Profile of China's telecom industry in July 2013
BEIJING, Aug 25, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
The following is a profile of China's
telecom industry in July 2013:
China's telecom industry registered 117.52 billion yuan in
business volume in July 2013, up 8.3 percent year on year. Its main
operating turnovers totaled 100.27 billion yuan in the period, up 7.8
The following chart 1 shows the industry's main operating
turnovers in 2011-2013.
The sector registered 1457 million phone subscribers in total by
July 2013. The number of fixed phone users decreased by 693,000, and
that of mobile phone users grew 9.37 million in the month.
In July, the number of fixed phone users fell to 272.22 million.
The Personal Handyphone System users fell by 236,000 million to 10.15
million, with its proportion in fixed phone users dropping to 3.7
percent from 9.7 percent at the end of 2010.
The following Chart 2 shows the number of newly added fixed phone
users in 2011-2013.
The number of mobile phone subscribers increased 9.37 million in
July, boosting the total number to 1.19 million. Meanwhile, 's
service subscribers grew 14.87 million to 334 million.
The following Chart 3 shows detailed figures in 2011-2013.
The increase of fixed-line Internet broadband access users slowed
down in the first seven months, while mobile Internet users
proliferated rapidly. In the period of Jan.-Jul., the number of
fixed-line Internet broadband access users rose by 12.78 million to
183 million, but the growth was 3.65 million less than a year ago;
and that of mobile Internet users grew by 55.85 million to 820
million, with a penetration rate of 69.2 percent.
The following Chart 4 shows the number of new fixed-line Internet
broadband users in 2012-2013.
The following Chart 5 shows the number of new mobile Internet
users in 2013.
-- Business Structure
Mobile data business and Internet business contributed more to the
industry's total operating turnover, which reached 664.53 billion
yuan in the first seven months of 2013, up 8.8 percent year on year.
Of the amount, 493.17 billion yuan were contributed by mobile
telecom business, up 10.2 percent year on year, which was 1.1
percentage points slower than in year-earlier period, and with a
growth contribution of 82.5 percent; and 171.36 billion were
contributed by fixed telecom business, up 4.8 percent, which was 1
percentage point faster than in year-earlier period. And Internet
broadband access business generated 7.32 billion yuan in the period,
up 8.5 percent year on year, with the growth contribution falling 3.3
percentage points to 10.7 percent.
The following Chart 6 shows the structure of China's telecom main
operating turnovers in 2012-2013.
Of the total turnover, 354 billion yuan or 53.3 percent were from
non-voice business, surging by 16.5 percent year on year; and 310.53
billion yuan were from voice business, up 1.1 percent year on year,
0.8 percentage points slower than in year-earlier period.
The following Table 1 compares the traffic volume of voice
business and non-voice business in January-July 2013.
Table 1: Comparison of call duration and traffic volume between fixed
phone calls and mobile phone calls in Jan.-Jul. 2013
Y-o-Y Change (%)
Local fixed-phone calls
Long-distance fixed-phone calls
Mobile phone calls
Mobile short message services volume
Mobile Internet access volume
-- Regional development
Telecom operating turnovers in east, central and west parts of
China in July went up 6.7 percent, 9.3 percent and 12 percent,
The following Chart 7 compares the turnovers by region in
The following chart 8 makes comparisons of total fixed-phone users
Chart 9 reveals total mobile phone user number in each region.
Guangdong province led the country by numbers of fixed and mobile
phone users. And the top three provinces that witnessed the fastest
broadband access user growth were Shandong, Guangdong and Jiangsu.
The following chart 10 ranks the top 10 provinces and
municipalities respectively in terms of broadband access user growth
in July 2013:
(Source: Ministry of Industry and Information Technology)
(Edited by Li Xiaoyu, Lixy@xinhua.org)
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