Taiwan Telecommunications Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Taiwan Telecommunications Report
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BMI View : As aggressive bidding for spare 4G spectrum gathered momentum in late 2015, it became clear that there is a surfeit of competition in Taiwan's saturated mobile market. Pressure for operators to consolidate will intensify in 2016, but regulatory resistance is expected; this would be damaging to an industry that needs to address mounting debt ahead of the adoption of 5G early in the next decade and growing demand for 'everything everywhere' services and solutions.

4G Supplanting 2G And 3G Networks
Taiwan Mobile Forecasts
f = BMI forecast. Source: BMI, operators, NCC

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

Mobile subscriptions increased marginally in 9M15, reflecting saturated market conditions. We forecast 30.223mn subscriptions by end-2015, rising to 33.616mn in 2019. 3G/4G migration will drive growth, although some multi-SIM ownership will persist.

Demand for low-capacity wireline broadband continues to decline, but 4G and fibre connections will facilitate uptake of high-value triple- and quad-play services. Subscriptions will reach 31.659mn in 2019, but will yield higher ARPU.

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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Industry SWOT
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Political
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Economic
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Operational Risk
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Industry Forecast
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Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Taiwan 2012-2019)
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Industry Risk Reward Ratings
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Asia Pacific Risk/ Reward Index - Q4 2015
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Outperformers (1-10)
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Average-Performers (11-20)
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Underperformers (21-28)
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Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index - Q415
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Market Overview
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Regional Perspective
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Table: Taiwan Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2014
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Mobile
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Table: Mobile Subscription Market Shares By Operator, June 2015
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Wireline Voice
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Wireline Broadband
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Table: Taiwan Broadband Internet Subscriptions ('000)
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Table: Chunghwa Telecom Wireline Broadband Subscriptions By Type ('000)
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Pay-TV
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Table: Taiwan Mobile - Pay-TV Metrics
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Regulatory Development
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Table: Taiwan - Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
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Competitive Landscape
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Table: Mobile Market Overview
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Table: Chunghwa Telecom
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Table: Taiwan Mobile
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Table: FarEasTone
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Table: Asia Pacific Telecom Group
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Table: VIBO Telecom
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Company Profile
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Chunghwa Telecom
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Taiwan Mobile
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FarEasTone
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Demographic Forecast
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Taiwan 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Taiwan 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Taiwan 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Taiwan 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Taiwan 1990-2025)
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Glossary
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Table: Glossary Of Terms
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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The Taiwan Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Taiwan's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Taiwan Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Taiwan.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Taiwan to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Taiwanese telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Taiwan's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Taiwan.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.