China - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

 Published On: Dec, 2014 |    No of Pages: 91 |  Published By: Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd | Format: PDF
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China’s telecom market 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 IPTV developments. Subjects include:

-Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
-Facts, figures and statistics;
-Industry and regulatory issues;
-Infrastructure;
-Major players, revenues, net profit, EBITDA, subscribers, ARPU;
-Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
-Mobile voice and data markets;
-Broadband (FttX, DSL, cable TV, mobile);
-Smart cities;
-Cloud computing and data centres;
-Smart grids;
-Scenario forecasts for internet users, fixed-line, mobile, 3G, broadband subscribers to 2018.

Executive Summary

China Mobile leads the way as it claims around 50 million 4G subscribers by end-2014
The government vowed, in China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), to continue reforming the economy and emphasised the need to increase domestic consumption in order to make the economy less dependent on exports for GDP growth. According to the International Monetary Fund, China’s share of worldwide GDP was to grow from under 2% in 1991 to 11% in 2014. This highlights the massive change underway in China. Telecommunications is an important vehicle to drive through this shift in economic prosperity.

Not surprisingly the telecom market experienced a settling in period after the government initiated a major industry restructure in 2008. China Mobile remains the dominant player but the 3G segment has seen a more equitable distribution of market share. The mobile sector was continuing to expand - at between 5% and 10% per annum – and, after a slow start, 3G services had gained momentum supported by a more mature value chain. Total mobile subscribers were close to 1.3 billion by the start of 2015, with almost 40% of these being 3G.

There had been a surprising surge in 4G/LTE services as China Mobile rapidly expanded its TD-LTE network and busily signed up subscribers. It claimed more than 50 million subscribers on its TD-LTE service by late 2014. The operator was making the most of its early lead on rivals China Unicom and China Telecom, both of which had been far more conservative in their deployment of TD-LTE networks, relying instead on Frequency Division (FD)-LTE technology – full licences for which had yet to be allocated – over the home-grown TD standard favoured by China Mobile and, importantly, the MIIT.

Confronted with a continuous decline in the fixed-line market, the government has again intervened to set aggressive targets for broadband services. Globally, China became the leading country in the number of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) users in 2003 and by 2010 was the leading country in terms of FttX deployment. In the meantime, there has been a rapid development of internet businesses in China as the digital economy takes shape. The pace of development has escalated as more and more of the population gain access to the internet. The number of internet users had passed the 650 million mark by mid-2014, increasingly accessing websites via mobile phones.

China continues to build a substantial world-class telecommunications infrastructure and the investments show no sign of abating. As data traffic grows, the major operators are keeping pace by increasing both domestic and international connectivity through submarine and terrestrial cable links. The country also has high aspirations with its space program and has developed a local industry to develop, build and deploy communications satellites.

China is at the forefront of technology development, strongly supported by all levels of government. Amongst these initiatives are Cloud Computing and Smart Grid deployments and the building of Smart Cities that support the government’s climate change targets set out in the Twelfth Five Year Plan.

