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Research and Markets: The Emerging Asia-Pacific Telecoms Market: India to Have 200 Million Smartphones and 100 Million Broadband Connections By 2016
[January 31, 2013]

Research and Markets: The Emerging Asia-Pacific Telecoms Market: India to Have 200 Million Smartphones and 100 Million Broadband Connections By 2016

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "The Emerging Asia-Pacific Telecoms Market: Trends and Forecasts 2011-2016" report to their offering.

Mobile data on smartphones, USB modems and tablets will be the key driver of telecoms retail revenue, which will increase to more than USD320 billion in 2016.

The emerging Asia-Pacific telecoms industry serves more than 3.7 billion people. The key trends in the next five years will be the challenge of rolling out 3G and 4G, which will account for 46% of connections by 2016; the growing demand for Internet access, leading to widespread take-up of smartphones and mobile broadband; and improved connectivity with greater network coverage and higher international bandwidth. These factors and others will contribute to retail revenue of USD322 billion in 2016.

This Report provides:

- forecasts of key telecoms market KPIs for the emerging Asia-Pacific region

- detailed country-level forecasts for Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand

- discussion of key trends and market drivers for the forecast period, at regional level and by country

- line-by-line forecasts for connections by device type and by technology, revenue, ARPU, voice/data splits, fibre and 4G take-up, and voice traffic (MoU).

Key Topics Covered:

Mobile data will be the main driver of telecoms revenue growth in emerging Asia-Pacific markets from 2011 to 2016

Mobile penetration in two emerging Asia-Pacific markets is higher than 100%, and penetration across the whole region will reach 95% by 2016

2G connections will peak in 2013, but will continue to be the dominant mobile technology in the region throughout the forecast period

Mobile services in Bangladesh will have significant growth potential; 2G will continue to dominate the market until 2016

Revenue in China's telecoms market - the world's largest in terms of subscribers - will grow at a 6.8% CAGR from 2011 to 2016

Smartphones account for one in four handsets in China and will dominate the Internet market in that country by 2016

Mobile penetration will continue to grow rapidly in Indonesia, reaching 119% in 2016 with more than half of connections being 3G

Mobile penetration in Pakistan will continue its slow growth, to reach 73% by 2016

Network upgrades and expected 3G auctions will increase 3G take-up in Thailand, while 4G's impact will be significant only after 2016

Mobile voice revenue growth will be flat between 2011 and 2016, while handset revenue will grow at a CAGR of 12%

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