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April 21, 2015 17:58 ET

Infonetics: Mobile Infrastructure Spending in China Jumped 51 Percent in 2014

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2015) - Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), today reported that mobile infrastructure spending soared in 2014, led by W-CDMA network expansion at China Unicom and robust TD-LTE eNodeB deployments at China Mobile.

"Looking at mobile capex, China delivered again in 2014 via a balancing act that had China Telecom cutting capex by nearly a third, China Unicom increasing spending by almost a quarter and China Mobile shelling out more than the two combined," said Stéphane Téral, research director for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research, now part of IHS.

"China Mobile blew up its own target of TD-LTE rollouts, ending the year with 720,000 TD-LTE eNodeBs. That's 570,000 above last year and well in excess of its own plan of bringing the footprint up to 500,000, illustrating China Mobile's commitment to exit the TD-SCDMA era as fast as possible," Téral said.

Based on Infonetics' 2015 global Mobile Infrastructure Equipment report, the country-specific Mobile Infrastructure and Subscribers in China market share, size and forecasts report tracks the 2G, 3G and LTE infrastructure markets and subscribers in China.


The Chinese mobile infrastructure market came to US$11.1 billion in 2014, a 51 percent jump over 2013.

China's mobile operators added 58 million mobile subscribers in 2014, pushing the number of total subscribers to 1.3 billion.

Around 60 percent of Chinese mobile subscribers are on China Mobile's network.

Huawei and ZTE together commanded over 60 percent of China's 2014 base transceiver station (BTS) unit shipments.

Infonetics' annual China mobile equipment report provides market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2019, analysis and trends for 2G GSM, 3G CDMA2000 (TD-SCDMA, W-CDMA) and 4G LTE (E-UTRAN, EPC) mobile network equipment and subscribers in China. The report also includes an LTE deployment tracker. Vendors tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, Datang Mobile, Ericsson, Fiberhome, Huawei, Potevio, Newpostcom, Nokia Networks, ZTE, others. To purchase the report, contact Infonetics:

Join analyst Stéphane Téral May 7 at 11:00 AM ET for The Path to VoLTE, an event exploring the architectural challenges of voice over LTE and how to overcome them using real-world use cases. Join live or watch on-demand at

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- IP RAN & 3GPP Strategies & Vendor Leadership: Service Provider Survey (May)
- Service Provider Capex, Revenue & Capex by Equipment Type Forecast (May)
- Coverage & Capacity: Macrocells, Small Cells, DAS, Carrier WiFi Forecast (May)

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    Stephane Teral
    Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
    Infonetics Research / IHS
    +1 408-583-3371
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