This research service provides insights of the current environment, significant issues and what are the things to anticipate for Asia Pacific’s mobile communications industry in 2007. A must read for telecom service providers, equipment providers, regulators, application and content providers/developers and potential investors in the telecoms industry. This service covers key information such as mobile penetration, subscriber base & forecasts, 3G subscriber base & forecast and mobile data proportion.
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Asia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, IntroductionStudy OverviewStudy OverviewMethodologyAsia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, Asia Pacific2006 in Review2006 in ReviewSneak Preview of 2007IntroductionSubscriber Base to Hit First BillionLow End Scores Big3G Steps UpMobile BroadbandWiMAXFixed-Mobile ConvergenceMobile Number PortabilityAsia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, Australia2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Australian Mobile Market Reaches SaturationGenerous Mobile Subsidies and Cap Packages to Drive 3G Subscribers GrowthHSDPA Services to Drive Mobile Broadband UptakeTelstra Gains Significant Leverage with HSDPAIntense Competition in the Market due to Singtel OptusMobile Data to Drive Revenue GrowthMobile VoIP Makes a Mainstream AppearanceAsia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, China2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 20073G LicensesChina’s Homegrown TechnologiesReaching Out to Rural ChinaNext Generation Mobile ApplicationsOther Major TrendsAsia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, Hong Kong2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Two Major Technologies: 3G and FMCOverzealous or Visionary Regulator: Three More 3G Licenses ProposedHSDPA Expected to Drive 3G Migration and Revenues in 2007TV Goes Big on Small ScreensThe First Signs of FMC Reality in Hong KongPCCW: Accelerating its Role as a Converged Services OperatorAsia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, India2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Subscriber Penetration Rate in India to Reach Almost 20 Percent in 2007Rollout of 3G servicesChange in Market StructureLife Time Validity Scheme Instrumental in Increasing Subscriber BaseEnterprise Mobility Application Gaining PopularitySet up of Mobile Phones Manufacturing UnitsWiMAX – Threat to 3GIntensified Competition in the Wireless SectorLaunch of ‘One-India’ Tariff PlanAsia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, Indonesia2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Subscriber Base Expected to Reach 80 Million by End 2007Change in Interconnection Rates will Foster the Growth of Second Tier Operators.Increased Competition between Mobile Service Providers and Fixed Wireless Access Service Providers3G Adoption to Lead to Price PlaysBroadband Wireless Access (BWA) and 3G to Serve Different MarketsFurther 3G Network Expansion to Achieve Scalability Asia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, Japan2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Minimal Subscriber Growth Expected in 2007Overall Minimal Impact on ARPUIncreased Penetration of Wallet PhoneNew Operators Unlikely to Stir Market in 2007Mobile WIMAXFixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC)Asia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, Malaysia2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Subscriber Base Growth to Pick Up Slight MomentumRobust Growth in Postpaid ServicesWeak Business Case for New 3G Entrants3G Subscriber Base Nears 1 Million in 2007WiMAX Spectrum Allocation Mobile BroadbandOverseas ExpansionMobile Number PortabilityAsia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, New Zealand2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Trends for Subscriber Growth/Penetration RateTelecom Set to Recapture Corporate CustomersEntry of TelstraClear into HSDPA Race Intensifies CompetitionIntroduction of Number Portability May Open Doors for New EntrantsVodafone NZ Set to Stir Market for Residential Fixed LineAsia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, The Philippines2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007A Resistant ARPUTackling 3G – Increased Foreign PartnershipsMaking 3G Cheap – First Through HandsetsMobile Number PortabilityTelecommunication Vendors – Their Role in Accelerating the Mobile Path through Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC)A More Obvious Posturing by Internet Moguls in the Mobile Market Asia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, Singapore2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Operators Differentiate between Speed and Price with Wireless@SG ProgramTrends for Subscriber Growth/Penetration RateEntry of M1 into the HSDPA Space Poses a Threat to SingTel and Starhub’s Residential BroadbandHSDPA to be the Current Marketing Strategy for Operators to Fuel 3G UptakeFight for Market Share May Set off a Price War for Bundled and Integrated ServicesFurther Delay in Deployment of Mobile WiMAX to be Unfavourable for Operators Opting for the Technology ‘True’ Mobile Number Portability (MNP) to be Implemented by End of 2007Asia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, South Korea2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Converged Services to be a Key Trend in 2007WiBro to Complement HSDPACannibalization-effects through Bundling ServicesAnticipated Launch of Mobile-based Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) ServicesCooperation between Wired and Wireless Telecommunications Companies are Likely to IncreaseService Providers Heading towards the Global MarketMass Roll-out of 3.5G ServicesSatellite DMB (S-DMB) Leads as Terrestrial DMB (T-DMB) Experienced Deadlock Asia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, Taiwan2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Strong Government Support within the Telecoms IndustryTaiwanese Brands are Going Global3G Crucial to Growth in Mobile DataStart of M-Taiwan PlanReviewing the Regulatory RoleAsia Pacific Mobile Communications Outlook 2007, Thailand2006 Overview2006 OverviewKey Trends for 2007Rolling on a Lower ARPUSubscriber Penetration would hit 70 percent in 2007A Delayed Implementation of Interconnection Charges (IC)Increased Pressure to Launch 3GExternal Contender Breaking into the Mobile ScenePush for Consolidation with 3GDevelopment in Mobile Gaming