1. Key Statistics
1.1 Country Overview
1.1.1 Background
1.1.2 China's economy
2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Background of China's telecom market
2.1.1 Background of China's telecom market 1980s and 1990s
2.1.2 Background of China's telecom market 2000-2007
2.1.3 China's telecom market restructure in 2008
2.1.4 Trade dispute 2013/2014
2.2 Overview of China's telecom market 2008-2012
2.2.1 Revenue breakdown: 2011 - 2012
2.3 Telecommunications market sectors
2.3.1 Fixed lines and mobiles
2.3.2 Internet and broadband
3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 Overview
3.2 Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2006-2010)
3.3 Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2011-2015)
3.4 E-government
3.4.1 Government e-commerce projects
3.5 Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
3.5.1 Ministry of Information Industry (MII)
3.5.2 MII Expansion
3.5.3 Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
3.6 China Internet Network Information Centre
3.7 Regulatory developments: 2013 - 2014
3.7.1 MVNO licences
3.7.2 Corruption
3.7.3 MiiT to draw foreign investment
4. Major Operators
4.1 China Mobile Ltd (CML)
4.1.1 Company overview
4.1.2 China Mobile: Financial statistics
4.1.3 China Mobile: Operations statistics
4.2 China Telecom
4.2.1 Company overview
4.2.2 China Telecom: Financial statistics
4.2.3 China Telecom: Operations statistics
4.3 China Unicom
4.3.1 Company overview
4.3.2 China Unicom: Financial statistics
4.3.3 China Unicom: Operations statistics
4.4 China Tower
5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 Infrastructure developments in China
5.2 International infrastructure
5.2.1 Terrestrial and submarine cable infrastructure
5.2.2 Satellite infrastructure
5.3 Internet networks
5.3.1 Backbone internet networks
5.3.2 International outlet bandwidth
5.3.3 IP Addresses
5.3.4 Domain names
5.3.5 Websites
5.3.6 Web pages
5.4 Television broadcasting
5.5 Cable TV
5.5.1 Cable TV market overview
5.5.2 Digital Cable TV
5.5.3 Next Generation Broadcasting network
5.6 Satellite TV
5.7 Other infrastructure development
5.7.1 Smart cities
5.7.2 Forming a silicon delta in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau
5.8 Smart grids
5.8.1 Electricity growth projections for China
5.8.2 Smart grids China investments
5.8.3 State Grid Corporation
5.9 Cloud computing and data centres
6. Internet Market
6.1 Internet growth
6.1.1 China internet statistics
6.1.2 CNNIC statistical survey
6.2 Online activities
6.2.1 Online gaming
6.2.2 Social Networking websites
7. Broadband Market
7.1 Overview
7.2 Broadband statistics
7.2.1 Operator broadband subscribers
7.2.2 Broadband subscribers by access type
7.3 Broadband technologies
7.3.1 Overview
7.3.2 Cable modems
7.3.3 Digital subscriber line (DSL)
7.3.4 Fibre-to-the-home (FttH)
7.4 Broadband TV
7.4.1 Overview of media convergence
7.4.2 Three-network integration trials
7.4.3 Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
8. Mobile Communications
8.1 Overview of China's mobile market
8.2 Mobile statistics
8.2.1 Mobile subscribers 1995-2014
8.2.2 Mobile subscribers by operator
8.3 Mobile technologies
8.3.1 PAS/PHS (Little Smart/Xiaolingtong)
8.3.2 GSM
8.3.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
8.3.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
8.3.5 CDMA
8.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
8.4.1 Background
8.4.2 3G development
8.5 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile
8.5.1 Background
8.5.2 Service launch and development
8.6 Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
8.7 Pre-5G
8.8 Mobile Services
8.8.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
8.8.2 M2M
8.8.3 Mobile applications
8.8.4 Mobile internet
8.9 MVNO
9. Forecasts
9.1 Forecast fixed-line subscribers 2013-2018
9.2 Forecast broadband subscribers 2013-2018
9.3 Forecast internet users 2013-2018
9.4 Forecast: Total mobile subscribers 2013-2014; 2018
9.5 Forecast: 3G mobile subscribers
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 China Mobile revenue, capex, EBITDA margin, net profit 2000 - 2014
Table 18 China Mobile ARPU 1997 2014
Table 19 China Mobile data services revenue breakdown 2010 2014
Table 20 China Mobile wireless data revenue 2010 2014
Table 21 China Mobile capex 2008 2014
Table 22 China Mobile subscribers, annual change, and market share 1997 2014
Table 23 China Mobile voice usage 2006 2014
Table 24 China Mobile Advanced services revenue 2011 2012
Table 25 China Mobile wireless data traffic 2010 2014
Table 26 China Telecom financial data 2001 - 2014
Table 27 China Telecom revenue breakdown 2010 - 2013
Table 28 China Telecom wireline revenue breakdown 2007 - 2012
Table 29 China Telecom operating revenue breakdown 2013
Table 30 China Telecom capex breakdown 2008 - 2012
Table 31 China Telecom capex breakdown 2012 - 2013
Table 32 China Telecom fixed-line, PHS and broadband subscribers and ARPU 2004 - 2014
Table 33 China Telecom mobile and 3G subscribers and ARPU 2002 2014
Table 34 China Telecom key operational statistics 2007 - 2013
Table 35 China Unicom financial data 2001 - 2014
Table 36 China Unicom mobile and fixed-line service revenue structure 2009 2014
Table 37 China Unicom mobile and fixed-line voice and non-voice revenue 2008 2014
Table 38 China Unicom mobile service revenue 2G and 3G 2009 - 2014
Table 39 China Unicom capex breakdown 2007 2012
Table 40 China Unicom capex breakdown 2013
Table 41 China Unicom GSM mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 42 China Unicom key operating metrics 2009 - 2013
Table 43 China main indicators of telecommunications capacity 2013
