China - Mobile Communications - Mobile Networks and Handsets


Archived report: this report was archived September 2005 and has not been updated. This report examines mobile technologies in China such as Global System for Mobiles (GSM), Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Xiaolingtong (‘Little Smart’) Personal Access System (PAS, also known as PHS or PCS). China is a world leader in the use of these mobile technologies. In mid-2005, China Unicom completed the overhaul of its nationwide CDMA network, which it began in 2003. Additionally, this report looks at the mobile handset market in China, including handset production. China produced approximately 240 million mobile handsets in 2004 and is expected to manufacture around 260 million in 2005.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
    • 1.1 Mobile networks
    • 1.2 Market overview
    • 1.3 Advanced Mobile Phone Service / Total Access Communication System (AMPS/TACS) networks
    • 1.4 Global System for Mobiles (GSM)
      • 1.4.1 GSM1x
    • 1.5 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
      • 1.5.1 U-Max CDMA2000 1x
      • 1.5.2 Dual GSM-CDMA services
    • 1.6 Personal Access System (PAS) / Personal Handy System (PHS)
      • 1.6.1 Little Smart / Xiaolingtong PAS
      • 1.6.2 UTStarcom
      • 1.6.3 SCDMA Little Smart
  • 2. Mobile handsets
    • 2.1 Market overview
    • 2.2 Mobile handset production licensing changes of 2005
    • 2.3 Analysis - domestic handset manufacturers face downward trend into 2005
    • 2.4 Analysis of second-hand phone trade
    • 2.5 Smartphone market
  • 3. Related reports

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Number of pages 11

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Last updated 4 Aug 2005
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