Articles tagged with: China Mobile and Asia Pacific
Debt ratings agency, Fitch Ratings says in a new report, that notwithstanding the impact of the current recessionary environment, the overall Outlook for the Asia Pacific telecoms industry is Stable, and most operators are well-placed to defend their credit profiles. The report explores how key financial metrics will move for each of the operators across Asia Pacific in 2009 and conclude that while revenue growth is likely to slow, cash flow from operations (CFO) and free cash flow (FCF) after dividends are likely to, on average, moderately rise. more
Communications market research firm Infonetics Research reports that worldwide service provider capex (capital expenditures) are on track to reach $275 billion in 2008, up 10.5% from the previous year. Much of the growth is due to currency appreciation against the US dollar, which peaked in July 2008. more
The ten fastest growing companies in the Asia Pacific region added a total of just over 65m new customers between them, or two thirds of the regional total and more than one third of the global total. This total compares with just 52m for the prior quarter. All ten added more than three million new connections and the 20 fastest growing businesses all added more than one million, this emphasising both the size of the market and its diversity. more
EJL Wireless Research has issued its quarterly report which found that second quarter base station contracts totaled 67, increasing from 47 in Q1 of 2008. more
Revenues from mobile data services are set to exceed US$200 billion this year for the first time, according to data sourced from Informa Telecoms & Media. Total mobile data revenues were approximately US$157 billion in 2007. more
Communications market research firm Infonetics Research reports that worldwide service provider capex (capital expenditures) totaled $248.8 billion in 2007, a 7% increase from 2006. Infonetics' report projects a spike in worldwide carrier capex in 2008, followed by a plateau in 2010 and a decline in 2011, and emphasizes that the weak US dollar is inflating current growth rates in Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, and Japan. more
Dynamic growth is being predicted for both the number of contact centers and customer service agent positions in Asia Pacific. Market analysis firm Datamonitor puts this down to a combination of a growing middle class in China and India, the expansion in demand for products and services and the increase in offshoring. According to the report, which covers India, China, Australia, Japan and South Korea, this will lead to the creation of four times as many new contact center agent positions (APs) in developing markets over the next four years as in developed markets. more
Five of Asia Pacific's largest markets report monthly numbers, and in this article we present a round-up of the figures for April 2008. more
The mobile markets of the Asia Pacific region continues to grow in importance. In Issue 99, we reported the fact that at the end of September, there were 20 networks in the world with more than 30m customers, of which eight were in this region. Those eight included the two largest - China Mobile and China Unicom - as well as the seventh, eighth, tenth, twelfth, 13th and 20th. Just three months later, there are now 23 networks that have passed the 30m mark and nine of these are now in the AsiaPac region, including four from India. Of the nine, four now have over 50m customers, the other two outside China being Bharti from India and DoCoMo from Japan. Together, the nine have a total of 831m customers, or just under 25% of the global market. more
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