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This update of China's telecoms market covers mobile, fixed broadband, operator initiatives, consumer market trends, and regulation. It also includes subscription, revenue, and technology forecasts for mobile broadband, fixed broadband, and pay TV.


  • The 4G base added 128 million users in 1H15, reaching 17% share, up from 8% at end-2014. FTTx finally overtook xDSL as the leading fixed broadband technology at end-2014 and quickly strengthened its lead by adding 23 million subscribers in 1H15.
  • China Mobile dominated with a 63% mobile subscriber share and 84% 4G subscriber share at end-1H15. Rivals China Telecom and China Unicom are expected to catch up in 4G coverage with the help of the newly established China Tower Company,
  • The OTT video market in China is growing fast and has huge potential thanks to quick expansion of high-speed fixed and mobile broadband networks, the younger generation’s preference for online video over traditional cable TV, and huge investment from Chinese Internet companies.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the competitive landscape of the 4G market
  • Looks at new services launched by Chinese telcos

Key questions answered

  • What is the subscription forecast for the next five years?
  • What are the trends in China's TV and video market?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: China Update, November 2015

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