China broadband overview

Point Topic provides comprehensive broadband statistics for China

Point Topic updates its database of broadband subscriber numbers at country, region, operator and technology level every 3 months. In this free report, we provide an overview of the broadband market in China at the end of Q4 2013.

China broadband summary

There were 189 million fixed broadband subscribers in China at the end of Q4 2013. Annual growth stood at 7.85% while population penetration had reached 13.87%.

China broadband subscriber numbers and growthFigure 1: China broadband subscriber numbers, growth and penetration to Q4 2013. Source – Point Topic

China broadband growth comparison

The Chinese fixed broadband market grew by 7.85% in 2013. The growth rate is above average for the Asia and compares favourably with every other global region apart from the Middle East & Africa. Population penetration is relatively low so there is plenty of opportunity for future growth.

china broadband growthFigure 2: China broadband growth comparisons

China ISP market shares

China Telecom, not surprisingly, was the dominant player in the Chinese fixed broadband market at the end of Q4 2013 with a market share of 53%. The second biggest operator was China Unicom with 34.2% of the market while China Tietong had a 6.2% market share.

China - Operator Retail Market Share Q4 2013Figure 3: China broadband market share for Q4 2013. Source – Point Topic

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