Telecom Lead India: Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications and Vodafone India are in top 20 Asian operators based on mobile user base till March 2012.
Reportlinker.com said the region’s 16 operators (those listed in the table) have a combined share of over 70 percent of the total regional mobile market.
Overall regional growth rate was slightly over 10 percent in 2011.
Top mobile operators in Asia (By subscribers in Million) – March 2012
China Mobile | China | 667.2 |
China Unicom | China | 209.5 |
Bharti | India | 181.3 |
Reliance Communications | India | 153.0 |
Vodafone India | India | 150.5 |
China Telecom | China | 135.8 |
Idea/ Spice | India | 112.7 |
Telkomsel | Indonesia | 112.0 |
BSNL | India | 98.51 |
Tata Teleservices | India | 81.75 |
Aircel/Dishnet | India | 62.6 |
NTT DoCoMo | Japan | 60.1 |
Viettel | Vietnam | 60.0 |
Indosat | Indonesia | 52.1 |
Smart Communications | Philippines | 50.5 |
PMCL | Pakistan | 35.0 |
(Source:BuddeComm based on industry data)
The operators are continuing to drive the market, expanding it by more than 10 percent annually coming into 2012.
In addition to these individual operators, companies such as SingTel, Vodafone, and Axiata have built substantial presence in the region beyond their domestic market through their shareholdings in operators in multiple other markets.