China's Mobile Market 2019-2025: Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators -- China is Predicted to Account for More Than Two-Thirds of All 5G Connections by 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Although China boasts the largest mobile market in the world, there is still much room for growth given the focus on large scale mobile broadband investment.

Mobile subscriber growth is expected to be slower due to a saturated and mature market over the next five years to 2023. Operators will continue to focus on increasing ARPU in light of diminishing opportunities to acquire new subscribers and the need for operators to maximise monetization of 4G and 5G investments.

In the short term the need to adequately serve subscribers based on handset type influences the allocation of limited radio frequency resources between the three technology platforms. In the medium to long term the need to maximise revenue is driving strategies encouraging subscribers to migrate to higher paying 4G and 5G products based on mobile broadband.

Operators are also investing in technologies design to maximise the user experience such as Rich Communication Service (RCS), Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Near Field Communications (NFC).

Under the government's current plans for 5G development, the new technology will see pre-commercial use in 2019 with a full commercial launch to take place in 2020.

Mobile broadband has seen very strong growth in China over the past five years. Proliferation of LTE and improving affordability of smartphones is driving growth both in mobile broadband subscribers as well as the amount of traffic used per subscriber. This strong growth is expected to continue over the next five years to 2023 but at an increasing slower grow rate due to a fast maturing market. The mobile broadband market will be driven by increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators as they roll out their 4G and 5G networks and improving tariffs due to strong competition.

China has emerged as one of the most aggressive countries promoting 5G and is projected to become the world's largest 5G market by 2025, as networks are rolled out in urban areas and handset vendors integrate 5G chipsets into mobile devices. China is predicted to account for more than two-thirds of all 5G connections by 2025. The Chinese government is a major driving force behind the country's adoption of IoT with plans such as the Made in China 2025 strategy. Government backing of 5G, artificial intelligence and data analytics is driving the rapid development of IoT in Greater China and the region is predicted to dominate industrial IoT.

Key Developments

  • China is projected to become the worlds largest 5G market by 2025.
  • China is predicted to account for more than two-thirds of all 5G connections by 2025.
  • Mobile broadband has seen very strong growth in China over the past five years.
  • China possesses the largest M2M market in the world.

Companies Mentioned

  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Apple

Topics Covered

1 Market overview and analysis

2 Mobile statistics

2.1 Mobile Statistics and Forecast

2.2 Mobile broadband

3 Regulatory issues

3.1 Licensing

3.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

3.3 VAT Introduction

3.4 Roaming Charges

4 Mobile infrastructure

4.1 Second Generation (2G) mobile

4.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile

4.3 Fourth Generation (4G) mobile

4.4 Fifth Generation (5G) mobile

4.5 Other infrastructure developments

4.6 IoT and M2M networks

5 Major mobile operators

5.1 Operators

5.2 China Mobile

5.3 China Telecom

5.4 China Unicom

5.5 MVNOs

6 Mobile content and applications

6.1 Rich Communication Services (RCS)

6.2 Mobile gaming

6.3 m-commerce

6.4 m-banking (payments/loans)

6.5 Mobile Advertising

6.6 m-TV

6.7 Apps

List of Tables

Table 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2003 - 2023

Table 2 Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change 1995 - 2002

Table 3 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2023

Table 4 Mobile subscribers by operator - 2002 2018

Table 5 Mobile subscriber market share by operator - 2002 2018

Table 6 China Mobile revenue, capex, EBITDA margin, net profit 2000 2017

Table 7 CAPEX breakdown 2017 2018

Table 8 China Mobile ARPU 1997 2017

Table 9 China Mobile subscribers 1997 2018

Table 10 China Mobile - 3G and 4G subscribers 2015 2018

Table 11 China Telecom mobile and 3G/4G subscribers and ARPU 2002 2018

Table 12 China Unicom - 4G and total subscribers 2014 2018

Table 13 Historic - China Unicom 2G and 3G/4G subscribers 2002 2015

Table 14 China Unicom - ARPU 2008 2018

List of Charts

Chart 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2008 - 2023

Chart 2 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2023

Chart 3 Mobile subscriber market share by operator - 2002 - 2018

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