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Taiwan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4912552
  • Report
  • December 2020
  • Region: Taiwan
  • 157 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
Taiwan Government Invests to Support 5G Ecosystem

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Ambit
  • Asia Pacific Telecom
  • Chunghwa Telecom
  • Far EasTone
  • GigaMedia
  • Global Mobile
Taiwan's MNOs secure 80% 5G coverage.

Taiwan has developed a dynamic telecommunications industry defined by excellent infrastructure and a very competitive mobile market. Private investors are attracted to the territory due to its regulatory certainty, market maturity, an educated workforce, and highly clustered ICT sector that sits at the heart of economic development.

Overall fixed line penetration has been in decline since 2012, and this trend is expected to continue in coming years as customers adopt mobile and mobile broadband solutions for voice and data services. The mobile market is dominated by three operators, and high penetration has resulted in intense competition to gain new subscribers. In recent years this was evidenced in the drive to develop LTE G services, which were quickly embraced by consumers. The same drive is being repeated with 5G, with operators having launched services in mid-2020 using a range of bands.

Taiwan's advanced fixed broadband market is served by a variety of technology platforms including DSL, fibre, HFC, leased lines and wireless. Fibre is the most popular platform, largely due to the migration of DSL subscribers. This has underpinned Taiwan's relatively high standing in global broadband rankings. Growth in the fibre sector is likely to continue to be strong in coming years though more subdued than formally, given that most DSL subscribers have migrated to fibre infrastructure.

Market penetration in the fixed broadband subscriber market has remained flat over the past five years due to a declining number of fixed lines and the growing dominance of mobile broadband. Over the next five years relatively slow growth is predicted. One break on fixed broadband growth will come from 5G since the launch of services is expected to encourage some consumers to close their fixed broadband connections.

The publisher notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key Developments:
  • Taiwan implements strategy to attain a significant share of the global IoT market;
  • Far EasTone acquires an 11.6% stake in APT;
  • Regulator concludes multi-spectrum 5G auction;
  • Government releases NT$20.5 billion to encourage development of 5G services and apps;
  • DSL sector shrinks as subscribers migrate to fibre;
Report includes operator data to October 2020, regulator's market data for June 2020, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Chunghwa Telecom, New Century Infocom, Taiwan Fixed Network Telecom, Far EasTone, Taiwan Mobile, Asia Pacific Telecom, VIBO Telecom, Ambit, GigaMedia, WiMAX Telecom, Tatung Telecom, Global Mobile
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Ambit
  • Asia Pacific Telecom
  • Chunghwa Telecom
  • Far EasTone
  • GigaMedia
  • Global Mobile
1 Key statistics

2 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
2.1 Economic considerations and responses
2.2 Mobile devices
2.3 Subscribers
2.4 Infrastructure

3 Regional Market Comparison

4 Telecommunications market
4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Market overview and analysis
4.3 Market revenue

5 Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory authorities
5.2 Fixed-line developments
5.3 Mobile network developments

6 Mobile market
6.1 Market overview and analysis
6.2 Mobile statistics
6.3 Mobile infrastructure
6.4 Major mobile operators

7 Fixed-line broadband market
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Fixed broadband statistics
7.3 Fixed broadband operators
7.4 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
7.5 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
7.6 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

8 Digital economy
8.1 Introduction
8.2 e-Payments / m-Payments
8.3 Online Shopping
8.4 e-Government

9 Fixed network operator
9.1 Chunghwa Telecom (CHT)

10 Telecommunications infrastructure
10.1 Overview of the national telecom network
10.2 Forward looking infrastructure project to 2025
10.3 Submarine cable networks
10.4 Satellite networks
10.5 Cloud computing
10.6 Smart infrastructure

