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
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.