Taiwanese streaming music service KKBox is planning to launch in  several more countries in south-east Asia by the end of 2013, including the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. That’s according to the Taipei Times, which says telco partnerships will form the basis for KKBox’s expansion. “We will collaborate with more local telecom carriers in Asian countries to promote our services and expand our market share in the music streaming industry,” said KKBox’s Asia-Pacific MD Alex Wang, according to the newspaper’s report. “As people in many Southeastern Asian countries still have limited purchasing power, the growth potential for technologies like PCs, mobile devices and applications on different platforms is huge.” KKBox is currently available in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan as well as its homeland, with 10m free users and 1m paying subscribers. Meanwhile, KKBox is also thought to be considering expanding its content to streaming movies.

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