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China - Major Telecom Operators - Overview and Statistics

China - Major Telecom Operators - Overview and Statistics

In 2008, government's reforms created three integrated operators, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, reducing the number of main operators from six to three. The newly converged operators were to boost the China telecommunications market, particularly with the foreseen growth after 3G licences were finally awarded later in 2008. This report provides an overview of the three major operators in China's telecommunications market, including financial and operational statistics, capital expenditure breakdown.

Key developments:

consistent revenue growth by all operators but varying levels of profitability;
value added services gain an increasing share of total revenue;
ARPU continues to decline;
3G and 4G/LTE investments accelerate
China Mobile takes strong lead in 4G with launch and rapid expansion of TD-LTE;
China Mobile's wireless data traffic increased 94% in the 12 months to June 2014
China Tower JV offers opportunity for extensive infrastructure sharing.

Companies covered in this report include:

China Mobile; China Telecom; China Unicom; China Tower.


1. Synopsis
2. China Mobile Ltd (CML)
2.1 Company overview
2.2 China Mobile: Financial statistics
2.3 China Mobile: Operations statistics
3. China Telecom
3.1 Company overview
3.2 China Telecom: Financial statistics
3.2.1 China Telecom: Capex
3.3 China Telecom: Operations statistics
4. China Unicom
4.1 Company overview
4.2 China Unicom: Financial statistics
4.3 China Unicom: Operations statistics
5. China Tower
6. Related reports
Table 1 China Mobile revenue, capex, EBITDA margin, net profit 2000 - 2014
Table 2 China Mobile ARPU 1997 2014
Table 3 China Mobile data services revenue breakdown 2010 2014
Table 4 China Mobile wireless data revenue 2010 2014
Table 5 China Mobile capex 2008 2014
Table 6 China Mobile subscribers, annual change, and market share 1997 2014
Table 7 China Mobile voice usage 2006 2014
Table 8 China Mobile Advanced services revenue 2011 2012
Table 9 China Mobile wireless data traffic 2010 2014
Table 10 China Telecom financial data 2001 - 2014
Table 11 China Telecom revenue breakdown 2010 - 2013
Table 12 China Telecom wireline revenue breakdown 2007 - 2012
Table 13 China Telecom operating revenue breakdown 2013
Table 14 China Telecom capex breakdown 2008 - 2012
Table 15 China Telecom capex breakdown 2012 - 2013
Table 16 China Telecom fixed-line, PHS and broadband subscribers and ARPU 2004 - 2014
Table 17 China Telecom mobile and 3G subscribers and ARPU 2002 2014
Table 18 China Telecom key operational statistics 2007 - 2013
Table 19 China Unicom financial data 2001 - 2014
Table 20 China Unicom mobile and fixed-line service revenue structure 2009 2014
Table 21 China Unicom mobile and fixed-line voice and non-voice revenue 2008 2014
Table 22 China Unicom mobile service revenue 2G and 3G 2009 - 2014
Table 23 China Unicom capex breakdown 2007 2012
Table 24 China Unicom capex breakdown 2013
Table 25 China Unicom GSM mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 26 China Unicom key operating metrics 2009 - 2013
Chart 1 - China Mobile subscribers and annual change 2006 - 2014
Chart 3 - China Telecom share of total operating revenue 2013
Chart 3 China Unicom subscriber data mobile, fixed-line, broadband 2009 - 2013
Exhibit 1 China Mobile Limited at a glance 2013
Exhibit 2 China Telecom Corporation Ltd at a glance 2013
Exhibit 3 China Unicom Ltd at a glance 2013

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