This article presents the development of mobile services in selected Southeast Asian countries. Specifically, the article focuses on the key trends and developments in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. These countries posted significant growth in mobile penetration rates and services from 2007
The article also highlights the evolution of 3G (UMTS, CDMA2000 and WiMAX group of technologies) strategies of mobile operators in these countries to assess the impact of the technology on the growth of mobile services in the region.
Mobile services markets of Southeast Asia
Prepaid remains very dominant
Privately-owned operators and state-owned companies
3G taking great strides in Southeast Asia