28.5.2 3G service standards - 2012
28.6 High-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA)
28.7 Fourth generation (4G) and long-term evolution (LTE)
28.7.1 LTE trials
28.7.2 Planning for 4G licensing
28.7.3 Service launch
28.8 Mobile voice services
28.8.1 Prepaid
28.8.2 International roaming
28.8.3 Satellite mobile
28.9 Overview mobile operators

29. South Korea
29.1 Overview South Korea's mobile market
29.2 Mobile subscribers, operators and ARPU statistics
29.3 Forecast: Mobile subscribers 2012- 2013; 2017
29.4 Spectrum auctions: 1.2GHz, 1.8GHz and 800MHz
29.5 Mobile technologies
29.5.1 Analogue (AMPS)
29.5.2 Personal Communication Service (PCS)
29.5.3 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
29.5.4 Wideband CDMA (WCDMA)
29.5.5 LTE
29.5.6 Voice over LTE
29.5.7 Smartphones
29.6 Overview mobile operators

30. Sri Lanka
30.1 Overview Sri Lanka's mobile market
30.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
30.3 Forecasts – mobile services – 2015; 2020
30.4 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
30.5 Mobile operators overview

31. Taiwan
31.1 Overview Taiwan's mobile market
31.2 Mobile subscribers, operators and ARPU statistics
31.3 Forecast total mobile subscribers – 2011; 2017
31.4 Forecast 3G mobile subscribers – 2011; 2017
31.5 Personal Handyphone Service (PHS)
31.6 4G and LTE
31.7 Mobile operators overview

32. Tajikistan
32.1 Overview Tajikistan's mobile market
32.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
32.3 Mobile technologies
32.3.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
32.4 Mobile operators overview

33. Thailand
33.1 Overview Thailand's mobile market
33.1.1 Smartphones
33.2 Mobile subscribers, operators and ARPU statistics
33.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
33.4 Mobile technologies
33.4.1 CDMA
33.4.2 PCT service
33.4.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
33.4.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
33.4.5 Third Generation (3G) mobile
33.4.6 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
33.5 Mobile operators overview
33.5.1 Competition

34. Turkmenistan
34.1 Overview Turkmenistan's mobile market
34.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
34.3 Third Generation (3G) services
34.4 Mobile operators overview

35. Uzbekistan
35.1 Overview Uzbekistan's mobile market
35.2 Mobile subscribers and operators statistics
35.3 Forecasts – mobile market – 2015; 2020
35.4 Mobile operators overview

36. Vietnam
36.1 Overview Vietnam's mobile market
36.2 Mobile subscribers, operators and ARPU statistics
36.3 Forecasts – mobile services – 2015; 2020
36.4 Mobile market developments
36.4.1 Mobile handset market – 2011 / 2012
36.4.2 SIM card fee
36.4.3 SIM registration
36.4.4 Controls on SIM cards
36.4.5 Viettel's takeover of EVN Telecom
36.4.6 Handset manufacture
36.5 Regulatory issues
36.5.1 Sales promotion regulation
36.5.2 Prepaid subscriber registration
36.5.3 Handset importation
36.6 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
36.7 Mobile voice services
36.7.1 Prepaid
36.7.2 Registration of prepaid services
36.8 Mobile operators overview

