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Mobile virtual network operators in emerging Asia–Pacific: opportunities, competition and regulation
Stephen Wilson Principal Analyst
'MVNOs have a chance to succeed in the emerging APAC (EMAP) region, but the attractiveness of the opportunity varies significantly across market segments.'
In this report, we assess the prospects for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in four countries in the emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP) region, including Malaysia, which offers the best prospects for long-term sustainable success, and Indonesia, which offers the least potential. We focus on the market segments that MVNOs can target, the competition that they may face from mobile operators, and the regulatory and wholesale environments in which they may operate. The report also provides recommendations and insights for MVNOs, mobile network operators (MNOs) and regulatory bodies in these countries.
This strategy report:
analyses which segments provide the best opportunity for MVNOs in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, and assesses the extent to which MNOs are likely to pose a threat in these segments
provides a detailed discussion of the ways that MNOs have responded when MVNOs have entered the market
considers the extent to which regulatory and wholesale environments are conducive to the arrival and growth of MVNOs
discusses the conditions that are imposed during the MVNO licensing process, and the mechanisms that are available to mediate commercial relationships between MNOs and MVNOs.