Marbridge Daily

March 08, 2013

Chinese Telcos Set 2013 Broadband Targets

CCIDCOM, 3/04/13

China's three major telecom operators laid out their 2013 broadband market targets and 2012 performance statistics at a recent industry conference.

As explained by China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) chairman Wang Xiaochu, China Telecom FTTH (fiber to the home) coverage reached 33 mln additional households in 2012. For the year, China Telecom added 15.7 mln new fixed-line broadband subscribers, 70% of which were 4M and faster. The company plans to bring FTTH coverage to an additional 25 mln households in 2013 and add 15 mln new subscribers, targeting a 70% 4M+ ratio.

According to China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) chairman Chang Xiaobing, China Unicom FTTH coverage reached 15.22 mln additional households in 2012. For the year, China Unicom added 8.22 mln new fixed-line broadband subscribers, 62% of which were 4M+. The company plans to bring FTTH coverage to an additional 10 mln households in 2013, and 9 mln new broadband subscribers, targeting a 70% 4M+ ratio.

According to China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) president Li Yue, as of the end of 2012, China Mobile's FTTH coverage reached a total of 3.15 mln households. The company's 2012 year-end broadband subscriber total was 10.45 mln (includes non-FTTH broadband subscribers). China Mobile had 3.91 mln 4M+ customers in 2012. China Mobile plans to add 1 mln additional broadband customers in 2013 and bring FTTH coverage to an additional 2 mln households, as well as improve the company's 4M+ ratio.

Editor's Note: For more background on this topic, please see "China to Add 35 Mln FTTH Households in 2013" MD 2/26/13 issue.

 

Keywords:  national statistics  Li Yue  Wang Xiaochu  Chang Xiaobing  China Telecom  China Mobile  China Unicom  coverage  broadband  telecom  broadband subscribers  FTTH  CHL  0728.HK  0762.HK  0941.HK  600050.SH  CHA  CHU  fiber optics 

Please note, all fields are required.
None of your personal information will be shared with third parties.

Please enter your name

Please enter a valid email address
(City, Country)
Please enter your location
(Please leave empty)


You need to enter a message

SECTIONS

Index Telecom Wireless Internet Television Hardware & Software
Drop Shadow