Table 1 – Asia - mobile subscribers – 1990 – 2012
Table 2 – Asia – mobile subscribers by country – 2008 - 2012
Table 3 – Asia – mobile penetration by country – 2008 - 2012
Table 4 - Asia - top 10 fastest growing mobile markets – 2011
Table 5 – Percentage share of global GDP – 1991, 2014
Table 6 – Mobile subscribers and annual change – 2002 - 2012
Table 7 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2011
Table 8 – Market share by major operators – 2011
Table 9 – ARPU by operator – 2008 - 2009
Table 10 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 11 – Mobile subscribers – 1996 - 2012
Table 12 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2011
Table 13 – Mobile operators by share of total mobile market – 2011
Table 14 – Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration – 1994 - 2012
Table 15 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2011
Table 16 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2011
Table 17 – Mobile operators by share of total mobile market – 2011
Table 18 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 19 – Mobile subscribers – 1996 - 2013
Table 20 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change – November 2012
Table 21 – Market share by operator – November 2012
Table 22 – Mobile services monthly ARPU – 1998 - 2011
Table 23 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 24 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2003 - 2013
Table 25 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – October 2012
Table 26 – B-Mobile's 3G subscribers – 2008 - 2012
Table 27 – Mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2012
Table 28 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – March 2009
Table 29 – Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration – 1993 - 2012
Table 30 – Mobile operators, systems, subscribers and annual change – March 2012
Table 31 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – March 2012
Table 32 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU – 1998 - 2011
Table 33 – Forecast mobile subscriber growth – 2015; 2020
Table 34 – Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1995 - 2013
Table 35 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change – June 2012
Table 36 – Mobile talk time – 2006 - 2011
Table 37 – Little Smart (PHS) subscribers – 2002 - 2012
Table 38 – China Telecom CDMA subscribers pre/postpaid, MOU and ARPU – 2002 - 2011
Table 39 – HSPA+ and LTE downlink peak data rates
Table 40 – 3G subscribers in China – 2008 - 2013
Table 41 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower band forecast – 2012 - 2013; 2017
Table 42 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher band forecast – 2012 - 2013; 2017
Table 43 – Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and share of mobile market – 2012 - 2013, 2017
Table 44 – China Mobile – TD-SCDMA datacard packages – May 2011
Table 45 – 3G usage fee comparison – April 2009
Table 46 – Mobile subscribers – 1999 - 2012
Table 47 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 48 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2011
Table 49 – Mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2011
Table 50 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 51 – Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1984 - 2013
Table 52 – Prepaid and activated SIM cards – 1997 – 2012
Table 53 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher band forecast – 2012 - 2013; 2017
Table 54 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower band forecast – 2012 - 2013; 2017
Table 55 – GSM 2G subscribers and annual change – 1993 - 2011
Table 56 – PCS subscribers and annual change – 1997 - 2008
Table 57 – 2.5G subscribers – 2002 - 2011
Table 58 – 3G mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2011
Table 59 – Overview of India's mobile market – 2010 - 2012
Table 60 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2012
Table 61 – Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) – 2002 - 2012
Table 62 – GSM mobile subscribers and annual change – 1997 - 2012
Table 63 – Mobile penetration urban and rural – 2007; 2009 - 2012
Table 64 – Mobile services revenue – 1996 - 2012
Table 65 – Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended – March 2012
Table 66 – Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) – 2005 - 2012
Table 67 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 68 – Mobile penetration urban and rural – 2007; 2009 – 2012
Table 69 –GSM mobile subscribers by region/circle – 2009; 2010 - 2012
Table 70 – GSM ARPU – 2003 - 2012
Table 71 – GSM ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended – March 2012
Table 72 – GSM mobile operators, subscribers and market share – March 2012
Table 73 – GSM ARPU by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended – March 2012
Table 74 – CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share – March 2012
Table 75 – CDMA ARPU – 2003 - 2012
Table 76 – CDMA ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended – March 2012
Table 77 – 3G auction (2010): Number of licences and total fees paid by operators
Table 78 – Prepaid mobile subscribers: share of total market – 2003 - 2012
Table 79 – Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended – March 2012
Table 80 – Mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2012
Table 81 – Forecast of mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
Table 82 – Prepaid subscribers – selected mobile operators –2011
Table 83 – Mobile subscriber, annual change and penetration rate – 1995 - 2013
Table 84 – Market share of mobile operators in Japan – September 2012
Table 85 – Mobile subscribers by system – September 2012
Table 86 – Carrier share of mobile telephone and PHS market – 2004 - 2012
Table 87 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower band forecast – 2012 - 2013; 2017
Table 88 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher band forecast – 2012 - 2013; 2017
Table 89 – cdmaOne, CDMA2000 1x and WCDMA subscribers – 1999 - 2012
Table 90 – PHS subscribers by carrier – 2004 – 2012
Table 91 – PHS subscribers – 1995 – 2012
Table 92 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator – September 2012
Table 93 – Japan 3G subscribers – 2001 – 2013
Table 94 – Japan LTE subscribers – 2010 - 2013
Table 95 – NTT DoCoMo LTE roadmap – 2011 – 2013; 2015
Table 96 – Google and Apple Smartphone platform audience in Japan – 2010 - 2012
Table 97 – Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 - 2013
Table 98 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – September 2012
Table 99 – Mobile operators – market share – September 2012
Table 100 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
Table 101 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 1998 - 2013
Table 102 – Mobile operators and subscribers – 2011
Table 103 – Mobile operators – market share – 2011
Table 104 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
Table 105 – Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1995 - 2012
Table 106 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2009
Table 107 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2009
Table 108 – Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers by operator – 2009
