Taiwan Telecommunications Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2258548
  • October 2012
  • Region: Taiwan
  • 93 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The Taiwan Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, telecommunication associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Taiwan's telecommunications industry.

BMI View:

Taiwan is one of Asia’s most developed markets, with strong usage of next generation services and good competition between operators in the mobile market. Although subscribers do not spend as much as some developed Asian markets, Taiwanese subscribers are keen to have access to the latest content and faster connections. Its small population has it remaining in the top half of our Risk/Reward Ratings but not reaching as high as other peer markets. Developments in LTE and new content will drive the market forwards.

Key Data:

- Mobile Growth has remained steady for several quarters and there is little chance of a return to growth. Mobile operators' strategy is to encourage spending.

- ARPUs began to pick up in the first half of 2012, which could spell the start of an upward trend benefiting operators as net additions remain weak.

- Broadband will continue READ MORE >

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BMI Industry View 6

SWOT Analysis 7

Taiwan Mobile SWOT 7

Taiwan Wireline SWOT 8

Taiwan Political SWOT 9

Taiwan Economic SWOT 10

Taiwan Business Environment SWOT 11

Risk/Reward Ratings 12

Asia Pacific 12
Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Ratings Q412 16

Taiwan 16

Industry Forecast Scenario 18

Mobile 18
Table: Mobile – Historical Data And Forecasts, 2009-2016 18

Table: ARPU – Historical Data & Forecasts (TWD), 2009-2016 20

Fixed Line 22
Table: Fixed Line – Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 22

Internet 23
Table: Internet – Historical Data And Forecasts, 2009-2016 23

Market Overview 25

Mobile 25

Regional Perspective 25
Table: Taiwan Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2011 25

Key Developments 26

Mobile Growth 27
Table: Taiwan Mobile Market, Q212 27

Market Shares 29

Usage (ARPU And MOU) 31
Table: ARPU By Operator (TWD) 31

Networks 32
Table: Taiwan 3G Market, Q212 33

Mobile Content 36

Mobile Operator Data 40
Table: Taiwan Mobile Market Overview 40
Table: Chunghwa Telecom 40
Table: Taiwan Mobile 41
Table: Far EasTone 42

Regional Mobile Content 44
Table: Selected NFC Developments, 2011 45

Fixed Line 50

Broadband 53
Table: Taiwan Broadband Internet Subscribers 53
Table: Chunghwa Telecom Broadband Subscribers (‘000), 2010-2011 54

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FTTx 54


WiMAX 57

Industry Trends And Developments 61

Value-Added Services Timeline 62
Table: Selected VAS 62

Wireline Contract Wins 64
Table: Wireline Contract Wins 64

Mobile Contract Wins 65
Table: Mobile Contract Wins 65

Regulatory Environment 66

Taiwan: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities 66

Call Termination Rates Overhaul 66

Regulatory Developments 67

Competitive Landscape 69

Key Players 69
Table: Key Players In Taiwan’s Telecommunications Sector 69
Table: Selected Operators Financial Indicators 69

Company Profiles 70

Chunghwa Telecom 70

Taiwan Mobile 75

Far EasTone 79

Regional Overview 83

Vendor Profile 83

Altobridge Commercial Deployments, July 2012 84

Country Snapshot: Taiwan Demographic Data 85

Section 1: Population 85
Table: Demographic Indicators, 2000-2030 85

Section 2: Labour Market And Spending Power 86
Table: Employment Indicators, 2000-2005 86
Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2005 (US$) 86
Table: Average Annual Manufacturing Wages, 2005-2012 86

Glossary Of Terms 87
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BMI Methodology 88

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 88
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts 88

Telecoms Business Environment Ratings 90

Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology 90

Ratings System 90

Indicators 90
Table: Ratings Indicators 91

Weighting 92
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 92

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Sources 92

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