China - Travelogue - September 2005

Synopsis

After first getting to know China last year, for this year’s visit, in September 2005, I organised four strategic workshops and one Roundtable with customers. I also attended an interesting analysts’ conference in Shanghai, organised by Ericsson. My analyses and assessment of the Chinese market were well-received and, of course, during these events I also obtained a wealth of inside information on the Chinese telecoms market.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. China revisited
  • 3. Great hospitality
  • 4. Broader issues
  • 5. Business restructuring
  • 6. Telecoms industry restructuring
  • 7. Chinese telcos expanding overseas
  • 8. Structural separation
  • 9. Mobile Communications
  • 10. 3G – the debate needs to be widened
  • 11. Beijing Olympics – TD-SCDMA launch, or not?
  • 12. Is 3G needed?
  • 13. Broadband
    • 13.1 No debate on wireless broadband
    • 13.2 Opportunities for fixed network operators
  • 14. Rapid growth of broadband TV
  • 15. Competition needed to drive the market further
  • 16. First democratic elections
  • Exhibit 1 – Restructuring Scenario 1
  • Exhibit 2 – Restructuring Scenario 2
  • Exhibit 3 – 3G Licence Contenders
  • Exhibit 4 – 3G Licence Technology

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Last updated 13 Sep 2005
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