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Philippines - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

July 2020 | 122 pages | ID: PB4BA73DC63EN
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The Philippines - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses report includes all BuddeComm research data and analysis on this country. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Philippines gains additional telecom market competition

The fixed line market in the Philippines remains underdeveloped with low penetration in both the fixed broadband and fixed-line markets. This is partly attributed to under-investment in fixed infrastructure, the dominance of the mobile segment and the rapid development of mobile broadband. In coming years most investment in the telecom sector will be focussed on supporting fibre infrastructure in urban areas, and on 5G infrastructure. The incumbent telco PDLT is accelerating a network modernisation program which will see the company migrate from copper to fibre, while there has been considerable progress in 5G developments, with commercial service launches expected by the end of the year.

In addition, a continuing interest in new data centre builds is expected, as well as augmenting existing capacity.

Considerable cooperation is also evident among telcos, covering a range of sectors. Smart Communications has teamed up with Google to deploy additional Wi-Fi hubs across the country as part of a drive to provide free connections nationwide, while Smart, Dito Telecommunity and Globe Telecom have progressed with network sharing in a bid to reduce costs and expedite network rollouts.

Mobile subscriber growth is expected to be relatively low during the next five years, though will be driven by the continuing migration to LTE and the take-up of 5G services from 2021. Competition is expected to intensify from 2021, with the entry of Dito and a further push from NOW Telecom.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key Developments
  • Regulator issues guidelines on sharing mobile tower infrastructure;
  • MNP not expected to become operational before mid-2021;
  • JUPITER subsea cable linking the Philippines with Japan and the US gains US government approval;
  • Ignite Telecommunications granted 25-year telecom franchise;
  • Dito Telecommunity delays service launch to March 2021;
  • Smart Communications teams up with Google to deploy additional Wi-Fi hubs;
  • MNOs prepped for 5G service launch later in 2020;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data, telco operational and financial data to Q1 2020, Telecom maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.
Key companies mentioned in this report:

PLDT, Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, Liberty Telecom, Bayantel, Bell Telecom (BellTel), Digitel, Eastern Telecom (ETPI), Innove (Globe), PT&T, ABS-CBN Corp, Altimax, Bayantel, Broadband Philippines, Vega Telecom.
1 KEY STATISTICS

2 REGIONAL ASIAN MARKET COMPARISON

3 COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE TELECOM SECTOR

3.1 Economic considerations and responses
3.2 Mobile devices
3.3 Subscribers
3.4 Infrastructure

4 TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

4.1 Market overview and analysis
4.2 Country overview

5 REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

5.1 Regulatory authority
5.2 Fixed-line developments
5.3 Mobile network developments

6 MOBILE MARKET

6.1 Market overview and analysis
6.2 Mobile statistics
6.3 Mobile infrastructure
6.4 Major mobile operators

7 FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET

7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
7.2 Fixed broadband service providers
7.3 Fixed broadband technologies

8 FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS

8.1 PLDT
8.2 Globe Telecom
8.3 Bell Telecom
8.4 PT&T
8.5 TierOne

9 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

9.1 Overview of the national telecom network
9.2 Fixed-line statistics
9.3 International infrastructure
9.4 Smart Cities
9.5 Data Centres

