Log In

 
Company : Frost & Sullivan 
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:43PM IST (7:13AM GMT)
 
Underserved Areas, the Crown Jewels for Growth in Asia's Telecom Industry
Singapore

The booming economies of China and India are fuelling the growing demand for telecommunication services in the Asia-Pacific region.

New analysis from global growth consulting company, Frost & Sullivan (www.communicationsservices.frost.com), Benchmarking of Service Providers in Asia Pacific, reveals that the Asia-Pacific telecommunication services market - covering 12 major economies ex-Japan - which includes fixed, mobile, Internet and data communications services, earned revenues of US$181.4 billion in 2006, and is estimated to reach US$298.2 billion by end-2012.

Mobile services accounted for the bulk of telecom revenues in 2006 at 61.3 percent, while fixed, Internet and data communications services accounted for 25.4, 8.9 and 4.4 percent respectively.

Fixed telephony subscribers in Asia-Pacific totaled 402.2 million in 2006, and is forecasted to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 2.7 percent from 2006 to 2012, driven mainly by the subscriber growth in China and India.

"While the number of fixed-line subscribers are already on a steady decline in most Asia-Pacific countries, markets such as China, India, Indonesia and Thailand, which have large populations and low household penetration rates, continue to experience growing subscriptions," says Frost & Sullivan research analyst Karpagam Palaniappan.

Asia-Pacific has remained one of the few surviving high-growth mobile markets at a time when the cellular industry is fast approaching saturation globally. In 2006, the cellular subscriber base was 819.5 million (ex-Japan) and is forecasted to reach 1.68 billion by end-2012, at a CAGR of 10.8 percent (2006-2012). The region's robust growth is fuelled by China, India and Indonesia.

Mobile operators in China, India and emerging markets such as Indonesia and the Philippines are now moving into the untapped rural areas to take advantage of the low penetration rates and sustain growth.

Nevertheless, the telecom industry in Asia-Pacific is challenged by deregulation, economic conditions, inadequate awareness of emerging technologies, low household penetration levels, and service quality issues. This negatively impacts both consumers and service providers.

"A case in point is the huge success of IP telephony globally and its relatively low impact in Asia-Pacific due to regulatory uncertainty, lack of bandwidth, interconnection, and quality of service issues," says Palaniappan. "Similarly, technologies such as 3G, WiMAX and FTTx (fiber-to-the-exchange), which are rapidly gaining popularity worldwide, are only just emerging in Asia."

Intense competition and market consolidation coupled with innovations and investments in emerging technologies, as well as improving the quality of customer service are likely to be the key factors shaping the growth of the telecom industry.

The Benchmarking of Service Providers in Asia Pacific study is part of the Communications Services subscription and includes research on the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants. Analyst interviews are available to the press.

If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides service providers, vendors/manufacturers, end users, and other industry participants with an overview of the Benchmarking of Service Providers in Asia Pacific, then send an e-mail to Letticia Leopold, Corporate Communications, at letticia.leopold@frost.com with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, fax number, city, state, country and e-mail address. Upon receipt of the above information, an overview will be sent to you by e-mail.

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics. For more information, visit www.frost.com

CONTACT:

Sarah Lourdes
Corporate Communications - Asia Pacific
+603 6207 1030
sarah.lourdes@frost.com

Letticia Leopold
Corporate Communications - Asia Pacific
+603 6207 1031
letticia.leopold@frost.com

 
For News Release background on Frost & Sullivan click here
 
Media Contact Details
Jorgelina Pecina, Corporate Communications - Latin America, Frost & Sullivan, +54 11 4777 9951, jorgelina.pecina@frost.com
Nimisha Iyer, Corporate Communications - South Asia & Middle East, Frost & Sullivan, +91 (022) 4001 3400, niyer@frost.com
Srividhya Parthasarathy, Corporate Communications - Europe, Frost & Sullivan, +91 (044) 4204 4668, sparthasarathy@frost.com
Sharmin Jassal, Corporate Communications - Australia & New Zealand, Frost & Sullivan, +61 2 8247 8900, sharmin.jassal@frost.com
 
 
Submit your press release
More News from Frost & Sullivan

14/12/2017 1:23PM Image

Frost & Sullivan and FICCI’s 'India Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA) 2017’ Lauds Future Ready Factories across the Manufacturing Sector in India

The 14th edition of the 'India Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA) 2017’ came to a spectacular close following the recognition of the best manufacturing companies in India on 13th December at ITC Maratha, in Mumbai. ...

13/12/2017 3:00PM

Frost & Sullivan’s Project Evaluation and Recognition Program 2017 Applauds Establishments with Revolutionary Success Stories across Industry Sectors

For the third consecutive year, Frost & Sullivan hosted the Project Evaluation and Recognition Program (PERP) lauding the front runners from across industry sectors. This year 18 awards and 10 certificates of merit were ...

28/11/2017 3:15PM

Growth Opportunities for Aluminum Rods and Conductor Companies Set to Boom as Electricity Grid Quadruples by 2040

Frost & Sullivan's "Aluminum (Al) Rods and Conductors Market in India, 2017", analyzes the supply structures and value chain, ecosystem evolution, trade dynamics, drivers, growth opportunities in the Transmission and ...

Similar News

14/12/2017 4:13PM

GSMA Urges Members of the World Trade Organization to Prioritise and Accelerate Investment in Digital Future

On the occasion of the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference, GSMA Director General Mats Granryd called on government leaders to reform their regulatory frameworks in order to encourage a new wave ...

No Image

09/12/2017 12:38PM

Mitsui Chemicals - Completion of Expansion of Electrolyte Solution Production Capacity in China

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo; President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa; “Mitsui Chemicals”) has announced the commencement of commercial operation of facilities for the production of electrolyte solution for ...