Telecoms retail revenue will grow at a 1.1% CAGR in developed Asia-Pacific during 2013-2018 - mobile handset data services and mobile broadband offer the strongest opportunities for growth, and will help offset declining messaging and voice revenue.
We have increased our CAGR forecast for telecoms retail revenue in the developed Asia-Pacific (DVAP) region because: handset data revenue is replacing mobile voice revenue more quickly than we had expected, and mobile VoIP and instant messaging are putting further pressure on mobile voice minutes and prices; prices in the fixed voice market are expected to hold up better than previously expected; and we have added M2M and IPTV revenue to our forecasts, both of which will grow to 2018.
Tom Mowat (Principal Analyst) is the lead analyst for Analysys Mason's Asia-Pacific research programme and is based in our Singapore office. Tom recently rejoined Analysys Mason from PwC, where he was a Manager in the TMT Consulting team. He has extensive expertise in fixed and mobile broadband services, strategy and forecasting, regulatory issues, cost-modelling and the particular issues affecting telecoms markets in developing regions. His previous role at Analysys Mason was within the Custom Research team, developing project-based analysis for key industry clients. Tom's experience includes leading numerous projects for telecoms service providers, vendors, and regulatory and industry bodies, as an analyst and consultant. Tom has degrees in mathematical and particle physics from the University of Nottingham and the University of Durham.
Satvik Singhania (Research Analyst) joined Analysys Mason in 2012 as a Research Analyst in the Singapore office and works on our Asia-Pacific research programme. He has taken part in and led a number of key research projects as well as been involved in examining and forecasting the overall size of the telecoms market in developed and developing Asia-Pacific and producing market reports for various Asian countries. Before joining Analysys Mason, Satvik was a strategy and risk management consultant at Dragonfly, where he oversaw a number of projects in alternative energy investments for an oil major. Satvik has a degree in Economics and Finance from the Singapore Management University.