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MVNOs in developed Asia–Pacific: case studies and analysis

Stephen Wilson Principal Analyst, Research

"MVNOs have changed the competitive dynamics in the mobile markets in developed Asia–Pacific."

Mobile network operators (MNOs) and regulators must assess what the effect of hosting mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and encouraging their growth will be. This report analyses the effect that MVNO subscriber number growth has had on mobile markets across the developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP) region.

This report answers the following questions.

  • What is the composition and size of the MVNO market in DVAP?
  • What are the successful business models that MVNOs in DVAP have developed?
  • To what extent have MNOs in DVAP benefitted from openness to MVNOs and wholesale partners?
  • What has been the impact of MVNO subscriber number growth on the overall mobile market competition? For example, how has mobile pricing been affected?

The following countries are used as case studies.

  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
 
  • Singapore
  • South Korea