11/17/2016


TelecoWorld: China

 

Official Name: Republic of China
Capital: Beijing

Population: 1.38 billions

(MII - Aug/2016)

Currency: Iuan Renmimbi
Calling Code: +68

Regulator Entity:

MII - Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China

CMCA - China Mobile Communication Association

 

 

 

The following figure presents the nº of fixed and cellular telephones in China (Source: UIT).

 

 

 

Performance in the Month

 

Millions Jan/16 Feb/16 Mar/16 Apr/16 May/16 Jun/16 Jul/16 Aug/16 ∆Month ∆Year
Mobile Accesses 1,280 1,284 1,293 1,295 1,297 1,301 1,304 1,309 0.3% 1.0%
Fixed Accesses 226 225 221 221 221 219 218 217 (0.5%) (9.1%)
Broadband 215 216 270 272 274 278 282 286 1.4% 36.8%
3G 291 277 264 251 238 225 211 209 (1.3%) (52.2%)
4G 468 505 533 559 585 615 646 660 2.1% 138.0%
Mobile Broadband 759 782 798 810 823 840 858 869 1.3% 21.7%

 

 

Density

 

/100 Inab. Jan/16 Feb/16 Mar/16 Apr/16 May/16 Jun/16 Jul/16 Aug/16
Mobile Accesses 95.0 94.7 94.1 94.1 94.1 94.4 94.7 95.0
Fixed Accesses 16.7 16.4 16.2 16.2 16.2 15.9 15.8 15.8
Broadband 15.9 15.9 19.6 19.8 19.9 20.2 20.5 20.8
3G 21.6 20.4 19.2 18.3 17.3 16.3 15.3 15.1
4G 34.8 37.3 38.8 40.6 42.4 44.7 46.9 47.9
Mobile Broadband 56.4 57.7 58.1 58.9 59.7 61.0 62.2 63.0

 

Annual Performance

 

Millions 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
Mobile Accesses 986 1112 1,225 1,286 1,306 1.5%
Fixed Accesses 285 278 266 249 231 (7.2%)
Broadband 156 175 192 200 213 6.7%
3G 120 233 410 485 399 (17.7%)
4G - - - 100 386 286.2%
Mobile Broadband - - - 585 785 34.2%

Source MII

 

Density

 

/100 inhab. 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Mobile Accesses 73.8 83.3 90.8 94.5 95.5
Fixed Accesses 21.3 20.7 19.7 18.3 16.9
Broadband 11.7 13 14.2 14.7 15.6
3G 10.00 17.3 30.4 35.7 29.2
4G - - - 7.3 28.2
Mobile Broadband - - - 43.0 57.4

 

 

 

Mobile Operators

 

China Mobile and China Unicom are both the main cellular operators of China.

 

China Mobile

 

Million 1Q15 2Q15 3Q15 4Q15 1Q16 2Q16
∆Qter
∆Year
Mobile Accesses 815.4 817.2 822.9 826.2 833.9 837.0 0.4% 2.4%
Net Adds 8.8 1.8 5.7 3.3 7.7 3.1 - -

Note: GSM is China's Mobile Technology.

 

 

China Unicom

 

Millions Jan/15 Feb/15 Mar/15 Apr/15 May/15 Jun/15 Jul/15 Aug/15 Sep/16 ∆Month ∆Year
Mobile Accesses 257.5 257.8 258.9 259.5 260.1 260.7 261.1 261.6 262.1 0.2% (8.9%)
4G 49.4 54.8 59.3 63.7 68.2 72.4 77.8 82.9 88.9 7.3% -
Lines in service 73.2 72.7 72.0 71.6 71.0 70.5 70.1 69.6 69.0 (0.8%) (9.8%)
Broadband subscribers 72.3 72.6 73.4 73.5 73.7 73.9 74.2 74.5 75.1 0.8% 4.7%

 

Millions 1Q15 2Q15 3Q15 4Q15 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 ∆Qter ∆Year
Mobile Accesses 294.8 289.3 287.6 286.7 258.9 260.7 262.1 0.5% (8.9%)
4G - - - - 59.3 72.4 88.9 22.8% -
Lines in service 80.3 78.4 76.5 73.9 72.0 70.5 69.0 (2.1%) (9.8%)
Broadband subscribers 69.6 70.6 71.7 72.3 73.4 73.9 75.1 1.5% 4.7%

 

 

Annual Performance

 

Millions Technology 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
China Mobile GSM 369 457 522 584 650 710 767 807 826 2.4%
China Unicom GSM/CDMA 160 133 145 167 200 239 281 299 287 (4.1%)

Fixed Telephony Operators

 

In 2002 China divided the main operator, China Telecom, into two groups: China Telecom (South) and China Netcom (North)

 

China Telecom

 

Millions 1Q15 2Q15 3Q15 4Q15 1Q16 2Q16
∆Qter
∆Year
Mobile Accesses (CDMA)* 188.5 191.4 194.3 197.9 202.6 206.9 2.1% 8.1%
4G 16.8 29.0 43.7 58.5 74.9 90.1 20.3% 211.1%
Lines in Service 141.5 139.4 136.9 134.3 132.9 131.0 (1.4%) (6.0%)
Broadband Subscribers 108.3 109.6 111.1 113.1 116.2 118.0 1.6% 7.7%

Note: On November 1st. China Unicorn's CDMA cellulars were transfered to China Telecom.

 

 

Millions 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
Mobile Accesses (CDMA) - 27.9 56.1 90.5
126.5
160.6 185.6 185.6 197.9 6.6%
Lines in Service 220.3 208.4 188.6 175.1
169.6
163.0 155.8 143.6 131.0 (8.8%)
Broadband Subscribers 35.7 44.3 53.5 63.5
76.8
90.1 100.1 107.0 118.0 10.3%

 

 

Economic Indicators

 

- 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
GDP (US$ billion) 7,322 8,221 8,939 9,761 10,641 9.02%
GDP per capita (US$) 5,434 6,071 6,569 7,138 7,743 8.48%
Annual Inflation (%) 4.1% 2.5% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% -

Source: FMI - World Economic Outlook Database, April 2011

 

 

China Mobile

China Mobile LTDA

China Unicom

 

China Netcom

 

China Netcom didn't release 4Q08 results neither the ones related to the months of 2009.

 

Thousands 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008* ∆Year
Lines in Service 108.1 115.3 114.9 110.8 107.3 (3.16%)
Broadband Subscribers 8.5 11.5 15.1 19.8 24.9 25.76%

 

 

 

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