Category Archives: Asia-Pacific

Cryptocurrency market expected to reach USD 2,902 million by 2023

The cryptocurrency market was valued at USD 541.0 million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 2,902.0 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 32.31% between 2017 and 2023 according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets:  Cryptocurrency Market by … Continue reading

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Mobilink maintains lead in Pakistan mobile market end-March 2016

The Pakistan Telecom Authority has released its mobile subscriber market data for March 2016 on 20 April 2016. Mobilink remains the dominant player with some 38.12 million mobile subscribers at the end of March 2016. up from 33.99 million at … Continue reading

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Details of Thai spectrum 900 MHz auction published

The NBTC has announced the a call for bids for a licence for spectrum in the 895 – 905 MHz / 940 – 950 MHz range. Details are as follows: 1. Notification of NBTC. The application for a licence to … Continue reading

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Malaysia to host 11th ITU Symposium on ICT, Environement and Climate Change

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) together with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Sdn Bhd (MTFSB) is set to host the 11th International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Symposium on ICT, Environment … Continue reading

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Bangladesh starts Value Added Service consultation

The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has published its response to the Public Consultation on Guidelines for Telecom Value Added Services, 2016. The document can be downloaded here. Further reading: Asia – Mobile Infrastructure Published by Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd. in … Continue reading

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Asia Pacific readies to take mobile payments mantle: USD 2 trillion of global transactions by 2017

Portio Research reckons that Mobile Payment volumes – that’s the total value of goods and services and utility bill payments made through mobile devices annually – reached USD 81.3 billion globally in 2011, and then rose by an amazing 148 … Continue reading

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Asian smartphone shipments to account for 42.3% of global market by 2016

African smartphone shipments to double by 2016: there is already a remarkable 35 million smartphones expected to be shipped to Africa in 2013, but according to Porto Research’s ‘Mobile Factbook 2013’ this will double by the end of 2016, and … Continue reading

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Asia Pacific and African mobile markets to mirror Europe

Recently a copy of the Portio Research’s ‘Mobile Factbook 2011’ came across my desk. This is a rather neat overview of the global mobile market and there were a number of things that struck me as I thumbed through it. … Continue reading

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