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 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 2013. It includes an overview of the regulatory environment, market highlights and comprehensive statistics and fixed-line forecasts to 2018.
Continued strong mobile subscriber growth passing 1.1 billion; 3G subscribers accounting for 25% of the mobile subscriber base; continued decline in fixed-line telephony subscribers and revenue; non-voice revenue comprising 50% of total industry revenue; MIIT looking to foreign investment