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Digital service opportunities in emerging Asia–Pacific: trends and forecasts 2017–2022

Enrique Velasco-Castillo Senior Analyst, Research

"These digital service opportunities could represent USD4.5 billion of revenue in emerging Asia–Pacific in 2022 – 1.9% of our core mobile service revenue forecast for the region."

Digital service opportunities in emerging Asia–Pacific: trends and forecasts 2017–2022

Emerging Asia–Pacific is one of the most rapidly-growing regions for operators’ digital services worldwide. Revenue from the forecast digital services is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27% between 2017 and 2022, but this revenue is not guaranteed. Operators must take firm steps to establish themselves in these services’ value chains, such as investing heavily to outcompete incumbent players (for example, banks for financial services or regional ecommerce leaders).

This report provides:

  • regional revenue forecasts for the following vertical markets in emerging Asia-Pacific:
    • mobile money and payments
    • digital advertising
    • mobile commerce
    • mobile identity management
  • an estimate of the revenue that operators could accrue from each of these verticals in emerging Asia–Pacific
  • analysis of key trends in each vertical market in emerging Asia–Pacific
  • discussion of strategic measures that operators could implement to capture a greater share of the revenue from digital services in emerging Asia–Pacific
  • data on the forecast regional revenue for each of the four digital services markets.