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Table: The Hot Players


NTT DoCoMo

On track to roll out the world's first 3G service in May.

PACIFIC CENTURY CYBERWORKS

Squeezed by falling long-distance revenues and stiffer competition for wireless, broadband, and data services.

SINGAPORE TELECOM

Cash-rich SingTel angling for a regional role by pursuing Australia's No. 2 mobile company, Optus.

KOREA TELECOM

Record profit of $802 million in 2000, plans to roll out 3G by 2003.

CHUNGHWA TELECOM

Taiwan champ: Botched privatization in 2000. Troubled by declining market share, flat profit growth prospects.

CHINA MOBILE

The mainland heavy. Net profit in 2000 jumped 276%, but margins are under pressure.

Data: BusinessWeek, company reports


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