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China - Key Statistics, Telecom Market, Regulatory Overview and Forecasts

China - Key Statistics, Telecom Market, Regulatory Overview and Forecasts

The Chinese telecom market is the largest in the world in terms of subscribers. The mobile sector is still expanding at 5%-10% per annum and 3G services have now gained momentum supported by a more mature value chain. Confronted with a continuous decline in the fixed-line market, the government has intervened to set aggressive targets for broadband services. This report presents key aspects of the China telecom market in 2014. It includes an overview of the regulatory environment, market highlights and comprehensive statistics and fixed-line forecasts to 2018.

Key developments:

continued strong mobile subscriber growth fast approaching 1.3 billion;
3G subscribers accounting for 40% of the mobile subscriber base by end-2014;
continued decline in fixed-line telephony subscribers and revenue;
non-voice revenue comprising over 50% of total industry revenue;
the EU ended its dispute with China over the import of telecommunications equipment;
MVNO licences issued by the MIIT.

Companies covered in this report include:

China Mobile; China Telecom; China Unicom


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country Overview
3.1 Background
3.2 China's economy
4. Telecommunications market progression
4.1 Background of China's telecom market
4.1.1 Background of China's telecom market 1980s and 1990s
4.1.2 Background of China's telecom market 2000-2007
4.1.3 China's telecom market restructure in 2008
4.1.4 Trade dispute 2013/2014
4.2 Overview of China's telecom market 2008-2012
4.2.1 Revenue breakdown: 2011 - 2012
5. Telecommunications market sectors
5.1 Fixed lines and mobiles
5.1.1 Fixed-line network
5.1.2 Mobile network
5.1.3 Timetable for China's telephone users
5.2 Internet and broadband
5.2.1 Rural connectivity
5.2.2 Product ownership
6. Regulatory environment
6.1 Overview
6.2 Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2006-2010)
6.3 Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2011-2015)
6.4 E-government
6.4.1 Government e-commerce projects
6.5 Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
6.5.1 Ministry of Information Industry (MII)
6.5.2 MII Expansion
6.5.3 Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
6.6 China Internet Network Information Centre
7. Regulatory developments: 2013 - 2014
7.1 MVNO licences
7.2 Corruption
7.3 MiiT to draw foreign investment
8. Forecasts
8.1 Forecast fixed-line subscribers 2013-2018
8.2 Forecasting methodology
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2014
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2012
Table 3 Telephone network statistics October 2014
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2013
Table 5 Broadband statistics October 2014
Table 6 Mobile statistics October 2014
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 Percentage share of global GDP 1991, 2014
Table 9 China GDP growth 2006 - 2015
Table 10 Telecom industry revenue and fixed asset investment 2006 - 2013
Table 11 Fixed-line and mobile subscriptions and penetration rate 1998 - 2014
Table 12 Fixed-line local telephone calls 2006 - 2013
Table 13 Fixed-line traditional long-distance telephone calls 2006 - 2013
Table 14 Growth in IP telephony in China 2004 - 2012
Table 15 China's telephone subscribers fixed versus mobile overview 1998 - 2013
Table 16 Product ownership in households: 2005; 2009
Table 17 Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration lower band: 2014; 2018
Table 18 Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration higher band: 2014; 2018
Chart 1 China fixed-line and mobile subscribers 2003 - 2014
Chart 3 Fixed-line traditional long-distance telephone calls 2008 - 2013
Chart 4 Internet penetration rate of key countries June 2012
Exhibit 1 Map of China
Exhibit 2 Restructuring of China's telecommunications industry

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