Marbridge Consulting – China Telecom, Cellular and Web Analysis

Marbridge Consulting – China Telecom, Cellular and Web Analysis

Marbridge Consulting, 9/20/23

The listed arms of China’s three most important telecom operators have introduced their subscriber totals for the month of August 2023, together with a mixed internet enhance of roughly 16.56 mln 5G bundle subscribers in China, boosting their mixed 5G bundle subscriber base to over 1.279 bln. As of the tip of August, 5G bundle subscribers accounted for 75.1% and 74.3% of the whole cellular subscriber bases of China Telecom and China Cellular, respectively.

China Cellular

China Cellular (0941.HK; 600941.SH) reported a internet achieve of simply 0.47 mln cellular subscribers throughout the month, elevating the telecom operator’s complete cellular person base to 986.47 mln. China Cellular elevated its 5G bundle subscriber base by 6.84 mln to succeed in a complete of 733.18 mln.

China Cellular defines a 5G bundle buyer as a cellular buyer who has subscribed to 5G tariff plans. Prospects sharing 5G tariff plans with out subscription usually are not included within the operator’s 5G subscriber totals.

China Cellular noticed a internet achieve of two.28 mln fixed-line broadband subscribers (registered accounts) in August, elevating its complete fixed-line broadband person base to 290.45 mln.

China Telecom

China Telecom (0728.HK; 601728.SH) noticed a internet enhance of simply 0.96 mln cellular subscribers in August, elevating its complete to 403.65 mln, of which 302.98 mln had been 5G bundle subscribers. In the course of the month, the operator’s 5G person base rose by 4.83 mln subscribers.

China Telecom misplaced 0.42 mln fixed-line phone subs in August, lowering its complete to 102.43 mln.

China Telecom reported a rise of 0.91 mln fixed-line broadband subscribers (registered accounts) throughout the month, boosting its complete to 187.77 mln.

China Unicom

China Unicom (0762.HK; 600050.SH) reported that as of the tip of August 2023, its combination variety of “Massive Connectivity” subscribers reached 947.22 mln, up 10.70 mln month-on-month and up 85.47 mln because the finish of 2022. China Unicom’s “Massive Connectivity” class is comprised of the operator’s mixed complete combination cellular billing subscribers, fixed-line phone subscribers, fixed-line broadband subscribers, Web-of-things terminal connections, and networking leased line subscribers. Of this complete, 243.08 mln had been 5G bundle subscribers, representing a internet achieve of 4.89 mln month-on-month and 30.35 mln because the finish of 2022; and 459.67 mln had been Web-of-things terminal connections, up 8.29 mln month-on-month and up 74.13 mln because the finish of 2022.

China Unicom additionally reported that its variety of clients served by digital 5G business non-public community for the month of August was 6,507, up 379 month-on-month. Digital 5G business non-public community is a key metric within the authorities’s “5G Purposes ‘Crusing’ Motion Plan (2021-2023).”

Cellular Subscriber Stats for China’s Three Major Carriers (Unit: Mln)

Operator August 2023
Month-end Complete
% of Mixed
Put in 5G Sub Base
August 2023
Web Change
Web Change Since
Prior Yr-Finish
China Cellular 986.47 0.47 11.47
5G Bundle Subs 733.18 57.31% 6.84 119.17
China Telecom 403.65 0.96 12.47
5G Bundle Subs 302.98 23.68% 4.83 35.02
China Unicom
5G Bundle Subs 243.08 19.00% 4.89 30.35

Key phrases:
nationwide statistics
China Telecom
China Cellular
China Unicom
cellular subscribers
broadband subscribers
fixed-line subscribers

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