China - Major Telecom Operators - Overview and Statistics
In 2008, government’s reforms created three integrated operators, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, reducing the number of main operators from six to three. The newly converged operators were to boost the China telecommunications market, particularly with the foreseen growth after 3G licences were finally awarded later in 2008. This report provides an overview of the three major operators in China’s telecommunications market, including financial and operational statistics, capital expenditure breakdown.
consistent revenue growth by all operators but varying levels of profitability;
value added services gain an increasing share of total revenue;
ARPU continues to decline;
3G and 4G/LTE investments accelerate
China Mobile takes strong lead in 4G with launch and rapid expansion of TD-LTE;
China Mobile’s wireless data traffic increased 94% in the 12 months to June 2014
China Tower JV offers opportunity for extensive infrastructure sharing.
Companies covered in this report include:
China Mobile; China Telecom; China Unicom; China Tower.
Table of Contents
2. China Mobile Ltd (CML)
2.1 Company overview
2.2 China Mobile: Financial statistics
2.3 China Mobile: Operations statistics
3. China Telecom
3.1 Company overview
3.2 China Telecom: Financial statistics
3.2.1 China Telecom: Capex
3.3 China Telecom: Operations statistics
4. China Unicom
4.1 Company overview
4.2 China Unicom: Financial statistics
4.3 China Unicom: Operations statistics
5. China Tower
6. Related reports
Table 1 – China Mobile revenue, capex, EBITDA margin, net profit – 2000 - 2014
Table 2 – China Mobile ARPU – 1997 – 2014
Table 3 – China Mobile data services revenue breakdown – 2010 – 2014
Table 4 – China Mobile wireless data revenue – 2010 – 2014
Table 5 – China Mobile capex – 2008 – 2014
Table 6 – China Mobile subscribers, annual change, and market share – 1997 – 2014
Table 7 – China Mobile voice usage – 2006 – 2014
Table 8 – China Mobile Advanced services revenue – 2011 – 2012
Table 9 – China Mobile wireless data traffic – 2010 – 2014
Table 10 – China Telecom financial data – 2001 - 2014
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