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China - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts


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The China market, although large, still has low penetration rates and this is an excellent indicator for future growth. The report covers trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including IPTV developments.

Subjects include:

Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
Facts, figures and statistics;
Industry and regulatory issues;
Infrastructure;
Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU;
Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
Broadband (FttH, DSL, cable TV, wireless);
Convergence and Digital Media.

Researcher:- Lisa Hulme-Jones


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table China - Key performance indicators - 2010, 2012 (e)
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics - 2012
    • Table Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2011
    • Table Telephone network statistics - May 2012
    • Table Internet user statistics - May 2012
    • Table Broadband statistics - May 2012
    • Table Mobile statistics - May 2012
    • Table National telecommunications authorities
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
      • Background
      • China's economy
        • Table Percentage share of global GDP - 1991, 2014
        • Table China GDP growth - 2006 - 2015
    • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET PROGRESSION
      • Background of China's telecom market
      • China's telecom market restructure in 2008
      • Overview of China's telecom market - 2008-2011
        • Table Telecommunications investment in fixed assets - 2006 - 2010
        • Table Value added services telecom business revenue - 2006 - 2010
    • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET SECTORS
      • Fixed lines and mobiles
        • Table Fixed-line and mobile subscriptions and penetration rate - 1998 - 2013
        • Table Fixed-line local telephone calls - 2006 - 2010
        • Table Fixed-line traditional long-distance telephone calls - 2006 - 2010
        • Table China's telephone subscribers fixed versus mobile overview - 1998 - 2012
      • Internet and broadband
        • Table Product ownership in households: 2005; 2009
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • OVERVIEW
    • TENTH FIVE-YEAR PLAN (2000-2005)
    • ELEVENTH FIVE-YEAR PLAN (2006-2010)
    • TWELFTH FIVE-YEAR PLAN (2011-2015)
    • E-GOVERNMENT
      • Government e-commerce projects
    • MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MIIT)
      • Ministry of Information Industry (MII)
      • MII Expansion
      • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
    • CHINA INTERNET NETWORK INFORMATION CENTRE
    • WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION ACCESSION
      • Table China's agreed schedule for telecom liberalisation - 2002 - 2007
    • REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS: 2010-2012
      • MiiT to draw foreign investment
      • Roaming and long-distance fees simplified
      • Draft Telecom Law review
      • Industry Standards updated
      • Internet information watchdog established
  • MAJOR OPERATORS
    • OVERVIEW OF INDUSTRY RESTRUCTURE
      • Restructuring of the telecommunications operators: 1993-2001
      • Industry restructure: 2002-2007
      • Drivers for business restructuring in China - 2007
      • Industry restructure - 2008
      • Newly formed entities - 2008
    • CHINAMOBILE LTD (CML)
      • Company overview
        • Table China Mobile Limited at a glance - December 2011
      • Company background
      • China Mobile: Financial statistics
        • Table China Mobile revenue, capex, EBITDA margin, net profit - 2000 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile data services revenue breakdown - 2010 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile wireless data revenue - 2010 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile capex - 2008 - 2014
      • China Mobile: Operations statistics
        • Table China Mobile subscribers, annual change, ARPU and market share - 1997 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile voice usage - 2006 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile Advanced services usage - 2007 - 2010
        • Table China Mobile advanced services by subscription - 2008 - 2009
        • Table China Mobile advanced services by subscription - 2010
        • Table China Mobile wireless data traffic - 2010 - 2011
    • CHINA TELECOM
      • Company overview
        • Table China Telecom Corporation Ltd at a glance - December 2011
      • Company background
      • China Telecom: Financial statistics
        • Table China Telecom financial data - 2001 - 2011
        • Table China Telecom revenue breakdown - 2010 - 2011
        • Table China Telecom wireline revenue breakdown - 2007 - 2010
        • Table China Telecom capex breakdown - 2008 - 2011
      • China Telecom: Operations statistics
        • Table China Telecom fixed-line, PHS and broadband subscribers and ARPU - 2004 - 2011
        • Table China Telecom mobile and 3G subscribers and ARPU - 2002 - 2011
        • Table China Telecom key operational statistics - 2007 - 2011
    • CHINA UNICOM
      • Company overview
        • Table China Unicom Ltd at a glance - December 2011
      • Network capacity
      • Company background
      • China Unicom: Financial statistics
        • Table China Unicom financial data - 2001 - 2011
        • Table China Unicom mobile and fixed-line service revenue structure - 2009 - 2011
        • Table China Unicom mobile and fixed-line voice and non-voice revenue - 2008 - 2011
        • Table China Unicom mobile service revenue 2G and 3G - 2009 - 2011
        • Table China Unicom capex breakdown - 2007 - 2012
      • China Unicom: Operations statistics
        • Table China Unicom GSM mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2011
