China - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
The Chinese telecom market is the largest in the world in terms of subscribers and is undergoing transition. China's telecommunications development has generally been driven by investments from government-allied entities and features a strong industrial policy.
As the market approaches saturation, there has been a shift of emphasis in China's broadband policy from infrastructure build-up and service provision to application creation and user demand stimulation.
China’s fixed-line market is in decline due to voice to mobile substitution. Fixed line penetration has dropped significantly over the past five years. This trend is predicted to continue over the next five years to 2023 driven by the growing adoption of mobile broadband.
In early 2018 the Chinese government updated its list of ‘sensitive sectors’ for outbound investment, removing telecoms operations from the list.
China is projected to lead spending on Internet of Things technologies in the Asia Pacific, driven by the agriculture and healthcare sectors.
This report presents key aspects of the China telecom market as it enters 2019. It includes an overview of the regulatory environment, market highlights and comprehensive statistics.
Fixed line penetration has dropped significantly over the past five years.
China's government strengthens IOT policies to boost economic growth.
China is projected to lead spending on Internet of Things technologies in the Asia Pacific
China's government further opens the telecom market to private companies.
Companies covered in this report include:
China Mobile; China Telecom; China Unicom
Table of Contents
Market overview and analysis
Regional Asian Market Comparison
China’s telecom market – 1980s and 1990s
China’s telecom market – 2000 - 2007
China’s telecom market – 2008 - 2012
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
China Internet Network Information Centre
Private investment in state-controlled industries
Three-network Convergence Policy
IOT / M2M
Local calls and domestic long-distance calls
International long-distance calls
Internet backbone networks
Universal Service Obligation
New Telecommunications Licenses
Fixed network operators
Overview of the national telecom network
International infrastructure (satellite, submarine)
Terrestrial and submarine cable infrastructure
IT Equipment Manufacturers
State Grid Corporation
List of Tables
Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – 2018 (e)
Table 2 – Historic - Telecom industry revenue and fixed asset investment
Table 3 – China Telecom financial data – 2001 – 2017