China - Analysis Telecoms Market - late 2004


Archived report: this report was archived September 2005 and has not been updated. In late September I travelled to China to experience, first-hand, some of the exciting new developments in this, the largest country in the world. The country is rapidly changing from a telecoms market to a powerful telecoms player and this will affect the total global telecoms industry. The country already has the greatest number of mobile users; it is the second-largest Internet country and has the number two largest telcos in the world – a country of opportunities, but also one where big losses can occur. A free travel report is available describing overall impressions, observations and trends and economic and social trends and developments (see below).

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Structural changes needed for western ICT competitors
    • 2.1 Are you ready for the next billion customers?
    • 2.2 From personal computer to sharing products and services
    • 2.3 From mass production to innovation
      • 2.3.1 The Huawei success story
    • 2.4 Western countries should prepare themselves
    • 2.5 ICT industry will have to lower its costs
  • 3. Chinese overseas aspirations
  • 4. Analysis of the Chinese telecoms market
    • 4.1 Impressive numbers
    • 4.2 Unique communist environment
    • 4.3 Four major players
      • 4.3.1 China Telecom – the good old incumbent
      • 4.3.2 China Netcom
      • 4.3.3 China Mobile
      • 4.3.4 China Unicom struggling to increase market share
    • 4.4 ‘Managed’ competition
    • 4.5 Limited overseas control
    • 4.6 Analysis of the mobile market
      • 4.6.1 The all-important rumour mill
      • 4.6.2 3G licences
      • 4.6.3 TD-SCDMA
      • 4.6.4 Handsets
  • 5. Observations of an insider
  • 6. Tips for overseas investors and suppliers
  • 7. My own Q&D market research
    • 7.1 The latest on mobile trends
    • 7.2 Not much mobile data beyond SMS
    • 7.3 The latest on broadband trends
    • 7.4 No wireless broadband
  • 8. Free report on economic and social trends and developments
  • 9. Other reports
  • Table 1 - Product shares Chinese telecoms market 2004
  • Table 2 - Market share key players – 2004

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Last updated 12 Oct 2004
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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