        • Table China Unicom key operating metrics - 2007 - 2011
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINA
      • Table China main indicators of telecommunications capacity - 2009 - 2011
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Terrestrial and submarine cable infrastructure
        • Table Regional/international fibre optic cable networks
      • Satellite infrastructure
        • Table Selected Chinese satellite service providers and satellites
        • Table China Satcom satellite fleet
    • INTERNET NETWORKS
      • Backbone internet networks
      • International outlet bandwidth
        • Table China total international outlet bandwidth: 2006 - 2011
        • Table International outlet bandwidth for key networks - 2004 - 2011
      • Basic internet resources
      • IP Addresses
        • Table IPv4 address resources in China and annual change - 2005 - 2011
      • Domain names
        • Table Total domain names in China and annual change - 2005 - 2011
        • Table Classified domain names in China - 2009; 2011
        • Table Classified .cn domain names - 2009 - 2010
      • Websites
        • Table Growth of websites in China and annual change - 2002 - 2011
      • Web pages
        • Table Growth of web pages in China and annual change - 2006 - 2011
    • TELEVISION BROADCASTING
    • CABLE TV
      • Background to cable systems
      • Cable TV market overview
        • Table Overview of cable TV market - December 2011
      • Cable TV market statistics
        • Table Cable TV subscriptions and annual growth - 1996 - 2013
    • DIGITAL CABLE TV
      • Digital Cable TV background
      • Digital Cable TV statistics
        • Table Digital cable TV subscribers and penetration rate - 2002 - 2013
      • Digital Pay TV
        • Table Digital pay TV subscribers - 2005 - 2009
      • Foreign ownership laws
      • Next Generation Broadcasting network
    • SATELLITE TV
      • Market overview
      • Regulatory issues
    • DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TV (DTTV)
      • Market overview
      • Government targets
    • OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
      • Climate change in China's 12th five year plan
      • Smart cities
      • Forming a silicon delta in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau
      • Moving up the value chain
    • SMART GRIDS
      • Smart grids - background
      • Electricity growth projections for China
      • Smart grids - China investments
      • State Grid Corporation
      • Smart grids - China policy
      • Smart grids - industry standardisation
      • Smart grids - Anhui Province
    • CLOUD COMPUTING
      • Background
      • Market size
      • Cloud computing investments and deployments
  • INTERNET MARKET
    • INTERNET GROWTH
      • Background
      • China internet user statistics
        • Table Internet users and annual change - 1996 - 2013
        • Table Internet subscribers and annual change - 1996 - 2013
        • Table CNNIC internet statistical survey - 2009, 2011
        • Table Comparison in age structure of China internet users - 2008 - 2011
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2000 - 2013
      • Table Broadband subscribers and households - May 2012
      • Operator broadband subscribers
        • Table China Telecom broadband subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2012
        • Table China Unicom broadband subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2012
      • Broadband subscribers by access type
        • Table Broadband subscribers and growth by access type - May 2012
    • BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Cable modems
        • Table Cable modem internet subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2010
      • Digital subscriber line (DSL)
        • Table DSL internet subscribers - 2000 - 2011
      • Fibre-to-the-home (FttH)
        • Table FttX subscribers - 2006 - 2012
      • Forecast FttX subscribers - 2010-2017
        • Table Forecast FttX subscribers and penetration: 2010 - 2012, 2017
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
      • Wireless local area networks (WLANs)
      • WiFi
      • World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
      • Multi-carrier Wireless Internet Local Loop (McWiLL)
      • Wireless Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI)
    • IP TELEPHONY/VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP)
      • Market overview
        • Table Growth in IP telephony in China - 2004 - 2011
    • BROADBAND TV
      • Overview of media convergence
        • Table Types of telecom convergence
        • Table Reception devices connected to main television set - 2008
      • Triple play background
      • Regulatory developments on media convergence
      • Convergence trials
      • Three-network integration trials
      • Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
        • Table IPTV subscribers - 2004 - 2013
      • Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) projects
        • Table Overview of `eye will'
      • Regulatory issues
  • DIGITAL MEDIA / DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • E-SERVICES OVERVIEW
    • E-COMMERCE
      • E-Commerce background
      • E-Commerce progress
        • Table Utilisation rate and number of users of different network applications in China - 2009 - 2011
      • E-Commerce volumes
        • Table Estimated value of B2C e-commerce market - 2005 - 2012
        • Table Estimated value of C2C e-commerce market - 2005 - 2012
    • E-ENTERTAINMENT
      • Online activities 2010
      • Online activities 2011
        • Table Utilisation rate and number of users of different network applications in China - 2009 - 2011
        • Table China - top online companies by application with global comparison - 2011
    • INFORMATION ACQUISITION
      • Search engines
        • Table Market share of online search engines - 2005 - 2010
        • Table Search engine users and utilisation rate in China - 2009 - 2011