Table 109 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU – 1998 - 2011
Table 110 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 111 – Mobile subscribers total and prepaid and penetration rate – 1990 – 2013
Table 112 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change – March 2009
Table 113 – Mobile subscribers 2G and 3G – 2007 – 2013
Table 114 – Local SMS statistics: Christmas, Lunar and New Years holidays – 2008 – 2012
Table 115 – Macau – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration – higher band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
Table 116 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration – lower band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
Table 117 – Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
Table 118 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 119 – Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers and market share – 2002 - 2012
Table 120 – Mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2012
Table 121 – Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers – February 2012
Table 122 – Mobile operators, estimated subscribers and annual change – 2011
Table 123 – Mobile total subscribers, prepaid subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 1996 - 2013
Table 124 – Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change – 1995 - 2012
Table 125 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 1999 - 2013
Table 126 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – October 2012
Table 127 – 3G mobile subscribers – 2008 - 2010
Table 128 – Active mobile broadband subscriptions – 2010 - 2011
Table 129 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 130 – North Korea mobile subscribers 2003; 2008 - 2011
Table 131 – Mobile subscribers – 1995 - 2012
Table 132 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – May 2012
Table 133 – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share – May 2012
Table 134 – Mobile services revenue – 1998 - 2011
Table 135 – Overall ARPU across all mobile operators – 2002; 2004 - 2009
Table 136 – Mobile monthly ARPU by operator – 2009
Table 137 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 138 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate –1994 - 2012
Table 139 – Mobile market share by operator – 2011
Table 140 – Mobile services revenue – 1993 - 2011
Table 141 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 142 –Mobile subscribers - 2G and 3G, prepaid and postpaid – September 2012
Table 143 – Mobile subscribers – 1997 - 2012
Table 144 – Singapore – mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – September 2012
Table 145 – Singapore – mobile operators by share of total mobile market – September 2012
Table 146 – Singapore – estimated 3G mobile subscribers by operator – 2011
Table 147 – Mobile services revenue – 1993 - 2011
Table 148 – Fixed-line versus mobile subscriptions and teledensity – September 2012
Table 149 – Overall mobile services ARPU – 2002 - 2011
Table 150 – Singapore – mobile operators – ARPU – postpaid and prepaid – 2011
Table 151 – 3G mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2012
Table 152 – Prepaid subscribers – 1999 - 2012
Table 153 – Prepaid vs postpaid – share of 2G market – 2007 - 2012
Table 154 –Mobile subscribers - 2G and 3G, prepaid and postpaid – October 2012
Table 155 –Mobile subscribers – prepaid and postpaid – 2G and 3G – September 2012
Table 156 – Mobile subscribers – 1985 - 2013
Table 157 – Mobile subscribers and annual change by operator and technology – September 2012
Table 158 – Mobile operator market share – 2002 - 2012
Table 159 – Mobile subscribers by operator – 2002 – 2011
Table 160 – Blended mobile ARPU by operator – 3Q 2012
Table 161 – Mobile Service ARPU per month by operator – 1Q 2011 – 3Q 2012
Table 162 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower band forecast – 2011 - 2012; 2017
Table 163 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher band forecast – 2011 - 2012; 2017
Table 164 – CDMA mobile subscribers by operator – 2002 - 2012
Table 165 – WCDMA subscribers by operator – September 2012
Table 166 – LTE mobile subscribers by operator – 2011 – 2012
Table 167 – Smart phone subscribers and market share – 2009 - 2011
Table 168 – Forecast smart phone and tablet PC subscribers and market share – 2010 – 2015
Table 169 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1995 - 2012
Table 170 – Mobile operator market share based on subscribers – 2011
Table 171 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2011
Table 172 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2012
Table 173 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2015; 2020
Table 174 – Taiwan - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1995 - 2013
Table 175 –Taiwan – Mobile subscriber growth by technology (PHS, 2G and 3G) – 2003 – 2012
Table 176 – Taiwan - Mobile services revenue – 1992 - 2011
Table 177 – 2G and 3G mobile services ARPU – 2005 - 2011
Table 178 – Taiwan - 3G mobile subscribers and market share – 2003 - 2013
Table 179 – Taiwan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration – lower band: 2011 - 2012; 2017
Table 180 – Taiwan - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration – higher band: 2011 - 2012; 2017
Table 181 – Taiwan - Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and penetration – lower band: 2011 - 2012; 2017
Table 182 – Taiwan - Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2011 - 2012; 2017
Table 183 – Taiwan PHS subscriber growth – 2001 - 2012
Table 184 – Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 - 2013
Table 185 – Mobile operators – systems and launch dates – 2012
Table 186 – Mobile subscribers by operator and market share – June 2011
Table 187 – Mobile subscribers by operator and market share –2011
Table 188 – 3G mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2009
Table 189 – 3G mobile subscribers by operator – March 2009
Table 190 – Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual growth – 1999 - 2012
Table 191 – Mobile services revenue and ARPU – 1998 - 2012
Table 192 – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share – 2011
Table 193 – ARPU (postpaid, prepaid, blended) for major mobile operators – 2010 - 2011
Table 194 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rate –2015; 2020
Table 195 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2013
Table 196 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2010
Table 197 – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share – 2010
Table 198 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
Table 199 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2011
Table 200 – Mobile operators by share of total mobile market – 2011
Table 201 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020
Table 202 – Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual growth – 1995 - 2012
Table 203 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2010
Table 204 – Mobile operators - subscribers – 2011
Table 205 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2011
Table 206 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU – 1998 - 2011
Table 207 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2015; 2020

