Chinese operators are leading on growth beyond core services, with non- telecoms services – both for consumers and enterprises – growing at 30% year-on-year in local currency (compared to less than 10% for most other major operators), according to a recent report by GSMA.
In a year of exceptional pressure on growth, the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands gained 12% in value, in the 10th edition of the ranking revealed by WPP and Kantar. The Top 100 best Chinese brands increased their worth by $106.8 billion to reach $996.4 billion, demonstrating the resilience of strong famous brands […]
Consensus, offer, performance and ecosystem are four hurdles towards the take-off of pure EVs. China has ticked the first two and making great progress on the third. When I worked in China a few years ago, I was fascinated by the power, scale, and speed of the changes in China’s auto market. Since moving to […]
China’s three major telecoms operators recently released earning data for the first three quarters of 2017. China Mobile is the largest of the three and possesses obvious strengths; China Telecom is experiencing rapid growth; China Unicom has finally hurdled recent difficulties and reported an increase of 155% in net profits, but this still leaves it […]
China Mobile’s operating revenue reached 708.4 billion yuan in 2016, representing an increase of 6.0% from the previous year according to its official financial results.
China’s mobile internet develops rapidly, and mobile internet users in the four-tier cities begin to rise according to a recent report from TalkingData.
By the end of Q2 2015, the penetration rate of smartphones has reached 65.5% in China urban regions, an increase of 4.3% compared with the previous quarter and an increase of 18.9% year over year. The penetration rate of China Mobile smartphone users was the highest which reached 66.3% according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
iResearch released a report on Chinese electronic payment users in 2015, which shows data of China e-payment and its users.
Kantar Worldpanel’s latest research showed that iOS market share was decreasing in 2 months in the US, Germany, Britain, Italy and Spain in 2015. However, in China, iOS market share was still growing in four consecutive months since November 2014.
In 1998 in China, monthly call duration per user of China Mobile was 393 minutes and monthly phone bill was RMB366 ($44.2) per user. It was the beginning of China mobile era in China; however, in 2012, call duration increased to 512 minutes while monthly phone bill decreased to RMB68 ($10.76).
Interbrand, a brand consultancy company, released its 2014 Best China Brands report last week. Tencent claims the #1 position with China Mobile dropping to #2.
In China smartphone offline market by sales volume, China Mobile market share rose to 47% in 2014 while China Unicom dropped to 24%. China Telecom’s market share had little change from 2013 according to a research from GfK. Besides, 2G is becoming less popular in China as its market share decreased to 8% in 2014.
China Mobile continued to experience a decline in its voice and SMS and MMS businesses, with a 0.3% decrease in the total voice usage and a 20.2% decrease in the SMS usage compared to the same period of last year. However, China Mobile substantially leveraged its first-mover advantages in 4G services and accelerated the migration […]
iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus finally got network access license from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on 30 September in 2014. Apple also announced that new iPhones will be available for consumers to buy in mainland China on 17 Oct 2014.
In July 2014, total number of subscribers has exceeded 296 million in China Unicom’s mobile services business, with a monthly increase of 888 thousand new subscribers according to the released data from China Unicom for July. In terms of fixed-line broadband, the number of subscribers reached 67.798 million with 378 thousand new subscribers while the number of local telephone […]