China - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


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China - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

China possesses the largest broadband subscriber base in the world, with the majority of users accessing the Internet through mobile devices. Catering to this demand are China's three telcos: China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile. Broadband makes up the majority of fixed Internet connections given dial-up comprises less than 2% of total fixed Internet connections.

Despite high broadband penetration China possesses one of the slowest broadband speeds globally although this should change following network architecture improvements such as the October 2015 completion of a two year project to increase the number of nationwide Internet traffic hubs from three to ten.

Unlike the US market, where cable internet access plays a prominent role in developing the fixed broadband market, DSL was the initial driving force behind fixed broadband growth in China, followed later by EPON fibre and now GPON fibre..

Key developments:

The Majority of China's online audiences accesses the Internet via mobile
China's broadband ranking will improve as network deployments continue
Broadband has become the key revenue generator for China's three telcos
China Telecom has successfully increased broadband ARPU
Fibre coverage has grown aggressively to meet government policy targets
Fibre has overtaken DSL to become the key fixed broadband technology platform

Companies covered in this report include:

China Mobile; China Telecom; China Unicom.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Forecast Internet users 2020 - 2026
2.3 Broadband statistics
2.3.1 Operator broadband subscribers
2.4 Forecast broadband subscribers 2017 - 2020
2.4.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
2.5 IP Addresses
2.6 Domain names
2.7 Websites
3. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
3.1 Introduction
3.2 China Telecom
3.3 China Unicom
4. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
5. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
5.1 Fixed wireless
6. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts
Table 1 Internet users and annual change 1996 2016
Table 2 Average time online per week 2010 - 2014
Table 3 Urban and Rural Internet users 2013 - 2014
Table 4 Gender structure of Internet users 2011 - 2014
Table 5 Comparison in age structure of China internet users 2008 2014
Table 6 PC penetration in Enterprises by employee size 2014
Table 7 PC penetration in Enterprises by location 2014
Table 8 Internet usage in Enterprises by employee size 2014
Table 9 Internet usage in Enterprises by location 2014
Table 10 Internet access methods by Enterprises 2014
Table 11 Forecast internet users and penetration lower band: 2020; 2026
Table 12 Forecast internet users and penetration higher band: 2020; 2026
Table 13 Fixed broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration 2000 - 2016
Table 14 Internet access by Internet access device type 2013 - 2014
Table 15 Internet access locations for computers 2013 - 2014
Table 16 China Telecom fixed broadband subscribers and annual change 2003 - 2015
Table 17 China Unicom Fixed line Broadband subscribers 2008 2015
Table 18 China Unicom Fixed-line Broadband and Local Access ARPU 2008 - 2015
Table 19 China Unicom Number of Fixed Broadband Access Ports 2010 - 2015
Table 20 China Unicom International Internet and cable capacity 2010 - 2014
Table 21 Forecast broadband subscribers and population penetration higher band: 2017; 2020
Table 22 Forecast broadband subscribers and household penetration lower band: 2017; 2020
Table 23 IPv4 address resources in China and annual change 2005 2014
Table 24 IPv6 address resources in China and annual change 2009 2014
Table 25 Total domain names in China and annual change 2005 - 2014
Table 26 Classified domain names in China 2014
Table 27 Classified .cn domain names 2014
Table 28 Growth of websites in China and annual change 2002 2014
Table 29 China Telecom FttX homes passed and Subscribers 2013 - 2015
Table 30 DSL internet subscribers 2000 - 2014
Chart 1 Number of Internet users and annual change in China 2000 - 2016
Chart 2 Comparison in age structure of China internet users 2008 - 2014
Chart 3 China broadband subscribers and household penetration 2006 - 2016
Chart 4 IPv4 address resources in China and annual change 2006 - 2014
Chart 5 Websites in China and annual change 2002 - 2013

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