Sunday, 23 September 2018

Asia's top telcos: two ends of the spectrum on the road to 5G

By Mary Lennighan, for Total Telecom
Monday 25 June 18

Ranking the region's 32-largest operators by revenue

The Asia-Pacific region is home to some of the largest and most successful telecoms operators on the planet, many of which are working hard to lay the groundwork for the rollout of 5G services. But while their end goals are similar, recent market developments reveal that some are in better health than others. Hot on the heels of the publication of Total Telecom's Global 100 report comes the 'Asia 32', a ranking of the largest operators across the Asia-Pacific by revenue. As has become the norm, the Chinese and Japanese giants dominate, claiming the top six places in the table, each one retaining its position compared with the previous report*. The fun starts in seventh position, which is now occupied by KT, the South Korean operator having hopped over Australia's Telstra to gain a place in the ranking. Taking the numbers at face value…

The Asia-Pacific region is home to some of the largest and most successful telecoms operators on the planet, many of which are working hard to lay the groundwork for the rollout of 5G services. But while their end goals are similar, recent market developments reveal that some are in better health than others. Hot on the heels of the publication of Total Telecom's Global 100 report comes the 'Asia 32', a ranking of the largest operators across the Asia-Pacific by revenue. As has become the norm, the Chinese and Japanese giants dominate, claiming the top six places in the table, each one retaining its position compared with the previous report*. The fun starts in seventh position, which is now occupied by KT, the South Korean operator having hopped over Australia's Telstra to gain a place in the ranking. Taking the numbers at face value…

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