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Introduction

Since the Chinese telecoms industry was opened up to market forces, competition has increased. Although progress has been slow, the removal of retail regulation, the entrance of MVNOs, and increased private investment are steps in the right direction.

Highlights

  • The introduction of a new universal service fund in 2015 and a national broadband plan are expected to considerably reduce the coverage divide that remains between rural and urban areas and boost average broadband speeds in the coming years.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in the country.
  • Outlines the relevant regulated markets and the operators designated as dominant.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in China?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in China?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Regulation of IPTV
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile market overview
  • Mobile termination charges

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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