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Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts - China

China - Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

China has the largest broadband subscriber base in the world. Into 2013 there were over 180 million subscribers, still maintaining a growth rate of around 15% and an increasing share of FttX subscriptions. This report reviews the key players, services and technologies, together with associated detailed statistics and analysis. Broadband forecasts to 2018.

Key developments:

Broadband household penetration passes 50%; DSL subscribers dropped to almost 100 million; FttX shows substantial growth creating world's largest subscriber base; strong IPTV growth; acceleration of three-network integration trials.

Companies covered in this report include:

China Mobile; China Telecom; China Unicom.


1. Synopsis
2. Broadband market
2.1 Overview
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.2.1 Operator broadband subscribers
2.2.2 Broadband subscribers by access type
2.3 Forecast broadband subscribers 2013-2018
3. Broadband technologies
3.1 Overview
3.2 Cable modems
3.3 Digital subscriber line (DSL)
3.4 Fibre-to-the-home (FttH)
3.4.1 FttX rollouts: China Telecom
4. Broadband TV
4.1 Overview of media convergence
4.2 Three-network integration trials
4.3 Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
5. Internet growth
5.1 China internet statistics
5.2 CNNIC statistical survey
5.3 Forecast internet users 2013-2018
6. Online activities
6.1 Online gaming
6.2 Social Networking websites
7. Forecasting methodology
8. Related reports
Table 1 Broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration 2000 - 2014
Table 2 Broadband subscribers and households 2013
Table 3 China Telecom broadband subscribers and annual change 2003 - 2012
Table 4 China Unicom broadband subscribers and annual change 2003 - 2012
Table 5 Broadband subscribers and growth by access type May 2014
Table 6 Forecast broadband subscribers and population penetration lower band: 2013 - 2014; 2018
Table 7 Forecast broadband subscribers and household penetration higher band: 2013 - 2014; 2018
Table 8 Cable modem internet subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2010
Table 9 DSL internet subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 10 FttX subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 11 Reception devices connected to main television set 2011
Table 12 IPTV subscribers 2004 2013; 2014
Table 13 Internet users and annual change 1996 2014
Table 14 Internet subscribers (fixed-line) and annual change 1996 - 2014
Table 15 CNNIC internet statistical survey 2011 - 2013
Table 16 Comparison in age structure of China internet users 2008 2012
Table 17 Forecast internet users and penetration lower band: 2013 - 2014; 2018
Table 18 Forecast internet users and penetration higher band: 2013 - 2014; 2018
Table 19 China top online companies by application with global comparison 2011
Table 20 Utilisation rate and number of users of different network applications 2009 - 2012
Table 21 Utilisation rate and number of users of different network applications 2012 - 2013
Table 22 Market share of online search engines 2005 2010; 2012
Table 23 Search engine users and utilisation rate in China 2009 - 2013
Table 24 Online banking users and utilisation rate 2007 2013
Table 25 Online video users 2007 2013
Table 26 Online music users and utilisation rate 2007 2013
Table 27 Instant messaging users and utilisation rate 2007 2013
Table 28 Online gaming revenues 2004 - 2012
Table 29 Online gamers users 2007 2013
Table 30 China's top 15 social networks March 2011
Table 31 China's SNS market share and user loyalty 2010
Chart 1 China broadband subscribers and household penetration 2002 - 2014
Chart 2 Number of internet users and growth rate in China 2002 - 2014
Chart 3 Comparison in age structure of China internet users 2009, 2012
Exhibit 1 Types of telecom convergence

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