Mobile subscriber growth is expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2022 as the market further matures in a highly competitive market. The market will be driven by the uptake of both 4G and 5G services.
A feature of the Philippines mobile market has been the near duopoly with Smart together with Globe Telecom maintaining a tight hold on the industry. However Globe Telecom has bridged the gap significantly over the past few years.
Mobile ARPU levels have been on a downward trend for a long time in the Philippines as competition in the mobile industry has intensified. The operators continue to engage in aggressive price competition in an effort to grab market share.
The Philippines has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past four years, driven by a rising level of wireless broadband users. However the mobile broadband market is still at a relatively early stage of development. Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022.
The Philippines is already preparing for the move from 4G to 5G.
Globe Telecom and PDLT are well underway with the expansion of their 4G networks.
The Philippines has seen a rapid recent increase in mobile broadband penetration.
Mobile subscriber growth is expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2022.
Companies mentioned in this report include:
PLDT, Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, Digitel, Extelcom, Bayantel
2. Market Overview and Analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
3.2 Mobile voice
3.3 Mobile ARPU
3.4 Mobile broadband statistics and Forecasts
4. Regulatory Issues
4.1 SIM registration
4.2 SMS-related issues
4.3 Mobile Spectrum
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Digital networks
5.1.2 4G / LTE
6. Major mobile operators
6.2 Mobile Operator statistics
6.3 Smart Communications
6.4 Globe Telecom
6.5 NOW Telecom (Next Mobile)
7. Mobile content and applications
8. Related reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 2 Historic - Total mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1994 - 2004
Table 3 Historic - Mobile services revenue 1993 - 2016
Table 4 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 5 Mobile operators and systems
Table 6 Mobile subscribers (millions) by major operator 2013 - 2017
Table 7 Mobile subscriber market share by major operators 2013 - 2017
Table 8 Historic - Mobile subscribers by operator 2009 - 2012
Table 9 PLDT total mobile subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 10 PLDT mobile subscribers (millions) by category 2017
Table 11 PLDT mobile ARPU by operator/contract type 2017
Table 12 Smart mobile subscribers 2010 - 2017
Table 13 Talk N Text (TNT) mobile subscribers 2002 - 2017
Table 14 Historical - Globe Telecom mobile subscribers 2001 - 2009
Table 15 Globe Telecom mobile subscribers 2010 - 2017
Table 16 Globe Telecom mobile subscribers - prepaid v. postpaid 2017
Table 17 Globe Telecom mobile ARPU (PHP/month) by contract type 2015 - 2017
List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 2 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022