Pyramid Report Reveals Explosive Growth in Taiwan Mobile Market
A new report from Pyramid Research titled “Taiwan: Smartphones and Tablets Drive the Mobile Market” examines the factors that are contributing to the explosive growth in mobile service revenues in Taiwan.
Pyramid Research said that the rapid adoption of smartphones in Taiwan and the associated increase in the use of advanced data services are key factors that will contribute to the 15.9 percent CAGR growth in mobile service revenue in the next five years, ending 2016.
Analysts at Pyramid expect a slight fall in Taiwan's mobile ARPS in local currency in 2011 and attributes this to a drop in voice telephony tariffs. However, Daniel Yu, Associate Manager, Asia-Pacific at Pyramid Research expects the market to pick up again in 2012 and steadily increase reaching $23.85 by 2016.
Pyramid noted that Chunghwa Telecom (News - Alert) reported 43.10 and Taiwan Mobile $56.70 as ARPU levels in Q1 2011. These figures indicated that they were more than twice of their overall ARPU levels.
"Given the impact smartphones can have on ARPS, it is no surprise that all of Taiwan's operators have been focusing on promoting smartphone and other mobile computing devices in 2011," Yu added in a statement.
The report provides a detailed analysis of the fixed and mobile sector, examines the market trends and monitors new technologies.
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Edited by Rich Steeves