Chart 1 – Armenia – mobile subscribers and annual growth – 2001 - 2011
Chart 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2012
Chart 3 – Bangladesh mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2013
Chart 4 – Bangladesh mobile operator market share – November 2012
Chart 5 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2003-2013
Chart 6 – Mobile market – subscribers and penetration – 2000 – 2012 (e)
Chart 7 - Mobile market share by operator - March 2012
Chart 8 – China mobile subscriber growth, population penetration – 2000 - 2013
Chart 9 – China operator market share 2G vs 3G – June 2012
Chart 10 – Mobile operators – market share – 2011
Chart 11 – Hong Kong technology market share – 1990 - 2011
Chart 12 – Hong Kong 3G/4G mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2011
Chart 13 - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2006 - 2012
Chart 14 – Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) - 2002-2012
Chart 15 – GSM mobile subscribers and annual change - 1997-2012
Chart 16 – Mobile penetration urban and rural - 2007; 2009-2012
Chart 17 - Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) - 2005-2012
Chart 18 – GSM mobile operator market share – September 2012
Chart 19 – CDMA mobile operator market share – March 2012
Chart 20 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2003 - 2012
Chart 21 – Japan mobile subscriber growth and population penetration – 1995 - 2013
Chart 22 – Japan 2G, 3G and LTE growth – 2000 - 2013
Chart 23 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2000-2013
Chart 24 – Mobile operators - market share - September 2012
Chart 25 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate - 2000-2013
Chart 26 - Mobile operators by market share - 2011
Chart 27 – Mobile subscribers by technology – 2000 – 2013
Chart 28 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 – 2012 (e)
Chart 29 – Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers - 2002-2012
Chart 30 – Mobile subscribers and penetration: 1998 - 2013
Chart 31 – Mobile subscribers and annual change - 2000-2013(e)
Chart 32 – Mobile subscribers - 2000-2012
Chart 33 – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share - May 2012
Chart 34 – Mobile services revenue - 1998-2011
Chart 35 – Mobile subscribers - 2000-2012
Chart 36 – Singapore - mobile operators by share of mobile market - September 2012
Chart 37 – Singapore – mobile subscribers and ARPU – 2002 - 2011
Chart 38 – Percentage of 2G market - prepaid vs postpaid - 2007-2012
Chart 39 – South Korea mobile subscriber growth, population penetration – 1995 - 2013
Chart 40 – Operator total market share versus LTE market share – September 2012
Chart 41 – South Korea mobile subscribers by operator – 2002 - 2012
Chart 42 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1995 – 2012
Chart 43 – Mobile operator market share based on subscribers - 2011
Chart 44 – Mobile broadband subscribers - 2009-2012
Chart 45 – Taiwan - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1995 - 2013
Chart 46 – Taiwan - Mobile subscribers by technology (PHS, 2G, 3G) – 2003 - 2012
Chart 47 – Taiwan - 3G mobile subscribers and penetration – 2003 - 2013
Chart 48 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2003-2013
Chart 49 - Mobile operator market share – 2011
Chart 50 – Mobile subscribers and ARPU – 2002 - 2010
Chart 51 – Mobile operators, subscribers and market share – 2011
Chart 52 – Mobile subscribers and annual change - 2004-2013 (e)
Chart 53 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2012
Chart 54 – Mobile subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2012
Chart 55 – Mobile subscribers and market share by operator – 2011
Chart 56 – Mobile services sector estimated ARPU – 1998 - 2011

Exhibit 1 – Mobile operators in Bangladesh – 2012
Exhibit 2 – Operators and licences affected by 2G licensing process cancellation – February 2012
Exhibit 3 – CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India
Exhibit 4 – 3G auction results: Service area licences by operator – May 2010
Exhibit 5 – Long-term evolution (LTE) roadmap in Japan – 2008 - 2012
Exhibit 6 – Third generation licensees, spectrum and vendors
Exhibit 7 – Significant telecoms operators in South Korea