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Market Trends: China's New High-Speed Broadband Plan Will Accelerate the Penetration of Smart Devices

Published: 01 February 2013

ID: G00228287

Analyst(s): Roger Sheng , Amy Teng


China has an ambitious plan to build countrywide high-speed broadband coverage of up to 100 Mbps by 2016. This infrastructure upgrade will drive development of the conventional consumer device market to Web accessible, smart devices in China.

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Market Trend

  • Trend 1: Most Consumer Device Vendors Will Enable Their New Products With Internet Access Functions
    • High-Speed Broadband Provides High-Definition Content, Driving a Growth in Demand for Capable Smart Devices
    • OEMs Will Use Personal Cloud to Differentiate Their Smart Devices
  • Trend 2: Competition Forces CSPs to Leverage Device Services Bundling to Grow Broadband Business
    • The Fixed-Mobile Service Convergence From CSPs Encourages Subscribers to Increase Their Smart Device Usage
    • CSPs Will Cooperate With Device Vendors to Provide Customized Smart Devices and Integrated Content Services
  • Trend 3: Device Vendors Will Face Challenges From Internet Companies in the Hardware Market
    • Internet Companies Are Attempting to Develop Co-Branded Devices With Secondary Vendors
    • Device Vendors Will Support Developers to Create Cross-Platform Apps

Contrarian View

  • If China Restricts Internet Content Delivery Less Content Will be Accessed

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