In the past decade, the Mobile Telecommunications industry in China has developed rapidly with strong growth in service subscribers. Services provided by the industry are increasing in scope and speed, replacing those provided by the Wired Telecommunication industry in China (IBISWorld industry report 6011).In the five years through 2017, revenue from the Mobile Telecommunications industry in China has been increasing at an annualized rate of 9.8%. In 2017, industry revenue is expected to grow 5.8% to $208.5 billion, and account for about 55% of revenue of China's telecommunication sector as a whole. Within this industry, the mobile data service segment has expanded rapidly, while the paging services segment has almost disappeared...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$209bn
Annual Growth 12-17
9.8%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
427,530
Businesses
6,087

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Voice servicesVoice services comprise the largest segment in this industry. With the increasing number of mobile phone subscribers, revenue of this business segment has continued to increase in recent years. However, growth has slowed due to declining tariff levels. In 2017, this segment is expected to account for 37.0% of total industry revenue.Mobile value-added servicesMobile value-added services have seen strong and continuous growth of 70.0% annually since 2001. Revenue of this segment accounts for an expected 63% of total industry revenue in 2017 and is mainly made up of the following services:Short message services (SMS) were started by China Mobile in May 2000, and soon became popular given their convenience and low cost...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Mobile Telecommunications Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Mobile Telecommunications Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Must have a license
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Pervasive Technology - Mobile Telephone Density and Competition from Substitutes - Telecommunication Services in the Mobile Telecommunications industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Mobile Telecommunications Industry?

    The Mobile Telecommunications industry in China provides mobile telecommunication services, including mobile voice services and value-added services, such as short message service (SMS), multimedia messaging services (MMS), interactive voice response, Java-based mobile value-added services, binary runtime environment for wireless (BREW), and color ring-back tone services.

    Industry Products
  • Voice services
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • WAP
  • IVR
  • CRBT
  • Java
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Local mobile voice services
  • Long-distance mobile voice services for Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and the global market
  • Miscellaneous mobile value-added services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Pervasive Technology - Mobile Telephone Density
  • Competition from Substitutes - Telecommunication Services
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Telecommunication Services
  • Real GDP

  • Current Performance
    Domestic demand and consumption trendsCompetitive landscapeEnterprises and industry wages
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Mobile Telecommunications Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Mobile Telecommunications Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Internet Services
  • Mobile Phone Manufacturing
  • Smart Phone Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Voice services
  • Other services
  • WAP
  • SMS
  • IVR
  • CRBT
  • MMS
  • Java
  • Chart: Mobile Telecommunications Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Personal users
  • Enterprise groups
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mobile Telecommunications Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mobile Telecommunications

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Services offered
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Mobile Telecommunications Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    China Mobile (Hong Kong) Limited, China United Network Communications Group Company Limited, China Telecom Group Corporation,
  • Table: China Mobile (Hong Kong) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: China United Network Communications Group Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: China Telecom Group Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mobile Telecommunications Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Mobile Telecommunications Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Number of Mobile Phone Users (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Code-Division Multiple Access (Cdma)
  • A digital wireless technology that competes with GSM. As a "spread spectrum" technology, it spreads the information from a signal over greater bandwidth than the original signal.
  • Global System For Mobile Communications (Gsm)
  • A leading digital cellular system that uses TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access), which allows eight simultaneous calls on the same radio frequency.
  • Smart Phone
  • Mobile phones with advanced PC-like capabilities such as independent operating systems and internet access.
  • Time-Division Synchronous Cdma (Td-Scdma)
  • China's standard for 3G mobile telecommunications, which is based on "spread spectrum" technology.
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