China Telecommunications Report Q2 2016
BMI View: 2016 will witness greater focus on fixed-mobile convergence services as faster than anticipatedtake up of 4G in 2015 - as a result of government mandated price-cuts and infrastructure-sharing efforts -will lead to greater fixed broadband adoption to complement the use of mobile data networks. Operatorswill continue to incentivise 4G adoption and upselling subscribers through value-added services (VAS),such as video streaming, and multiplay bundles can help boost profit margins.
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The MIIT reports that total 3G and 4G subscribers reached 808.64mn in 2015, a 34% growth y-o-y.Subscriber numbers released by individual operators show that market leader China Mobile leads the racewith an 80.9% share of the 4G market, whilst China Unicom and China Telecom have shares of 4.0% and15.1% respectively. We believe 3G/ 4G subscribers will rise to 942.63bn in 2016.
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