Table 44 China total international outlet bandwidth: 2006 - 2014
Table 45 International outlet bandwidth for key networks 2004 2013
Table 46 IPv4 address resources in China and annual change 2005 2013
Table 47 IPv6 address resources in China and annual change 2009 2013
Table 48 Total domain names in China and annual change 2005 - 2013
Table 49 Classified domain names in China 2009; 2012
Table 50 Classified domain names in China 2013
Table 51 Classified .cn domain names 2009; 2013
Table 52 Growth of websites in China and annual change 2002 2013
Table 53 Growth of web pages in China and annual change 2006 - 2013
Table 54 Overview of cable TV market 2013
Table 55 Cable TV subscriptions and annual growth 1996 - 2014
Table 56 Digital cable TV subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2015
Table 57 Internet users and annual change 1996 2014
Table 58 Internet subscribers (fixed-line) and annual change 1996 - 2014
Table 59 CNNIC internet statistical survey 2011 - 2013
Table 60 Comparison in age structure of China internet users 2008 2013
Table 61 International internet bandwidth by network/operator 2013
Table 62 China top online companies by application with global comparison 2011
Table 63 Utilisation rate and number of users of different network applications 2009 - 2012
Table 64 Utilisation rate and number of users of different network applications 2012 - 2013
Table 65 Market share of online search engines 2005 2010; 2012; 2014
Table 66 Search engine users and utilisation rate in China 2009 - 2013
Table 67 Online banking users and utilisation rate 2007 2013
Table 68 Online video users 2007 2013
Table 69 Online music users and utilisation rate 2007 2013
Table 70 Instant messaging users and utilisation rate 2007 2013
Table 71 Online gaming revenues 2004 - 2012
Table 72 Online gamers users 2007 2013
Table 73 China's top 15 social networks 2011
Table 74 Broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration 2000 - 2014
Table 75 Broadband subscribers and households October 2014
Table 76 China Telecom broadband subscribers and annual change 2003 - 2014
Table 77 China Unicom broadband subscribers and annual change 2003 - 2014
Table 78 Broadband subscribers and growth by access type May 2014
Table 79 Cable modem internet subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2010
Table 80 DSL internet subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 81 FttX subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 82 Reception devices connected to main television set 2011
Table 83 IPTV subscribers 2004 2013; 2014
Table 84 Mobile subscribers and annual change 1995 - 2014
Table 85 Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change December 2013
Table 86 Little Smart (PHS) subscribers 2002 - 2012
Table 87 China Telecom CDMA subscribers pre/postpaid, MOU and ARPU 2002 - 2013
Table 88 3G subscribers in China 2008 - 2014
Table 89 Growth of text messages (SMS) in China and annual change 2000 - 2014
Table 90 China Mobile SMS usage volume and annual change 2003 - 2012
Table 91 Leading mobile value added services by subscribers and penetration - 2012
Table 92 Mobile internet subscribers and annual change 2006 - 2013
Table 93 China Mobile - mobile internet use 2010 - 2013
Table 94 Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration lower band: 2014; 2018
Table 95 Forecast fixed-line subscribers and penetration higher band: 2014; 2018
Table 96 Forecast broadband subscribers and population penetration lower band: 2014; 2018
Table 97 Forecast broadband subscribers and household penetration higher band: 2014; 2018
Table 98 Forecast internet users and penetration lower band: 2014; 2018
Table 99 Forecast internet users and penetration higher band: 2014; 2018
Table 100 Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower band forecast - 2014; 2018
Table 101 Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher band forecast 2014; 2018
Table 102 Forecast 3G mobile subscribers and share of mobile market 2013 - 2014, 2018
Chart 1 China fixed-line and mobile subscribers 2003 - 2014
Chart 2 Fixed-line traditional long-distance telephone calls 2008 - 2013
Chart 3 Internet penetration rate of key countries June 2012
Chart 4 - China Mobile subscribers and annual change 2006 - 2014
Chart 5 - China Telecom share of total operating revenue 2013
Chart 6 China Unicom subscriber data mobile, fixed-line, broadband 2009 - 2013
Chart 7 China total international outlet bandwidth 2006 - 2014
Chart 8 IPv4 address resources in China and annual change 2006 - 2013
Chart 9 Websites in China and annual change 2002 - 2013
Chart 10 Web pages in China and annual change 2006 - 2013
Chart 11 Cable TV subscribers and digital TV penetration 2006 - 2015
Chart 12 Number of internet users and annual change in China 2003 - 2014
Chart 13 Comparison in age structure of China internet users 2008 - 2013
Chart 14 China broadband subscribers and household penetration 2003 - 2014
Chart 15 China mobile subscriber growth, population penetration 2005 - 2014
Chart 16 Leading mobile value added services - penetration 2012
Chart 17 - Mobile internet subscribers and annual change - 2007 - 2013
Exhibit 1 Map of China
Exhibit 2 Restructuring of China's telecommunications industry
Exhibit 3 China Mobile Limited at a glance 2013
Exhibit 4 China Telecom Corporation Ltd at a glance 2013
Exhibit 5 China Unicom Ltd at a glance 2013
Exhibit 6 Regional/international fibre optic cable networks: August 2013
Exhibit 7 Selected Chinese satellite service providers and satellites
Exhibit 8 China Satcom satellite fleet
Exhibit 9 Types of telecom convergence


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