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Developed Asia–Pacific telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2019–2024

Alex Boisot Research Analyst
Julia Martusewicz-Kulinska Senior Analyst, Research
Michela Venturelli Research Analyst
Stephen Wilson Principal Analyst, Research
Rémy Pascal Senior Analyst, Research

"DVAP will continue to lead in terms of the adoption of new and emerging technologies during the forecast period, but operators will struggle to monetise their investments amid saturated markets."

Operators in developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP) will look beyond connectivity enhancements in order to gain a competitive advantage in data-saturated consumer segments and will achieve strong revenue growth from their forays into the new verticals that are opened by IoT and 5G. In this report, we examine key trends and drivers, and provide comprehensive telecoms market forecasts for the region and for seven individually modelled countries.

This report and associated data annex provide:

  • a 5-year forecast of more than 180 mobile and fixed KPIs for the DVAP region as a whole and for seven key countries
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of mobile and fixed service, and for key countries
  • an overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, in order to highlight similarities and differences by means of a cross-country comparison
  • a summary of results, key implications and recommendations for mobile and fixed operators.


Geographical coverage


Key performance indicators

Region modelled

  • Developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP)


Countries modelled individually

  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan





  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Prepaid, contract
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Smartphone,



  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up
  • Narrowband voice, VoBB
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, 5G, other


Fixed and mobile voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU



  • Service, retail
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Handset voice, messaging, data



  • Service, retail
  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up, business services
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, other


Mobile ARPU

  • SIMs, handset
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset voice, data