Voice remains an important service and revenue generator in Asia. While voice revenues have peaked in developed Asian markets, emerging market voice revenues will grow 67.9% by 2017 due to strong mobile connection growth, representing a significant opportunity for players looking to enter or increase their share in this market.
This report provides a top level overview of the Asian voice market and examines how new and existing technology, customer behavior, and new competition will impact the market over the next ten years.
This report splits the Asian voice markets into two distinct segments - 'developed' and 'emerging', examining the voice connections, volumes, prices and revenues in each region.
The following voice markets are covered in this report:
'Developed' - Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
'Emerging' - China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
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- Developed and emerging markets in Asia are on different growth paths. Developed markets in Asia display similar patterns to developed markets in Europe. However, in Europe, lagging markets will eventually converge with developed markets. In contrast, Asia’s emerging markets will stay on a distinct mobile-dominated growth track for the foreseeable future.
- Voice call volumes will continue to rise. This will be driven by connections and usage. In Asia, the bulk of this growth will occur in the mobile segment in emerging markets.
- Voice prices will continue to fall. Traditional fixed telephony prices will fall an average of 3.3% per annum in developed markets and 3.7% per annum in emerging markets between 2007 and 2017. In comparison, mobile prices will fall 6.1% and 5.3% during the same period.
- Prices differ significantly between developed and emerging markets. Fixed telephony prices are approximately 3.5 times higher in developed markets, and this will persist. Mobile prices in developed markets were about 3.6 times higher in 2007, but this will drop to around 2.6 during the next ten years.
- Voice revenues have peaked in developed markets. Total voice revenues will decline 14.2% between 2007 and 2017 in developed markets. In contrast, emerging market voice revenues will grow 67.9% due to strong mobile connection growth.