Most valuable telecom operators in APAC 2020

Chinese telecom operator China Mobile established itself as the leading telecom operator throughout the Asia Pacific region in 2020, exhibiting a brand value of over 49 billion U.S. dollars. The NTT Group in Japan followed China with an equally impressive brand value of approximately 36.35 billion U.S. dollars in 2020.

Leading brands

China and Japan lead the telecommunications market in Asia Pacific, with both countries each having three major telecom providers. China’s China Mobile had the third highest revenue globally in 2018, following on from American giants AT&T and Verizon. Founded in 1995, China telecom is the largest fixed-line service provider in China. China Unicom also has impressive credentials, being the largest mobile service provider globally in terms of subscription numbers. Japan’s NTT Group was ranked second as the most valuable telecom operator, however, SoftBank has also secured a reputation as being a vital telecom provider, boasting consistently increasing net sales.

Increased connectivity

Asia Pacific is a dramatically growing region, maintaining consistent population increases throughout the past decade. A growing population therefore requires efficient connectivity. Asia Pacific’s telecommunications infrastructure has progressed, with a higher share of the people across the region having phone and internet access.

Major telecom operators in Asia Pacific in 2020, by brand value

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Release date

April 2020

Region

APAC

Survey time period

2020

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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