78% of mobile subscribers in Asia-Pacific are in China, India or Korea

China, India, and Korea accounted for 78% of total mobile subscribers in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) or APEJ region in 2005, up from 76% in 2004. The total mobile equipment capital expenditure (capex) in the three markets of China, India and Korea increased 17% in 2005 to reach $14.93 bln from $12.76 bln in 2004. IDC forecasts that total mobile network equipment capex for the three countries will increase to $14.7 bln in 2010, but that could be larger depending on the outcome of licensing of 3G in China.