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Stephen Wilson Principal Analyst
'Investing in fixed broadband access networks will provide mobile operators in emerging Asia–Pacific with access to underpenetrated customer segments, and could bring network- and retail-related synergies.'
The central problem for mobile network operators (MNOs) in the emerging Asia–Pacific (APAC) region is stagnating revenue in countries where the opportunity to attract new, first-time subscribers is limited and the value of the mobile voice market is declining. One possible solution for MNOs in the region is to invest in the fixed broadband segment and build their own FTTH/B networks. This could also have positive implications for operators’ mobile businesses and could tie in with strategies to become digital service providers.
discusses the circumstances in which MNOs in emerging APAC should invest in FTTx networks rather than considering options such as offering cellular technologies for home broadband connections
outlines the network-related synergies that MNOs in the emerging APAC region can benefit from if they roll out FTTx networks
assesses the retail-related synergies that MNOs in the emerging APAC region can benefit from if they roll out FTTx networks
assesses how MNOs should design their retail FTTx offers.
Fixed service revenue in emerging APAC is set to grow, driven by increasing broadband revenue, and MNOs can take advantage of this opportunity