IBISWorld’s Mobile Telecommunications market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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...

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Mobile networks have covered most parts of China. In line with the economic development level and population size, this industry is concentrated in East China, Middle South China and North China, with 82% of establishments located in these regions.

Guangdong in Middle South China is the largest user of mobile telecommunication services in China. The total number of subscribers totaled 149 million in 2016, accounting for 11.3% of total subscribers in China. The mobile phone penetration rate of Guangdong Province exceeded 100%, higher than the national average level. Guangdong is one of the largest mobile phone production bases in China and where most value-added service suppliers are located.


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
    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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 trends
  • Competitive landscape
  • Enterprises 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    China Mobile (Hong Kong) LimitedChina United Network Communications Group Company LimitedChina 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

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Mobile Telecommunications Industry
  • 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
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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