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China's Telecom and Internet Market Forecasts 2009-2013

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Mar 17 2009
* The issuance of 3G licenses in 2009 following the telco restructuring in 2008 will drive sustained growth in the mobile market which will surpass the 1 billion subscription mark in 2013. WCDMA lead the 3G market. * China's WVAS market will grow rapidly thanks to 3G and operator competition and promotion. Music, the mobile internet, and MMS services will lead. * China's handset market is likely to experience a short downturn in 2009 but will bounce back to be one of the most robust markets in the world in the coming 5 years. In 2013 annual sales will total 292 million units. * China's internet users will reach 645 million by 2013. Mobile internet will grow rapidly to account for >40% of all Internet users by 2013. Online games, online brand advertising and online search markets will expand rapidly at a 5-year CAGR of 27%, 24% and 36% respectively through 2013. * Broadband subscribers in China will grow to 209 million by 2013 driven by 3G data card and FTTH. China's IPTV market will have 20.6 million subscribers by 2013, up from 2.6 million in 2008.
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