Table: The Hot Players
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.
Cash-rich SingTel angling for a regional role by pursuing Australia's No. 2 mobile company, Optus.
Record profit of $802 million in 2000, plans to roll out 3G by 2003.
Taiwan champ: Botched privatization in 2000. Troubled by declining market share, flat profit growth prospects.
The mainland heavy. Net profit in 2000 jumped 276%, but margins are under pressure.
Data: BusinessWeek, company reports