11 Appendix Historic data

12 Glossary of abbreviations

13 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Taiwan - 2020 (e)
Table 2 Taiwan - Distribution of telecom revenue by services 2016 - 2019
Table 3 Change in data communication revenue and mobile data service revenue ratios 2010 - 2019
Table 4 Change in the number of mobile number portings 2005 - 2019
Table 5 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Table 6 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by technology (million) 2010 - 2020
Table 7 Change in voice traffic volume by type (billion minutes) 2010 - 2020
Table 8 Change in the share of mobile subscriber base by prepaid/contract 2010 - 2019
Table 9 Decline in SMS traffic and revenue 2010 - 2020
Table 10 Change in MMS traffic and revenue 2010 - 2020
Table 11 Development of 2G/3G/4G mobile services ARPU 2010 - 2019
Table 12 Change in the number of 3G/LTE mobile broadband subscribers (million) 2008 - 2019
Table 13 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Table 14 Growth in mobile data traffic 2010 - 2019
Table 15 Mobile operator subscribers and market share 2019
Table 16 Development of Far EasTone's financial data 2010 - 2020
Table 17 Change in the number of Far EasTone's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Table 18 Development of Far EasTone's ARPU (NT$ / month) 2007 - 2020
Table 19 Development of Far EasTone's revenue by type (NT$ billion) 2010 - 2020
Table 20 Growth in Taiwan Mobile's revenue and net profit 2009 - 2020
Table 21 Development of Taiwan Mobile's revenue by type 2016 - 2020
Table 22 Taiwan Mobile's annualised ARPU (NT$ per month) 2010 - 2020
Table 23 Change in the number of Taiwan Mobile's subscribers by type (million) 2010 - 2020
Table 24 Change in the number of Chunghwa Telecom's mobile subscribers (million) - 2010 - 2020
Table 25 Development of Chunghwa Telecom's mobile subscribers market share 2010 - 2019
Table 26 Change in Chunghwa Telecom's blended mobile ARPU 2010 - 2020
Table 27 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Table 28 Change in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers by technology (million) 2010 - 2020
Table 29 Change in the number of Chunghwa Telecom's broadband subscribers by technology 2010 - 2020
Table 30 Change in Chunghwa Telecom's broadband ARPU 2010 - 2020
Table 31 Growth in the number of Taiwan Mobile's cable broadband Subscribers 2008 - 2020
Table 32 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2010 - 2020
Table 33 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers 2010 - 2020
Table 34 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2007 - 2020
Table 35 2.5GHz spectrum winners 2007
Table 36 Development of Chunghwa Telecom's financial data 2010 - 2020
Table 37 Change in the proportion of Chunghwa Telecom's revenue by service 2010 - 2020
Table 38 Decline in Chunghwa Telecom's fixed line subscriber base (residential and business) 2010 - 2020
Table 39 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2025
Table 40 Decline in the number of fixed-line subscribers 2013 - 2020
Table 41 Growth in international internet bandwidth 2010 - 2019
Table 42 Historic - Data communication revenue and mobile data service revenue ratios 2001 - 2009
Table 43 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2000 - 2009
Table 45 Historic - Fixed-line subscribers and penetration 1995 - 2009
Table 46 Historic - Taiwan - Call volumes for outgoing mobile and fixed network traffic 1999 - 2016
Table 47 Historic - Chunghwa Telecom revenue, capex, net profit 2000 - 2009
Table 48 Historic - Chunghwa Telecom's fixed line subscribers, residential and business 2000 - 2009
Table 49 Historic - Internet users and penetration 1998 - 2016
Table 50 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers, penetration 2000 - 2009
Table 51 Historic - Fixed-line and wireless broadband subscribers by technology 2000 - 2009
Table 52 Historic - Cable broadband subscribers 2000 - 2009
Table 53 Historic - DSL subscribers 2000 - 2009
Table 54 Historic - Chunghwa Telecom HiNet subscribers by type (thousand) 2003 - 2009
Table 55 Historic - Chunghwa Telecom broadband ARPU (NT$/month) 2001 - 2009
Table 56 Historic - Chunghwa DSL and fibre ARPU (NT$/month) 2008 - 2009
Table 57 Historic Mobile subscribers by technology (PHS, 2G, 3G, LTE) 2003 - 2009
Table 58 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration 1995 - 2009
Table 59 Historic 2G/3G/4G mobile services ARPU (NT$/month) 2005 - 2009
Table 60 Historic - SMS traffic and revenue 2001 - 2009
Table 61 Historic - Prepaid share of total mobile subscriber base 2001 - 2009
Table 62 Historic - Chunghwa Telecom mobile subscribers by type (million) - 1998 - 2009
Table 63 Historic - Chunghwa Telecom's blended mobile ARPU 2001 - 2009
Table 64 Historic - Taiwan Mobile revenue and net profit (NT$ million) 2003 - 2009
Table 65 Historic - Taiwan Mobile subscribers by platform 1998 - 2009
Table 66 Historic Far EasTone mobile subscribers 1998 - 2009
Table 67 Historic Far EasTone revenue, EBITDA, capex, net profit 2003 - 2009
Table 68 Historic - Chunghwa Telecom's mobile subscribers 2003 - 2009
Table 69 Historic - Chunghwa Telecom's mobile market share of subscribers 2000 - 2009
Table 70 Historic APT's mobile subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 71 Historic - VIBO Telecom mobile subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 72 Historic Change in Chunghwa Telecom's financial data (NT$ million) 2005 - 2009
Table 73 Historic Chunghwa Telecom's subscribers as proportion of total 2006 - 2009