10 APPENDIX HISTORIC DATA

11 GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

12 RELATED REPORTS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities 2020 (e)
Table 2 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 3 Change in the number of prepaid mobile subscribers by operator 2016 2018
Table 4 Change in the number of contract mobile subscribers by operator 2016 2018
Table 5 Growth in the number of Smart Communications' BTS by type 2017 2020
Table 6 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2013 2025
Table 7 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by major operator 2013 2020
Table 8 Mobile subscriber market share by major operators 2013 2020
Table 9 Change in the number of PLDT's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Table 10 Growth in the number of Smart's mobile subscribers by category 2014 2020
Table 11 Growth in the number of Sun Cellular's mobile subscribers by category 2014 2020
Table 12 Growth in the number of TNT's mobile subscribers 2014 2020
Table 13 Development of Smart's mobile ARPU by category 2014 2020
Table 14 Development of Sun Cellular's mobile ARPU by category 2014 2020
Table 15 Change in TNT's mobile ARPU 2014 2020
Table 16 Change in the number of Globe Telecom's mobile subscribers by type 2010 2020
Table 17 Globe Telecom's prepaid mobile subscribers by brand 2019 2020
Table 18 Development of Globe Telecom's mobile ARPU by segment 2015 2020
Table 19 Development of Globe Telecom's mobile revenue by service 2019 2020
Table 20 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Table 21 Growth in the number of PLDT's total broadband subscribers 2015 - 2020
Table 22 Growth in the number of PLDT's fixed line broadband subscribers 2008 - 2020
Table 23 Change in PLDT's broadband ARPU by category 2014 - 2020
Table 24 Growth in the number of Globe Telecom's broadband subscribers 2007 - 2020
Table 25 Increase in PLDT's fibre network length 2017 2020
Table 26 Increase in the number of PLDT fibred premises 2016 2020
Table 27 Change in the number of fixed wireless broadband subscribers by operator 2016 2018
Table 28 Development of PLDT's Group capex 2008 2020
Table 29 Change in PLDT Group's service revenue and EBITDA 2010 2020
Table 30 Change in the number of PLDT's fixed-line subscribers 2010 2020
Table 31 Development of Globe Telecom financial data 2013 2020
Table 32 Development of Globe Telecom's service revenue by type 2013 2020
Table 33 Growth in the number of Globe Telecom's fixed-line voice subscribers 2008 2018
Table 34 Change in the number of fixed lines and penetration 2010 2025
Table 35 Change in the number of fixed lines by operator 2016 2018
Table 39 Historic - Total mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1994 2009
Table 40 Historic - Mobile services revenue 2006 2014
Table 41 Historic - Mobile subscribers by operator 2009 2012
Table 42 Historic - Globe Telecom mobile subscribers 2001 2009
Table 43 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2007 - 2009
Table 44 Historic - Internet users and penetration 2007 - 2016
Table 45 Historic - PLDT broadband subscribers 2005 - 2010
Table 46 Historic - PLDT fixed-line subscribers 2001; 2005 2009
Table 47 Historic - Globe Telecom fixed-line subscribers 2002 2007
Table 48 Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration 1994 2009
Table 49 Historic - Mobile operators and systems
Table 50 Historic - PLDT's mobile subscribers 2006 2008
Chart 1 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 3 Telecoms Maturity Index South East Asia
Chart 4 Fixed and mobile broadband comparison South East Asia
Chart 5 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 6 Change in the number of prepaid mobile subscribers by operator 2016 2018
Chart 7 Change in the number of contract mobile subscribers by operator 2016 2018
Chart 8 Growth in the number of Smart Communications' BTS by type 2017 2020
Chart 9 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2013 2025
Chart 10 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by major operator 2013 2020
Chart 11 Mobile subscriber market share by major operators 2013 2020
Chart 12 Change in the number of PLDT's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 13 Growth in the number of Smart's mobile subscribers by category 2014 2020
Chart 14 Growth in the number of Sun Cellular's mobile subscribers by category 2014 2020
Chart 15 Growth in the number of TNT's mobile subscribers 2014 2020
Chart 16 Development of Smart's mobile ARPU by category 2014 2020
Chart 17 Development of Sun Cellular's mobile ARPU by category 2014 2020
Chart 18 Change in TNT's mobile ARPU 2014 2020
Chart 19 Change in the number of Globe Telecom's mobile subscribers by type 2010 2020
Chart 20 Development of Globe Telecom's mobile ARPU by segment 2015 2020
Chart 21 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Chart 22 Growth in the number of PLDT's total broadband subscribers 2015 - 2020
Chart 23 Growth in the number of PLDT's fixed line broadband subscribers 2008 - 2020
Chart 24 Growth in the number of PLDT's fixed line broadband subscribers 2014 - 2020
Chart 25 Growth in the number of Globe Telecom's broadband subscribers 2007 - 2020
Chart 26 Increase in the number of PLDT fibred premises 2016 2020
Chart 27 Change in the number of fixed wireless broadband subscribers by operator 2016 2018
Chart 28 Development of PLDT's Group capex 2013 2020
Chart 29 Change in PLDT Group's service revenue and EBITDA 2010 2020
Chart 30 Change in the number of PLDT's fixed-line subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 31 Development of Globe Telecom financial data 2013 2020
Chart 32 Development of Globe Telecom's service revenue by type 2013 2020
Chart 33 Growth in the number of Globe Telecom's fixed-line voice subscribers 2008 2018
Chart 34 Change in the number of fixed lines and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 35 Change in the number of fixed lines by operator 2016 2018
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 South East Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Major submarine cables with landing points in the Philippines


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