        • Table Online search advertising market - actual: 2005 - 2014
      • Web news
    • COMMERCIAL EXCHANGE
      • Online shopping
        • Table China online retail market revenue and customers - 2003 - 2012
      • Group buying
      • Online payment
      • Travel ordering
      • Online banking
        • Table Online banking users and utilisation rate - 2007 - 2011
    • WEB ENTERTAINMENT
      • Online gaming
        • Table Online gaming revenues - 2004 - 2012
        • Table Online gamers users - 2007 - 2011
      • Cyber literature
      • Online video
        • Table Online video users - 2007 - 2011
      • Online music
        • Table Online music users and utilisation rate - 2007 - 2011
    • EXCHANGE AND COMMUNICATION
      • Instant Messaging (IM)
        • Table Instant messaging users and utilisation rate - 2007 - 2011
      • Blog
      • Microblogging
      • Social Networking websites
        • Table China's top 15 social networks - March 2011
        • Table China's SNS market share and user loyalty - 2010
    • DIGITAL MEDIA
      • Table China media market revenue - 2002 - 2009
    • ONLINE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING
      • Table China advertising market revenues in major media - 2001, 2010, 2012 (e)
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • OVERVIEW OF CHINA'S MOBILE MARKET
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Mobile subscribers 1995-2012
        • Table Mobile subscribers and annual change - 1995 - 2013
      • Mobile subscribers by operator
        • Table Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change - June 2012
      • Prepaid cards (SIM and PIM cards)
        • Table Prepaid mobile subscribers by operator - September 2010
        • Table China Unicom postpaid versus prepaid mobile subscribers by network - 2004 - 2010
        • Table China Mobile postpaid versus prepaid mobile subscribers - 2004 - 2010
      • Mobile talk time
        • Table Mobile talk time - 2006 - 2011
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • PAS/PHS (Little Smart/Xiaolingtong)
        • Table Little Smart (PHS) subscribers - 2002 - 2012
      • GSM
      • General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • CDMA
        • Table China Telecom CDMA subscribers pre/postpaid, MOU and ARPU - 2002 - 2010
        • Table China Telecom CDMA network statistics - December 2010
      • HSPA+
        • Table HSPA+ and LTE downlink peak data rates
    • THIRD GENERATION (3G) MOBILE
      • Background
      • 3G Licences
      • 3G Investments
      • 3G developments
      • 3G statistics
        • Table 3G subscribers in China - 2008 - 2013
    • 3G TECHNOLOGIES
      • TD-SCDMA
        • Table China Mobile - TD-SCDMA datacard packages - May 2011
        • Table 3G usage fee comparison - April 2009
      • WCDMA
      • CDMA2000
    • FOURTH GENERATION (4G) MOBILE
    • MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY (MNP)
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • Table Mobile data revenues - top three countries - 2009
      • Table China Mobile mobile data service user growth - 2004 - 2010
      • Table China Mobile and China Unicom mobile VAS revenue - 2009
      • Table China Mobile and China Unicom mobile VAS revenue - 2010
      • Table China Mobile value-added business revenue breakdown - 2006 - 2010
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
        • Table Growth of text messages (SMS) in China and annual change - 2000 - 2011
        • Table China Mobile SMS usage volume and annual change - 2003 - 2011
      • Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • Push-to-Talk (PTT)
      • M2M
    • MOBILE TV
      • Overview
      • Market size
      • Mobile TV standards
      • Mobile TV developments
    • MOBILE APPLICATIONS
      • Market overview
        • Table Leading mobile value added services by subscribers and penetration - 2010
      • M-commerce
      • M-payment
      • Mobile gaming
      • Instant Message (IM) search services
      • Mobile music
      • Mobile internet
        • Table Mobile internet subscribers and annual change - 2006 - 2011
        • Table Mobile internet use in China - 2008 - 2010; USA and Japan - 2009
        • Table Mobile internet use among urban Chinese youth - 2008 - 2010; USA and Japan urban youth - 2009
        • Table China Mobile - mobile internet use - 2010 - 2011
  • FORECASTS
    • FORECAST FIXED-LINE SUBSCRIBERS - 2011-2017
      • Table Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Table Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
    • CABLE TV MARKET FORECASTS - 2010-2015
      • Table Forecast cable TV subscribers and household penetration: 2012 - 2013; 2015
    • DIGITAL CABLE TV MARKET FORECASTS - 2010-2015
      • Table Forecast digital cable TV subscribers and percentage of cable TV subscribers: 2012 - 2013; 2015
    • FORECAST INTERNET USERS - 2012-2017
      • Table Forecast internet users and penetration - lower band: 2011 - 2012; 2017
      • Table Forecast internet users and penetration - higher band: 2011 - 2012; 2017
    • FORECAST BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2012-2017
      • Table Forecast broadband subscribers and population penetration - lower band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Table Forecast broadband subscribers and household penetration - higher band: 2012 - 2013; 2017
    • FORECAST:MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS 2011-2013; 2017
      • Forecast: Total mobile subscribers 2011-2013; 2017
        • Table Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower band forecast - 2012 - 2013; 2017
        • Table Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher band forecast - 2012 - 2013; 2017
      • Forecast: 3G mobile subscribers
        • Table Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and share of mobile market - 2012 - 2013, 2017
    • FORECASTING METHODOLOGY
  • GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

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