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China Telecommunications Industry Report - 2014

  • May 2014
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  • Emerging Markets Direct Media Holdings
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  • 30 pages

This report profiles China's telecommunications industry, discussing market trends through 2013 and outlook for 2014 and beyond. The report also highlights leading players in the sector including China Mobile Ltd., China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd., and China Telecom Corporation Ltd.

In 2013, business revenue of the Chinese telecommunication industry increased by 8.7% y-o-y. China has the world's largest base of landline subscribers; however structural changes within the industry and rapid mobile phone adoption have caused a decline in landline voice services. In 2013, the number of landline telephone users continued to drop in both urban and rural areas. On the other hand, the number of Internet users in urban areas grew 8.0% y-o-y whereas that of rural areas surged 13.5% y-o-y.

The number of Chinese Internet users reached 618mn in 2013, spending on average 25.0 hours each week to access the Internet. Penetration rates were high in well-developed provinces but high growth rates were achieved in less-developed provinces. Provinces such as Jiangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Henan, Anhui, Tibet, among others, experienced higher growth due to lower penetration rates. Almost two-thirds of broadband users had internet access speed of 4Mbps and higher.

Meanwhile, smartphone sales gained momentum in smaller cities. The number of mobile internet users surged by 19.1% y-o-y in 2013. As of end-2013, there were 1.23bn mobile users in China, representing a penetration rate of about 90%. Out of the 1.23bn mobile subscribers in China, nearly one-third were 3G subscribers. China is prepared to launch a new round of fiscal support for the Internet of Things (IOT) industry through a special fund for technical innovation and tax incentives.

Key Points:

o Mobile Internet users have increasingly become the dominant users of Internet in China, representing 81.0% of total Internet users by the end of 2013

o Entry-level smartphones will drive sales and penetration in rural China

o Industry output value of Internet of Things (IOT) is expected to exceed RMB1tn by 2020

Table Of Contents

China Telecommunications Industry Report - 2014
1. Industry Profile

1.1 Industry Overview

1.2 Landline Voice Services

1.3 Internet in China

1.4 3G in China

1.5 Smartphones

2. Market Trends and Outlook

2.1 Mobile Internet

2.2 Mobile Shopping and Payment

2.3 Mobile Applications and Information Services

2.4 Internet of Things

2.5 TD-LTE

3. Leading Players and Comparative Matrix

3.1 Leading players

3.1.1 China Mobile Ltd.

3.1.2 China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd.

3.1.3 China Telecom Corporation Ltd.

3.2 Comparative matrix

3.3 SWOT Analysis

4. Tables and Charts

Table 1: Number of Internet Users and Penetration Rate by Province 2013

Table 2: Number of Broadband Users by Access Speed

Table 3: China Mobile Financial Highlights

Table 4: China Unicom Financial Highlights

Table 5: China Telecom Financial Highlights

Table 6: Selected Peers Comparison of Key Financial Ratios

Chart 1: Business Revenue of Telecommunication Industry

Chart 2: China GDP Growth

Chart 3: Fixed Asset Investment of Telecommunication Industry

Chart 4: Urban and Rural Landline Telephone Subscribers

Chart 5: Residential and Public Telephone Subscribers

Chart 6: Global Internet Users Population (June 2012)

Chart 7: Internet Users Population and Penetration Rate in China

Chart 8: Number of Mobile Subscribers

Chart 9: Number of 3G Subscribers

Chart 10: 3G Market Share in China

Chart 11: Mobile Internet Users

Chart 12: Percentage of Mobile Internet Users of Total Internet Users

Chart 13: Types of Usage via Mobile Internet 2013

Chart 14: Number of Users in Mobile Internet Shopping

Chart 15: Mobile Banking and Payment

Chart 16: Internet of Things Industry Output Value

Chart 17: China Mobile Segment Revenue 2013

Chart 18: China Unicom Segment Revenue 2013

Chart 19: China Telecom Segment Revenue 2013

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