Mobile subscriber growth is expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2023 due to a highly mature and highly competitive market. The market will be driven by the uptake of both 4G and eventually 5G services as operators adopt these faster services.
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 five years driven by a rising level of wireless broadband users. Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023, however at a slower and declining rate as the market further matures.
The Philippines is already preparing for the move from 4G to 5G. PLDT Inc. has set up what it is calling a 5G technolab' into the research and development of the next generation platform and Globe Telecom announced its intention to launch 5G services in the Philippines by the middle of 2019.
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 2023.
The Philippines is already preparing for the move from 4G to 5G.
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 3G and 4G
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Mobile Operator statistics
6.2 Smart Communications
6.3 Globe Telecom
6.4 NOW Telecom (Next Mobile)
7. Mobile content and applications
8. Related reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2023
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) 2013 - 2023
Table 5 Historic - Mobile operators and systems
Table 6 Mobile subscribers (millions) by major operator 2013 - 2018
Table 7 Mobile subscriber market share by major operators 2013 - 2018
Table 8 Historic - Mobile subscribers by operator 2009 - 2012
Table 9 Smart (PLDT) total mobile subscribers 2006 - 2018
Table 10 PLDT mobile subscribers (millions) by category 2017 - 2018
Table 11 PLDT mobile ARPU by operator/contract type 2017 - 2018
Table 12 Globe Telecom mobile subscribers by prepaid, postpaid 2010 - 2018
Table 13 Historic - Globe Telecom mobile subscribers 2001 - 2009
Table 14 Globe Telecom mobile ARPU (PHP/month) by contract type 2015 - 2018
List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2008 - 2023
Chart 2 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2013 - 2023