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Mobile Broadband Trends in Asia-Pacific

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 segment over 2020-2025. M2M subscriptions will record the fastest growth during 2020-2025 led by MNOs' focus on providing M2M and IoT services to enterprise and consumers in Asia-Pacific. Operators are focusing on data monetization of their 4G, and increasingly, 5G networks.

It provides in-depth analysis of the following –

– Section 1: Asia-Pacific in a global context; the section provides a comparison of Asia-Pacific's 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; a demand profile and analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts for mobile data markets in Asia-Pacific.

– Section 4: Mobile broadband revenue trends; examines changes in the breakdown of Asia-Pacific's overall revenue and ARPU over 2020-2025. – Section 5: Key findings and recommendations; consists of a summary of the key findings for Asia-Pacific's mobile broadband market.


– Data service revenue will account for 60.5% of total mobile service revenue in 2020.

– MVNOs will register 168.1 million subscriptions in 2020, accounting for 3.8% of total mobile subscriptions.

– 5G connections will witness significant growth from 195.6 million in 2020 to 1.6 billion by 2025. Regional operators from China, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong will dominate the 5G markets in Asia-Pacific, having already commercially launched 5G services.

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.

Key Players

Airtel Sri Lanka

Bharti Airtel

Bakrie Telekom

China Mobile

China Telecom

China Unicom




Dito Telecommunity





KT Corp





Ooredoo Myanmar


Reliance Communications

Reliance Jio


SK Telecom



TPG Telecom



Vodafone Hutchison


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 2020

Asia Pacific’s demographics at a glance

Asia Pacific in a global context

Section 2: Competitive dynamics

Competitive dynamics in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific’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

Mobile device trends in Asia Pacific

M2M/IoT 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

Section 5: Key findings and recommendations

Key findings and recommendations


Acronyms and definitions

Companies mentioned

Related research

Contact information

List of Figures

List of Figures

Population, 2020-2025 (millions)

Nominal GDP, 2020-2025 (US$ trillion)

Real GDP growth, 2014-2020

User penetration, 2020 (% of population)

Subscription penetration, 2020 (% of population)

Prepaid subscriptions as a % of total subscriptions

Monthly ARPU, 2020 (US$)

Data as a share of total ARPU, 2020 (% of ARPU)

Monthly voice MOU, 2020 (minutes/month)

Major competitive changes, 2016-2020

MVNO subscriptions and share of total mobile subscriptions in Asia-Pacific, 2019-2025

Top five markets in terms of MVNO market share in Asia-Pacific, 2020

Mobile user penetration vs. PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, 2020

Mobile users, Asia-Pacific, 2020-2025 (billions)

Mobile subscriptions and penetration in Asia-Pacific, 2020-2025

Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2020-2025

Top five markets in terms of 5G subscriptions as a % of total subscriptions, 2025

Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2020-2025 (millions)

Net additions by device type, 2020 VS. 2025 (millions)

Mobile handset subscriptions by type, 2020-2025 (millions)

SingTel's discount on smartphone bundles, 2020

M2M/IoT subscriptions and revenue, 2020-2025

Examples of solutions offered by telcos

Total mobile data traffic, 2020 vs. 2025 (PB)

Bharti Airtel’s platinum postpaid plans, 2020

Mobile ARPU in Asia-Pacific (USD), 2020 vs. 2025

Cost of 1GB of data as % of the total monthly PPP adjusted GDP per capita, 2020 (USD)

Mobile service revenue by device type, 2020 vs. 2025

Fastest growing markets in terms of mobile service revenue in USD, CAGR 2020-2025


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