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China Telecom Operators – Country Intelligence Report

China Telecom Operators – Country Intelligence Report, a new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in China today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2024. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and pay-TV segments, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

The outbreak of coronavirus pandemic has stalled the economic and business activity in China, which will cause the overall telecom and pay-TV service revenues to register a year-on-year decline of 3.7% in 2020. However, as the economy starts to recover, we expect the revenues to increase at a CAGR of 1.3% over 2019-2024, mainly driven by growth in mobile data, fixed voice, and fixed broadband segments. Mobile data will be the largest revenue-contributing segment over 2019-2024, driven by supported by growing mobile Internet subscriptions and increasing data ARPU over the forecast period. All the major MNOs are focusing on 5G network expansion to compete in the market.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following –

– Demographic and macroeconomic context in China.

– The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.

– Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data, and pay-TV markets.

– The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom and pay-TV services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.

– Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications and pay-TV markets.

– Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


– Overall telecom service revenue in China will grow at a CAGR of 1.3% during 2019-2024.

– Mobile revenue will account for 56.3% share of the total telecom revenue in 2024, supported by growing mobile Internet subscriptions.

– With all the three operators engaged in accelerating their roll-out of 5G network services, we expect 5G subscriptions to account for 52.8% share of the total mobile subscriptions by the end of 2024.

– The top two mobile operators, China Mobile and China Telecom, will account for 76.0% share of overall mobile subscriptions in 2019.

Reasons to Buy

– This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of China’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.

– Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in China’s mobile communications, fixed telephony and broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.

– With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.

– The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in China’s telecommunications markets.

– The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors, and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in China.

Key Players

China mobile

China Telecom

China unicom

Snail mobile

Table of Contents

Table of contents

Market highlights

Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context

Demographic and macroeconomic context

Regulatory context

Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook

Total telecom service revenue

Mobile services market

Fixed services market

Pay-TV services market

Competitive landscape and company snapshots

Competitive landscape

China Mobile

China Unicom

China Telecom

Additional resources

Baseline forecast assumptions

Data tables


Research methodology

Country Intelligence Report coverage

About GlobalData


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