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Research and Markets: Taiwan Telecommunications Report 2014: 4G Auction Coming as Operator Capex Peaks with FTTH and LTE Investments

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2szmk8/taiwan_4g) has announced the addition of the "Taiwan: 4G Auction Coming as Operator Capex Peaks with FTTH and LTE Investments" report to their offering.

The Taiwanese telecom market generated $12.5bn in service revenue in 2012, a 3.0% increase over the previous year.

Although Taiwan is one of the less populous Asia-Pacific markets, it still ranks seventh in total service revenue for the region. The upgrade to a faster data service infrastructure, in the form of a nationwide rollout of fiber networks and the launch of LTE, will propel the market toward a value of $13.6bn in 2018. The migration to high-speed connectivity will result in Taiwan being a capex hotbed in both wireline and wireless communications in the coming years.

Mobile data was the most important driver behind this trend, generating $390m more revenue in 2012 than in 2011. Thanks to the widespread adoption of smartphones, coupled with smartphone users generating ARPU of $48, mobile data revenue grew by 23.5% in 2012. Most mobile data traffic is over GSM networks at present, with LTE networks to begin service in 2014. Going forward, we expect mobile data to lead the top-line growth of Taiwan's telecom market, which will grow at a 12.9% CAGR to $4.2bn. We foresee Taiwan's FTTH/B household penetration rising from 12.5% to 60.8% over our forecast period to bring in $1.5bn in 2018. We expect another data-based service, VoIP, to undergo the most explosive growth at a 16.8% CAGR. While cable TV operators engage in consolidation as saturation approaches, IPTV will lead pay-TV to grow at a 2.7% CAGR, comfortably outpacing the overall telecom market's 1.4%.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Market and Competitor Overview

- Taiwan in a regional context

- Economic, demographic and political context

- Regulatory environment

- Demand profile

- Service evolution

- Competitive landscape

- Major market players

3. Segment analysis

- Mobile services

- Fixed services

- Pay-TV

4. Identifying Opportunities

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2szmk8/taiwan_4g

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