Asia-Pacific Mobile Services Market, Forecast to 2021

Highly Competitive Market with No One Path for Growth

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The mobile telecoms market in Asia-Pacific consisted of 4.04 billion subscribers in 2017, and is expected to grow to reach 4.58 billion by 2021, with the CAGR (2017–2021) estimated at 3.1%. Across Asia-Pacific, increasing competition is placing further pressure on revenues and margins. YoY revenue growth and CAGR growth are at an all-time low, at 1.7% and 2.3%, respectively.MNOs are facing highly competitive markets, with no one path for future growth. MNOs have been experiencing declining revenues in voice and messaging services, while data revenue has been witnessing strong growth due to the proliferation of OTT applications. Increasingly competitive markets mean that MNOs will need to look for new revenue

Research Highlights

This study is based on primary interviews of MNOs, in combination with extensive secondary research. It covers Asia-Pacific trends and details updates within developed and developing countries. Countries covered include South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The study’s time frame is 2014–2021, of which the forecast period is from 2018 to 2021.

Companies mentioned in this study include, but are not limited to, China Unicom, Celcom, Maxis, Digi, U Mobile, YTL Communications, Telekom Malaysia, TIME dotCom, Starhub, Singtel, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom, Verizon, Nuance, Idemia, Qualcomm, iflix, Spuul, Alibaba, and Tencent. Companies interviewed include, but are not limited to, Telstra, Singtel, M1, HKT/CSL, Globe, True, U Mobile, XL, Celcom, NTT DoCoMo, and Tata Communications.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the trends in mobile services in Asia-Pacific? What are the penetration rates and how are the prepaid/postpaid contributions like in Asia-Pacific?
  • What are the sources of MNO revenue and the trends impacting them?
  • What is the future of MNO revenue opportunities?
  • Which are the key MNO participants in Asia-Pacific to watch out for and what are their focus/target markets?
  • What is the mobile services outlook for 2018?

Author: Mei Lee Quah

Table of Contents

Asia-Pacific Mobile Services Market, Forecast to 2021Executive SummaryKey FindingsMarket Overview—Total Asia-Pacific Mobile Services MarketMarket DefinitionsTop ICT Trends Impacting Telecommunications ProvidersExecutive Summary—Key FindingsKey Mobile Services Market Trends Key Questions this Study will AnswerForecast and Market Trends—Total Asia-Pacific Mobile Services MarketSnapshot of Asia-Pacific Mobile Telecoms4G Mobile Penetration Converging by GroupingsSmartphone Penetration Converging by GroupingsTrends in MNO Revenue—Total Asia-Pacific Mobile Services MarketTrends Impacting MNO RevenueTrends Impacting MNO Revenue (continued)Trends Impacting MNO Revenue—OTTTrends Impacting MNO Revenue—OTT (continued)Trends Impacting MNO Revenue—OTT (continued)Trends Impacting MNO Revenue—Digitalization of the Industry EcosystemTrends Impacting MNO Revenue—Unique Subscribers in Developing CountriesKey MNOs to Watch Out For—Total Asia-Pacific Mobile Services MarketThailand—TrueIndonesia—XLSingapore—M1Hong Kong—CSLThe Philippines—GlobeTop 2 Mobile Service Providers in Asia-PacificCountry Analysis—MalaysiaCountry Analysis—MalaysiaCountry Analysis—Malaysia (continued)Country Analysis—Malaysia (continued) Country Analysis—Malaysia (continued) Country Analysis—Malaysia (continued) Country Analysis—Malaysia (continued) Country Analysis—Malaysia (continued) Country Analysis—Malaysia (continued) Country Analysis—Malaysia (continued)Country Analysis—Malaysia (continued)Country Analysis—Malaysia (continued)Country Analysis—Malaysia (continued)Country Analysis—SingaporeCountry Analysis—SingaporeCountry Analysis—Singapore (continued)Country Analysis—Singapore (continued)Country Analysis—Singapore (continued)Country Analysis—Singapore (continued)Country Analysis—Singapore (continued)Country Analysis—Singapore (continued)Country Analysis—IndiaCountry Analysis—India Country Analysis—India (continued) Country Analysis—India (continued)Country Analysis—JapanCountry Analysis—JapanAsia-Pacific Mobile Services Outlook for 2018Corporate StrategyDigital Services—Voice and Messaging Digital Services—Voice and Messaging (continued)Digital Services—ContentDigital Services—Content (continued)Digital Services—Content (continued)Digital Services—Content (continued)Network and IT—TechnologyNetwork and IT—Technology (continued)Network and IT—Technology (continued)Network and IT—Technology (continued)Network and IT—Technology (continued)Customer ServiceCustomer Service (continued)Customer Service (continued)Enterprise Segment Revenue OpportunityGrowing Opportunities in B2B Business Segment for MNOsAdoption of Mobile Technologies by SMEs Biometrics Revenue OpportunityBiometric Solution Providers Targeting MNOsMNO Adoption of Biometric SolutionsBenefits and Impact of Biometric Solutions to MNOsMobile Biometrics Implementation in Asia-PacificGrowth Opportunities and Companies to ActionGrowth Opportunity 1—Mobile ServicesGrowth Opportunity 2—5GStrategic Imperatives for Success and Growth The Last WordConclusion and RecommendationsThe Last Word—3 Big PredictionsLegal DisclaimerAppendixList of ExhibitsThe Frost & Sullivan StoryThe Frost & Sullivan StoryValue Proposition—Future of Your Company & CareerGlobal PerspectiveIndustry Convergence360º Research PerspectiveImplementation ExcellenceOur Blue Ocean Strategy

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