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China - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

  • November 2016
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 12 pages

China possesses the largest broadband subscriber base in the world, with the majority of users accessing the Internet through mobile devices. Catering to this demand are China's three telcos: China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile. Broadband makes up the majority of fixed Internet connections given dial-up comprises less than 2% of total fixed Internet connections.

Despite high broadband penetration China possesses one of the slowest broadband speeds globally although this should change following network architecture improvements such as the October 2015 completion of a two year project to increase the number of nationwide Internet traffic hubs from three to ten.

Unlike the US market, where cable internet access plays a prominent role in developing the fixed broadband market, DSL was the initial driving force behind fixed broadband growth in China, followed later by EPON fibre and now GPON fibre.

Key developments:

The Majority of China's online audiences accesses the Internet via mobile
China's broadband ranking will improve as network deployments continue
Broadband has become the key revenue generator for China's three telcos
China Telecom has successfully increased broadband ARPU
Fibre coverage has grown aggressively to meet government policy targets
Fibre has overtaken DSL to become the key fixed broadband technology platform
State-owned Nepal Telecom (NT) says it had completed the deployment of a fibre link to the Chinese border.


Companies covered in this report include:

China Mobile; China Telecom; China Unicom.

Table Of Contents

China - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.2.1 Operator broadband subscribers
2.3 Forecast broadband subscribers 2016 - 2021
2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Regional Broadband Network Plans
4. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Recent Developments
4.3 China Telecom
4.4 China Unicom
5. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
6. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
6.1 Fixed wireless
7. Related reports


List of Tables

Table 1 Internet users and annual change 1996 2016
Table 2 Urban and Rural Internet users 2013 - 2015
Table 3 Gender structure of Internet users 2011 - 2015
Table 4 Comparison in age structure of China internet users 2008 2015
Table 5 Fixed broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration 2000 - 2016
Table 6 Total international internet bandwidth 1999 - 2016
Table 7 Internet access by Internet access device type 2013 - 2015
Table 8 Internet access locations for computers 2013 - 2015
Table 9 China Telecom fixed broadband subscribers and annual change 2003 - 2016
Table 10 China Unicom Fixed line Broadband subscribers 2008 2016
Table 11 Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 12 China Telecom FttX homes passed and Subscribers 2013 - 2015
Table 13 Historic - DSL internet subscribers 2000 - 2014


List of Charts

Chart 1 Number of Internet users and annual change in China 2000 - 2016
Chart 2 China broadband subscribers and household penetration 2003 - 2016

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