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Mobile Broadband Trends in Asia-Pacific

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Mobile Broadband Trends in Asia-Pacific
Published: September 5, 2018 Content info: 38 Pages

"Mobile Broadband Trends in Asia-Pacific", a new Telecom Insider Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the mobile broadband market in Asia-Pacific. It delivers quantitative and qualitative insights into the mobile market, analyzing key trends in the region.

In Asia-Pacific, mobile service revenue growth will be mainly driven by the mobile data segments over 2018-2023. M2M subscriptions will record the fastest growth during 2018-2023 led by MNOs' focus on providing M2M and IoT services to enterprise and consumers in Asia-Pacific. Going forward, operators will focus on data monetization, 4G network expansions, and 5G network launches to boost mobile broadband penetration in the region.

It provides in-depth analysis of the following -

  • Section 1: Asia-Pacific in global context; the section provides comparison of Asia-Pacific mobile telecom market size and trends with other regions.
  • Section 2: Competitive dynamics; this section provides competitive analysis of various MNOs and MVNOs in Asia-Pacific's mobile market.
  • Section 3: Mobile broadband subscription trends in Asia-Pacific; a demand profile and analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the mobile voice and mobile data markets.
  • Section 4: Mobile broadband revenue trends in Asia-Pacific; examines changes in the breakdown of overall revenue and ARPU over 2018-2023. - Section 5: Key findings and recommendations; it consists of a summary of the key findings for Asia-Pacific mobile broadband market.


  • Data services revenue will account for 60.3% of total mobile service revenue generated over the 2018 to 2023 period.
  • MVNOs registered 194 million subscriptions in 2018, accounting for 4% of total mobile subscriptions.
  • The first 5G subscriptions in the region will come alive in 2019. By year-end 2022, there will be 477 million 5G subscriptions in the region.

Reasons to buy:

  • This Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination through forward-looking analysis of Asia-Pacific's mobile telecommunications markets trends in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying GlobalData's Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Asia-Pacific's mobile communications markets.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors, and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Asia-Pacific.
Table of Contents
Product Code: GDTC0116IR

Table of Contents

  • Table of contents
  • List of exhibits
  • Asia-Pacific's mobile broadband markets - key takeaways
  • Asia-Pacific highlights

Section 1: Asia-Pacific in a global context

  • Asia-Pacific's main facts
  • Asia-Pacific's demographics at a glance
  • Asia-Pacific in a global context

Section 2: Competitive dynamics

  • Competitive dynamics in Asia-Pacific
  • REGION's main competitive market trends
  • Competitive dynamics in Asia-Pacific

Section 3: Mobile broadband subscription trends

  • Mobile user trends in Asia-Pacific
  • Mobile technology trends in Asia-Pacific
  • 5G Innovators: China, Japan, and South Korea
  • 5G Innovators: China, Japan, and South Korea in pole position in Asia-Pacific
  • Mobile device trends in Asia-Pacific
  • M2M trends in Asia-Pacific
  • Mobile traffic trends in Asia-Pacific

Section 4: Mobile broadband revenue trends

  • Mobile average revenue per user (ARPU) trends in Asia-Pacific
  • Mobile revenue trends in Asia-Pacific
  • Key Findings and Recommendations


  • Acronyms and definitions
  • Companies mentioned
  • About the authors
  • Related research
  • About GlobalData
  • Contact information

List of Figures

  • Exhibit 1: Population, 2018-2023 (Millions) 11
  • Exhibit 2: Nominal GDP, 2018-2023 (US$Trillion) 11
  • Exhibit 3: Real GDP growth, 2011-2017 11
  • Exhibit 4: User penetration, 2018 (% of population) 12
  • Exhibit 5: Subscription penetration, 2018 (% of population) 12
  • Exhibit 6: Prepaid subscription as a % of total subscription 12
  • Exhibit 7: Monthly ARPU, 2018 (US$) 13
  • Exhibit 8: data as a share of total ARPU, 2018 (% of ARPU) 13
  • Exhibit 9: Monthly voice MOU, 2018 (minutes/month) 13
  • Exhibit 10: Major competitive changes, 2012-2018 15
  • Exhibit 11: MVNO subscriptions and share of total mobile subscriptions in Asia-Pacific, 2018-2023 17
  • Exhibit 12: Top five markets in terms of MVNO market share in Asia-Pacific, 2018 17
  • Exhibit 13: Mobile user penetration Vs. PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, 2018 19
  • Exhibit 14: Mobile users, Asia-Pacific, 2018-2023 (Millions) 20
  • Exhibit 15: Mobile subscriptions and penetration in Asia-Pacific, 2018-2023 20
  • Exhibit 16: Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2018-2023 21
  • Exhibit 17: Top five markets in terms of 5G subscriptions as a % of total, 2023 21
  • Exhibit 18: Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2018-2023 (Millions) 24
  • Exhibit 19: Net additions by device type, 2018 Vs 2023 (Millions) 24
  • Exhibit 20: Mobile handset subscriptions by type, 2018-2023 (Millions) 25
  • Exhibit 21: DiGi offers Oppo F7 for RMB1, 2018 25
  • Exhibit 22: M2M subscriptions and revenue, 2018-2023 26
  • Exhibit 23: Examples of solutions offered by telcos 26
  • Exhibit 24: Total mobile data traffic, 2018-2023 (PB) 27
  • Exhibit 25: MaxisONE plan offers 10GB extra data, 2018 27
  • Exhibit 26: Mobile ARPU in Asia-Pacific (USD), 2018-2023 29
  • Exhibit 27: Monthly spend on 1GB of data as a % of PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, month 2018 (USD) 29
  • Exhibit 28: Mobile service revenue by device type, 2018 VS. 2023 30
  • Exhibit 29: fastest growing markets in terms of mobile service revenue, CAGR 2018-2023 30
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