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China - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

China - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

The Chinese telecom market is the largest in the world in terms of subscribers and is undergoing transition. Chinas telecommunications development has generally been driven by investments from government-allied entities and features a strong industrial policy.

As the market approaches saturation, there has been a shift of emphasis in Chinas broadband policy from infrastructure build-up and service provision to application creation and user demand stimulation.

China's fixed-line market is in decline due to voice to mobile substitution. Fixed line penetration has dropped significantly over the past five years. This trend is predicted to continue over the next five years to 2023 driven by the growing adoption of mobile broadband.

In early 2018 the Chinese government updated its list of sensitive sectors' for outbound investment, removing telecoms operations from the list.

China is projected to lead spending on Internet of Things technologies in the Asia Pacific, driven by the agriculture and healthcare sectors.

This report presents key aspects of the China telecom market as it enters 2019. It includes an overview of the regulatory environment, market highlights and comprehensive statistics.

Key developments:

Fixed line penetration has dropped significantly over the past five years.

China's government strengthens IOT policies to boost economic growth.

China is projected to lead spending on Internet of Things technologies in the Asia Pacific

China's government further opens the telecom market to private companies.

Companies covered in this report include:

China Mobile; China Telecom; China Unicom


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market overview and analysis
3.2 Regional Asian Market Comparison
3.3 Historical overview
3.3.1 China's telecom market 1980s and 1990s
3.3.2 China's telecom market 2000 - 2007
3.3.3 China's telecom market 2008 - 2012
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Historic overview
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.2.1 Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
4.2.2 China Internet Network Information Centre
4.3 Government policies
4.3.1 Private investment in state-controlled industries
4.3.2 Broadband China
4.3.3 Three-network Convergence Policy
4.3.4 Internet Plus
4.3.5 IOT / M2M
4.4 Telecommunications Regulations
4.5 Licensing
4.6 Interconnect
4.6.1 Local calls and domestic long-distance calls
4.6.2 International long-distance calls
4.6.3 Internet backbone networks
4.6.4 SMS
4.6.5 MMS
4.7 Tariff Setting
4.8 Universal Service Obligation
5. Competition issues
5.1 New Telecommunications Licenses
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 China Telecom
6.3 China Unicom
6.4 China Mobile
6.5 China Tower
6.6 CITIC Networks
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure (satellite, submarine)
7.2.1 Terrestrial and submarine cable infrastructure
7.2.2 Satellite infrastructure
7.3 Data Centres
7.4 IT Equipment Manufacturers
8. Smart infrastructure
8.1 IoT
8.1.1 Market Developments
8.1.2 IoT Statistics
8.1.3 Agriculture
8.1.4 Healthcare
8.2 Smart grids
8.2.1 State Grid Corporation
8.3 Smart cities
8.4 Connected homes
8.5 Connected cars
9. Related reports
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities 2018 (e)
Table 2 Historic - Telecom industry revenue and fixed asset investment
Table 3 China Telecom financial data 2001 - 2017
Table 4 China Telecom revenue breakdown 2009 2017
Table 5 China Telecom fixed-line, fixed broadband subscribers and ARPU 2004 - 2018
Table 6 China Unicom financial data 2001 - 2017
Table 7 China Unicom Fixed line Local access subscribers 2008 - 2018
Table 8 Fixed-lines and penetration rate 1998 - 2018
Table 9 Total international internet bandwidth 2007 - 2018
Table 10 Historic - International outlet bandwidth for key networks
Chart 1 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 3 Telecoms Maturity Index Northern Asia
Chart 4 Fixed-line and penetration rate 2007 - 2018
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Northern Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Restructuring of China's telecommunications industry
Exhibit 4 Regional/international fibre optic cable networks
Exhibit 5 Selected Chinese satellite service providers and satellites
Exhibit 6 China Satcom satellite fleet

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