List of Charts
Chart 1 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 3 Telecoms Maturity Index Northern Asia
Chart 4 Change in data communication revenue and mobile data service revenue ratios 2010 - 2019
Chart 5 Change in the number of mobile number portings 2005 - 2019
Chart 6 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Chart 7 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by technology 2010 - 2019
Chart 8 Change in voice traffic volume by type 2010 - 2020
Chart 9 Change in the share of mobile subscriber base by prepaid/contract 2010 - 2019
Chart 10 Decline in SMS traffic and revenue 2010 - 2020
Chart 11 Change in MMS traffic and revenue 2010 - 2020
Chart 12 Development of 2G/3G/4G mobile services ARPU 2010 - 2019
Chart 13 Change in the number of 3G/4G mobile broadband subscribers 2008 - 2019
Chart 14 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Chart 15 Growth in mobile data traffic 2010 - 2019
Chart 16 Development of Far EasTone's financial data 2010 - 2020
Chart 17 Change in the number of Far EasTone's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Chart 18 Development of Far EasTone's ARPU (NT$) 2007 - 2020
Chart 19 Development of Far EasTone's revenue by type (NT$ billion) 2010 - 2020
Chart 20 Growth in Taiwan Mobile's revenue and net profit 2010 - 2020
Chart 21 Development of Taiwan Mobile's revenue by type 2016 - 2020
Chart 22 Change in the number of Taiwan Mobile's subscribers by type 2010 - 2020
Chart 23 Change in the number of Chunghwa Telecom's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
Chart 24 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2010 - 2025
Chart 25 Change in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers by technology 2010 - 2020
Chart 26 Change in the number of Chunghwa Telecom's broadband subscribers by technology 2010 - 2020
Chart 27 Change in Chunghwa Telecom's broadband ARPU 2010 - 2020
Chart 28 Growth in the number of Taiwan Mobile's cable broadband Subscribers 2008 - 2020
Chart 29 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2010 - 2020
Chart 30 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers 2010 - 2020
Chart 31 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2007 - 2020
Chart 32 Development of Chunghwa Telecom's financial data 2010 - 2020
Chart 33 Change in proportion of Chunghwa Telecom's revenue by service 2010 - 2020
Chart 34 Decline in Chunghwa Telecom's fixed line subscriber base (residential and business) 2010 - 2020
Chart 35 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2025

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Northern Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 5G spectrum auction - 2020
Exhibit 4 5G spectrum award results January 2020
Exhibit 5 Major global/regional submarine cables with landing point in Taiwan
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  • Chunghwa Telecom
  • New Century Infocom
  • Taiwan Fixed Network Telecom
  • Far EasTone
  • Taiwan Mobile
  • Asia Pacific Telecom
  • VIBO Telecom
  • Ambit
  • GigaMedia
  • WiMAX Telecom
  • Tatung Telecom
  • Global Mobile
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